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MA103A: Calculus I (Spring 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

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

Exclusions

MA101, MA102, MA105, MA110*, MA130.

Instructor

Giuseppe Sellaroli (PhD)
Office location: LH3069 (Lazaridis Hall)
Telephone: x4730
E: gsellaroli@wlu.ca (Do not use MyLearningSpace to email me.)

Lectures

Monday and Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. in LH1009 (Lazardis Hall)

Lab Coordinator

Katie McGarry
E: cmcgarry@wlu.ca
Office: LH3074
Telephone: x2146

Textbook

J. Stewart: Calculus (Early Transcendentals), 8th Edition, Cengage Learning and the MA103 course package. These are both available at the Laurier Bookstore.

Calculators

Students may only use the approved scientific calculator, Casio FX-300MS Plus, on lab assignments, the midterm test 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 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:

  • Participation: 2%
  • Laboratories - WeBWorK homework: 7%
  • Laboratories - WeBWorK quizzes: 7%
  • Laboratories - written assignments: 14%
  • Midterm Test (Friday, June 22, 2018, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.): 30%
  • Final Examination (2.5 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 40%

To be eligible to pass this course, a student must score at least 40% on the final examination. 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.