Welcome to the Course Page of
AS/SC/MATH 1510 6.0 B Fundamentals of Mathematics 20072008 Full Year 



Department of Mathematics and Statistics 

May 05:  Please click here to see your final exam mark and unofficial letter grade 
for the course. Also, please note that your official grade will be sent to you  
by the Registrar's Office upon the approval by the Senate.  
Have a nice Summer!  
April 04:  Please note that during the examination period in April the Math Lab will 
be open from 11:00am to 3:00pm only on the following days: Tuesday 8th,  
Wednesday 9th, Friday 11th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th, Friday 18th  
and Tuesday 22nd.  
April 01:  Please note that the Final Examination will take place on Thursday, April 10, 
from 9:00am to 12:00pm in SLH E. On the exam you will be responsible for  
all material covered in this course according to Course Schedule. You are permitted  
to bring a nonprogrammable, nongraphing calculator. No other aids are allowed.  
If less common formulae are needed on the exam, then those formulae will be provided  
on the exam. 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. Unofficial final grades for the course will (hopefully)  
be posted to the course web page by the end of April.  
March 31:  Please note that Test #4 papers will be returned in the class on Tuesday, 
April 01. I am making available solutions to the test questions.  
March 20:  Please note that we will write Test #4 during the lecture period on Tuesday, 
March 25. On the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in  
class from Sections 4.5, 6.16.3, 5.15.3 and 11.1 of the textbook.  
March 19:  Please note that I will bring the course evaluation forms to the class on 
Thursday, March 20. It is the time for you to be the judge. Please come  
and fill out the evaluation forms.  
March 15:  Practice Exercises for Chapter 11: 
11.1: #177 (oddnumbered exercises)  
11.2: #163 (oddnumbered exercises)  
11.3: #177 (oddnumbered exercises).  
March 07:  Practice Exercises for Chapter 5: 
5.1: #153 (oddnumbered exercises)  
5.2: #181 (oddnumbered exercises)  
5.3: #177 (oddnumbered exercises).  
February 27:  Practice Exercises for Chapter 6: 
6.1: #185 (oddnumbered exercises)  
6.2: #165 (oddnumbered exercises)  
6.3: #169 (oddnumbered exercises).  
To view Diagram of Angles and Radians of the unit circle please click here.  
February 20:  Please note that Test #3 papers will be returned in the class on Thursday, 
February 21. I am making available solutions to the test questions.  
February 01:  Please note that we will write Test #3 during the lecture period on Tuesday, 
February 05. On the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in  
class from Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.6, 9.19.3, 9.9, 4.14.4 of the textbook.  
January 28:  Practice Exercises for Chapter 4. 
4.1: #149, 6381 (oddnumbered exercises)  
4.2: #163, 7983 (oddnumbered exercises)  
4.3: #165 (oddnumbered exercises)  
4.4: #181 (oddnumbered exercises)  
4.5: #141 (oddnumbered exercises).  
January 14:  Practice Exercises for Chapter 9. 
9.1: #135 (oddnumbered exercises), 47, 49, 51, 53  
9.2: #133, 4357 (oddnumbered exercises)  
9.3: #137 (oddnumbered exercises)  
9.9: #139 (oddnumbered exercises), 45, 47.  
Please note the change in my office hours. In Winter term, I will be holding  
the office hours on MWF between 12:00 and 1:00pm.  
November 28:  Please note that Test #2 papers will be returned in the class on Thursday, 
November 29. I am making available solutions to the test questions.  
November 19:  Please note that we will write Test #2 during the lecture period on Thursday, 
November 22 in two class rooms, as follows:  
 surname starting with A  L: TEL 1005,  
 surname starting with M  Z: TEL 0014.  
On the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in class from  
Sections 1.8, 1.10, 2.12.2, 2.42.8 of the textbook.  
Practice Exercises for Chapter 3.  
3.1: #179 (oddnumbered exercises)  
3.2: #165 (oddnumbered exercises)  
3.6: #163 (oddnumbered exercises).  
October 24:  Practice Exercises for Chapter 2. 
2.1: #173 (oddnumbered exercises)  
2.2: #189 (oddnumbered exercises)  
2.4: #173 (oddnumbered exercises)  
2.5: #165 (oddnumbered exercises)  
2.6: #129 (oddnumbered exercises)  
2.7: #161 (oddnumbered exercises)  
2.8: #179 (oddnumbered exercises).  
October 22:  Please note that Test #1 papers will be returned in the class on Tuesday, 
October 23. I am making available solutions to the test questions.  
October 09:  Please note that we will write Test #1 during the lecture period on Thursday, 
October 11 in two class rooms, as follows:  
 surname starting with A  L: TEL 1005,  
 surname starting with M  Z: TEL 0014.  
On the test you will be responsible for all the material covered in class from  
Sections 1.11.7 of the textbook.  
October 04:  Practice Exercises for Sections 1.7, 1.8, 1.10. 
1.7: #1107 (oddnumbered exercises)  
1.8: #1101 (oddnumbered exercises)  
1.10: #171 (oddnumbered exercises).  
September 21:  Practice Exercises for Sections 1.41.6: 
1.4: #193 (oddnumbered exercises)  
1.5: #1109 (oddnumbered exercises)  
1.6: #185 (oddnumbered exercises).  
September 18:  Practice Exercises for Sections 1.11.3: 
1.1: #175 (oddnumbered exercises)  
1.2: #197 (oddnumbered exercises)  
1.3: #1107 (oddnumbered exercises).  
September 17:  The first day of the Math Lab is Monday, September 17. The Math Lab, S525 Ross 
Building, will be open throughout the semester from Monday to Friday from 10:30a.m.  
to 3:30p.m. (closed on Monday, October 8 (Thanksgiving)). For more information on  
the Math Lab please go to: www.math.yorku.ca/new/undergrad/mathlab.htm  
September 06:  Welcome! 
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Lectures:  Days, Time and Venue:  T/R 2:304:00 p.m., TEL 0014 
Instructor:  Name:  Dr. Iulduz Raguimov 
Office:  S512 Ross Building  
Mailbox:  N520 Ross Building  
Office Hours:  MWF 12:001:00 p.m., also by appointment  
Email:  raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca  
TA:  Name:  TBA 
Email:  TBA  
Grading:  Four TermTests  15% each 
Final Examination  40% 
Course Description:
Designed for the student whose mathematical background is weak and who wishes to take further courses in mathematics. Topics include algebraic equations and inequalities; simple sequences and series; analytic geometry; trigonometry; functions, including algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. The course is a survey of topics that would normally be taken in secondary school, prior to the final year. It is intended for students whose mathematics background is weak, because of an interruption in their education. For a more detailed list of topics with references to the textbook, please see Course Schedule.
Textbook: 
Precalculus  Mathematics for Calculus, Fiffth Edition 
by James Stewart, Lathar Redlin, Saleem Watson  
Thomson Learing Inc., 2006. ISBN 0534492770  
Optional Aid:  Student Solutions Manual for Precalculus, Fifth Edition 
by Andrew BulmanFleming  
Thomson Learing Inc., 2006. ISBN 0534492908  
Prerequisite:  Ontario Grade 12 Advanced Mathematics, or Ontario Grade 11 Functions, 
or Ontario Grade 11 Functions and Relations.  
Course Credit  AK/MATH 1710 6.00. May not be taken by any student who has taken or 
Exclusions:  is currently taking another university course in mathematics or statistics, 
except for AS/SC/MATH 1500 3.00 or AS/SC/MATH 1515 3.00.  
Important Dates:  September 06: Classes commence. 
September 20: Last date to enrol in the course without my permission.  
October 19: Last date to enrol in the course with my permission.  
December 03: Fall classes end.  
January 03: Classes resume.  
February 01: Last date to drop the course without receiving a grade.  
February 1115: Reading Week.  
April 01: Last day of classes.  
April 0729: Examination period. 
(subject to any changes announced in class)
WEEK 
SECTIONS 
COMMENTS 
Sept 0507  Introduction, 1.1  Classes begin on Thursday, September 06. 
Sept 1014  1.11.2  No classes will be on Thursday, September 13. 
Sept 1721  1.21.3  
Sept 2428  1.41.5  
Oct 0105  1.61.7  
Oct 0912  1.8, Test #1  Test #1 will take place on Thursday, October 11. 
Oct 1519  1.10  
Oct 2226  2.12.2  
Oct 29Nov 02  2.42.5  
Nov 0509  2.6, 2.7  
Nov 1216  2.8  
Nov 1923  3.1, Test #2  Test #2 will take place on Thursday, November 22. 
Nov 2630  3.2, 3.6  Fall classes end on Thursday, November 29. 
Jan 03  9.1  Winter classes begin on Thursday, January 03. 
Jan 0711  9.29.3  
Jan 1418  9.9, 4.1  
Jan 2125  4.24.3  
Jan 28Feb 01  4.44.5  
Feb 0408  6.1, Test #3  Test #3 will take place on Tuesday, February 05. 
Feb 1115  No classes  Reading Week. 
Feb 1822  6.2  
Feb 2529  6.3, 5.1  
March 0307  5.2  
March 1014  5.3  
March 1721  11.1, 11.2  
March 2428  11.2, 11.3, Test #4  Test #4 will take place on Tuesday, March 25. 
Mar 31Apr 01  11.3, Review  The classes end on Thursday, April 01. 
April 0729  Final Examination  Thursday, April 10. 
Note: The course will not cover all the sections of each chapter from the textbook.
Throughout the term, the everyday homework assignment is to do as many of the problems 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. Nevertheless, it is extremely important that you complete as many problems as possible. Do not memorize them. Rather, learn how to solve problems like them. Use the Solutions Manual only after you have tried the problem. There is nothing like a bit of computation to strengthen understanding in mathematics! Successful students must keep up with homework and seek help for points they do not understand as soon as possible. Do not fall behind! It is recommended to read the relevant sections of the textbook before every class. Next to the classes, working out the answers to the problems 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. I will regularly make specific suggestions concerning problems to do or to avoid. It is quite practical to work on your own or together in small groups. Each student should do at least two hours of independent study for every lecture hour. The amount you learn in this course and the grade you receive will be proportional to the amount of time you spend working on problems.
Please
turn off all cell phones and pagers before entering the lecture hall.
For
tests and exam cell phones, digital dictionaries,
palms, pagers,
computers, and hats with large peaks are not allowed.
All such
devices as well as all books, papers, knapsacks, and briefcases must be
left at the front of the lecture hall. Anyone caught with
electronic devices will be charged with Academic Dishonesty (see the
next page). The only items you may have at your seat
on the tests and exam are pens, pencils,
student ID, a nongraphing, nonprogrammable calculator
and purses. You are
responsible for all material covered in lectures.
Note: You may not use
graphing
or programmable calculators on the tests
and final exam. Photo identification and signingin are required at all tests
and
exam.
The composition of the final grade is as follows: Four TermTests (75 minutes each written tests held in lecture period): 15% each (Tentative dates for the tests: Thursdays, October 11 and November 22 of 2007, and Tuesdays, February 05 and March 25 of 2008). Final Examination (threehour exam scheduled by the Registrar's Office): 40% of the overall grade, will take place in April, during the examination period. All testmarks you receive should be interpreted as raw scores and not "percentages". The statistics of scores will be announced for all tests. Cutoff for converting midterm scores into letter grades will be announced prior to the drop date. Students have seven days from the date of the return of a test paper 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 all four termtests, your lowest mark obtained on any test will be replaced by the mark on the final exam if the final exam mark is higher.
Makeup Policy:
No permission will be given
to a student to write tests in advance of
their scheduled dates. No makeups will be done for the termtests. Missed tests 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 classtest
for medical reasons you must turn
in
within one week following the test date
a copy of the medical report
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. A student who misses the final
examination
will be allowed to write a makeup 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, 4167362100, Ext.
55902 or 33969) in advance that the exam will
be missed,
2)
the student submits
a copy of the medical report form
provided
here
after getting it filled in by his/her doctor within one week following
the exam date.
Students who miss the final examination and do not meet both conditions will receive a grade of
F. It is student's responsibility to fill out and submit the
Deferred Standing Agreement Form.
Note: Do not make vacation/job plan until the final exam
date is known: having a plane ticket for Hawaii or Las Vegas on 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 inclass tests pose such a conflict, students should contact me (raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca) within the first three 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.
Individual questions can be discussed by email, or in person after class, or during office hours. Please send all email notes as plain text within the body of the message. Do not send attachments nor HTMLformatted 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 updated regularly to include important announcements made in class, such as the material to be covered on the tests. Email notes requesting such information contained on the web page will be answered the last.
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