MATH 1K03

Spring/Summer 2008

Introductory Calculus for Business, Humanities and the Social Sciences


Course Outline

Problem Sets

Grades: Posted June 12/08
REMEMBER: CHECK THAT ALL YOUR TEST GRADES ARE CORRECT BEFORE THE DAY OF THE EXAM!   NO GRADE CHANGES WILL BE CONSIDERED AFTER   THE DAY OF THE EXAMINATION (JUNE 19)!

Modified Course Grading Scheme:
 The course mark will be calculated in both the following two  ways, and the student will automatically receive the better of  the two marks:

 First (Original) Marking Scheme:
               30% Test #1
               30% Test #2
               40% Examination
     
Second Marking Scheme:
               10% Test #1
               10% Mid Term
               80% Examination


  Please do not contact the professor to select a marking  scheme: The best of both possible grades will automatically  be the grade received. 
 
Extended office hours: NEXT WEEK ONLY                  
Tuesday, June 17:       4:30-6:45pm BSB/B103   
Wednesday, June 18:  2:30-5:30pm BSB/B124 (my office)    
Thursday, June 19:     4:30-6:45pm BSB/B103 
 

Office hours have been extended to 4:45pm-6:45pm (16:45-18:45) Tues and Thurs

For people with trouble with basic algebra, you can look for additional help here:
 
http://www.math.mcmaster.ca/lovric/rm.html
 
Although all chapters are potentially helpful, Chapters 1 and 3 will be most useful in regards to this course.


Final Examination Information
 
 Time/Location:
   The exam will be written on Thursday, June 19 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm
   It will be written in our CLASSROOM: JHE 264
 
Content:
The examination will contain slightly more than 50% new material. (That is material since that on the last test: i.e. starting at Section 4.2) All questions
will resemble either those on the question sets, practice tests, or those in
actual past tests. Any material covered in the course could appear on the
examination
 
Format:
Much like the term tests, the examination will be a mix of long answer and multiple choice. Specifically, 12 multiple choice and 6 long answer.
You will be given Three (3) hours to write this examination.
 
Practice "Exam":
   
Previous Year Exam Practice
   
Note: The above is a collection of exam-difficulty questions culled from practice question sets for the exam from previous years. Although the length is roughly equivalent to our exam, the format and exact question balance clearly is not. This has a greater emphasis on newer materials.
This question set, and if time permits, additional example problems will be discussed in class on Tuesday, June 17 in lieu of a lecture.

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Solutions to Test 2

Test #2: Tuesday June 10, 2008: 7:00-7:50 p.m.

Surnames starting with:

              A-G  -   BSB/ B154  
              H-O  -   BSB/ B155
              P-Z    -  BSB/117

Further Test  #2 Information:

Note: Test #2 will cover all topics covered in the course since the end of the materials on Test#1,
up until  the end of lecture on Tuesday, June 4th.
This includes all the material after Problem Set #4, up to and including Problem Set #8
The structure of the tests (number of questions, layout, etc) will parallel the following practice test:

Practice Test 2      Solutions to Practice Test 2

Also note: After the test, the lecture will start at 8:30pm sharp and continue as usual until 10:00pm

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Test #1: Thursday May 22 2008: 7:00-7:50 p.m.

Surnames starting with:

              A-G  -   BSB/ B154  
              H-O  -   BSB/ B155
              P-Z    -  BSB/117

Further Test  #1 Information:
 
Note: Test #1 will cover all topics covered in the course up until  the end of lecture on Thurday, May 15.
This includes all the material up to and including that represented in Problem Set #4
The structure of the tests (number of questions, layout, etc) will parallel the following practice test:
 
Practice Test
 
Also note: After the test, the lecture will start at 8:20pm sharp and continue as usual until 10:00pm