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MA100C: Introductory Calculus for the Natural Sciences

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.


Lawrence Howe (PhD)
Office location: LH3076 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., or by appointment.
Email: lhowe@wlu.ca
Note: Do not email within MyLS. All communication is by email only. Make sure to include in your email that you are a student in MA100.


Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. in 1E1 (Arts Building)

Lab Coordinator

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


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 homework assignments (weekly): 10%
  • Midterm test: 30%
  • Final exam (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.