Welcome to the Course Page of

MATH 1520 3.00 M

Introduction to Calculus, with Vectors

Summer 2012

 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science and Engineering
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 24: 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 faculty.
  HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!
August 06: I am making available your percentage term grades for the course.
  Please note that you may pick up your graded Test #2 paper from
  the box outside of my office.
August 03: Please note that the Final Examination for the course will take place
  on Wednesday, August 08, 2012 from 19:00 to 22:00 in CLH B.
  The exam will be comprehensive, covering the entire course material
  according to the Course Schedule but with an emphasis on more
  recent material covered after the second test. 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 here by
  Tuesday, August 21.
  Please also note that I will be holding an additional office hour for
  last minute questions on Tuesday, August 07 from 14:00 to 15:00.
August 02: I am making available a scanned copy of  solutions  to Test #2
  questions. Please note that the graded test papers will hopefully
  be available for pick up from my office (S512 Ross) on Tuesday,
  August 07, 2012 after 1:00 P.M.
August 01: Practice exercises for Chapters 11 and 12:
  Section 11.1:  # 5, 11, 15, 17, 21, 25, 29, 31, 33, 41, 45, 49, 65, 73, 75;
  Section 11.2:  # 5, 15, 17, 19, 21, 27, 29, 31, 43, 45, 49, 51, 53, 57;
  Section 12.1:  # 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37;
  Section 12.2:  # 5, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 45;
  Section 12.3:  # 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 17, 23, 27, 29, 33, 35, 39, 41, 51, 53;
  Section 12.4:  # 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 27, 29, 33, 35, 37, 39.
July 27: As it was announced in the class yesterday, we will write Test #2 during
  the lecture period from 18:00 to 19:30 on Tuesday, July 31. On the test
  you will be responsible for all the material covered in class from Sections
  3.1-3.2, 3.4-3.5, 3.7-3.10, 4.1, 4.3-4.5, 4.7 and 4.9 of the textbook.
July 23: Practice exercises for Chapter 4:
  Section 4.1:  # 1, 5, 9, 15, 25, 31, 41, 43, 49, 55, 57, 61, 65, 69;
  Section 4.3:  # 1, 3, 5, 9, 13, 15, 19, 23, 25, 35, 39, 43, 45, 61, 71;
  Section 4.4:  # 7, 11, 17, 19, 23, 25, 31, 41, 49, 53, 57, 63, 73;
  Section 4.5:  # 1, 11, 15, 29, 35, 61, 65;
  Section 4.7:  # 3, 5, 7, 9, 15, 21, 23, 33, 35, 38, 47;
  Section 4.9:  # 3, 5, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 25, 33, 39, 43, 61, 65, 71.
  Please also note that the student course evaluations are available on-
  line at the URL link  http://courseevaluations.yorku.ca  until Friday,
  August 3,2012. It is the time for you to be the judge. Please go on-
  line and complete the course evaluation.
July 19: Please note that the graded Test #1 papers will be returned in the class 
  today.
July 16: I am making available scanned copies of the solutions to the white and
  pink  versions of Test #1 questions. Please note that the graded test
  papers will hopefully be returned in the class on Thursday, July 19.
July 13: Practice exercises for Chapter 3:
  Section 3.1:  # 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 29, 34, 37, 43, 44, 47, 51;
  Section 3.2:  # 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 15, 27, 29, 31, 33, 39, 41;
  Section 3.4:  # 1, 7, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27, 31, 33, 47, 51, 55, 79;
  Section 3.5:  # 1, 9, 11, 17, 23, 25, 27, 35, 49, 51, 53, 76;
  Section 3.7:  # 1, 5, 7, 13, 15, 22, 25, 31;
  Section 3.8:  # 3, 4, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19;
  Section 3.9:  # 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 21, 27, 31, 39;
  Section 3.10:  # 1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 27, 33.
July 10: As it was announced in the class today, we will write Test #1 during the
  lecture period from 18:00 to 19:20 on Thursday, July 12. On the test you
  will be responsible for all the material covered in class from Sections
  1.1-1.3, 1.5-1.6, 2.1-2.3 and 2.5-2.8 of the textbook.
July 04: Practice exercises for Chapter 2:
  Section 2.1:  # 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8;
  Section 2.2:  # 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 27, 29, 31, 41, 45;
  Section 2.3:  # 1, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 17, 21, 31, 35, 41, 48;
  Section 2.5:  # 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 19, 23, 25, 26, 33, 35, 41, 47, 51;
  Section 2.6:  # 3, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 25, 29, 37, 43, 55, 57;
  Section 2.7:  # 3, 7, 9, 13, 23, 27, 29, 31, 39, 43, 47;
  Section 2.8:  # 1, 3, 9, 13, 23, 27, 29, 37, 43, 47, 49.
June 26: Welcome back!
  To view and/or print  PDF  files you need to download the Acrobat Reader 
  Practice exercises for Chapter 1:
  Section 1.1:  # 3, 7, 15, 23, 25, 27, 31, 33, 39, 41, 43, 69, 73, 77;
  Section 1.2:  # 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 27;
  Section 1.3: # 2, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 29, 31, 35, 37, 39, 41, 50, 51, 53, 56;
  1/ Principles of Problem Solving: # 3, 10, 17, 18;
  Section 1.5:  # 1, 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 19, 23, 28, 29, 32;
  Section 1.6:  # 1, 3, 5, 9, 15, 19, 21, 27, 29, 31, 35, 39, 47, 49, 51, 55, 63, 67, 71.
  Please note that Tutorials for the course will take place in MathLab, S525
  Ross Building, which is open throughout the term: Monday-Thursday from 4:20
  to 5:50 P.M., also Mondays 10.30-12:00 P.M. and Thursdays 1:30-3:00 P.M.
  For more information on the MathLab please check the web page at:
  http://www1.math.yorku.ca/new/content/math-lab

Course Information

MATH 1520: Session: Summer 2012
  Section: M
  Lectures: T/R 18:00-21:00, CLH F
Instructor: Name: Dr. Iulduz Raguimov
  Office: S512 Ross
  Phone: 416-736-2100, EXT 66092 or 416-736-5250
  Office Hours: W/R 15:00-16:00, also by appointment
  E-mail: raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca
TA: Name: TBA
  E-mail: TBA
Grading: Two Tests:  30% each
  Final Examination: 40%

Course Description:  This course covers the elements of differential calculus including limits, rates of changes, derivatives, methods of differentiation, applications of derivatives, related rates, extreme values, maximum and minimum problems and curve sketching. The course also covers elements of vectors in 2- and 3-dimentional spaces including dot products, cross products, lines and planes. Designed for students who have not taken (or who have performed inadequately in) Ontario high school calculus. For a more detailed list of topics with references to the textbook, please see Course Schedule.

Textbook:

Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Seventh Edition

by James Stewart
  Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning 2012, ISBN-10: 0-538-49790-4
  ISBN-13: 978-0-538-49790-9
Reference Sources: Books in the Steacie Science Library, beginning with QA 3030
  
Course Prerequisites: One of: MATH 1510 6.00, an OAC mathematics course, 12U Advanced Functions
  (MHF4U), or equivalent; or permission of the department. This course may be taken
at the same time as the second half of MATH 1510 6.00.
Course Credit SC/MATH 1513 3.00, SC/MATH 1515 3.00. May not be taken by any student
Exclusions: who has passed or is currently taking another university course in calculus, with the
  exception of students taking SC/MATH 1550 6 .00 concurrently.
   
Important Dates: June 26: Classes commence.
June 29: The last date to enrol in the course without my permission.
July 07: The last date to enrol in the course with my permission.
  July 12: Test #1
July 20: The last date to drop the course without receiving a final grade.
  July 31: Test #2
  August 03: The last day of classes.
August 07-17: Examination period.

Course Schedule

(subject to any changes announced in class)

WEEK

SECTIONS

COMMENTS

June 25-29   Introduction, 1.1-1.3, 1.5-1.6 Classes begin on Tuesday, June 26.
July 03-06  2.1-2.3, 2.5-2.7  
July 09-13 2.8, 3.1-3.2, Test #1 Test #1 will take place on Thursday, July 12.
July 16-20  3.4-3.5, 3.7-3.10  
July 23-27 4.1, 4.3-4.5, 4.7, 4.9  
July 30-Aug 03 11.1-11.2, 12.1-12.3, Test #2, Review Test #2 will take place on Tuesday, July 31.
The classes end on Thursday, August 02.
August 07-17 Final Examination Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 19:00 in CLH B.

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.


Exams Information

Lecture/Exam Rules:

Please turn off all cell phones and pagers before entering the lecture hall. For tests and exam cell phones, calculators, digital dictionaries, palms, pagers or other electronic devices 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 are pens, pencils, student ID and purses. 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:
Two Tests (75 minutes each written tests held in lecture periods):   30% each (Tentative dates for the tests: Thursday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 31). Final Examination:   40% of the overall grade, will take place on Wednesday, August 08, 2012 at 19:00 in CLH B.
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 both tests and your final exam grade is higher than your average test grade, your final exam will be counted as 60% and each test as 20% 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 term-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 to Banff or Hawaii for
August 10  is NOT a legitimate excuse for absence from a final exam on August 15.


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 in-class tests pose such a conflict, students should contact me (raguimov@mathstat.yorku.ca) by June 29. 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.

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 HonestyPhoto identification and signing-in are required at all tests and exam. 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 nor HTML-formatted 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 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-  York Undergraduate Mathematics Program
2 Links to Calculus sites
3-  Online Forum
4-  How To Write Proofs

 


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

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Last updated August 24, 2012