Welcome to the Course Page of

MATH 1505 6.00 Section B

Mathematics for the Life

and Social Sciences

2015-2016 Full Year

 

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.

April 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 magnificent summer!

 

March 31:

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

 

 

Monday, April 11, 2016 from 19:00 to 22:00 in TC AVIVA.

 

 

The exam will be comprehensive, covering the all material covered in

 

 

class according to the Course Schedule with an emphasis on the more

 

 

resent material covered after the Midterm Exam. You are permitted to

 

 

bring and use on the exam only HANDWRITTEN (by yourself) notes on

 

 

the BOTH sides of ONE (8.5 x 11 inch) sheet of paper and a calculator

 

 

of the model Sharp EL-510 RN. No other aids will be allowed. There

 

 

will be several questions on the exam, some with several parts. Marks

 

 

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

 

 

justify your answers and explain your solutions where appropriate.

 

 

I am making available for you the latest schedule of the Math Lab.

 

 

Please also make a note that I will be holding an additional office hour on

 

 

Monday, April 11 from 14:30 to 15:30 for last minute questions.

 

March 30:

Please note that Quiz 20 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 12.3 of the textbook and is due at 11:00 PM on

 

 

Monday, April 04, 2016. Good luck!

 

March 25:

Please note that the student course evaluations are available at the URL link:

 

 

http://courseevaluations.yorku.ca  from March 14th to April 5th, 2016.

 

 

It is the time for you to be the judge. Please go on-line and complete the

 

 

course evaluation. Thank you!

 

March 24:

Please note that the University has adopted Weather Emergency

 

 

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

 

 

classes for Thursday, March 24, 2016 have been cancelled.

 

 

Please check the website  weather status  after 1:00 PM today with

 

 

respect to the resumption of operations.

 

March 22:

Please note that Quiz 19 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 12.2 of the textbook and is due at 11:00 PM on

 

 

Sunday, March 27, 2016. Good luck!

 

March 14:

Please note that Quiz 18 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 11.3, 11.4 and 12.1 of the textbook and is due

 

 

at 11:00 PM on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Good luck!

 

March 08:

Please note that the graded Test #2 papers will be returned in the

 

 

class on Friday, March 11th. I am making available a scanned copy

 

 

of solutions to the test questions in PDF format.

 

March 05:

Please note that Quiz 17 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 9.1, 9.2, 11.1 and 11.2 of the textbook and is due

 

 

at 11:00 PM on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Good luck!

 

February 29:

Please note that this term there will be Tutorials for MATH 1505 on

 

 

Tuesdays, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in CLH 110. The tutorials are led

 

 

by Roberto Galardo. All MATH 1505 students are welcome to attend.

 

February 21:

Please note that we will write Test #2 during the lecture period on Friday,

 

 

February 26 in two class rooms, as follows:

 

 

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

 

 

- family name starting with M - Z: CLH 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, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 8.1,

 

 

8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5 and 8.6 of the textbook.

 

 

You are permitted to bring and use on the test only a HAND WRITTEN

 

 

(by yourself) notes on the BOTH sides of ONE (8.5 x 11 inch) sheet of

 

 

paper and a calculator of the model Sharp EL-510 RN.

 

 

 Good Luck!

 

February 12:

Please note that the MATH Lab will be closed during the Reading Week.

 

February 10:

Please note that Quiz 16 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 8.4, 8.5 and 8.8 of the textbook and is due at 

 

 

11:00 PM on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Good luck!

 

February 08:

Please note that Quiz 15 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the material

 

 

from Sections 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 of the textbook and is due at 11:00 PM on

 

 

Sunday, February 14, 2016. Good luck!

 

February 03:

Please note that Quiz 14 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the material

 

 

from Sections 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 of the textbook and is due at 11:00 PM on

 

 

Sunday, February 07, 2016. Good luck!

 

February 02:

Please note that the graded Supplementary Exam papers will be returned in

 

 

the class on Wednesday, February 3rd. I am making available a scanned copy

 

 

of solutions to the exam questions in PDF format.

 

January 24:

Please note that the Supplementary Midterm Exam will take place during

 

 

the lecture period on Wednesday, January 27 in two class rooms, as follows:

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

from Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,

 

 

3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 and 4.6 of the textbook.

 

January 19:

Please note that Quiz 13 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the material

 

 

from Sections 5.6, 5.8 and 6.1 of the textbook and is due at 11:00 PM on

 

 

Sunday, January 24, 2016. Good luck!

 

January 18:

According to your requests, I am making available  solutions  to the Midterm

 

 

Exam questions in PDF format.

 

January 13:

Please note that Quiz 12 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the material

 

 

from Sections 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 of the textbook and is due at 11:00 PM on

 

 

Sunday, January 17, 2016. Good luck!

 

January 09:

I am making available the weekly  schedule  of the Math Lab for the

Please note that Quiz 11 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

Winter term.

 

January 06:

Please note that Quiz 11 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the textbook and is due at 11:00 PM

 

 

on Sunday, January 10, 2016. Good luck!

 

January 05:

If you missed the Midterm Examination on December 10, 2015 and have

 

 

submitted a valid Attending Physician Statement form, please note that the

 

 

Deferred Midterm Examination will take place on Sunday, January 17th,

 

 

2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM in VH A.

 

January 04:

Please note that the graded Midterm Exam papers were returned in the

 

 

class today. If you were not able to pick up your exam paper, you may

 

 

pick it up from my office, S512 Ross on Wednesday, January 6th between

 

 

12:00 and 1:00 PM.

 

December 03:

As it was announced in class, we will write the Midterm Examination 

 

 

on Thursday, December 10 from 19:00 to 21:00 in TC AVIVA.

 

 

The exam will be comprehensive, covering all the material covered in

 

 

class according to the Course Schedule with an emphasis on the more

 

 

resent material covered after Test #1. You are permitted to bring and use

 

 

on the exam only HAND WRITTEN (by yourself) notes on the BOTH

 

 

sides of ONE (8.5 x 11 inch) sheet of paper and a calculator of the model 

 

 

Sharp EL-510 RN. There will be several questions on the exam, some

 

 

with several parts. Marks for each question will be indicated. You have to

 

 

show all your work to justify your answers and should explain your

 

 

solutions where appropriate.

 

 

I am also making available for you the latest schedules of the Math Lab.

 

December 02:

Please note that Quiz 10 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 and 4.6 of the textbook and is due at

 

 

11:00 PM on Monday, December 07, 2015. Good luck!

 

November 29:

Please note that there will be Mock Midterm Exam on Friday, December 4th

 

 

from 2:30 to 5:30 PM in Room BC 215. If you have any questions regarding

 

 

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

 

 

osamas86@my.yorku.ca

 

November 25:

Please note that Quiz 9 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the textbook and is due at

 

 

11:00 PM on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Good luck!

 

 

Also, as it was announced in the class on Monday, the study sessions

 

 

to prepare for the Midterm Examination will take place on Fridays,

 

 

November 27 and December 04 from 2:30 to 4:00 PM in Room BC 224.

 

November 18:

Please note that Quiz 8 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8 of the textbook and is due at

 

 

11:00 PM on Sunday, November 22, 2015. Good luck!

 

November 11:

Please note that Quiz 7 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 3.4 and 3.5 of the textbook and is due at

 

 

11:00 PM on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Good luck!

 

November 06:

As it was announced in the class today, the CR, Baithat Adeyinka

 

 

is organizing study sessions to prepare to the Midterm Examination.

 

 

Please fill in your availability in the doodle page by the end of the week:

 

 

http://doodle.com/poll/xkbxq6atgaxxkatb

 

 

For further information regarding the study sessions you may contact

 

 

Baithat at: baithat@my.yorku.ca

 

November 04:

Please note that Quiz 6 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 of the textbook and is due at

 

 

11:00 PM on Sunday, November 08, 2015. Good luck!

 

October 28:

Please note that Quiz 5 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 2.4 and 2.5 of the textbook and is due at

 

 

11:00 PM on Sunday, November 01, 2015. Good luck!

 

October 27:

Please note that the graded Test #1 papers will be returned in the class on

 

 

Wednesday, October 28. I am making available a scanned copy of  solutions

 

 

to the test questions in PDF format.

 

October 21:

Please note that Quiz 4 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 2.2 and 2.3 of the textbook and is due at

 

 

11:00 PM on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Good luck!

 

October 14:

As it was announced in the class today, we will write Test #1 during the

 

 

lecture period on Friday, October 16 in two class rooms, as follows:

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

from Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1 and 2.2 of the textbook.

 

 

Please note that a question on the test related to the material of Section

 

 

2.2 will be a bonus question. Good Luck!

 

October 09:

Please note that there will be Mock Test #1 on Tuesday, October 13th

 

 

from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Room SC 216. If you have any questions

 

 

regarding the mock test, please contact the PASS Leader, Osama Syed

 

 

at e-mail: osamas86@my.yorku.ca

 

October 07:

As it was announced in the class today, Tutorials for the course will

 

 

take place on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in CLH M.

 

 

Please note that Quiz 3 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 1.5, 1.6 and 2.1 of the textbook and is due at

 

 

11:00 PM on Sunday, October 11, 2015. There are 94 points on the quiz

 

 

and this time they are not distributed equally. As before, to answer each

 

 

you are allowed up to three submissions. Good luck!

 

October 04:

Please note that the class representative for our Section will be 

 

 

Baithat Adeyinka. I am making available for you Baithat’s e-mail address:

 

 

baithat@my.yorku.ca

 

September 30:

Please note that Quiz 2 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 1.3 and 1.4 of the textbook and is due at 9:00 PM

 

 

on Sunday, October 04, 2015. To answer each question you are allowed

 

 

up to three submissions. Good luck!

 

September 29:

Please note the room change for Wednesday PASS sessions:

 

 

Course Information

 

September 26:

Please note that for the students of Section B the grace period to use

 

 

WebAssign without purchasing the login code is extended until October 09,

 

 

2015. Also, if there is a problem with your enrollment in EWA or any other

 

 

problems related to WebAssign, please check the student support webpage:

 

 

https://webassign.com/support/student-support/

 

 

You may also call them toll free: 1-800-955-82-75.

 

 

Student support hours:

 

 

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM;

 

 

Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM;

 

 

Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

 

September 23:

Please note that Quiz 1 is available on the WebAssign. It covers the

 

 

material from Sections 1.1 and 1.2 of the textbook and is due at 9:00 PM

 

 

on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Good luck!

 

September 21:

As it was announced in class the last week, in the Fall term, PASS sessions

 

 

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

 

 

Mondays from 4:30 to 6:00 PM, in LSB 101;

 

 

Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM, in S128 Ross;

 

 

Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM, in BC 322;

 

 

Fridays from 2:30 to 4:00 PM, in BC 322.

 

 

The URL for MATH 1505 PASS Facebook page is:

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1634879070130760/

 

 

For further information regarding the PASS sessions you may

 

 

contact the PASS Leaders: 

 

 

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

 

 

Abdurahman Ibrahim at e-mail: ibr65@my.yorku.ca

 

September 18:

I am making available the weekly schedule of the Math Lab for Fall Term.

 

September 15:

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

 

September 13:

Please note that Quiz 0 is available on the WebAssign.at:

 

 

https://www.webassign.net/login.html

 

 

Good luck!

 

September 10:

Welcome!

 

To view and/or print  PDF  files you need to download the Acrobat Reader  http://www.math.yorku.ca/~raguimov/math1505c_y13/getacro.gif

 

 

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 Master’s 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:

Fall/Winter 2015-2016

MATH 1505

Section:

B

 

Lectures:

MWF 10:30-11:30 AM, (MF CLH E, W SLH D)

Instructor:

Name:

Dr. Iouldouz Raguimov

 

Office:

S512 Ross

 

Phone:

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

 

Office Hours:

WF 12:00–13:00, R 13:00-14:00, also by appointment

 

E-mail:

raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca

 

Tutorials:

Math Lab in S525 Ross

 

PASS:

Mondays from 4:30 to 6:00 PM, in LSB 101;

 

 

Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM, in S128 Ross;

 

 

Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM, in BC 322;

 

 

Fridays from 2:30 to 4:00 PM, in BC 322.

PASS Leader:

Name:

Osama Syed

 

E-mail:

osamas86@my.yorku.ca

 

 

Abdurahman Ibrahim

 

 

ibr65@my.yorku.ca

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1634879070130760/

Grading:

Weekly quizzes on WebAssign:

10%*

 

Two Tests:

12.5% each

 

Midterm Exam:

25%

 

Final Examination:

40%

*) Weekly quizzes are done electronically using Enhanced WebAssign (EWA). You must have a EWA login code to complete them. Quizzes are available on Wednesday after the class until Sunday 9:00 P.M. EST each week (please note that the deadline is electronically enforced). Only top eight quiz marks in each term will be included in your course grade. Fall and Winter term quizzes will be evaluated separately to count 5% of the course grade each, respectively. Quiz 0, in the Fall term, is a practice run, and does not count towards your course evaluation. Success in this course is strongly correlated with solving quizzes on a regular basis. Nevertheless, the option exists for evaluation based on tests and exams only: For students choosing this option the quizzes’ weight of 10% will be collapsed by 5% each with the Midterm and Final Exam, respectively (resulting in 30% and 45% weights for the Midterm and Final Exams, respectively in your overall grade for the course).

 


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 and

Biocalculus: Calculus, Probability, and Statistics for the Life Sciences

other aids:

by James Stewart & Troy Day

 

Cengage Learning, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-305-11403-6

 

The York Bookstore bundle along with the textbook includes:

-Student Solutions Manual

 

Cengage Learning, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-305-11406-7;

 

-DVD;

 

-Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) login code

 

ISBN: 978-1-285-85826-5 (Printed Access Code),

 

ISBN: 978-1-285-85825-8 (Instant Access Code).

 

You will need EWA in order to complete the quizzes.

 

See http://www.stewartcalculus.com for more information on the textbook.

WebAssign

Please note that the WebAssign Class Key for Section B is:

self-enrolment:

yorku.ca 9271 9087

 

You may self-enrol into WebAssign course at: 

 

https://www.webassign.net/login.html

 

 

Reference Sources:

There are two copies of the book in the Steacie Science Library in the

 

two-hour reserve.

Calculator:

On the tests and exams 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:

September 10: Classes commence.

 

September 24: The last date to enrol in the course without my permission.

 

October 12: No classes.

 

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

October 29-November 01: Fall Reading Days (no classes).

December 07: The last date to submit Fall term work.

 

December 07: Fall classes end.

 

December 08: Study day.

 

December 09-23: Fall examinations.

 

January 04: Classes resume.

 

February 05: The last date to drop the course without receiving a final grade.

 

February 13-19: Winter Reading Week (no classes).

 

April 04: Classes end.

 

April 05: Study day.

April 06-20: Examination period.


Course Schedule

(Tentative, subject to any changes announced in class)

Weeks:

Sections:

Events:

Sept 10-11

Introduction, 1.1

Classes begin on Thursday, September 10.

Sept 14-18

1.2-1.3

Sept 21-25

1.4-1.6

September 24 is the last day to enrol without my permission.

Sept 28-Oct 02

2.1-2.3

 

Oct 05-09

2.4-2.5

Oct 12-16

3.1, Test #1

Test #1 will take place on Friday, October 16.

Oct 19-23

3.2-3.4

Oct 26-30

3.5-3.6

No classes will be on Friday, October 30.

Nov 02-06

3.7-3.8

 

Nov 09-13

4.1-4.2

 

Nov 16-20

4.3-4.4

 

Nov 23-27

4.4-4.5

Nov 30-Dec 04

4.6

 

Dec 07

Review

Fall classes end.

Dec 09-23

Midterm Exam

TBA.

Jan 04-08

5.1, 5.2

Classes resume on Monday, January 04.

Jan 11-15

5.3, 5.4, 5.5

 

Jan 18-22

5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 6.1

 

Jan 25-29

6.2, 6.3, 6.4

 

Feb 01-05

8.1, 8.2, 8.3

 

Feb 08-12

8.4, 8.5, 8.6

Feb 15-19

No classes

Reading Week.

Feb 22-26

8.7, 8.8, Test #2

Test #2 will take place on Friday, February 26. 

Feb 29-Mar 04

9.1, 9.2

 

Mar 07-11

11.1, 11.2

 

Mar 14-18

11.3, 11.4

 

Mar 21-25

12.1, 12.2

No classes will be on Friday, March 25.

Mar 28-Apr 01

12.3

 

Apr 04

Review

Classes end on Monday, April 04.

Apr 06-22

Final Examination

TBA.

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


Homework

Throughout the term, the everyday homework assignment is to do as many of the exercises from the textbook as you find necessary to develop your understanding of the course material. These will not be collected for grading and hence, will not directly affect your grade. However, it is extremely important that you complete as many exercises as possible. 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! For excellent success and understanding in this course, it is recommended that you read the relevant sections of the textbook ahead of each 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 and kept out of sight by all participants 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. Activities (such as newspaper reading, food consumption) that are not conducive to maintaining an atmosphere of attention and learning in class ought to be avoided. 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:
Weekly quizzes: 10%. Quizzes are done electronically using WebAssign. You must have a WebAssign account to complete them. Quizzes are available on Wednesday after the class until Sunday 9:00 P.M. EST each week (please note that deadline is electronically enforced). Only top eight quiz marks will be included in your overall course grade. Quiz 0 is a practice run, and does not count towards your evaluation.
Two Tests (50 minutes each written tests held in lecture periods): 12.5% each (Tentative dates for the tests: Fridays, October 16, 2015 and February 26, 2016);
Midterm Examination 
(two-hour exam scheduled by the Registar's Office): 25% of the overall grade, will take place in December 2015, during the examination period;
Final Examination 
(three-hour exam scheduled by the Registar's Office): 40% of the overall grade, will take place in April 2016, 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.

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 15 is NOT a legitimate excuse for absence from a final exam on April 18.


Religious Observance and Accessibility:

Special needs students please identify yourself 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 two 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 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 April 25, 2016