Math 1300CF Fall 2005.
Announcements for Math 1300CF_05
- This is addressed to students who did not take the original
exam or the make-up exam. I will give a second makeup exam on Friday Feb
24 from 2-5 in Room N501 Ross. If you also miss this one, you will
- I have graded the last make-up exam. You can ask for your grade by
email, giving your name and student number. I may not be here much this
I will hold office hours from 1-3 on Thursday, for Math 1300 students.
The make-up exam in Math 1300CF_05 will be next Friday, 3 February from
2pm to 5pm.
I will have office hours from 1 to 3 pm on 2 February.
The exam will be held in room
0011 in the TEL Building. If you did
not write the main exam before the Christmas break, you should write this
make-up exam. Please email me that you want to do that so that I can keep
track of how many students need to write the exam.
Notice: Any tests or other material from the course will be
some time in late February. The exception is the final exams, which are
for one year. If you want your class tests, please collect them at
Grades in Math 1300CF Fall 2005: a few additions have been inserted.
These are listed using the last three (or four) digits of your student
number. If I
see a tie, I may use more digits. If you note any problems of omissions,
please let me know about them.
The list is not in alphabetical order. I have grouped them by the last
digit in your student numbers, to make them easy to find.
The aftermath of the exams: I am busy grading your exams and adding up
scores etc. Please do not swamp me with emails, since that will just slow
the process down. If you missed the exam because of illness, you will be
able to take a make-up exam some time late in January or in February. It
will probably be
late on a Friday afternoon
since classrooms are more available then and fewer students will have
conflicts with other classes. However, I likely cannot guaranty that there
will be no conflicts. If you miss the make-up exam, you will be required
to take the exam from the winter section of the course. That exam will be
in April. I will not be teaching that section.
will give you more details once I have graded all of the exams.
Section C of Math 1300 will be in Curtis Lecture Hall G. As you know,
time for the exam is 7-10 pm on Friday, December 16.
(6 December) Practice problems on integration (pages 298-300, not for
Page 298-299: 3a,d,f,h,j
(December 6) Material covered by the exam:
Pages 1-78, 125-195, 242-248, 265-300.
Review sessions for Math 1300C: Tuesday, 13 December, 3:30-5:00 and
Thursday 15 December 3:30-5:00 in S525 Ross. In these sessions, I will
just answer questions that students ask.
(13 December) A lot of students in Math 1300C have asked to have the 20%
grade from the
second test moved to the final exam. It is not obvious to me that that is
to your advantage, but you can do it if you want. It means that the exam
will count for 70% of your mark. You must email me that you want to do
this, even if we discussed it before this website announcememt.
taking this 70% option: December 13. You should
send the email by the deadline even if I already indicated to you that I
would allow the option in your case, since I want to make sure I have not
overlooked anyone. The email should have "70%" on the subject line, and
the message should be your family name, your given name(s) and your
student number in
that order. I will not make the 20% shift if you do not follow these
instructions. Also, I will not reverse the shift once it is made.
Note that all assignments must be in by December 8, by University
There will not be an assignment 8 in 1300C. I will soon suggest some
problems you could try on the most recent material of the course, to help
with the material on the exam, but they will not be graded. Also, sometime
a few days before the exam, i will hold two review sessions so that you
can ask questions. I will give times later.
Good luck on the exam.
- Announcements (except for this one) will be listed with the
- (21 November)
I am in the process of describing the parts of the book
responsible for, up to the second test. In general, for the second
test, there will be little
emphasis on the stuff covered by the first test, but some ideas from that
material could show up on the second test if they also involve the
material covered by the second test.
You should by now be aware that definitions, theorems and proofs
could be on the test.
Material you should study for the second test:
Pages 1-78, 125-195, 265-279. However, little emphasis will be on material
on or before page 146, since that material was covered by the first test.
- Rules with regard to regrading of test papers: The tests will be
returned on Monday. If you believe that I have not marked some part of the
test fairly, or that I added marks up incorrectly, please write on the
front of your test paper what the problem/parts(s) need to be regraded,
and then return your paper to me. I do not deal with grading issues until
I get a chance to read over the answers in peace. I will then make any
corrections that are appropriate. I will discuss grading issues after
that only if
the process does not resolve the issues.
Also, when you read your graded paper, the circled marks indicate the
grade for the page (including on the back if necessary), and the grade at
the top of the last page is your total mark out of 80 for the test.
- Notice to students who cannot take their exams at the scheduled time
on Friday night, December 19 for
religious reasons. Please let me know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you
are in this situation. If we do not have too many students with this
problem, we should be able to make some kind of flexible arrangements for
an exam earlier in the day on Friday. Please also let me know the latest
time you could stay at York on the Friday, if need be.
- (31 October) HW#5 is posted. The due date is 4 November (changed from
- (21 October, after test.) I should inform you that I am still grading
tests for my other course last week, so it will take a while before the
current one is graded. With luck, I'll wil have it graded by next Friday,
but I'm not at all sure about that. I will bring the tests to class when
they are graded and the grades are recorded. I will provide solutions for
the test and also a profile of the grades. In the meantime, have a good
weekend. I'll be busy grading!!!
(Oct 20) I would have thought it obvious that the sections of the
responsible for are those we have discussed in class. But just in case
some of you were sleeping in class, let me list them:
Sections 1.1-1.6, 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3. There may be proof questions on
the test, but not the hardest ones.
- (Oct 18)The test will mostly involve solving problems. Also
you should know the meanings of terminology used in the course. For
example, you should know what a continuous function is. Finally, there
will some proofs on the test. These will not be the hardest examples of
proofs, just because time does not allow for that. In terms of the
trigonometry issue, the sample problems I will bring to class
tomorrow should give you an idea of what is expected. Students are assumed
to know some trig from high school. They include many homework problems,
but I put some others in there too.
(Oct 18)I have put solutions to the #3 and #4 HW's outside my office
plan to bring them to class tomorrow also. I have given solutions to some
other problems involving trig functions, since lots of students are
concerned about trig function problems. I did not list the problems in
order, since I started with those on the assignment. The problems I
listed are a reasonable indication of what might be on the test.
- (Oct 14). Comments on the upcoming test. First, students must be able
to do the
kind of calculations that have been in the text and the homework
assignments. The best way to do well on such questions is to practice
lots of them. Some questions may be a bit theoretical, but most will be
actual calculations. There will be new material on Monday, but Wednesday's
class will be devoted mainly to a discusion of how the test is set up and
some review questions to be chosen by the students in the class. As you
know, the test counts for 20% of your course grade. Finally, I plan to
write up solutions (paper copies) to some of the homework questions; I
will let you know
when they are available.
Students will be asked to put their bags and all other items on the
floor under their seats. Students must put their id cards on their
writing surface. Ordinary calculators can be used but no devices that can
be used for communications can be used. Having such a device at the ready
will be viewed as cheating, with severe penalties likely to follow.
- (13 October)
The test next Friday (October 21) will cover the material of the course up
to Monday, 17 October inclusive. It will consist mainly of doing
calculations similar to ones done in the class. Some of these will be
taken from the text and assignments, with minor variations, some may be a
bit different and may require puzzling out the solutions. The class on Oct
19 will be used to consider organizational and substantive questions in
preparation for the test.
- (1 Oct.) Please put your name on
assignments, starting with your FAMILY name at the TOP of the
page, written in BLOCK
letters, since my class list is
aphabetical by last names, and since I cannot always read the names. Also
put the course number 1300CF.
, since my class list is alphabetical by family names. Under that, you
can write the homework number and anything else you like.
- (1 Oct.) I originally talked about assignments or quizzes
in the course. I
will not give quizzes this year, but only assignments (plus the two tests
and the exam).
- Remember that the first test will be on October 21. (I
earlier wrote the 14th by mistake.) The class
October 19 will be used primarily to answer questions.
- (27 Sept.)
Math 1300 students who want
help with the course material can go to the
Mathlab in Room S525 Ross, between 10:30 and 3:30 on weekdays. If you go,
you can ask any of the TAs for help. If it is crowded when you go there,
you could look for a student who is already asking about Math 1300, and
then listen to the answers the TA gives to that student. Usually, there
are lots of students with the same questions. You can of course also come
to my office at my regular office hours.
- (20 Sept.)
Just for your info, the class tests for the two
sections of the course will be different, since they will be at different
I expect that we will have a common exam for both sections.
- (19 Sept.)
Please note the following information about handing in assignments. They
should be put in the Math 1300 box with my name (O'Brien) by 4pm on the
due date. (This Wednesday for HW#1.) Also, please follow the instructions
about stapling and giving your name (family name first)
and course number
on every assignment.
- (16 Sept.)
Some students have told me that the bookstore
is out of Math 1300
books. I just saw about 40 of the books in the bookstore. Go down the
stairs and straight to the back of the store. You will see copies near there.
(16 Sept.) I am planning to cover about 300 pages of the text in this
first assignment will be due on September 21. I have put it on the
- (16 Sept). Several students have asked me
about the text and about other calulus
texts. The text is called a preliminary edition. It has been around for
a while and I think the changes made have been pretty minor corrections
so that you do not need to worry much about this issue. If you use a text
by a different author, you will have to deal with the fact that homework
assignments will be based on the question numbers in the Kochman text.