Welcome to the Course Page of

AS/SC/MATH 1505 6.0 A

Mathematics for Life

and  Social Sciences

Summer 2005

 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario  M3J 1P3

Course Organization:

Announcements
Course Information
Course Schedule
Homework
Exams  Information
Links & Other Resources

Announcements

This area will contain announcements and solutions to tests. Announcements made in class will be posted here in reverse chronological order and will not be repeated in class. Please take a minute to read the announcements carefully, as they often get updated. You may need to Reload/Refresh this page.
 
August 25: Please click  here  to see  your final exam mark and unofficial letter grade
  for the course.
  Please note that Deferred Final Examination will take place on Friday,
  September 09 from 13:30 to 16:30 in TEL 0011.
August 01: Please click to check your  term grades.  If you find any discrepancy,
  please send me an e-mail and come to see me before the final examination
  with your test papers.
July 26: Please note that Test #4 papers will be returned at the end of the class
  on Wednesday, July 27. Please click  to see  solutions  to the test questions
  in PDF format.
Week of July 18: Monday: We covered Section 12.1, then began covering Section 12.2.
  Wednesday: We wrote Test #4, then finished Section 12.2 and
  began covering Section 12.3.
July 15: We will write Test #4 on Wednesday, July 20 from 14:00 to 15:20 in VH B.
  On the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in class from
  Sections 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, Subsection 6.3.1, and Sections 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 9.1. You
  may bring a non-graphing, non-programmable calculator, but no other aids.
Week of July 11: Monday: We finished covering Section 7.1, did 7.2, then began covering 7.3.
  Wednesday: We finished covering Section 7.3, then covered Section 9.1.
July 13: Test #3 papers have been returned in the class on Wednesday, July 13.
July 12: Please click  to see  solutions  to the questions of Test #3 in PDF format.
July 11: Please note that we will write the Final Examination on Thursday,
  August 4th from 14:00 to 17:00 in CLH D.
Week of July 04: Monday: We finished covering Section 6.1, then did Section 6.2.
  Wednesday: We covered Subsection 6.3.1, then began covering Section 7.1.
Week of June 27: Monday: We covered Section 5.4 and began covering Section 6.1.
  Wednesday: We wrote Test #3, then continued covering Section 6.1.
June 23: We will write Test #3 on Wednesday, June 29 from 14:00 to 15:20 in
  two class-rooms, as follows:
  - family name starting with A - H: VH D
  - family name starting with I - Z: VH B.
  You will be responsible for all the material covered in class from 
  Sections 4.4 - 4.8 and 5.1 - 5.3 (inclusive).
  You may bring a non-graphing, non-programmable calculator, but no other aids.
  Please click  here for practice test #3  ... and click  here for solutions (part 1)      
  in PDF format, and  here for solutions (part 2)  in HTML format.
Week of June 20: Monday: We covered Section 5.1 and began covering 5.2.
  Wednesday: We finished covering Sections 5.2, then did Section 5.3.
June 20: I am making available  midterm grades  for the course. "ex" means "excused"
  (typically for medical reasons). The list shows the actual grades for Background
  Test and Class Test #2. Grades for Class Test #1 were curved up for 4 points.
  The class average midterm grade is 63.15%.
Week of June 13: Monday: We finished covering the material from Sections 4.6 and 4.7 up
  to Logarithmic Differentiation.
  Wednesday: We reviewed solutions to Test #2 questions, then finished
  covering Logarithmic Differentiation and did Section 4.8.
June 14: Please note that Test #2 papers will be returned during the class on Wednesday,
  June 15.  I am making available  solutions  to the test questions in PDF format.
Week of June 06: Monday: We finished covering Section 4.4.
  Wednesday: We wrote Test #2, then covered Sections 4.5.
June 02: We will write Test #2 on Wednesday, June 08 from 14:00 to 15:20 in
  two class-rooms, as follows:
  - family name starting with A - H: CLH H
  - family name starting with I - Z: VH B.
  You will be responsible for all the material covered in class from 
  Sections 3.1 - 3.5 and 4.1 - 4.4.1 (inclusive).
  You may bring a non-graphing, non-programmable calculator, but no other aids.
  Please click  here for practice test #2  ... and click  here for solutions.
Week of May 30: Monday: We finished covering Section 3.4, did Section 3.5 and began
  covering Section 4.1.
  Wednesday: We finished covering Section 4.1, did Sections 4.2, 4.3 and began
  covering Subsection 4.4.1.
Week of May 23: Monday: Victoria Day, no classes.
  Wednesday: Reviewed solutions to Test #1 questions, then covered
  Subsection 3.2.2, Section 3.3 and began covering Section 3.4.
May 24: Please note that Test #1 papers will be returned during the class on Wednesday,
  May 25.  I am making available  solutions  to the test questions in PDF format.
Week of May 16: Monday: Section 2.3 and Subsection 3.1.1.
  Wednesday: We wrote Test #1, then covered Subsections 3.1.2 and 3.2.1.
May 17: Please note that on Wednesday, May 18 (only) the tutorial will be held from
  11:00am to 12:50pm. The room is the same S203  Ross.
May 13: Please note that beginning Monday, May 16 the tutorials will take place
  in S203 Ross.
May 12: We will write Test #1 on Wednesday, May 18 from 14:00 to 15:15 in
  two class-rooms, as follows:
  - family name starting with A - L: VH B
  - family name starting with M - Z: S137 Ross.
  You will be responsible for all the material covered in class from 
  Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3.1, 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 of the text-book.
  You may bring a non-graphing, non-programmable calculator, but no other aids.
  Please click  here for practice test #1  ... and click  here for solutions.
Week of May 09: Monday: Subsections 1.2.5 - 1.2.8.
  Wednesday: Subsection 1.3.1, Sections 2.1 and 2.2.
May 05: Please note that the Tutorials will begin on Monday, May 09 and will be held
  on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 to 12:50pm in N501 Ross.
Week of May 02: Monday: Background Test, Section 1.1 Preliminaries (no complex numbers) .
  To view Diagram of Angles and Radians of a Unit Circle please click here.
  Wednesday: Section 1.2 up to Exponential Functions.
 May 02: Welcome back!
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Course Information

Course: Session: 2005 Summer
  Section: A
  Lectures: MW 2:00 - 4:50pm, VH B
Instructor: Name: Iulduz Raguimov
  Office: S512 Ross
  Phone: 416-736-2100, Ext. 66092
  Office Hours: MW 5:30-6:30pm, also by appointment
  E-mail: raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca  
  Tutorials: MW 12:00 - 12:50pm, S203 Ross
Tutorial Leader: Name: Jag Chawla
  E-mail: chawla@mathstat.yorku.ca
Grading: Four Class Tests  15% each
  Final Examination 40%

Course Description: This course is designed for students in programs that only require 6 credits of mathematics. It combines selected material from other courses in calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, with applications given to the life sciences. Topics include derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions with applications to maxima and minima and rates of growth, techniques of integration, applications of the integral, simple ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, sample spaces, discrete and continuous probability distributions. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive mathematical background for students of the biological and social sciences. Emphasis is placed on basic mathematical skills and their applications. For a more detailed list of topics with references to the text-book, please see Course Schedule.

Text-book:

Calculus for Biology and Medicine, Second Edition

by Claudia Neuhauser 
Pearson/Prentice Hall , 2004. ISBN 0-13-045516-4
  
Course Prerequisites: At least one OAC or 12U in mathematics or AS/SC/MATH 1510 6.0.
 
Degree-credit AS/SC/MATH 1000 3.0 or AS/SC/MATH 1010 3.0, or AS/SC/MATH 1013 3.0, or
Exclusions: AS/SC/MATH 1014 3.0, or AS/SC/AK/MATH 1300 3.0, or AS/SC/AK/MATH 1310 3.0,
  or AS/MATH 1530 3.0, or AS/MATH 1540 3.0, or AS/AK/MATH 1550 6.0, or
AS/ECON 1530 3.0, or AS/ECON 1540 3.0.
   
Important Dates: May 02: Classes commence.
May 13: The last date to enrol in the course without my permission.
May 20: The last date to enrol in the course with my permission.
May 23: Victoria Day (The University is closed).
July 05: The last date to drop the course without receiving a final grade.
July 01: Canada Day (The University is closed). 
  July 27: The last day of classes.
August 01: Civic Holiday (The University is closed).
August 02-12: Examination period.

Course Schedule

(subject to any changes announced in class)

WEEK

SECTIONS

COMMENTS

May 02-06 Background Test, 1.1, 1.2 Classes begin on Monday, May 02. 
May 09-13 1.3.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 Tutorials begin on Monday, May 09.
May 16-20 3.1, 3.2, Test #1 Test #1 will take place on Wednesday, May 18.
May 23-27 3.3, 3.4 No classes will be on Monday, May 23.
May 30-June 03 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3  
June 06-11  4.4, 4.5, Test #2 Test #2 will take place on Wednesday, June 08.
June 13-17  4.6, 4.7, 4.8  
June 20-24   5.1, 5.2, 5.3  
June 27-July 01  5.4, 6.1, Test #3 Test #3 will take place on Wednesday, June 29.
July 04-08  6.2, 6.3.1, 7.1, 7.2  
July 11-15  7.3, 9.1, 12.1  
July 18-22 12.2, 12.3, Test #4 Test #4 will take place on Wednesday, July 20.
July 25-29   12.4, 12.5, Review The classes end on Wednesday, July 27.
August 02-12 Final Examination Thursday, August 04 from 14:00 to 17:00 in CLH D.

Note: The course will not cover all the sections of each chapter from the text-book.


Homework  

Throughout the term, the everyday homework assignment is to do as many of the problems from the text-book as you find necessary to develop your understanding of the course material. These will not be collected for grading. While these will not directly affect your grade, it is extremely important that you complete as many problems as possible. There is nothing like a bit of computation to strengthen understanding in mathematics! Successful students must keep up with homework and seek help for points they do not understand as soon as possible. Do not fall behind! It is recommended to read the relevant sections of the text-book before every class. Next to the classes, working out the answers to the problems (the back of the text-book contains the answers to all the odd numbered exercises) is the most important preparation for the tests and exam that will contain for the most part but not exclusively, questions very similar to those from the text-book. I will occasionally make specific suggestions concerning problems to do or to avoid. It is quite practical to work on your own or together in small groups. Each student should do at least two hours of independent study for every lecture hour. The amount you learn in this course and the grade you receive will be proportional to the amount of time you spend working on problems.


Exams Information

Lecture/Exam Rules:

Please turn off all cell phones and pagers before entering the lecture hall. For tests and exam cell phones, digital dictionaries, palms, pagers or other electronic devices are not allowed. All such devices as well as all books, papers, knapsacks, and briefcases must be left at the front of the lecture hall. Anyone caught with electronic devices will be charged with Academic Dishonesty (see the next page). The only items you may have at your seat are pens, pencils, student ID, a non-graphing, non-programmable calculator and purses.
You are responsible for all material covered in lectures.
Note: Photo identification and signing-in are required at all
tests and exam.

Final Grade:

The composition of the final grade is as follows:
Four Class Tests (75 minutes each written tests held in lecture periods):   15% each (Dates for the tests: Wednesdays, May 18, June 08, June 29 and July 20, 2005).
Final Examination
:   40% of the overall grade, will take place on Thursday, August 04 from 14:00 to 17:00 in CLH D.
All test marks you receive should be interpreted as raw scores and not "percentages". The statistics of scores will be announced for all tests. Students have seven days from the date of the return of a test paper to appeal their marks. Cut-off for converting midterm scores into letter grades will be announced prior to the drop date.

Make-up Policy:

No permission will be given to a student to write tests in advance of their scheduled dates. No make-ups will be done for the in-class tests.  Missed tests will be counted as zero, except under extreme circumstances. If you miss a class test  and provide a medical certificate showing a physical incapability of writing it, the corresponding percentage of the final grade will be "forwarded" to the final exam. However, missing tests is extremely dangerous and not recommended. As experience has shown, students who miss class tests because of some 'mysterious illnesses' will usually average 30% on the final exam. A student who misses the Final Examination will be allowed to write a make up exam only if both of the following conditions are met:
   
1) the student notifies me (raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca) or the Department of   Mathematics and Statistics (Undergraduate Office, N502/503 Ross Building, 416-736-2100, Ext. 55902 or 33969) in advance that the exam will be missed,
   
2) the student provides a medical certificate showing a physical incapability of writing the exam within one week following the exam.
Students who miss the Final Examination and do not meet both conditions will receive a grade of F.
It is student's responsibility to fill out and submit the Deferred Standing Agreement Form.
Note: Do not make vacation/job plan until the final exam date is known: having a plane ticket for Hawaii or Las Vegas on
August 05 is NOT a legitimate excuse for absence from a final exam on August 10.


Religious Observance:

 York University is committed to respecting the religious beliefs and practices of all members of the community and making accommodations for observances of special significance to adherents. If any of the dates specified in the course schedule for in-class tests pose such a conflict, students should contact me (raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca) by May 13. Please note that if the final exam date poses a conflict, students must complete the Final Exam Accommodation Form, which can be obtained from the Registrarís Office

Academic Honesty:

Conduct that violates the ethical or legal standards of the university community or of oneís programme or specialization may result in serious consequences. Refer to the Senate Policy on  Academic Honesty.

Communication:

Individual questions can be discussed by e-mail, or in person after class, or during office hours. Please send all e-mail notes as plain text within the body of the message. Do not send attachments nor HTML-formatted mail. Also, if the name of your account is an alias, I will not know who the mail is from unless you sign it; it also risks being accidentally discarded as junk mail. The course web page will be up-dated regularly to include important announcements made in class, such as the material to be covered on the tests. E-mail notes requesting such information contained on the web page will be answered the last.


Links and Other Resources

1-   Links to Calculus sites
2-  York Undergraduate Math Program
3-  Study Groups


Questions and comments regarding this Web page please send to raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca

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Last modified August 25, 2005