Welcome to the Course Page of

MATH 1505 6.00 A

Mathematics for the Life

and Social Sciences

SU 2014

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science
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 also note that your official

 

grade for the course will be available by the Registrar's

 

Office upon the faculty approval.

 

HAVE A NICE SUMMER!

August 11:

Please note that the MATH 1505 Mock Final Exam will take place

 

on Wednesday, August 13 at 14:00 in Bethune College, Room 202.

 

If you have any questions regarding the mock exam, please contact

 

the Pass Leader, Daniel Ng at: danng@yorku.ca

July 28:

Please note that the Final Examination for the course will take place on

 

Friday, August 15, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in CLH D.

 

The exam will be comprehensive, covering the entire course material

 

covered in class according to the Course Schedule but with an emphasis

 

on the more resent material covered after Test #2. You are permitted to

 

bring and use on the exam a calculator of the model Sharp EL-510 RN.

 

No other aids will be allowed.

 

Please also note that the Math Lab will be open according to the

 

Schedule  and I will hold an additional office hour for last minute

 

questions on Thursday, August 14 from 12:00 to 13:00.

July 26:

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 odd.

July 24:

As it was announced in the class yesterday, the graded Test #3 papers

 

will hopefully be returned in the class on Monday, July 28. I am making

 

available solutions to the test questions and scanned copies of page 4,

 

page 6 and page 10 of the test paper.

July 21:

As it was announced in the class today, we will write Test #3 during

 

the first half of the lecture period on Wednesday, July 23 in two class

 

rooms, as follows:

 

- family name starting with A - K: CLH A;

 

- family name starting with L - Z: CLH B.

 

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, 7.3.1

 

and 7.4.1 of the textbook.

July 16:

As it was announced in the class today, there will be Mock Test #3 on

 

Monday, July 21 at 17:00 in Bethune College, Room 203. If you have

 

any questions regarding the mock test, please contact the Pass Leader,

 

Daniel Ng at: danng@yorku.ca

 

Practice exercises for Chapter 7:

 

Section 7.1: All odds;

 

Section 7.2: #1-29, 39-61 odds;

 

Section 7.3: #1, 3;

 

Section 7.4: #1-10 odds, 17, 29, 31, 33.

July 15:

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

 

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

 

August 05, 2014. It is the time for you to be the judge. Please go on-line

 

and complete the course evaluation.

July 08:

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.

July 02:

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 all odds;

 

Section 5.8: #1-65 all odds.

June 30:

I am making available  solutions  to the questions of Test #2.

 

Please note that the graded test papers will hopefully be returned in the

 

class on Wednesday, July 02.

June 21:

Please note that we will write Test #2 during the first half of the

 

lecture period on Wednesday, June 25 in two class rooms, as follows:

 

- family name starting with A - L: CLH A;

 

- family name starting with M - Z: CLH B.

 

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

 

from Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7

 

and 4.8 of the textbook.

June 16:

As it was announced in the class today, there will be Mock Test #2 on

 

Tuesday, June 17 from 14:30 to 17:30 in Bethune College, Room 202.

 

If you have any questions related to the mock test, please contact the

 

Pass Leader, Daniel Ng at: danng@yorku.ca

June 11:

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.

June 07:

I am making available  solutions  to the questions of Test #1.

 

Please note that the graded test papers will be returned in the

 

class on Monday, June 09.

June 03:

Practice exercises for Sections 3.3-3.5:

 

Section 3.3: All odds;

 

Section 3.4: #5-17 odds;

 

Section 3.5: #1-11 odds.

June 02:

I am making available the Schedule of the Math Lab for the

 

week of June 2nd.

May 25:

Please note that we will write Test #1 during the first half of the

 

lecture period on Wednesday, May 28 in two class rooms, as follows:

 

- family name starting with A - L: CLH A;

 

- family name starting with M - Z: CLH B.

 

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 and 9.1 of the textbook.

May 23:

Please note that there will be a Mock Test on Monday, May 26

 

at 17:00 in Bethune College, Room 203. If you have any

 

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

 

Daniel Ng at: danng@yorku.ca

 

I am making available the Schedule of the Math Lab for the

 

week of May26th.

 

Practice exercises for Sections 9.1, 3.1-3.2:

 

Section 9.1: #1-31 odds;

 

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

 

Section 3.2: All odds.

May 16:

I am making available the Schedule of the Math Lab for the

 

week of May19th.

May 11:

Please note that Tutorials for the course will be done in the Math Lab,

 

S525 Ross Building. I am making available Temporary Schedule of

 

the Math Lab for the week of May12th.

May 10:

As it was announced in the class, the PASS sessions for MATH 1505 are going

 

to take place from May 05 to August 05. Sessions run every Monday from

 

5:00 to 6:30pm and every Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30pm. Please note that

 

from May 5 to May 27 and from June 25 to August 05 the sessions are going

 

to take place in Bethune College, Room 230; from May 28 to June 24 in

 

Calumet College, Room 211. For further questions you may contact to the

 

PASS Leader: Mr. Daniel Ng at e-mail: danng@yorku.ca

May 08:

As it was announced in the class yesterday, to view the Diagram of Degrees and

 

Radians of a Unit Circle please click here.

May 05:

Welcome back!

 

To view and/or print  PDF  files you need to download the Acrobat Reader  

 

Practice exercises for Chapter 1:

 

Section 1.1: #1-83 odds;

 

Section 1.2: #1, 3, 7-13, 27, 31, 43, 57-63, 69-87, 97-105 odds;

 

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


Course Information

Course:

Term and Session:

SU 2014

MATH 1505

Section:

A

 

Lectures:

MW 14:00-17:00, CLH A

Instructor:

Name:

Dr. Iouldouz Raguimov

 

Office:

S512 Ross

 

Mailbox:

N520 Ross

 

Phone:

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

 

Office Hours:

MW 17:30-18:30

 

E-mail:

raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca

 

Tutorials:

Math Lab Schedule after June 9th

Grading:

Three Tests:

20% 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 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, Custom Edition for York University

by Claudia Neuhauser

 

Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011. ISBN 1-269-39369-3.

Optional Aid:

Student's Solutions Manual

 

by Max Sterelyukhin

 

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

Calculator:

On the tests and final exam you will be allowed to use only the calculators

 

of the model Sharp EL-510 RN, which is provided with solar and backup

 

battery charges. Please note that NO other model of calculators will be

 

permitted to use during the tests and final exam. The calculators are available

 

at the York University Bookstore. The price per unit is $9.95+HST.

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:

May 05: Classes commence.

May 16: The last date to enrol in the course without my permission.

May 30: The last date to enrol in the course with my permission.

July 04: The last date to drop the course without receiving a final grade.

 

July 29: Classes end.

August 06-18: Examination period.


Course Schedule

(tentative, subject to any changes announced in class)

WEEK:

SECTIONS:

EVENTS:

May 05-09

Introduction, 1.1.1-1.1.5, 1.2.1

Classes begin on Monday, May 05.

May 12-16

1.2.2-1.2.6

May 16 is the last day to enrol without my permission.

May 19-23

1.2.7-1.2.8, 1.3.1

No classes will be on Monday, May 19. 

May 26-30

9.1, 3.1, Test #1, 3.2

Test #1 will take place on Wednesday, May 28. 

June 02-06

3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1

 

June 09-13

4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

June 16-20

4.6, 4.7, 4.8

 

June 23-27

5.1, Test #2, 5.2

Test #2 will take place on Wednesday, June 25.

June 30-July 04

5.3, 5.4, 5.8, 6.1

July 07-11

6.2, 6.3.1, 7.1

 

July 14-18

7.2, 7.3.1, 7.4.1

 

July 21-25

12.1, Test #3, 12.2

Test #3 will take place on Wednesday, July 23. 

July 28

12.3, Review

The classes end on Monday, July 28. 

August 06-18

Final Examination

TBA.

Note: The course will not cover all the sections of each chapter from the Third Edition of 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 MathStat Lab in South 525 Ross.


Exams Information

Lecture/Exam Rules:

All internet connected and other 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 the tests and exam. 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 the exam and tests are pens, pencils, eraser, calculators of the model Sharp EL-510 RN, 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 and their corresponding grade points can be found 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:
Three Tests (80 minutes each written tests held in lecture periods): 20% each (Tentative dates for the tests: Wednesdays, May 28, June 25 and July 28 of 2014);
Final Examination
(3-hour exam scheduled by the Registar's Office): 40% of the overall grade, will take place between August 06 and August 18 of 2014, 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 all three tests, and your final exam grade is higher than your average test 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 August 09 is NOT a legitimate excuse for absence from a final examination on August 18.


Religious Observance and Accessibility:

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. Please note that York University welcomes feedback on accessibility issues. Your feedback may be provided by sending e-mail to: mathstat@yorku.ca

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 exams. 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. No texting, please. 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 August 25, 2014