Instructor in Charge: | Gordon Slade (also Section 101 instructor) |

Email: | slade (at) math (dot) ubc (dot) ca |

Office: | MATX 1211 |

Section 101 Office Hours: | M 10:00-10:50, W 13:00-13:50, F 9:00-9:50 |

Section 101 Lectures: | MWF 11:00-11:50 - location: Math 100 |

Other sections: |
Section 102 Nicoḷ Sibilla Section 103 Dale Peterson Section 105 Baptiste Devyver |

Information about the textbook, the topics, the marking scheme, and policies can be found in the Course Outline.

A detailed weekly syllabus is given below. The material below applies to all sections.

WeBWork assignments can be
found
here. You will need to log on with your Campus Wide Login. For
most problems, you will have an unlimited number of attempts
and will not be penalized for incorrect attempts, so you can
continue to work until you have it
correct. Use the ** email instructor ** button for any questions
(mathematical or otherwise) regarding WeBWork. The "instructor" is
not the instructor giving lectures, but is Fan Bai who is a
teaching assistant dedicated to help with WeBWork.

There will be nine written homework assignments, due at the beginning of class at 11:00 on Fridays, which will be graded. The assignments will be listed in the weekly schedule below. Late assignments will not be accepted.

There are also suggested practice problems from the book which will not be collected or marked for credit. You are encouraged to do lots of problems, this is the best way to learn the subject.

Reload this page regularly for updates.

Due **Wednesday** Sep 10, 5:00pm:
WeBWork Assignment 0
(does not count for a grade, intended to get you used
to WeBWork). No written assignment this week.

Practice problems:

**12.1:** 1-15 (odd), 19a, 23, 27, 29, 33, 35, 37, 41, 43;

**12.2:** 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 19-31 (odd), 35, 37, 39, 41;

**12.3:** 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 23, 25, 27, 35, 37, 47, 57

Due Friday Sep 12:
WeBWork Assignment 1.
Written Assignment 1: **12.1:** 36, **12.2:** 34, **12.3:** 56, 60.
Solutions.

Practice problems:

**12.4:** 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 23, 25, 41;

**12.5:** 1, 3, 5, 13, 19, 25, 27, 31, 33, 43, 45, 49, 57, 61;

**12.6:** 1-9 (odd), 11, 13, 15, 21-28, 29, 33, 35, 41, 50.

Due Friday Sep 19:
WeBWork Assignment 2.
Written Assignment 2:
**12.4:** 44, 46; **12.5:** 76; **12.6:** 48.
Solutions.

Practice problems:

**14.1:** 1, 3, 5, 11-19 (odd), 23, 30, 35, 37, 39-45 (odd), 55, 57, 59, 61, 63.

Due Friday Sep 26:
WeBWork Assignment 3.
Written Assignment 3:
**12.6:** 46, **14.1:** 40, 50, 54.
Solutions.

Practice problems:

**14.3:** 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15-37 (odd), 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51-67 (odd), 71, 72, 73, 81, 87;

**14.4:** 1-5 (odd), 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 37, 41.

Due Friday Oct 3:
WeBWork Assignment 4.
Written Assignment 4:
**14.3:** 78, 88; **14.4:** 36, 38.
Solutions.

Midterm next week.

Practice problems:

**14.5:** 1-11 (odd), 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27-33 (odd), 35, 39, 45, 51, 53.

No assignment due this week.

Midterm will cover up to Section 14.4 (omit Section 14.2). Midterm problems will be of the sort you have seen in: WeBWork 1-4, Written Assignments 1-4, Practice Problems up to and including Section 14.4.

Here are some old homework assignments with solutions. Not all their problems are relevant, the relevant problems are as follows:

# 3, 5, 7, 8 of Set 1,

# 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 of Set 2,

# 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 of Set 3,

# 1, 2, 8, 11 of Set 4.

Here are some midterms from previous years:

Midterm 1 2012, Solutions to Midterm 1 2012, Midterm 1 2013, Solutions to Midterm 1 2013.

Practice problems:

**14.6:** 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41, 43, 47, 53, 55, 61.

Due Friday Oct 17:
WeBWork Assignment 5.
Written Assignment 5:
**14.5:** 36, 44; **14.6:** 30, 54.
Solutions.

Practice problems:

**Something new:** Due to popular demand, there will be additional optional WeBWork.
The optional WeBWork will not count towards your mark for the course.
Initially its due date will be the same as the required WeBWork assignment. Answers will become
available at the due date, and then the optional WeBWork will reopen until the Final Exam.

WeBWork Assignment 5 Optional

**14.7:** 1, 3, 5-17 (odd) [find critical values only], 19, 29-35 (odd), 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51;

**14.8:** 1, 3-17 (odd), 19, 25, 27-39 (odd), 41.

Due Friday Oct 24:
WeBWork Assignment 6.
Written Assignment 6:
**14.7:** 46, 52; **14.8** 12, 36.
Solutions.

Practice problems:

WeBWork Assignment 6 Optional

**15.1:** 3a, 11, 13, 17;

**15.2:** 1-21 (odd), 25, 27, 29, 35.

Due Friday Oct 31:
WeBWork Assignment 7.
Written Assignment 7:
**15.2:** 8, 22, 28, 30.
Solutions.

Practice problems:

WeBWork Assignment 7 Optional

**15.3:** 1, 3, 5, 7-27 (odd), 31, 39-49 (odd), 51, 55;

Due Friday Nov 7:
WeBWork Assignment 8.
Written Assignment 8: **15.3:** 36, 48, 52, 54.
Solutions.

Midterm next week.

Practice problems:

WeBWork Assignment 8 Optional

**10.3:** 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 25, 29, 31;

**15.4:** 1, 3, 5, 7-13 (odd), 15, 17, 19-27 (odd), 29, 31, 33, 35, 37;

**15.5:** 1, 3-9 (odd), 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23.

No assignment due this week.

Midterm will cover Sections 14.5 to 15.3 (inclusive) but of course relies also on earlier topics. Midterm problems will be of the sort you have seen in: WeBWork 5-8, Written Assignments 5-8, Practice Problems Sections 14.5-15.3 (inclusive).

Here are some old homework assignments with solutions. Not all their problems are relevant, the relevant problems are as follows:

# 3-7, 9, 10, 12-14, 16, 17 of Set 4,

# 1-4, 5a of Set 5,

# 1-8 of Set 6,

# 1, 2 of Set 7.

Here are some midterms from previous years:

Midterm 2 2012, Solutions to Midterm 2 2012, Midterm 2 2013, Solutions to Midterm 2 2013.

Practice problems:

**15.6:** 1-23 (odd).

Due Friday Nov 21:
WeBWork Assignment 9.
Written Assignment 9:
**15.4:** 28, 36; **15.5:** 20, 24.
Solutions.

Practice problems:

WeBWork Assignment 9 Optional

**15.7:** 1-29 (odd), 33, 35.

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Due **Friday** Nov 28:
WeBWork Assignment 10.

Note: Section 15.9 is not covered in WeBWork Assignment 10, but is a possible topic for the Final Exam.
You should regard the Practice Problems for Section 15.9 as mandatory, not optional as usual.

Practice problems:

WeBWork Assignment 10 Optional

**15.8:** 1-31 (odd);

**15.9:** 1-35 (odd), 39, 44 (answer=2464).

Here are some old final exams to assist with your studying: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2012 Solutions, 2013.