Welcome to the Course Page of

MATH 1505 6.00 C

Mathematics for the Life

and Social Sciences

2012-2013 Full Year

 

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.

May 02:

Please click  here  to see  your final exam mark and unofficial

 

letter grade for the course. Also, please note that your official

 

grade for the course will be sent to you by the Registrar's Office

 

upon the approval by the faculty.

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!

April 06:

Please note the Final Examination will take place on Tuesday,

 

April 16, 2013 from 19:00 to 22:00 in TC Rexall. The exam

 

will be comprehensive, covering all the material covered in class

 

according to the  Course Schedule,  excluding the material from

 

Section 12.4 of the textbook, but with emphasis on the more resent

 

material covered after the Midterm Exam. You are permitted to

 

bring and use on the exam a non-graphing, non-programmable

 

calculator. No other aids will be allowed.

 

Please click  here  to see your term grades for the course.

April 05:

As it was announced in the class today, Monday, April 08 is

 

the last day Club Infinity selling previous years’ exam papers

 

for this term.

April 03:

Please note that the student course evaluation period is extended

 

until Tuesday, April 09, 2013. Please open the URL link

 

http://courseevaluations.yorku.ca  and complete the course evaluation.

 

Also, please note that the Final Examination for the course will

 

take place on Tuesday, April 16.

March 21:

Please note that the student course evaluations are available on-line

 

at the URL link:  http://courseevaluations.yorku.ca  until Thursday,

 

April 04, 2013. It is the time for you to be the judge. Please go

 

on-line and complete the course evaluation.

March 19:

Please note that the class rep is organizing a study group and has created

 

a doodle pool. If you are interested, please mark your availability at:

 

http://doodle.com/yv4mds94ddf6a4i5

March 12:

Please note that the Make-Up Class for February 08 will take place on

 

Saturday, March 16 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in CLH B.

March 07:

As it was announced in the class yesterday, the graded Test #2 papers

 

will be returned in the class tomorrow.

March 05:

Practice exercises for Chapter 12:

 

Section 12.1: All odds;

 

Section 12.2: #1-27, 31-39 odds;

 

Section 12.3: #1-9, 21-29 odds.

February 28:

I am making available  solutions  to Test #2 questions and a scanned copy

 

of the  graphs.  Please note that the graded test papers will hopefully be

 

returned in the class by the end of the next week.

February 26:

Please note that today as of 8:00 PM the University started monitoring the

 

weather conditions. A decision to declare a weather emergency for suspension

 

and cancellation/postponement of daytime classes, exams and activities

 

will be made by 5:30 AM tomorrow. Please check the  weather status

 

tomorrow morning before going to the University.

February 22:

Please note that Test #2 will take place during the lecture period on Wednesday,

 

February 27 in two class rooms, as follows:

 

-family name starting with A - L: SLH B;

 

-family name starting with M - Z: SLH F.

 

On the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in class from

 

Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.8, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3.1, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 of the textbook.

February 14:

Please note that the office hour for Friday, February 15 has been

 

cancelled. I apologize for any inconvenience caused by this.

February 13:

Practice exercises for Chapter 7:

 

Section 7.1: All odds;

 

Section 7.2: #1-29, 39-47 odds;

 

Section 7.3: All odds;

 

Section 7.4: #1-27 odds.

February 08:

Please note that the University has adopted Weather Emergency

 

Procedures at its Keele and Glendon Campuses. All day and evening

 

classes for today have been cancelled.

February 07:

Please note that currently the University is monitoring the weather

 

conditions. A decision to declare a weather emergency for suspension

 

and cancellation/postponement of daytime classes, exams and activities

 

will be made by 5:30 A.M. tomorrow.

 

Please check the  weather status  tomorrow morning before going to

 

the University.

January 28:

Practice exercises for Chapter 6:

 

Section 6.1: #1-83 odds;

 

Section 6.2: # 1-121 odds and # 125;

 

Section 6.3: #1-15 odds.

January 16:

Please note that in the Winter Term the tutorials for the course

 

have been scheduled as below:

 

Tuesdays, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in N628 Ross;

 

Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in SLH E;

 

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm in TEL 0016;

 

Fridays, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in N628 Ross;

 

Fridays, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm in S203 Ross.

January 10:

Please note the change of the date for Test #2. It will take place on

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

January 08:

Please note that Charu Jaiswal will be on a student exchange program

 

for Winter 2013. However, you can attend the PASS session held by

 

the PASS Leader Mr. Mohamed Ali. His email address is:

 

alim24@yorku.ca

 

Information about Winter 2013 PASS program and the schedule for all

 

PASS sessions can be found on the following webpage:

 

http://bethune.yorku.ca/studygroups/

 

Practice exercises for Chapter 5:

 

Section 5.1: All odds;

 

Section 5.2: All odds;

 

Section 5.3: All odds;

 

Section 5.4: #1-19 odds;

 

Section 5.8: #1-65 all odds.

January 05:

Please note that the graded Midterm Examination papers will be returned

 

in the class on Monday, January 07. Also, please note that on Monday's

 

class we will briefly go over the solutions to the exam questions.

December 04:

Please note that I will be holding additional office hours for last minute

 

questions on Wednesday, December 05 from 11:50 am to 12:50 pm and

 

Friday, December 07 from 12:15 to 13:15.

December 02:

As it was announced earlier, the Midterm Examination will take place on

 

Sunday, December 09 from 19:00 to 21:00 in TC Rexall. The exam will

 

be comprehensive, covering all the material covered in class from Sections

 

1.1.1-1.1.5, 1.2.1-1.2.8, 1.3.1, 9.1, 3.1-3.5, 4.1-4.8 of the textbook,

 

but with emphasis on more resent material covered after Test #1. You are

 

permitted to bring a non-programmable, non-graphing calculator. No other

 

aids are allowed. There will be several questions, some with a few parts.

 

Marks for each question will be indicated. You have to show all your work,

 

and you should explain your solutions where appropriate.

November 29:

Please note that there will be a mock test on Monday, December 03

 

from 17:00 to 19:00 in BC Study Hall (BC 102 F). If you have any

 

questions related to the mock test, please contact the Pass Leader,

 

Charu Jaiswal at cjaiswal@yorku.ca

November 18:

Please note that the Midterm Examination will take place on Sunday,

 

December 09 from 19:00 to 21:00 in TC Rexall.

November 08:

Practice exercises for Chapter 4:

 

Section 4.1: #9-33 odds, 43;

 

Section 4.2: All odds;

 

Section 4.3: All odds;

 

Section 4.4: #1-57, 61-87 odds;

 

Section 4.5: #1-71 odds;

 

Section 4.6: All odds;

 

Section 4.7: All odds;

 

Section 4.8: All odds.

November 06:

According to the request of the class representative, I am making available

 

the doodle link for our section.

November 01:

I am making available solutions to Test #1 questions. Please note that

 

the graded test papers will hopefully be returned in the class on Friday,

 

November 09.

October 30:

Please note that there are no classes on Wednesday, October 31 and

 

Friday, November 02. Have wonderful Co-Curricular Days!

October 19:

If you are finding this course more difficult than expected and interested in

 

additional background help, please read this.

 

Also, please note that the office hours for the week of October 22 have been

 

cancelled. I apologize for any inconvenience caused by this.

October 17:

Please note that Test #1 will take place during the lecture period on Monday,

 

October 22 in two class rooms, as follows:

 

- family name starting with A - L: VH D;

 

- family name starting with M - Z: SLH F.

 

On the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in class from

 

Sections 1.1.1-1.1.5, 1.2.1-1.2.8, 1.3.1, 9.1.1-9.1.2 and 3.1.1-3.1.2 of the

 

textbook.

 

Please also note that a copy of the mock test is available on the

 

PASS MATH 1505 facebook group at the following URL:

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/497764783575484/

October 07:

Practice exercises for Sections 9.1, 3.1-3.5:

 

Section 9.1: #1-31 odds;

 

Section 3.1: #1-31, 37-53 odds;

 

Section 3.2: All odds;

 

Section 3.3: All odds;

 

Section 3.4: #5-17 odds;

 

Section 3.5: #1-11 odds.

September 27:

If you are finding this course more difficult than expected and interested in

 

additional background help, please read this.

September 21:

As it was announced in the class today, in Fall term the tutorials for the course

 

have been scheduled as below:

 

Mondays, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm in Calumet 109;

 

Wednesdays, 10:30 am -11:30 am in CLH 110;

 

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm in Calumet 109;

 

Thursdays, 10:30 am -11:30 am in N203 Ross;

 

Fridays, 12:30 pm -1:30 pm in N501 Ross.

September 17:

Please note that starting Monday, September 17, the Math Lab, S525 Ross

 

Building, will be open throughout the semester. Hours of operation are Monday-

 

Friday from 10:30 to 15:30. For more information on the Math Lab please

 

check URL: www.math.yorku.ca/new/undergrad/mathlab.htm

September 13:

If you do not have AML account, you may activate one at URL:

 

http://mms.yorku.ca

September 07:

Practice exercises for Sections 1.1-1.3:

 

Section 1.1: #1-83 odds;

 

Section 1.2: #1, 3, 7-13, 27, 31, 43, 57-63, 69-87 odds;

 

Section 1.3.1: #1-19, 23-31 odds.

September 06:

To view Diagram of angles and radians of a unit circle please click here.

 

I am making available flyer for Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS).

 

As it was announced in the class yesterday, PASS are Facilitated Study

 

Groups at Bethune College. Please note that in Fall Term sessions for

 

our section will take place on Mondays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm and

 

Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:00 pm in BC 322.

September 05:

Welcome!

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Course Information

Course:

Session:

Fall/Winter 2012-2013

 

Section:

C

 

Lectures:

MWF 9:30-10:30 am, SLH F

Instructor:

Name:

Dr. Iulduz Raguimov

 

Office:

S512 Ross

 

Phone:

416-736-2100, Ext. 66092 or 416-736-5250

 

Office Hours:

MW 11:30-12:30 pm, F 11:00-12:00 pm, also by appointment

 

E-mail:

raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca

 

Tutorials:

Please see the ad from September 21, 2012.

 

PASS:

http://bethune.yorku.ca/studygroups/

PASS Leader:

Name:

Mohamed Ali

 

E-mail:

alim24@yorku.ca

Grading:

Two Tests:

15% each

 

Midterm Exam:

30%

 

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 and social 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, 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 textbook, please see Course Schedule.

Textbook:

Calculus for Biology and Medicine, Third Edition

by Claudia Neuhauser

 

Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011. ISBN 0-321-64468-9

 

Optional Aids:

Student's Solutions Manual

 

by Max Sterelyukhin

 

Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011. ISBN 0-321-64492-1

Course Prerequisites:

At least one 12U, or OAC mathematics course, or SC/MATH 1510 6.00.

 

Course Credit

SC/MATH 1000 3.00, SC/MATH 1010 3.00, SC/MATH 1013 3.00,

Exclusions:

SC/MATH 1014 3.00, SC/MATH 1300 3.00, SC/MATH 1310 3.00,

 

SC/MATH 1530 3.00, SC/MATH 1540 3.00, SC/MATH 1550 6.00,

 

GL/MATH/MODR 1930 3.00, GL/MATH/MODR 1940 3.00,

AP/ECON 1530 3.00, AP/ECON 1540 3.00.

   

Important Dates:

September 05: Classes commence.

September 19: The last date to enrol in the course without my permission.

October 23: The last date to enrol in the course with my permission.

 

October 31- November 04: Co-Curricular Days (no classes).

December 03: Fall classes end.

 

January 07: Classes resume.

 

February 15: The last date to drop the course without receiving a final grade.

February 16-22: Reading Week.

 

April 08: Classes end.

April 10-26: Examination period.


Course Schedule

(tentative, subject to any changes announced in class)

WEEK

SECTIONS

EVENTS

Sept 05-07

Introduction, 1.1.1-1.1.3

Classes begin on Wednesday, September 05.

Sept 10-14

1.1.4-1.1.5, 1.2.1

 

Sept 17-21

1.2.2-1.2.5

 

Sept 24-28

1.2.6-1.2.7

 

Oct 01-05

1.2.8, 1.3.1

 

Oct 08-12

9.1

No class will be on Monday, October 08.

Oct 15-19

3.1, 3.2

 

Oct 22-26

Test #1; 3.3, 3.4

Test #1 will take place on Monday, October 22.

Oct 29-Nov 02

3.5

No classes will be on October 31 and November 02.

Nov 05-09

4.1, 4.2

 

Nov 12-16

4.3, 4.4

 

Nov 19-23 

4.5, 4.6

 

Nov 26-30

4.7, 4.8

 

Dec 03

Review

Fall classes end on Monday, December 03.

Dec 05-21

No classes

Midterm Exam: Sunday, December 9, 7:00-9:00pm, TC Rexall.

Jan 07-11

5.1, 5.2

Winter classes begin on Monday, January 07.

Jan 14-18

5.3, 5.4

 

Jan 21-25

5.8, 6.1.1

 

Jan 28-Feb 01

6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2

 

Feb 04-08

6.3.1, 7.1

 

Feb 11-15

7.2, 7.3

 

Feb 18-22

No classes.

Reading Week.

Feb 25-Mar 01

7.4.1, 7.4.2, Test #2

Test #2 will take place on Wednesday, February 27.

March 04-08

12.1.1-12.1.3

 

March 11-15

12.1.4, 12.2.1-12.2.2

 

March 18-22

12.3.1-12.3.3

 

March 25-29

12.3.4, 12.4.1

No class will be on Friday, March 29.

Apr 01-05

12.4.2-12.4.3, Review

 

April 08

Review

The classes end on Monday, April 08.

April 10-26

Final Examination

Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

Note: The course will not cover all the sections of each chapter from the textbook.


Homework

Throughout the term, practice exercises will be posted to the Announcements section. In order to develop your understanding of the course material you must do all assigned problems. These will not be collected for grading and hence will not directly affect your grade. However, it is extremely important that you complete all assigned exercises. Do not memorize them. Rather, learn how to solve problems like them. Learning Mathematics is not a spectacular sport, it is a participatory event. There is nothing like a bit of computation to strengthen understanding in mathematics! Use the Solutions Manual only after you have tried the problem. 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 textbook before every class. Next to the classes, working out the answers to the problems 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 textbook. 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.
Note: Help is also available in the Math Lab in South 525 Ross, 10:30 - 3:30, five days a week.


Exams Information

Lecture/Exam Rules:

All distractive electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, head phones, digital dictionaries, CD players, laptops) need to be turned off during class, i.e. during lectures, tutorials, tests and exams. All such devices as well as all books, papers, knapsacks, and briefcases must be left at the front of a lecture hall during tests and exams. Anyone caught with electronic devices will be charged with Academic Dishonesty (see the next page). The only items you may have at your seat during exams and tests are pens, pencils, eraser, student ID and purses. Notes need to be taken manually; use of cellphone cameras in class is not allowed. 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 official grades at York University are LETTER grades. Qualitative descriptions of these grades can be found in the York Calendar at this link. Your test marks will be on a numerical scale because these have to be weighted and averaged in various ways, but THERE IS NO AUTOMATIC PREDETERMINED CORRELATION BETWEEN NUMERICAL GRADES AND LETTER GRADES in this course. In particular, the "numerical" grades you receive are NOT to be interpreted as percentages; they are merely 'raw scores'. When the tests are returned in class, the distribution of 'raw scores' will be announced along with an approximate conversion to letter grades. The median letter grade for the course will likely fall between C and C+.
The composition of the final grade is as follows:
Two Tests (50 minutes each written tests held in lecture periods): 15% each (Tentative dates for the tests: Monday, October 22 of 2012 and Wednesday, February 27 of 2013);
Midterm Examination
(2-hour exam scheduled by the Registar's Office): 30% of the overall grade, will take place in December 2012, during the examination period;
Final Examination
(3-hour exam scheduled by the Registar's Office): 40% of the overall grade, will take place in April 2013, during the examination period.
Note:
Students have five days from the date of the return of test papers to appeal their marks. Some test papers (randomly selected) are photocopied before they are handed back, so we can detect subsequent alterations. Once you have written the both tests and midterm exam, and your final exam grade is higher than your term grade, your final exam will be counted as 60% and the term grade as 40% of your overall grade for the course.

Make-up Policy:

No permission will be given to a student to write tests in advance of their scheduled dates. No make-up will be done for the tests. A missed test will be counted as zero, except under extreme circumstances in which case the corresponding percentage of the overall grade will be "forwarded" to the final exam. If you miss a test for medical reasons you must turn in within one week following the test date the Attending Physician's Statement form provided here after getting it filled in by your doctor. No other type of medical note will be accepted. 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. 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 submits within one week following the exam date the Attending Physician's Statement form provided here after getting it filled in by his/her doctor.
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 Banff or Hawaii on April 19 is NOT a legitimate excuse for absence from a final exam on April 25.


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) within the first weeks of classes. 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 Registrar’s Office.

Academic Honesty:

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with University Policies and Regulations. Conduct that violates the ethical or legal standards of the university community or of one’s programme or specialization may result in serious consequences. Refer to the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty. Photo identification and signing-in are required at all tests and exam. Also, some test papers (randomly selected) will be photocopied before they are returned so that subsequent alterations can be detected.

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 or 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-Online Forum
4-Local time in Toronto


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

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Last updated May 02, 2013