Math 103 - Section 205

Integral Calculus with Applications to Life Sciences

Winter Term 2, 2007

Instructor:    Matilde Lalín

Classroom:    Mathematics Annex 1100

Class Times:    Tuesdays - Thursdays 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Office:    WMAX 113

Office hours:   Tuesdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM and Wednesdays 12:00 AM - 1:30 PM in Auditorium 100A (Yum Yum's).

Phone:   (604) 822-8746

e-mail:    mlalin at math . ubc . ca

Important links:

Term Grade:

Note 1: A minimum mark of 44 % on the final  exam is required to pass the course, independent of all others marks in the course.

Note 2:  I reserve the right to curve the final marks based on statistical properties of the distribution of marks across the entire class.

General Information:

Homework and quizzes:  Homework is weekly assigned  online and generally due on Thursdays. No late homework will be accepted.

If you would like to receive credit for your Homework, you must submit your work at the beginning of the class the day it is due, staple multi-page submissions and make sure that your full name and student number are clearly written on the top of the front page.

There will be two quizzes in class. You will not submit Homework assignment on quiz weeks. A schedule of dates for quizzes is posted online.

The lowest mark of Homework + Quizzes will be dropped

Exams: There will be two midterm exams. There will be a final exam on a date TBA. A schedule of dates for midterm exams is posted online. You may use a non-programmable, non-graphing calculator for the quizzes, midterms, and final. CHANGE: NO CALCULATORS OF ANY KIND WILL BE ALLOWED.

Labs will be held in MSRC 2 (overflow in MRSC 1 if necessary). Lab sections meet every other week with some starting the week of the 15th (L2A,C,E,G,I,K,M) and others starting the week of the 22th (L2B,D,F,H,J,L). After the first lab, students may attend any convenient lab session. The schedule for lab due-dates is posted online.

If you would like to receive credit for your Lab assignments, you must submit your work at the beginning of the class on the day it is due, staple multi-page submissions and make sure that your full name and student number are clearly written on the top of the front page.

Independent work: You are encouraged to work in groups and with friends on studying, on practicing the material, and on attempting problems, sample midterms, etc. You are also encouraged to discuss your work, labs, or other assignments. However, by putting your name on any submission to be graded, you are implicitly representing that submission as your own work. A misrepresentation of another person's work as your own is considered to be academic dishonesty.

Extra Help: Help with the course material and problem sets can be obtained from:

Missed midterms, quizzes, homework, and labs: If you are unable to attend one of the quizzes or one of the midterms, you must notify the instructor in advance with a legitimate excuse or provide professional documentation of any medical emergency etc. within two days of the exam date. In either of these two cases (and only in these two cases), the weight of the final exam will be increased to compensate for the missed midterm/quiz. Undocumented absence from midterms, and/or quizzes, homework, and/or labs not handed in or handed in late will be given a score of zero.

Re-marking requests: If you feel that a returned lab, homework, quiz or midterm is incorrectly marked, you can appeal that grade by writing a note that details your concern, attaching it to the assignment, and resubmitting. I will not accept appeals made after one week that the assignment was returned.

Class etiquette: Use of cell phones (including text messaging, answered or unanswered ringing etc.), laptops, pagers, Blackberries and most other electronic gizmos during class is highly inappropriate and disrespectful to both the instructor and fellow students. Chit chat with neighbours, even when whispered, is equally unacceptable. Arriving late and leaving early is also frowned upon.

Registration: Add/drop forms must be brought to the math department office. The instructor's signature is neither sufficient nor necessary on an add/drop form. See here for more information.


Homework is available here. Solutions become available here. Make sure to check typos to the solutions here.

STAPLE your homework and include your LASTNAME
Homework is due IN CLASS. Please contact me BEFORE the due date to make arrangements to submit the homework before class if you know you won't be able to go to class the day homework is due.

How to study:
  • You will be able to view the formula sheet that you will be given in the exam here. Warning: the link may not work yet.

    I will be out of town on April 15-18. I will not be able to read my e-mail.

    Office hours before the final: April 19 11-12 and 2-5 in my office WMAX 113. April 20 2-4 in my office WMAX 113.

    Don't miss my last two classes with reviews for the final!

    Here are some old exams to practise. Please don't panic, start by doing 2004, and 2006.

    I have just learned that you may purchase the solutions to these finals from the Math club, April 11-12, 10 AM - 4 PM. Their office is at Math Annex 1119. I also got a copy of the solutions if you want to take a look during office hours. WARNING: Math Club solutions may contain mistakes.

    April 2004, April 2006, April 2000, April 2000-2, April 2000-3, April 2000-4, April 2001, April 2001-2, April 2001-2, April 2001-4, April 2003, April 2003-2,
  • Quiz 2: Do as many problems from chapter 6 as possible. NO CALCULATORS OF ANY KIND WILL BE ALLOWED

Special Announcements:

  • As for today (April 2) there are two remaining homeworks and two remaining labs. Lab 5 is due tomorrow (April 3) in class as usual, and Homework 7 is due on Thursday (April 5) in class as usual.

    Lab 6 and Homework 8 are due next week. Homework 8 is due on TUESDAY (April 10) IN CLASS. Lab 6 is due on THURSDAY (April 12) IN CLASS.

    In order to compensate that you have to turn Homework 8 and Lab 6 earlier than usual, I will make them optional. That means that I will drop your worst mark for the labs if you turn Lab 6 in, and the second worst mark for Homework+Quizzes if you turn Homework 8 in (I'm already dropping the worst mark as part of the initial deal).
  • Start studying for the final here!!!
  • AMS Tutoring is providing a final exam review session for Math 103. The first session is coming up on March 31th (this Saturday). More info.
  • Midterms are marked. Here is how to collect your midterm:

    Monday 3-26: I will distribute midterms at Yum Yum's 11:40 AM - 12:10 PM and 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM. You can also try to find me in my office between 11 AM and 4:30 PM, but I don't guarantee that I'll be in my office all the time.

    Tuesday 3-27: I will distribute the remaining midterms at the END of Tuesday class.
  • I will distribute SURVEYS on March 29. Please bring a No. 2 HB pencil and ideas, suggestions, complaints...

    The Mathematics Department will hold an informal lunch-time information session for first- and second-year students at the time and location below:

    Mathematics Information Session Thu. Mar. 29 from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Math 100

    Topics to be discussed include degree programs involving mathematics at UBC (including a wide array of combined programs), careers involving mathematics, and general information about the Mathematics Department. FREE PIZZA AND POP WILL BE PROVIDED.
  • Midterm 2 is coming in March 22. It comprises chapters 5-9, and page 1 of chapter 10. See How to study for this.
  • Job openings!!! Lab TAs:

    "We are looking for a few good men and women who like math a lot and love to communicate it to their peers. Every year, we hire a few of our top students as Math Lab TA's. These are paid positions, and you get experience in teaching as well as job satisfaction. You would be working on average 3-4 hrs per week in the math lab, helping 1st year students to understand their lab assignments.

    You MUST be a good communicator who likes and is good at explaining math concepts. We want sociable, personable TA's who enjoy interacting positively with other students.

    Please apply by filling in a TA application form (See Verni Brown in the Math office). It would help your application to include sample lab assignment(s) you did this year, as well as a transcript."

  • Final Exam will be April 21, 12:00 PM in SRC A
  • Final Exam will be April 21, 12:00 PM
  • Midterms are marked. Here is how to collect your midterm:

    Monday 2-12: I will distribute midterms at Yum Yum's 11:40 AM - 12:10 PM and 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

    Tuesday 2-13: I will distribute the remaining midterms at the END of Tuesday class.
  • Quiz 1 Solution. Warning: there are two pages, one for version A (blue) and another for version B (yellow)
  • Midterm 1 in February 8 will comprise Chapters 1-4. It is going to last for 55 minutes (9:30-10:25 AM).
    How to study for this.
  • Today (January 30) I gave a survey to get feedback about lectures and class. If you didn't get a chance to complete the survey, or you would like to do it again, feel free to do so, at any time during the term. A good way to send me the survey anonymously is to leave it with someone in the Math department office, writing something like "To: Matilde Lalin".

  • Quiz 1 in February 1 will comprise Chapter 3 (do the suggested problems in Chapter 3, don't worry about Chapter 4). It is going to last 20 minutes (last 20 minutes of the class).

  • If you do not staple your homework, you will lose 5 points, starting with homework #2. Homework is due IN CLASS. If you can't make it to class, you should try to give me the homework BEFORE class. Don't leave homework in my office or in the Math department office during the classtime of the class the homework is due.

  • Paper copies of the notes and problems are available at Copiesmart on University Boulevard.

Important dates:
  • January 18: Homework 1
  • January 25: Homework 2
  • January 30: Lab 1
  • February 1: Quiz 1
  • February 8: Midterm 1
  • February 13: Lab 2
  • February 15: Homework 3
  • February 19-23: No classes
  • March 1: Quiz 2
  • March 6: Lab 3
  • March 8: Homework 4
  • March 15: Homework 5
  • March 20: Lab 4
  • March 22: Midterm 2
  • March 29: Homework 6
  • April 3: Lab 5
  • April 5: Homework 7
  • April 10 (Tuesday): Homework 8
  • April 12 (Thursday): Lab 6
  • April 21 12:00 PM : Final Exam in SRC A

Topics covered in Class:

  • 4/12: review!

  • 4/10: review!

  • 4/5: 12.3, 12.6, review of some integrals in chap 6

  • 4/3: 12.1, 12.2, 12.4, 12.5

  • 3/29: 11.4, 11.5, 11.6

  • 3/22: Midterm!!!

  • 3/20: 10.4, 10.5, part of 10.6

    Play with the normal distribution.

  • 3/15: 9.3, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, some of 10.4

  • 3/13: 9.1 (but not 9.1.1), 9.2

  • 3/6: 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7

  • 3/1: 7.4, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, some of 8.5

  • 2/27: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, Problem 7.2

  • 2/15: 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8
    Depressingly difficult problems for people who like challenges: MIT's IntegrationBee.

  • 2/13: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, some of 6.5

  • 2/8: Midterm!!!

  • 2/6: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, some of 6.1. Problem 5.5

  • 2/1: 4.5, Problem 1.15 from Chapter 2

  • 1/30: 4.2, 4.3, 4.4. Problem 4.12

  • 1/25: 3.7, 3.8, 4.1, some of 4.2

  • 1/23: 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, some of 3.7

  • 1/16: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 but not 2.4.1. Idea of problem 1.8

    Area under a graph. You may choose your function here.

Other resources:

The Undergraduate tab in the Mathematics Department website  has many resources, including recent final exams for most undergraduate mathematics courses.

Last update: February 11, 2007