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MA100A and B: Introductory Calculus for the Natural Sciences (Fall 2018)

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.

Prerequisites

Completion of the Calculus Preparation Evaluation (CPE) and 12U Advanced Functions or permission of the department.

Instructor

Fei Xu (PhD)
Office location: LH3064 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., or by appointment.
Telephone: x4900
All communication is to be made only by email and only to the email address below.
E: fxu@wlu.ca

Lectures

Section A: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. in BA201 (Bricker Academic Building)
Section B: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. in BA102 (Bricker Academic Building)

Lab Coordinator

Andrew Kabbes
E: akabbes@wlu.ca
Telephone: x4519
Office: LH3046 (Lazaridis Hall)

Textbook

Calculus for Medicine and Biology, 4th Edition, Claudia Neuhauser and Marcus Roper, Pearson.

Calculators

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.

MyLearningSpace

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.

Evaluation

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

  • Clicker questions: 5%
  • Lab assignments and WebWorK quizzes: 20%
  • WebWorK homework assignments (weekly): 10%
  • Midterm Exam (Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 from 7 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. in the Theatre Auditorium): 25%
  • 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.