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MA100A, B and C: Introductory Calculus for the Natural Sciences (Fall 2017)

Calendar Description

This course concentrates on developing mastery of pre-calculus and introductory calculus skills and techniques. Pre-calculus topics include: solving equations and inequalities; algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions and their properties. Calculus topics include: rates of change and tangents; differentiation of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; integration; and techniques of integration.

Instructor (Section A and C)

Nasir Sohail (PhD)
Office location: LH3064 (Lazaridis Hall)
Telephone: x4900
Office hours: Monday noon - 1:30 p.m., Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m., or by appointment.
Email: nsohail@wlu.ca

Instructor (Section B)

Robert Rundle (PhD)
Office location: LH3070 (Lazaridis Hall)
Telephone: x3263
Office hours: By appointment only.
Email: rrundle@wlu.ca


  • Section A: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. in BA201 (Bricker Academic Building)
  • Section B: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. in BA110 (Bricker Academic Building)

Lab Coordinator

Andrew Kabbes
Email: akabbes@wlu.ca
Office: LH3046
Telephone: x4519


Calculus for Medicine and Biology, 3rd Edition, Claudia Neuhauser, Pearson.


Students may only use the approved scientific calculator, Casio fx-300ms plus, on course tests and the final examination. No other calculator is allowed. It is available for purchase at the campus bookstore.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA100 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.


A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Lab assignments and WebWorK quizzes: 20%
  • WebWorK assignments (weekly): 10%
  • Midterm test (Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, noon - 1:20 p.m.): 30%
  • Final exam (2.5 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 40%

The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current undergraduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA100 and is provided for the convenience of students.