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MA103A, B and C: Calculus I (Fall 2018)

Calendar Description

 Limits and continuity; differential and integral calculus of functions of a single variable; the Mean Value Theorem; determination of extrema; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and techniques of integration; introduction to partial derivatives.

Prerequisites

MA102, or a minimum score of 70% on the Calculus Preparation Evaluation (CPE); and Grade 12 Calculus or MA100 or MA129.

Exclusions

MA101, MA110*.

Instructor

Professor Chester Weatherby (PhD)
Office location: LH3043 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office hours: Monday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., or email for appointment.
E: cweatherby@wlu.ca
Telephone: x4142

Lectures

Section A: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m., LH1011 (Lazaridis Hall)
Section B: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., LH1011 (Lazaridis Hall)
Section C: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m., LH1010 (Lazaridis Hall)

Lab Coordinator

Trevor Saunderson
E: tsaunderson@wlu.ca
Office: LH3048 (Lazaridis Hall)
Telephone: x3012

Textbook

J. Stewart: Calculus (Early Transcendentals), 8th Edition, Brooks/Cole and a course pack of notes (available at the bookstore).

Calculators

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

MyLearningSpace

Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA103 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:

  • Weekly Online WeBWorK Homework: 7%
  • Lab - Online WeBWorK Quizzes: 7%
  • Lab - Written Assignments: 13%
  • Midterm Exam (Monday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.): 30%
  • Final Exam (2.5 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 43%

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 MA103 and is provided for the convenience of students.