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MATH 1300 3.0AF (Fall 2011)
Differential Calculus with Applications
This course is designed as the first university-level calculus course,
taken by students in such programs as applied mathematics, mathematics,
statistics, or computer science. Some other programs have other calculus
courses, tailored for their specific needs. If in doubt about what calculus
course you should take, consult the instructor. Students normally follow
MATH 1300 with a second semester of calculus, namely MATH 1310, Integral
Calculus with Applications.
The first half covers material that has been introduced in
prerequisite courses (see below), but we do these topics (functions,
basic differentiation) in greater depth. Since people are assumed to have
been exposed to these topics before, we also go through them fairly quickly.
The second half covers more advanced topics from differential calculus, and
then goes on to integration.
A high-school course in calculus. Students not having calculus at high
school may make it up (or re-take it) at York by enroling in MATH 1520 3.00 or equivalent.
Course Credit Exclusions are:
MATH 1000 3.00; MATH 1013 3.00; MATH 1505 6.00, MATH 1513 6.00, MATH 1530 3.00,
MATH 1550 6.00, ECON 1530 3.00, GL/MATH/MODR 1930 3.00
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
- Departmental office: N520 Ross Building, (416) 736-5250,
FAX: (416) 736-5757
- Undergraduate Program office: N502/503 Ross Building, (416) 736-5902
- Math/Stat lab: S525 Ross Building
MWF 9:30-10:20 in Curtis Lecture Hall (CLH) G.
M 11-12, W 2-3
I will try to post a notice on the course webpage if other commitments make
it necessary to reschedule one or more office hour.
If you need to see me outside these hours, you are welcome to e-mail or call
me to try to arrange an appointment.
The Math department drop-in centre is located in S525 Ross.
Variously called the Math Lab or the MathStat Lab, it is staffed with TAs
who can help you with questions from the course. The hours are subject
to change, but the plan is that it will start operation the second week of
classes, and will be open throughout the semester from Monday to Friday
from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
It will be closed during reading week. Hours during the exam period will vary.
Required: Single Variable Calculus: Concepts, Applications and Theory
by S.O. Kochman; 4th edition, Pearson 2011. See the course webpage for
comments about using earlier editions.
We will cover Chapter 1, Chapter 2, and Chapter 3 sections 1-4. The text includes many explanations, examples, and problems. It also has a number of supplemental topics that we will not cover.
- Recommended: Student Manual for the above Kochman text, 4th edition, Pearson 2011.
The student manual excerpts key ideas and formulas from the text, It also has a CD-ROM that can be used to help work through important examples. You will need a PC equipped with power point to use the CD-ROM. Either your own PC or one in a York computer lab. The lab the Math department maintains in the Ross building is called the Gauss Lab (S110 Ross), but you will need to obtain a door access card from the customer service counter in the William Small Centre if you wish to use Gauss.
- Optional: Solutions Manual for Math 1300 by V. Mishkin,
2nd edition (sections 1.2 to 3.4).
The text contains answers to the exercises, but the solution manual actually shows how to work out every basic problem.
Note that the dates given for midterms and quizzes are tentative
So as not to weigh grades down if they improve as the course progresses,
I will also compute a grade based on the weighting 8%, 12%, 15%, 15%, 50%
(respectively) to the above components. Your final grade
will be the maximum of the two.
- 10% Assignments (5 in total, due Sep 21, Oct 7, Oct 28, Nov 9, Nov 23)
- 15% Quizzes (3 in total, held Wednesday Sep 28, Wednesday Nov 2, and
Wednesday Nov 30.)
- 20% First midterm exam (Friday, Oct 21)
- 20% Second midterm exam (Wednesday, Nov 16)
- 35% Final exam (3 hours, to be held during the exam period)
The bulk of the work in the course consists of doing the
homework problems, but no credit is earned for that - answers can be
found in the text, and solutions in the solution manual. Feedback about
written work is provided through the five short assignments, and
course knowledge is tested via the quizes, midterms, and final exam.
- You are expected to do a minimum of 3-4 hours of homework per week,
but this will not be collected or graded. You don't
learn how to do math by watching or reading someone else do it - you
learn by struggling with problems yourself. However, some short
additional assignments will be collected and graded for credit,
in order to provide feedback between the quizes
and midterms. The lectures and examples are meant to get you started. But
if you don't follow through by working the homework problems, or if you
do only the credited assignments, you simply won't be able to solve
problems on the exams. To get the most out of a lecture, you should
read ahead and try some related problems beforehand. Don't fall behind,
as each week builds on the previous one.
- All assignment, quizz, and exam marks should be interpreted
as raw scores and not 'percentages'. Cutoffs will be announced for
converting midterm scores into letter grades.
- There will be no makeup midterms or quizzes or assignments.
If you miss one due to illness (with an
acceptable note from your doctor), or some other valid reason then I will simply count your final exam for more. This will be done by calculating
an equivalent score for the missing work, based on your ranking on the final. If a makeup final examination is necessary, there will normally be a single sitting of that exam, probably in Jan 2012. Anyone unable to write either the exam or the makeup exam will need to arrange to write the exam of some subsequently offered section of MATH 1300 instead.
- Students are responsible for reviewing the
Student Information Sheet maintained by the university, which outlines policies on academic honesty, access and disability, religious observance accommodation, and student conduct.