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

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

Office: | MATX 1211 |

Section 101 Office Hours: | M 14:00-14:50, W 13:00-13:50, F 10:00-10:50 |

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

Other sections: |
Section 102 Dr. Colin Macdonald Section 103 Dr. Ben Krause Section 105 Dr. Mathav Murugan |

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.

**Optional recommended problems:**
There will be 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.

There will also be optional WeBWorK, which
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.

Reload this page regularly for updates.

Due **Wednesday** Sep 16, 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 18 11:00am:
WeBWorK Assignment 1.
Written Assignment 1:
**12.1:** 38, **12.2:** 40, **12.3:** 56, 58.
Solutions.

Practice problems:

WeBWorK Assignment 1 Optional

**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 25:
WeBWorK Assignment 2.
Written Assignment 2:
**12.4:** 42, 50; **12.5:** 64; **12.6:** 48.
Solutions.

This MATH 200 webpage
has animations that illustrate various topics of MATH 253. You might find it useful to consult;
its section references are to Stewart 7th edition.

Practice problems:

WeBWorK Assignment 2 Optional

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

Due Friday Oct 2:
WeBWorK Assignment 3.
Written Assignment 3:
**12.6:** 44, **14.1:** 52, 60, 62, 64.
Solutions.

Practice problems:

WeBWorK Assignment 3 Optional

**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 9:
WeBWorK Assignment 4.
Written Assignment 4:
**14.3:** 76, 88; **14.4:** 18, 40.
Solutions.

Midterm next week.

Practice problems:

WeBWorK Assignment 4 Optional

**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 23:
WeBWorK Assignment 5.
Written Assignment 5:
**14.5:** 42, 44; **14.6:** 34, 50.
Solutions.

Practice problems:

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 30:
WeBWorK Assignment 6.
Written Assignment 6:
**14.7:** 30, 34, 44, 50.
Solutions.

Practice problems:

WeBWorK Assignment 6 Optional

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

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

Due Friday Nov 6:
WeBWorK Assignment 7.
Written Assignment 7:
**14.8:** 10, 20;
**15.2:** 26, 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 13:
WeBWorK Assignment 8.
Written Assignment 8:
**15.3:** 30, 32, 44, 56.
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, Midterm 2 2014, Solutions to Midterm 2 2014.

Practice problems:

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

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Due Friday Nov 27:
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.

Due Friday Dec 4: WeBWorK Assignment 10. No written assignment.

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 required, not optional as usual. The topic of Section 15.9 is also treated in WeBWorK Assignment 10 Optional, which despite its name should be regarded as required even though it does not count toward your grade.

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, 2014.

Solutions to exams other than 2012 are not available.