100:101 Differential Calculus with Applications to Physical Sciences and Engineering

winter term 2019 (September–December)

  • lectures: MWF 10:00–10:50 in LSK 200
  • instructor in charge (IIC): Michael Bennett
  • instructor for this section: Claudius Zibrowius
  • email: cbz20 followed by @math.ubc.ca
  • office hours:
    • Fridays 11:00-12:30 (LSK 300B, no appointment needed) and
    • Mondays 11:00-12:30 (same location, but by appointment only)
  • lecture-by-lecture summary (updated after each lecture)
    These summaries contain references to the CLP textbook.

Important updates

  • There will be extra office hours on Friday 6th December 10-12am and on Wednesday 11th December 10-12am, in LSK 300 (usual room).
  • The 25-minute mock exam that we wrote during the lecture on November 29 can be found here. The solutions are here.
  • Anticipating the (now cancelled) bus strike, I scanned my lecture notes for the 27 November. You can find them here.
  • The final exam will be on Friday, December 13, at 3.30pm. I hope, no one is superstitious. The use of calculators, lecture notes, formulæ sheets or any other aids will NOT be allowed in the final exam.
  • The results of the midterm exam have been published on canvas. A summary of the overall results is here. The revision checklist for the mid-term exam can be found here. Reuse it for the final!

Things to you should have done by now

  • Familiarize yourself with the common course page. Here you should find all the information you need. In particular, make sure you understand the assessment information for this course.
  • Familiarize yourself with the MATH 100 Canvas page.
  • Find the Piazza link on Canvas. This is an online forum where you can discuss questions with your fellow students. There is also a dedicated Piazza teaching assistant (TA) who can help.
  • Have a look at the CLP textbook and problem book.
  • Find the links to your WeBWorK assignments on Canvas.
  • Do the diagnostics test through WeBWorK.

Pro tips for doing well

  • The CLP textbook should be your primary source of information, *NOT* the lectures! Study your lecture notes alongside the CLP textbook and read ahead.
  • Work on questions from the CLP problem book without looking at the answers first.
  • Come to class prepared and ask questions.
  • Do the WeBWorK assignments throughout the week and not just on Fridays.
  • Form a study group.
  • Ask and answer (!) questions on Piazza.
  • When you are ready, look at past final exams.

Where to get help

  • Ask questions in class: if you have a question, somebody probably wants to ask the same question
  • Ask your friends
  • Ask questions on Piazza
  • Come to my office hours
  • Go to the MLC

I also encourage you to check out Elyse Yeager's excellent webpage, where you can find videos, lecture notes, general advice and helpful comments about what you are supposed to be doing. Please note however, that the assessment information there is for a past lecture course; there are no quizzes in our course.

last updated on the 16th April 2020
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