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MA102A and B: Introduction to Functions and Differential Calculus (Fall 2018)

Calendar Description

Rational, algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions; equations and inequalities involving them. Thorough introduction to limits of functions. Continuity and its consequences. Introduction to differential calculus.


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


Anne-Marie Allison (PhD)
Office location: LH3050 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office hours: To be determined.
E: aallison@wlu.ca


Section A: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., LH1010 (Lazaridis Hall)
Section B: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m., 1C17 (Arts Building)

Lab Coordinator

Katie McGarry
E: cmcgarry@wlu.ca
Office: LH3074 (Lazaridis Hall)
Telephone: x2146


J. Stewart: Calculus (Early Transcendentals), 8th Edition, Cengage Learning.


Students may only use the approved calculator, Casio FX-300MS Plus required in labs, on the midterm test and the final examination. It is available for purchase at the campus bookstore. No other calculator is allowed.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA102 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:

  • Clickers: 5%
  • Assignments: 10%
  • Laboratories: 20%
  • Midterm Exam (Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.): 30%
  • Final Exam (2.5 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 35%

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 MA102 and is provided for the convenience of students.