MATH 100 Differential Calculus with Applications
to Physical Sciences and Engineering
MATH 180 Differential Calculus with Physical
Session 2010W Term 1 (SepDec 2010)
2010 09 07 16:00
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.
Calculus, Early Transcendentals,
6th edition by James Stewart, or Single Variable Calculus,
Early Transcendentals, 6th edition by James Stewart.
- There are two versions of this textbook. The
textbook Calculus 6e
covers single-variable, multivariable,
and vector calculus, while the textbook Single Variable Calculus 6e
covers single-variable calculus only.
Both versions include all the material needed
for MATH 100, 180, and 101.
- The UBC Bookstore sells a package that includes
the textbook Calculus 6e, the Student Solutions Manual for
Single Variable Calculus 6e, The Mathematics Survival
Kit (a workbook for precalculus review), some calculus learning
software, and some supplementary review material
all for $168.70.
- Powerpoint slides from the publisher of the textbook.
- You might be able to use (or sell) the textbook
Calculus 6e for follow-up UBC MATH second- and third-year multivariable-
and vector-calculus courses (MATH 200, 217, 226, 227, 253, 263,
and 317), depending on future textbook adoptions for these courses.
For the 2011W session, decisions on textbook adoptions for these courses will
be made in the spring of 2011. (In this current 2010W session, the courses MATH 200, 217, 253, 263, and 317 are
using Stewart's 6e. The Multivariable Calculus 6e version sold in the UBC Bookstore is just the last several chapters of Calculus 6e bound separately.)
- 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.
- There is a common final examination in December for all sections
of both MATH 100 and MATH 180. This exam will account for 50% of a
students final grade. The remaining 50% will be based on
term work; contact your instructor for details on how the term
mark will be computed.
- After the final exam has been marked, term marks for each
section will 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 of the final grades in sections whose
midterm exams are harder or easier than average.
- No calculators or electronic communication devices
are allowed at the final exam. Formula sheets are also not allowed.
- 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.
- 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
1.5-hour workshop per week, for one term.
- All sections of MATH
100 and MATH 180 write the same 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 21 (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.