MATH 104 Section 104
Differential Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences


Here, you will find useful information pertaining to Section 104 of MATH104.
This Section webpage will be updated periodically with announcements and reading assignments.

FINAL EXAM: December 11, 12noon - 2:30pm
Venue: SRC A/B/C

Don't forget that the main MATH104/184 Course Website is also a major source for common course-related material and announcements.
Check back often for Weekly Learning Goals and Suggested Problems!


  • Nov 30:
    Final Exam Topics Overview
    Lecture notes from last Tuesday's lecture is available. I added an exercise that will help you during your studying. has past year exams with solutions.

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    I will also hold a review session on Monday Dec 9th, 11am-12noon in LSK 303D. I will go through a several problems. If there are specific questions you would like me to go through, please let me know through email or bring it to the review session. If you cannot make the review session but have questions, I am also available by appointment and I can answer short questions through email.

All past announcements


This is the Syllabus for the class component of Section 104, detailing class policies and class component grading scheme.

Full details of policies for the common portions of the course are found on the main MATH104/184 Course Website.

Reading Assignments

  • Reading for 11/26 Lecture:
    pg 590-593 Ch 9.1 "Linear and quadratic approximation" and "Taylor polynomials" pg 597-598 Ch 9.1 "Estimating the Remainder"

  • Reading for 11/19 Lecture:
    Ch 4.5 Linear approximation (excluding subsection on differentials)

All past reading assignments

Notes & Material
Lecture Notes and Other Material

Weekly Learning Goals/Suggested Problems

Answers to even numbered suggested problems

Material linked from Main Course Website:
Optimization problems
related rates problems
Midterm 2 Solutions
Midterm 1 Solutions
Notes on Continuous compound interest
Problems on Continuous Compounded Interest
Notes on Price Elasticity
Problems on Elasticity (Answers)
Extra Business Problems
Notes on Marginal cost, revenue, profit

A Review of Algebra concepts

MATH104/184 Course Website
WebWork portal (direct link)
Wolfram Alpha
Math Learning Center
(Also, MLC MATH104 Problem Sessions)
Past exams
UBC Math Department