Vincent  Chan

PhD Candidate - Mathematics

Math 101 Section 11, Winter 2013

MWF 2:00PM—2:50PM in Buchanan A104

Math 101 common site (includes course outline, grading scheme, midterm dates, homework assignments, course policies, sample midterm and final exams, and other information)



Although the course is officially over, I will still be available for help. Stay tuned for information on office hours, which I will e-mail.



Drop-in help is available for all first-year students at the Math Learning Centre (MLC) in LSK 100. The MLC is open from 9:00 to 7:00 every weekday but Friday, when it is open from 9:00 to 4:00.

This term we will be using Piazza for class discussion. The system is highly catered to getting you help fast and efficiently from classmates, the TA, and myself. Rather than emailing questions to the teaching staff, I encourage you to post your questions on Piazza. If you have any problems or feedback for the developers, email

Find our class page at:

Office hours can be found below.

Check out Khan Academy for help in more basic mathematics.

I have a Mathematica applet  demonstrating volumes of revolution which can be found here. You’ll need to download the free CDF player in order to use it.

I mentioned I would put this up, hopefully you have tried it on your own by now: L17 centroid example

Here is the series tests sheet I gave out in class. Notice I did not include p-series or geometric series, both of which  are obviously things you should know.

Contact Information

Office: MATH 201

Phone: (604)822-9476

E-mail: vchan(at)

Office Hours

Monday 6PM—7PM in MATH 201

Thursday 11AM—1PM in SCRF 207

Or by appointment.



In-class 15—20 minute quizzes will be given on the following dates: Jan. 21, Feb. 25, Mar. 11, Mar. 25. Quizzes are worth 5% of your grade. Calculators are not allowed on quizzes.

Solutions: Quiz 1Quiz 2, Quiz 3, Quiz 4



Here are the document camera notes from the lectures: L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6, L7, L8, L9, L10, L11, L12, L13, L14, L15, L16, L17, L18, L19, L20, L21, L22, L23, L24, L25, L26, L27, L28, L29, L30, L31, L32

Missed Quizzes or Midterms

If a quiz is missed for a documented medical or other reason, it will be ignored, with other quizzes reweighted to compensate for the missed quiz. In the case of a missed midterm, permission to write a makeup midterm or reweighting of other course components may be granted in the following two circumstances: (a) prior notice of a valid conflict or absence on the scheduled date; or (b) notification to the instructor within 72 hours of absence due to medical condition. Original written documentation, for example a doctor’s note or letter from a coach, is required in all cases; otherwise, a score of 0 will be assigned for the missed quiz or midterm.