MATH 184, 2019W

Differential Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences

Course information

This is the common page for all sections of MATH 184 in Term 1 of the 2019W session (September to December 2019). Here you will find the course outline, suggested homework and practice problems, course policies, exam dates, common handouts and supplementary notes, other course information, and information on available resources.

There will be common weekly webwork assignments, and these can be accessed through Canvas. For section specific assignments and information please go to your own section site linked at the bottom of the page.

There will be three examinations (two midterm exams and one final exam), and the exams will be common to all sections of MATH 184. See the information below for examination dates. For section-specific information, please contact your instructor.


  • Midterm exam 1 will be held on October 17 (Thursday). The time is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
  • A sample midterm 1 is HERE . You should try to do the sample midterm 1 before you use THE SOLUTION TO THE SAMPLE MIDTERM 1.
  • The midterm 1 for 2018 is HERE . You should try to do the midterm 1 for 2018 before you use THE SOLUTION TO THE MIDTERM 1 FOR 2018.
  • For Midterm 1 you will be expected to know the material from 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 ( p171- p177) and 3.7 in the textbook, the marginal cost, the marginal revenue, the marginal profit and the Notes on a Basic Business Problem on online. Midterm 1 will NOT cover Elasticity in section 3.6. The weekly learning goals, and the accompanying suggested problems, outline precisely what you are expected to know. Midterm 1 consists of 6 questions, and you will have one hour to do it. No memory aids are allowed. No calculators. No communication devices. You need to bring your student ID to do Midterm 1.
  • Midterm exam 2 will be held on November 14 (Thursday). The time is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.


  • Math 184 final exam will be held in December. More information about it will be given in November.


    The required textbook for this course is Calculus: Early Transcendentals with student solutions manual, Volume 1. Fourth custom edition for UBC, by Briggs, Cochran and Gillett. The textbook is available at the UBC Bookstore. ISBN 10 digit: 1-269-91047-7. ISBN 13 digit: 978-269-91047-7. This book is available at the UBC Bookstore.
  • Note that there may be differences in page number references and problem numbering between different editions if you use a different edition of the Briggs, Cochran and Gillett textbook. It is up to you to deal with any such potential inconsistencies if you use a different edtition of the text.

  • Beginning-of-term registration information

    Grading Schemes

    Math 184 Webwork site link

    About 10 to 17 webwork problems will be posted on Canvas as course-common homework problems every week and will be due the following week. Students need to access Webwork through Canvas. To access Math 184 WebWorK, you should login to Canvas and click on 'Assignments' tab in the MATH184 Dashboard.

    Math 184 Workshop site link

    There are no workshops during the first week. All workshops will begin on September 10, 2019. The basic information about the Math 184 workshops and also the weekly problems with their solutions can be found on Math 184 Workshop page .

    Exam Dates and Policies

    Coursework Policies

    Academic misconduct

    Individual section links

    Help outside class

    Course Outline