MATH 180, Section 104, Fall 2010

Differential Calculus with Physical Applications


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Drop-in tutoring: Stuck on a problem? Come to my office hours or seek help in the drop-in tutoring center. Don't expect the tutors to do the homework for you though or you will get sent away empty-handed.

Workshops: Click here for information about workshops and solutions.

Homework: Is posted on the course website every Thursday and will be due the following Thursday in class. There are mandatory and suggested problems. Many final exam, midterm and quiz questions will be based on the list of suggested problems. A missed homework for anything different than a documented medical reason will receive a score of 0. There will be approximately 12 homework sets. The lowest homework score will be dropped.

Quizzes: There will be a 10 minute quiz every Thursday at the end of the lecture. The tested material will come straight from the list of suggested homework problems. If you understand the homework, this will be nothing but bonus marks for you. The lowest quiz score will be dropped.

Midterms: There will be two midterms in this course. Their dates are Tuesday, October 5th and Tuesday, November 9th. There are no make-up midterms during the term. If you miss a midterm for a documented valid excuse (for example an illness which has been documented by a physician), the weight of that midterm will be transferred to the final exam. In any other circumstance a score of 0 will be given.

The Final: The final exam for this course will be a "block final", meaning that all sections of Math 180 and Math 100 will take the same exam. Past exams can be found here. A final review session will be scheduled closer to the end of the term.

Grading scheme: Final exam 50%, workshops 10%, each midterm 15%, homework 5%, quizzes 5%.

Calculators: No calculators or electronic communication devices are allowed at the midterms or final exam. Formula sheets are also not allowed.

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