## Math 257/316, 2017

• The office hours for this section are set. They are: Monday: 12:30pm-2pm, Tuesday: 1pm-2pm, and Friday: 12:30pm-2pm at LSK 303D. But as I mentioned in the class you are more than welcome to ask questions whenever you see me in my office.

• To download the syllabus, click here. Please note that the book is not required, it is recommended as a complementary help. I will post all lecture notes online as well as the homeworks.

• Here are some extra study guide notes for the first midterm. Please read and let me know if you see any typos. Also, here are some extra practice questions involving heat equation with Dirichlet boundary condition, and here is the solutions to those questions.

• To see the third set of lecture notes, click here. To see the second set of lecture notes, click here. For the numerical approximation on Monday, please take a look at the powerpoint. We will also need the spreadsheets Heat, Wave, and Laplace. To see the first set of lecture notes, click here.

Please note that these notes are based on the lecture notes prepared by Prof. Peirce (many thanks to Prof. Peirce for providing me with these lecture notes). Please also note that the current set of lecture notes are going to be updated regularly, till I start a new set of lecture notes.

• Here is the second midterm for section 201, and here is the solutions 201; and here is the midterm for section 202, and here is the solutions. Please let me know if there are any typos.
• Here is the first midterm for section 201, and here is the solutions 201; and here is the midterm for section 202, and here is the solutions. Please let me know if there are any typos.

• The homeworks are going to be posted here. Homework 8 is the eighth set of homework which is due April 5th, and here is the solutions. Homework 7 is the seventh set of homework which is due March 29th, and here is the solutions. Homework 6 is the sixth set of homework which is due March 20th, and here is the solutions. Homework 5 is the fifth set of homework which is due March 6th and and here is the solutions. Homework 4 is the fourth set of homework which is due February 27th, and here is the solutions. Homework 3 is the third set of homeworks, and it is just for practice, not to be collected, and here is the solutions to Homework 3. Also, for past midterms and finals and extra questions to work on, please check Prof. Peirce's website , and click on Math 257/316 link there. Homework 2 is the second set of homework which is due Monday 30th, and here is the solutions for Homework 2. Here is the Homework 1 due Friday 20th (and here is the solutions for that homework).

### Help with Course Content

• The Math Learning Center is staffed with tutors, and you can go there to meet other students. More information here: Math Learning Center.
• Other students in the course are an important resource. Ask the person sitting next to you if they want to work on homework together, or meet at a coffee shop to study for the next exam. Talking to strangers is hard, but having a community is helpful and important. If someone asks for help, keep in mind that teaching someone is a fantastic learning opportunity. Being able to do a problem on the homework is great, but often we learn even more when we're put in the position of explaining it to someone else.
• Free tutoring: AMS. For independent, paid tutors, check bulletin boards around the math building.
• The internet has pretty much everything. There's our class discussion board, where you can pose a question to the class. Apart from the CLP notes and problem book, there's lots of free online textbooks and notes you can search for. (I recommend MOOCulus and APEX Calculus in particular, but find a textbook that clicks for you.) There's also tutoring videos, like Khan Academy. If you look hard enough, the UBC pages have old exams.
• Talk to your teacher! Office hours are time I set aside to meet with students. You can grab me after class or email me at s.demirbas@math.ubc.ca to ask a short question, or schedule an in-person meeting if office hours don't work for you.

### Help with Other Issues

Student Services at UBC has a variety of programs to help you stay happy and healthy. A good place to start is here: LiveWell

UBC provides services to address, among other things: illness and injury, mental health and wellbeing, sexual assault (for people of all genders), other violence, discrimination and harrassment, diversity, disability, and ongoing medical considerations. If you have legal issues, you might be able to get help from the Law Students' Legal Advice Program. The Office of Equity and Inclusion is a good place to go if you want more information about maintaining an environment that is respectful, especially with regards to interculturality, LGBT*QIA status, race, students who are parents, etc. The Office of Access and Diversity provides disability support.

If something comes up during the semester that interferes with your academic progress (such as an illness, or caring for a loved one) contact your faculty advising office as soon as possible. You can find them here.

### Addressing Issues with the Course

If there's something about this course that bothers you, I'd like the chance to address it. You can contact me in person after class or during office hours, or write me an email. If you are uncomfortable discussing it with me, you can talk to the Instructor in Charge, Anthony Pierce: peirce@math.ubc.ca.

If it isn't feasible to change the thing that's bothering you, we still might be able to come up with strategies for addressing it. At the very least, you can get an explanation of why things are the way they are.

(Special thanks to Prof. Elyse Yeager for providing me this list of help options)