Term 2, 2017/2018: Jan, 2017 -- Apr, 2018
Math 121:201 Honours Integral
course information here)
Instructor: Young-Heon Kim
Email: yhkim "at" math "dot" ubc "dot" ca
Fax 604-822-6074 Office
Class: MonTueWedFri 14:00 -15:00 at
Math building 102.
Office hours: tba at my office MATH 216.
First class: Wednesday, Jan 03, 2018 Last class:
Friday, Apr 6, 2018
- Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates
Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading
(grading options cannot be changed after this date): January 17,
- Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing
: January 17, 2018
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) : February 09,
- Winter Session Term 2 mid-term break: February 19 - 23. 2018.
About the Course
Main Text: Calculus,
8th Edition, by Robert A. Adams and
Christopher Essex. Pearson, 2013.
- Math 121 is an honours version of Math 101, covering mostly
the same topics but in greater foundational depth and with more
emphasis on harder and/or theoretical exercises.
Precise definitions and statements of theorems will be given.
The final exam will have a certain overlap with the Math 101
exam. This will be used to normalize the final course grades in
Math 121. The prerequisite for Math 121 is a grade of 68% in
Math 120 or 80% in Math 100, 102, 104, 180 or 184
This text will be mainly used for practice exercises and
reading assignment. Other editions than 8th edition will also
work, besides having possibly different set of exercise
How to succeed in this
- Integration (Ch. 5) (2 weeks):
- Techniques of Integration (Ch. 6: 6.1-6.3, 6.5-6.7) (2.5
- Applications of Integration (Ch. 7: 7.1-7.6, 7.8-7.9) (2.5
- Conics, Parametric Curves and Polar Curves (Sec. 8.2-8.6) (1.5
- Sequences, Series and Power Series (Ch. 9: 9.1-9.7, 4.10) (3.5
- Additional topics, review (1 week)
- It is very important to learn mathematics by "doing". For
example, it is not enough to read a worked out example from a
book or lecture notes. It is not enough to understand each step
in the solution. You have to struggle to work out examples or
problems by yourself, without looking at the solutions. This
way, you have to build up mathematical intuition on the subject.
Rules for exams:
- Midterm 1: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. in class. 45 min.
- Midterm 2: Monday, Mar.
12, 2018. in class. 45 min.
- Final Exam: TBA.
- No calculators or other notes
will be allowed!
- There are no make-up
midterms but if you miss a midterm for a legitimate reason (e.g.
illness), allowances can be made.
To claim legitimate emergency: Instructor must be notified
within 48 hrs of missed test. Doctor's notes or other relevant
official documents must be present.
- Students will be required to bring Photo
ID to all tests and exams.
- To ask change of the marking of your exam,
you have to follow a certain procedure. Namely, if you
have any complaint on the marking, you first study the
solution provided very carefully, and then give me a
written note to explain in detail what was wrong in the
marking. I will handle only such written notes.
Such a note should be handed in as soon as possible.
Policy: Careful work on the assignments
is the best way to prepare for the midterms and the final
- There will be written HW (WHW)'s. Written HW (WHW)'s are due
mostly on Fridays. We will be using the Crowdmark for
collecting the HWs. More details will be provided later.
- Late homework is not accepted.
- Unreadable homework will get a zero mark.
- Work must be shown.
- Missed homework will count as a zero mark.
- The number of each homework problem should be clearly
- Written HW (WHW): There will be total 9 written HW (WHW)
assignments to be turned in, but only the best 8 will count
towards your final grade.
- It is probable that only a subset of those problems turned in
would be graded, and you will not be informed (in advance) which
ones these are. For example, if your homework does not contain
any of the problems to be graded (which will be known only after
the due date), you will get zero mark. So, it would be better
for you to do all the problems to be handed in.
- For the selected problems, only some important steps and the
final answer will be checked.
- To ask change of the marking of your WHW, you
have to follow a certain procedure. Namely, if you have
any complaint on the marking, you first study the solution
provided very carefully, and then give me a written
note to explain in detail what was wrong in the
marking. I will handle only such written notes. Such
a note should be handed in as soon as possible.
Your grade for the course will be computed roughly as follows:
Homework (Written HW (WHW)): 16%
Midterm 1: 17%
Midterm 2: 17 %
Final Exam: 50%
- All marks are subject to scaling.
- IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT that students know that
IF THEY DO NOT FULFILL THE COURSE REQUIREMENTS DURING THE
TERM (including not writing the midterm test(s) even if you
agree to transfer the weight to the final) AND THEN MISS THE
FINAL EXAMINATION, THEY MAY BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE FOR A
- Very useful advices on how to solve problems are in Polya.