MATH 100 Differential Calculus with Applications
to Physical Sciences and Engineering
MATH 180 Differential Calculus with Physical
Session 2013W Term 1 (SepDec 2013)
This is the common page for all sections of MATH 100 and MATH 180.
This page gives course policies, the course
outline, suggested homework problems, some old exams,
other course information, and information on available resources.
For section-specific information, please contact your instructor.
UBC Calendar Description: Derivatives of elementary
functions. Applications and modeling: graphing, optimization.
Midterm exam 1 will be held on Feb. 6 (Thu) from 8:30am to 9:30am.
The solution of a Sample Midterm 1 is
For Midterm 1 you will be expected to know the material from 2.1--- 2.3, 2.5---2.8 and 3.1---3.4.
MIDTERM EXAM 2 will be held on March 20 (Thuursday) from 8:20am to 9:20am.
The solution of a Sample Midterm 2 is
For Midterm 2 you will be expected to know the material from 3.5--- 3.10, Taylor polynomial
(Course Notes section 1), and Taylor's formula with remainder (Course Notes section 2).
Early Transcendentals, 7th edition by James Stewart.
- The 7th edition of the textbook is
necessary for Math100 and Math 180,
and the older edition will not suffice.
- Individual Mathematics instructors do not have the authority to sign forms to
change your registration. Instead, the Mathematics Department handles
all requests for registration changes centrally. See
http://www.math.ubc.ca/Ugrad/ugradRegistration.shtml for information
on how to change your MATH course registration.
MATH 100 and MATH 180 WEBWORK SITE LINK
About 10 to 17 problems will be posted on WebWork as course-common homework problems every week and will be due the following week. You will need your CWL login and password to access your homework set.
- Midterms are non-cumulative, but the final exam is based on the entire syllabus for the course.
The dates for two midterms are:
- Midterm 1: Thu., Feb. 6;
- Midterm 2: Thu, March 20.
- Exam aids: No calculatorsor electronic communication devices
are allowed at the midterm exams and the final exam. Formula sheets are also not allowed.
- Missing midterms: If a student misses a midterm, that student shall provide a documented excuse or a mark of zero will be entered for that midterm. Examples of valid excuses are an illness which has been documented by a physician and Student Health Services, or an absence to play a varsity sport (your coach will provide you with a letter). There will be no make-up midterms, and the weight of the missed midterm will be transferred to the final examination. To be eligible for this arrangement, you must notify your instructor of your failure to take the test within a week of the missed midterm, and come up with a timeline acceptable to both for producing appropriate documentation for your absence. Please note that a student may NOT have 100% of their assessment based on the final examination. A student who has not completed a
substantial portion of the term work normally shall not be admitted to
the final examination.
- Missing the Final Exam: You will need to present your situation to your faculty's Advising Office to be considered for a deferred exam. See the Calendar for detailed regulations . Your performance in a course up to the exam is taken into consideration in granting a deferred exam status (for instance, failing badly normally means you will not be granted a deferred exam). For deferred exams in mathematics, students generally sit the next available exam for the course they are taking, which could be several months after the original exam was scheduled.
- Please bring your student ID-s to both midterms and the final.
- After the final exam has been marked, term marks for each
section may be scaled so that the distribution of term marks
in the section matches the distribution of the sections
final-exam marks. These adjusted term marks will be used
to compute a students final grade. This scaling is performed
in order to ensure fairness across sections.
- UBC takes cheating incidents very seriously. After due investigation,
students found guilty of cheating on tests and exams are usually
given a final grade of 0 in the course, suspended from UBC
for one year, and a notation made on their Transcript of Academic Record. More information.
AP AND IB CALCULUS SCORES
- If you have a score of 4 or 5 in AP Calculus AB, you can
claim credit (without a grade) for Math 100 and continue with
Math 101, Math 103, or Math 105 in Term 2. If you have an AP/AB
score of 5, you are eligible for admission to a Math 121, honours
integral calculus, in Term 2. A sufficiently high score on AP
Calculus BC or IB Higher Level Mathematics also entitles you
to claim credit for Math 101. More information.
MATH 100 vs. MATH 180
- The prerequisites for MATH 100 are
(a) a grade of 80% or higher in BC Principles of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) or (b) a score of 73% or higher in the BC provincial examination for Principles of Mathematics 12 or (c) a satisfactory score in the UBC Mathematics Basic Skills Test, and a passing grade in a high-school calculus
course. MATH 100 is a three-credit course, with three hours of lectures
per week, for one term.
If you take Math 100, your grade will be computed based on the following formula:
- Final Exam 50%
- 2 midterms 18% + 18% = 36%
- Course-common WebWorks assignemts 8%
- Other section-specific coursework (to be decided by your instructor) 6%
- The prerequisite for MATH 180 is
(a) a grade of 80% or higher in BC Principles of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) or (b) a score of 73% or higher in the BC provincial examination for Principles of Mathematics 12 or (c) a satisfactory score in the UBC Mathematics Basic Skills Test.
MATH 180 is for students who meet prerequisite (a) or (b) or (c),
and have not taken or passed a high-school calculus course.
MATH 180 is a four-credit course, with three hours of lectures and one
workshop per week, for one term.
If you take Math 180, your grade will be computed based on the following formula:
- Final Exam 50%
- 2 midterms 15% + 15% = 30%
- Workshops 7%
- Course-common WebWorks assignemts 8%
- Other section-specific coursework (to be decided by your instructor) 5%
- All sections of MATH
100 and MATH 180 write the same midterm examinations and final examination.
- MATH 110 is a 6-credit course that runs from September to
MATH 110 covers essentially the same calculus topics as MATH 100 or MATH 180,
and also includes a review of relevant precalculus topics. The MATH 110
final exam is at a comparable level to the MATH 100/180 final exam.
- If you are currently
registered in MATH 100 or MATH 180 and are already having serious difficulty
in early September, you
may wish to consider taking MATH 110 instead.
Change your registration
by September 17 (contact the Mathematics Department if the online system
does not let you into MATH 110).
The following resources are available for getting help in the
course, in addition to your instructors office hours:
- Mathematics Department Tutorial Centre
(location TBA): Tutors are available,
at no charge, to answer questions on a drop-in basis, starting
the second week of classes and continuing through the final-exam
period until the final exam. Times scheduled for MATH 100 and 180
are available by clicking the link.
- Stewart Calculus website: This
website, provided by the publisher of the textbook, contains
helpful supplements to the text, including reviews of high-school
tutoring: The UBC student society provides an
assortment of tutoring services.
Department website: There is much available under
the Undergraduates tab, including recent final exams for most
undergraduate mathematics courses.