Welcome to the Course Page of

MATH 1505 6.00 B

Mathematics for the Life

and Social Sciences

SU 2015

 

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.

September 01:

Pleaseclick hereto 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.

August 17:

Please note that the graded Test #3 papers will be returned in the class

 

on Tuesday, August 18. I am making available a scanned copy of the

 

solutions to the test questions in PDF format.

 

Please also note that there will be Mock Exam session on Wednesday,

 

August 19 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in Room BC 203.

 

Finally, please note that the Final Examination for the course will take

 

place on Friday, August 21, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00 PM in ACE 001.

 

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 in class after Test #2. You may

 

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

 

No other aids will be allowed.

 

As it was announced earlier, the Math Lab will be open according to the

 

weekly schedule

August 12:

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;

 

Section 12.4: #33-47 odds.

August 11:

Please note that we will write Test #3 during the first half of the

 

lecture period on Thursday, August 13 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.

August 09:

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

 

on Tuesday, August 11 from 2:30 to 5:30 PM in Room BC 230. If you have

 

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

 

Osama Syed at e-mail: osamas86@my.yorku.ca

August 05:

As it was announced in the class yesterday, PASS sessions for Section B

 

will take place according to the following schedule:

 

Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, in BC 322;

 

Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:00 PM, in BC 230.

 

If there is any question regarding the PASS sessions, please contact the

 

PASS Leader, Osama Syed at e-mail: osamas86@my.yorku.ca

August 03:

Please note that the student course evaluations will be available on-line

 

at the URL link:http://courseevaluations.yorku.cafrom Wednesday,

 

August 05 until Wednesday, August 19. It is the time for you to be the

 

judge. Please go on-line and complete the course evaluation.

 

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 24:

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 12:

I am making available solutionsto Test #2 questions in PDF format.

 

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

 

the class on Thursday, July 16.

July 07:

I have just received an e-mail from the Registarís Office that due to

 

renovation work taking place in CLH I, the second class room for

 

Test #2 has been changed from CLH J to CLH B. Therefore, if your

 

family name is starting with L to Z, on Thursday you will need to

 

go to CLH B to write the test. Please accept my apologies for the

 

inconvenience caused by this.

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

 

lecture period on Thursday, July 09 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 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.

July 02:

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

 

Tuesday, July 07 from 2:30 to 5:30 PM in Room BC 203. If you have

 

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

 

Osama Syed at e-mail: osamas86@my.yorku.ca

 

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 18:

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 15:

I am making availablesolutionsto Test #1 questions in PDF format.

 

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

 

the class on Tuesday, June 23.

June 12:

I am making available the weeklyscheduleof the Math Lab for

 

Summer.

 

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 08:

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

 

lecture period on Thursday, June 11 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 1.1.1 Ė 1.1.5, 1.2.1 - 1.2.8, 1.3.1, 9.1 and 3.1 of the

 

textbook.

June 05:

Please note that there will be Mock Test #1 on Tuesday, June 09 from

 

2:00 to 5:00 PM in Room BC 203. If you have any questions regarding

 

the mock test, please contact the PASS Leader, Osama Syed at e-mail:

 

osamas86@my.yorku.ca

June 03:

As it was announced in the class yesterday, the class representative for our

 

Section will be Clarelle Gonsalves. I am making available for you her e-mail

 

address: clarelle@my.yorku.ca

 

Please note that Clarelle has created a Facebook group for the class where you

 

can communicate with each other and receive updates from her. The link to the

 

Facebook group is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/823769451042299/

June 01:

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 26:

As it was announced in the class today, in the SU term PASS sessions for

 

MATH 1505 6.00 will take place according to the following schedule:

 

Mondays from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, in BC 322;

 

Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, in BC 322.

 

The URL for MATH 1505 PASS Facebook page is:

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1452162201750538/

 

For further information regarding the PASS sessions you may

 

contact the PASS Leader: Osama Syed at e-mail:

 

osamas86@my.yorku.ca

May 20:

To view the Diagram of Degrees and Radians of a Unit Circle please click here.

May 18:

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.

 

If you would like to be a class representative for this course, please see me during the

 

break today. To read the letter from the Bethune College Masterís Office please click

 

the link. Some additional information can be found on the following Bethune College

 

CR Program webpage: bethune.yorku.ca/classreps/


Course Information

Course:

Term and Session:

SU 2015

MATH 1505

Section:

B

 

Lectures:

T/R 10:00-12:50 PM, CLH A

Instructor:

Name:

Dr. Iouldouz Raguimov

 

Office:

S512 Ross

 

Phone:

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

 

Office Hours:

T 13:00-14:00 and W 16:00-17:00, also by appointment

 

E-mail:

raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca

 

Tutorials:

Math Lab in S525 Ross

 

PASS:

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

PASS Leader:

Name:

Osama Syed

 

E-mail:

osamas86@my.yorku.ca

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1452162201750538/

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 19: Classes commence.

June 02: The last date to enrol in the course without my permission.

June 16: The last date to enrol in the course with my permission.

 

July 13: The last date to drop the course without receiving a final grade.

 

July 21-24: Summer Break (no classes).

Study Days: August 15, 16, 18 and 20.

 

August 19: Classes end.

August 21-28: Examination period.


Course Schedule

(tentative, subject to any changes announced in class)

WEEK:

SECTIONS:

EVENTS:

May 19-22

Introduction, 1.1.1-1.1.5

Classes begin on Tuesday, May 19.

May 25-29

1.2.1-1.2.7

June 01-05

1.2.8, 1.3.1, 9.1

June 02 is the last day to enrol without my permission. 

June 08-12

3.1, 3.2, Test #1, 3.3

Test #1 will take place on Thursday, June 11. 

June 15-19

3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2

 

June 22-26

4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

June 29-July 03

4.7, 4.8, 5.1

 

July 06-10

5.2, Test #2, 5.3

Test #2 will take place on Thursday, July 09.

July 13-17

5.4, 5.8, 6.1

July 21-24

No classes

 Summer break.

July 27-31

6.2, 6.3.1, 7.1, 7.2

 

August 03-07

7.3.1, 7.4.1, 12.1

 

August 10-14

12.2, Test #3, 12.3

Test #3 will take place on Thursday, August 13.

August 17-20

12.3, Review

Classes end on Tuesday, August 18.

August 21-28

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 three 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 S525 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 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, 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 exams.

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 D+ 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: Thursdays, June 11, July 09 and August 13, 2015);
Final Examination
(three-hour exam scheduled by the Registar's Office): 40% of the overall grade, will take place in August 2015, 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 lowest test grade, your final exam grade will be counted for that test.

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 20 is NOT a legitimate excuse for absence from a final exam on August 25.


Religious Observance and Accessibility:

Special needs students, please identify yourselves to the course instructor as soon as possible. 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 week 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 Registrarís 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 oneís 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 e-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-Infinity Club
4-Online Forum
5-Local time in Toronto


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

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Last updated September 01, 2015