Math
1B3, Fall, 2014

General Announcements

Lecture schedule and practice problems

Online assignments and computer labs

Instructor:

__Course meeting time:__ MW 8:30, F 10:30 in JHE 376

Teaching assistant:

Matt Luther

Office hours: T 4:30 - 5:30, Th 2:30 - 4:30 in HH 104 (the Math Help Centre)

email: luthermm@math.mcmaster.ca

Tutorial: T 1:30 in ABB 102 and F 8:30 in BSB/B135

General Announcements

- The final exam will be Dec. 18 at 4:00 pm and is 3 hours long; check the registrar's exam site for seating.
- The material covered for the final exam will be:
- sections 1.1 - 1.8 and 2.1 - 2.3 (topics from the first test)

- sections 5.1 - 5.2, 5.5, 3.1 - 3.5 and 10.1 - 10.3 from the 9th edition (topics from the second test)
- sections 4.1 - 4.5, 4.7 - 4.8 and 6.3
- The weighting of the final will be 50% on the material since the last test and 25% on the material from each of the first two tests.
- The exam will be multiple choice with 40 questions and you will need to bring an HB pencil. You will be allowed to have the McMaster approved Casio fx-991 MS or MSPlus but no other aids.
- Please bring your ID card with you to the exam.
- In addition to the practice problems posted for each lecture,
consider the additional problems from the supplementary problems in
Chapter 4, #3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13

- Here is a practice final; this was last year's final. I
would suggest not looking at this test until you feel you have studied
all the material and done the practice problems. It contains 40
questions so give yourself 3 hours to do it. Here are solutions to the practice final.

- I will have office hours by appointment during the week of Dec. 8 and
additional office hours Monday, Dec. 15 10:30 - 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 17 10:30 - 12. You can also send
me email or arrange for an appointment. Matt will also have
office hours which I will post as soon as I know them. The help centre
is open every weekday from 2:30 - 6:30 during exams.

- There is a review session Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2:30 - 4:30 in ITB AB 102; please come prepared with questions or email them to me ahead of time.
- NOTE:
the answer to question 4 on the test was D OR E; the tests
have been regraded and your score should reflect this change. I
will post revised solutions soon. On question 7, A or D are both
allowed due to a confusion with the wording; the tests have been
remarked to reflect this.

- Here is the second test and here are the solutions; the median on the test was 9.

- The second test is scheduled for Nov. 14 at 10:30 am (that is class time). The test will be 50 minutes.

- If your surname is in the range A - O then you will write the test in T28/001 and if your surname is in the range P - Z you will write in T29/101.
- The test will be multiple choice and you will need to bring an HB pencil. You will be allowed to have the McMaster approved Casio fx-991MS or MSplus but no other aids.
- Please bring your ID card with you to the test.
- The test
will cover sections 3.1 - 3.5, the parts of sections 5.1, 5.2 and 5.5
covered in class and complex numbers following sections 10.1 - 10.3 of
the 9th edition. In
addition to the practice problems listed on the lecture schedule page,
here is a selection of additional problems from the book:

- chapter 3,
supplementary problems: 1, 3, 7, 9, 21 (10th edition 1, 3, 9, 11, 13, 25);

- section 5.1, 12, 29, 33, 38a) (10th edition 13, 19, 23, 27 a)); section 5.2, 2, 4, 21 (10th edition 2, 4, 25)
- section 5.5, 13, 14, T2 (10th edition, section 4.12, 13, 14, 17)

- Here is a practice test for Test 2; this is essentially the second test from last year's fall Math 1B3. are the answers and here are some written solutions - questions 6 and 9 are different on the practice test which was posted - in both of these questions, the answer is A.
- The
lecture, Wed. Nov. 12, will be review; please come prepared with
questions or send questions in advance regarding topics you wish
reviewed.

- Additionally, Matt Luther will run a review session on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 5:30 - 7:30 in HH 302. Please come prepared with questions and/or send him questions ahead of time about things that you wish to have discussed.
- There will be no Friday morning tutorial on Nov. 14.
- For question #10 in assignment 3, the question asks you to find a
basis for a certain eigenspace; each answer gives you two vectors u and v.
The way you should answer this question is to decide, in the case of
the eignevalue 0, what the general form of the eigenvectors for 0 are
i.e. su + tv where s and t are scalars. Alternatively, you could ask which pair u and v are eigenvectors for the eigenvalue 0?

- Here is a copy of the first test and here are the solutions.

- The first test is scheduled for Oct. 10 at 10:30 am (that is class time). The test will be 50 minutes.

- If your surname is in the range A - O then you will write the test in T28/001 and if your surname is in the range P - Z you will write in T29/101.
- The test will be multiple choice and you will need to bring an HB pencil. You will be allowed to have the McMaster approved Casio fx-991MS or MSplus but no other aids.
- Please bring your ID card with you to the test.
- The test will cover sections 1.1 - 1.8 and 2.1 - 2.3. In
addition to the practice problems listed on the lecture schedule page,
here is a selection of additional problems from the book:

- Chapter 1,
supplementary problems: (both editions) 5, 9, 13 c), 15, 19;

- Chapter 2, supplementary problems: (both editions) 7, 11, 15, 23, 25, 33

- Here is a practice test for Test 1; this was the first test from last year's fall Math 1B3. The answers are posted here.

- Matt Luther will run a review session on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 5:30 - 7:30 in HH 302. Please come prepared with questions and/or send him questions ahead of time about things that you wish to have discussed.
- There will be no Friday morning tutorial on Oct. 10.

- The due date of the first assignment has been changed to midnight Sunday, Sept. 14 instead of midnight Friday.

- The Tuesday tutorial is in ABB 102 and not in HSC.

- The Math Help Centre will be open beginning Sept. 15. It is located in HH 104 and is open Monday through Thursday, 2:30 - 8:30 and Friday, 2:30 - 6:30. There is help for our course available during any of these times.
- Your first assignment is due Sept. 14. Our TA, Matt
Luther, will hold office hours Thursday, Sept. 11 from 2:30 - 4:30 in HH 104.

Lecture schedule and practice problems

Online assignments and computer labs

Instructor:

Office: Hamilton Hall 420

Office hours: MW at 9:30 or by appointment

Tel. extension: 23411

E-mail: hartb@mcmaster.ca

Teaching assistant:

Matt Luther

Office hours: T 4:30 - 5:30, Th 2:30 - 4:30 in HH 104 (the Math Help Centre)

email: luthermm@math.mcmaster.ca

Tutorial: T 1:30 in ABB 102 and F 8:30 in BSB/B135