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SC/MATH 1510 6.0 A

Fundamentals of Mathematics

2013-2014 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 exams. 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.

December 02:

Please note that Assignment #9 is available on the WebAssign. The assignment

 

covers the material from Sections 3.2, 3.3 and 3.7 of the textbook and is due on

 

Saturday, December 07 at 10:00 PM.

November 22:

As it was announced in the class today, we will write Test #2 during the

 

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

 

- family name starting with A - M: VH B;

 

- family name starting with N - Z: S137 Ross.

 

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

 

Sections 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 of the textbook.

 

I am making available lecture notes for Section 3.3 of the textbook.

November 21:

I am making available lecture notes for Section 3.2 of the textbook.

November 19:

Please note that Assignment #8 is available on the WebAssign. The assignment

 

covers the material from Sections 2.7 and 3.1 of the textbook and is due on

 

Saturday, November 23 at 10:00 PM.

November 18:

I am making available lecture notes for Section 3.1 of the textbook.

November 15:

I am making available lecture notes for Section 2.7 of the textbook.

 

Practice exercises for Chapter 3:

 

3.1:  # 1-4, 7, 16, 21, 29, 31, 42, 44, 46, 50, 54, 55, 64, 67, 75;

 

3.2:  # 1-4, 6, 7, 10, 13, 16, 20, 21, 29, 31, 34, 42, 50, 52, 73, 77, 83;

 

3.3:  # 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 11, 17, 20, 28, 35, 41, 46, 48, 55, 58, 60, 63, 66, 69;

 

3.7:  # 1-6, 8, 13, 19, 22, 28, 39, 42, 49, 55, 63, 67, 70, 84, 86, 91.

November 12:

Please note that Assignment #7 is available on the WebAssign. The assignment

 

covers the material from Sections 2.2, 2.5 and 2.6 of the textbook and is due on

 

Saturday, November 16 at 10:00 PM.

November 10:

I am making available lecture notes for Section 2.6 of the textbook.

November 07:

I am making available lecture notes for Section 2.5 of the textbook.

November 04:

I am making available lecture notes for Section 2.2 of the textbook.

 

Practice exercises for Sections 2.5-2.7:

 

2.5:  # 1-4, 6, 7, 11, 14, 15, 20, 38, 44, 45, 48, 51, 53, 58, 62, 77, 80, 83, 89;

 

2.6:  # 1-4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 16, 21, 25, 26, 29, 38, 44, 46, 54, 58, 66, 68;

 

2.7:  # 1-4, 5, 10, 13, 17, 22, 28, 31, 34, 36, 37, 44, 45, 54, 60, 63, 75, 76, 85.

October 29:

Please note that Assignment #6 is available on the WebAssign. The assignment

 

covers the material from Sections 1.10 and 2.1 of the textbook and is due on Saturday,

 

November 02 at 10:00 PM.

October 27:

Practice exercises for Sections 2.1-2.2:

 

2.1:  # 1-4, 6, 7, 11, 18, 21, 22, 25, 29, 32, 36, 44, 47, 50, 55, 56, 63, 65, 72, 83;

 

2.2:  # 1-4, 7, 12, 16, 21, 27, 30, 38, 44, 49, 52, 53, 63, 70, 75, 77, 84.

October 25:

I am making available lecture notes for Section 2.1 of the textbook.

October 24:

I am making available lecture notes for Section 1.10 of the textbook.

October 18:

I am making available solutions to thewhiteandgreenversions of

 

Test #1. Please note that the graded test papers will hopefully be returned

 

in the class on Monday, October 28.

October 16:

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

 

lecture period on Friday, October 18 in two class rooms, as follows:

 

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

 

- family name starting with L - Z: S137 Ross.

 

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, 1.7 and 1.8 of the textbook.

October 14:

Please note that Assignment #5 is available on the WebAssign. The assignment

 

covers the material from Sections 1.7 and 1.8 of the textbook and is due on Saturday,

 

October 19 at 10:00 PM.

 

I am making available lecture notes for Section 1.8 of the textbook.

October 10:

I am making available lecture notes for Section 1.7 of the textbook.

 

Practice exercises for Section 1.10:

 

1.10:  # 1-4, 7, 13, 16, 18, 21, 24, 26, 30, 37, 38, 46, 52, 65, 75.

October 09:

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

 

additional background help, please read  this  information.

 

Please also note that there will probably be 45 registration slots available, and these

 

will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Students have to register in advance

 

and cannot decide to show up at the last moment without registration.

October 08:

Please note that Assignment #4 is available on the WebAssign. The assignment

 

covers the material from Sections 1.5 and 1.6 of the textbook and is due on Saturday,

 

October 12 at 10:00 PM.

October 06:

I am making available lecture notes for Section 1.6 of the textbook.

October 04:

Practice exercises for Sections 1.7-1.8:

 

1.7:  # 1-4, 6, 11, 19, 25, 32, 33, 39, 44, 50, 61, 72, 73, 80, 94, 122;

 

1.8:  # 1-6, 8, 11, 14, 27, 28, 53, 54, 62, 64, 75, 81, 92, 94, 105, 115.

 

I am making available lecture notes for Section 1.5 of the textbook.

October 01:

Please note that Assignment #3 is available on the WebAssign. The assignment

 

covers the material from Sections 1.3 and 1.4 of the textbook and is due on Saturday,

 

October 05 at 10:00 PM.

September 30:

Practice exercises for Sections 1.5-1.6:

 

1.5:  # 1-6, 8, 12, 18, 30, 33, 35, 45, 49, 57, 59, 68, 82, 85, 88, 99, 105, 108, 110, 121;

 

1.6:  # 1-6, 7, 10, 16, 22, 26, 29, 31, 36, 43, 49, 54, 69, 74.

September 28:

I am making available lecture notes for Section 1.4 of the textbook.

September 27:

I am making available lecture notes for Section 1.3 of the textbook.

September 24:

Please note that Assignment #2 is available on the WebAssign. The assignment

 

covers the material from Section 1.2 of the textbook and is due on Saturday,

 

September 28 at 10:00 PM.

September 21:

Practice exercises for Sections 1.3-1.4:

 

1.3:  # 1-6, 7, 8, 12, 18, 20, 24, 35, 43, 47, 52, 62, 63, 67, 86, 98, 101, 112, 131;

 

1.4:  # 1-4, 7, 11, 14, 24, 31, 36, 40, 45, 50, 60, 62, 82, 83, 87, 103, 105.

 

I am making available lecture notes for Section 1.2 of the textbook.

September 20:

Please note that due to the WebAssign Maintenance work, scheduled for this

 

weekend and resent performance issues in the operation of the package the due

 

date for Assignment #1 has been changed to Tuesday, September 24.

September 18:

As it was promised in the class, I am making available lecture notes for Section 1.1

 

of the textbook.

September 17:

Please note that Assignment #1 is available on the WebAssign. The assignment

 

covers the material from Section 1.1 of the textbook and is due on Saturday,

 

at 10:00 P.M.

September 16:

Please note that starting from Monday, September 16, the MathStat Labs,

 

S525 Ross Building is open. The MathStat Labs will be operating throughout

 

the semester from Mondays to Fridays between 10:30 am and 15:30.

 

Also, if you have not registered to WebAssign, you may click the URL below

 

to access WebAssign Student Quick Start Guide:

 

http://www.webassign.net/manual/WA_Student_Quick_Start.pdf

September 12:

Bethune College is seeking Class Representatives (CRs) for 1st-year and

 

2nd-year MATH courses. The CR Program: http://bethune.yorku.ca/classreps/

 

is an initiative designed to assign a CR for each of the major courses in the

 

Faculty of Science. CRs serve as liaisons between the course instructor

 

and other students in the course, providing general feedback and bringing

 

any concerns that arise to the attention of the instructor. Bethune College

 

will provide all CRs with a forum where they can share their ideas and

 

strategies, as well as training, to help their classmates. This is designed to

 

strengthen the ties between students and course directors/instructors, to

 

help students get more engaged and do better in their courses.

 

If you are interested to be a CR for MATH 1510 6.00 A, please contact

 

the CR Program Coordinator, Ms. Michal Sheinis: bccr@yorku.ca

 

For more information please click here

September 11:

In order to use Online Forum you need to have AML account.

 

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

 

http://mms.yorku.ca

September 09:

Welcome!

 

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

 

Practice exercises for Sections 1.1-1.2:

 

1.1:  # 1-6, 8, 9, 18, 23, 25-28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 37-39, 42-44, 47, 48, 52, 56, 59-61, 64-67, 72,

 

†††††††††††††††† 75-77, 79, 80, 81, 83;

 

1.2:  # 1-8, 15-17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 30, 33-37, 39, 46, 47, 49, 55, 56, 61, 63, 67, 69, 71, 75,

 

         †† 77, 78, 80, 82, 85, 86, 87, 89, 90, 92, 97, 98, 100, 101, 103, 106.

 

Please note that the WebAssign Class Key for our section is:

 

yorku.ca 9665 2016

 

You may self-enrol into WebAssign course at:

 

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


Course Information

Course:

Term and Session:

Fall/Winter 2013-2014

MATH 1510

Section:

A

Lectures::

MWF 12:30-13:30, S137 Ross

Instructor:

Name:

Dr. Iouldouz Raguimov

 

Office:

S512 Ross Building

 

Mailbox:

N520 Ross Building

 

Office Hours:

MW 14:00-15:00, F 11:00-12:00pm, also by appointment

 

Email:

raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca

TA:

Name:

TBA.

 

Email:

TBA.

Grading:

Weekly Assignments:

15%

Four Tests:

10% each

 

Final Examination:

45%


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 and other Aids:

Precalculus - Mathematics for Calculus, Sixth Edition

 

by James Stewart, Lathar Redlin, Saleem Watson

 

Brooks/Cole, 2014, 2009. ISBN: 1-133-95473-1

 

Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) login code. ISBN: 0-538-73810-3

 

You will need EWA in order to complete weekly assignments.

Student Solutions Manual for Steward/Redlin/Watsonís Precalculus,

 

Sixth Edition by James Stewart, Lathar Redlin, Saleem Watson

 

2012. ISBN: 0-8400-6879-4

 

Please see http://stewartmath.com/media/5_home.php for more information

 

regarding the textbook and student solutions manual.

 

Prerequisite:

Ontario Grade 11 Functions or Functions & Relations (new curriculum) or

 

Grade 12 Advanced Mathematics (old curriculum).

 

 

Course Credit

SC/MATH 1710 6.00, GL/ITEC/MATH/MODR 1670 6.00.

Exclusions:

NCR Note: May not be taken by any student who has taken or is currently

 

taking another university course in mathematics or statistics, except for

 

SC/MATH 1500 3.00 or SC/MATH 1515 3.00 or SC/MATH 1520 3.00.

 

Important Dates:

September 09: Classes commence.

 

September 22: Last date to enrol in the course without my permission

 

October 18: Test #1

 

October 23: Last date to enrol in the course with my permission

 

October 30-November 03: Co-Curricular Days (no classes).

 

November 27: Test #2

 

December 06: Fall classes end

 

January 06: Classes resume

 

February 07: Test #3

 

February 14: Last date to drop the course without receiving a final grade

 

February 17-21: Reading Week (no classes).

 

March 21: Test #4

 

April 04: Classes end

 

April 08-24: Examination period.


Course Schedule

(subject to any changes announced in class)

WEEK

SECTIONS

EVENTS

Sept 09-13

Introduction, 1.1

Classes begin on Monday, September 09 

Sept 16-20

1.2

 

Sept 23-27

1.3-1.4

 

Sept 30-Oct 04

1.5-1.6

 

Oct 07-11

1.7-1.8

Oct 14-18

1.10, Test #1

Test #1 will take place on Friday, October 18

Oct 21-25

2.1

 

Oct 28-Nov 01

2.2

No classes will be on October 30 and November 01. 

Nov 04-08

2.5-2.6

 

Nov 11-15

2.7, 3.1

 

Nov 18-22

3.2-3.3

 

Nov 25-29

3.7, Test #2

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

Dec 02-06

10.1

Fall classes end on Friday, December 06.

Jan 6-10

10.2

Winter classes begin on Monday, January 06.

Jan 13-17

10.3, 10.8

 

Jan 20-24

10.9

 

Jan 27-31

4.1-4.2

 

Feb 03-07

4.3, Test #3

Test #3 will take place on Friday, February 07.

Feb 10-14

4.4, 4.5

 

Feb 17-21

No classes

Reading Week.

Feb 24-28

4.6, 6.1

 

March 03-07

6.2-6.3

 

March 10-14

5.1-5.2

 

March 17-21

5.3, Test #4

Test #4 will take place on Friday, March 21.

March 24-28

12.1-12.2

 

March 31-Apr 04

12.3, Review

The classes end on Friday, April 04.

April 08-24

Final Examination

TBA.

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 MathStat Labs in South 525 Ross, 10:30 - 3:30, five days a week.


Exams Information

Lecture/Test 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, 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:
Weekly Assignments: 15% of your overall grade. Assignments are done electronically using WebAssign. You must have a WebAssign account to complete them. Assignments are available on Wednesday after the class until Saturday 10:00 P.M. EST each week (please note that deadline is electronically enforced). Only top 15 assignment marks will be included in your overall course grade. There is Assignment #0 for a practice run, which is not count towards your evaluation;
Four Tests
(50 minutes each written tests held in lecture periods): 10% each (Tentative dates for the tests: Friday, October 18, Wednesday, November 27 of 2013, Friday, February 07 and Friday, March 21 of 2014);
Final Examination
(3-hour exam scheduled by the Registar's Office): 45% of the overall grade, will take place in April 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 four tests and your final exam grade is higher than your average test grade, your final exam will be counted as 65% and each test grade as 5% 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 24.


Religious Observance and Accessibilty:

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 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 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

© 2009-2013, All Rights Reserved, York University & Iouldouz S. Raguimov

Last modified December 02, 2013