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17 December 2012 Corrections to practice exam are available, as well as full solutions to the practice exam.

11 December 2012 Correction to office hours: Mr McLean's office hours until the exam will be Th, F, M T 1:30-2:30 in BSB B124.

10
December
2012 Solutions
to the practice problems. All the instructors except Dr Conlon will be
keeping their regular office hours until the exam. Dr Conlon is away
this week, but will hold office hours next week on Dec 17 and 18 from
12 until 2. Don't forget the review sessions on Sunday and Monday
(Sanjay and Michelle are giving the Monday ones).

4 December
2012 Here are some practice
problems for your entertainment during the next two weeks. Make
sure to review the old exams and assignments -- you never know, a
question might be recycled! And review the previous collections of
practice problems for the material in the first two-thirds of the
course. Review sessions will be held

Sunday Dec 16 12-2 and 2-4 in ITB 137 and correction: those times are 10-12 and
12-2

Monday Dec 17 4-6 and 6-8 in ITB 137.

4 December
2012 The final exam is on Wednesday,
December 19 at 9am, for three hours. Check the registrar's timetable to
see which room
you should go to. DO NOT FORGET your student ID! The exam will cover
all the material of the course, with emphasis on the most recent
material which has not yet been examined. As usual, calculators are not
allowed. The exam is multiple choice. There are two parts. The first
part has ten questions worth one point each. The second part has twenty
questions worth 2 points each. Here is a practice
exam for you to use for preparation (answer key is at the end). A
collection of practice problems will be posted shortly.

29
November
2012 Deadline for submitting WebAssign
8 postponed to Monday at midnight (hard deadline).

29
November
2012 Here is the formula
sheet that you will receive with the final exam. All other relevant
formulas you need to memorise.

20
November
2012 Course evaluation forms are now
available online! Please take a few minutes to fill in this form and let your instructor
know how great they are, or alternatively, make constructive
suggestions for improvement. Poster.

15
November
2012 The due date for WebAssign 6 has
been postponed until Monday at midnight (no grace period). Next week
there are both a lab and a WebAssign assignment.

9 November
2012
All versions of midterm 2 are posted below. marks will be up as soon as
possible. In the meantime, the complete answer key
to all versions is available below. A set of solutions to version 1
(other versions can be worked out from this) will be posted shortly.

Midterm
2 - Version 1

Midterm
2 - Version 2

Midterm
2 - Version 3

Midterm
2 - Version 4

Midterm
2 - Version 5 (early write)

Answer
key to all versions

If you have any concerns about the
grading of the exam (for example, you want to see your scantron card)
visit Dr Haskell during office hours.

Two calculators were left in the exam
rooms (why were they even out?). See Dr Haskell to claim.

7 November 2012 Nominations
now open for MSU teaching awards! Which 1A/1ZA instructor or teaching
assistant will get the most nominations? Express your opinion at this link.

6 November 2012 Review
sessions for Midterm 2 today
and tomorrow! Check link
for place and time. Dr Conlon's office hours this week only are changed
to Monday 5:30-6:30 and Wednesday 5:30-7:30. Versions with corrections
up to Monday of the practice problems
and practice exam
are here.

2 November 2012 Chris
McLean has posted a correction to a
mistake that was made in the lecture this morning. Click here.
The answer key to the set of practice problems is at the end of the
file posted on Oct 30. Question 9 on the practice midterm is corrected
in the file below.

31 October 2012 Test room
information now available here.
The alternate write time is now 17:30--19:00, to accommodate
engineering students with a physics midterm the same evening.

30 October
2012 Practice
problems for the upcoming midterm. An answer key will be posted
shortly. A practice
exam (answer key at the end). Review sessions for the midterms are
organized through the Math Help Centre, and are scheduled on Tuesday
and Wednesday afternoon/evening of next week. Review sessions will
focus on the practice problems, but bring your own questions as well.

29 October
2012 Second
test coming up in less than two
weeks! Thursday, 8 November, in the evening, for 90 minutes. If you
have
a scheduled conflict (lecture or exam in another course, highschool
commencement, religious occasion, ... ) go to the lab website here,
to request to write at the alternate time, which is Wednesday, 7
November at 17:45. The test rooms will be posted shortly, along with
review problems and a practice test.

The test covers sections 3.11,
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, 4.9, Appendix E, 5.1, 5.2 and Maple Labs
2 and 3. You will not be tested explicitly on the material of the first
midterm, but of course, you need to know much of this material in order
to do the later material.

24 October
2012 Dr
Haskell's office hours on Thursday Oct 25 are cancelled. Sorry about
this. Try to see me another time.

11 October
2012 Solutions
to Midterm 1.

Midterm 1 - Version 1

Midterm 1 - Version 2

Midterm 1 - Version 3

Midterm 1 - Version 4

Midterm 1 - Version 5 (early write)

Answer key to all versions

If you have any concerns about the grading of the exam (for example, you want to see your scantron card) visit Dr Haskell during office hours.

1 October 2012 The answer keys to the practice problems and practice exam are a work in progress; keep checking the files below, as they are being updated!

30 September 2012 The practice midterm posted below now has the corrected answer key.

28 September 2012 Review sessions for the upcoming test are scheduled through the Math Help Centre. Look at the MHC calendar for dates, rooms and times. The review sessions will focus on this collection of problems for you to practice on in preparation for the test. (The answer key is at the end.) There is also a practice exam for you to try out (read the disclaimer on the front).

21 September 2012 First test coming up in two weeks! Thursday, 4 October, in the evening, for 90 minutes. If you have a scheduled conflict (lecture or exam in another course, highschool commencement, religious occasion, ... ) go to the lab website here, to request to write at the alternate time, which is Wednesday, 3 October at 17:45. To find out your assigned time and test room, click here.

The test covers sections 1.6, Appendix D, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.8 of Stewart, and Maple labs 0 and 1. It is assumed that you know the review material as outlined in the review assignment (WebAssign 0). A sample test and recommended review problems will be posted here soon.

21 September 2012 Dr Conlon's office hours changed slightly (see below).

18 September 2012 Marks are now available for the Maple Lab #0 and WebAssign #0. Remember that both of these are worth zero points towards your final grade. They were practice in using the system, as well as a review of Grade 12 material. Go to the lab website here to check your marks. You can look at Lab #0; your mark is recorded at the top of the page, and the correct answers are given. Lab #1 is now available. Click on Math 1A03/1ZA3 Marks. You will see a list of labs and assignments. Next to WebAssign #0 there will be either a blank, or a number, or NS or ND. If there is a blank, that means that your WebAssign account (if you have one) was not matched with your student ID number. Now is the time to call WebAssign and have this fixed. If there is a number, this is your mark (out of 52) on the WebAssign assignment; this should agree with the mark you see on WebAssign. NS means that your account was identified but you did not submit the assignment; ND means that you did not download the assignment.

18 September 2012 Dr Harper's office hours changed slightly (see below).

14 September 2012 Here is a handy guide to values of the trig functions at the standard angles.

14 September 2012 Here is a link to some notes created by Dr Contreras.

12 September 2012 WebAssign and Student ID numbers. First of all, Don't Panic! We have time to resolve this problem.

If you have not yet registered on WebAssign, include your ID number when you register.

If you have already registered on WebAssign, probably you did include your ID number. After the first assignment is completed, we will download the grades from WebAssign. If your mark does not get posted, you will then know that your ID number is not in the record, and at that poin in time the problem can be addressed.

11 September 2012 If you are buying WebAssign separately, and need to decide the duration of your access, here is some relevant information.

WebAssign will be used as well for Math 1AA3, 1ZB3. If you plan to take these courses, buy the two-semester access.

WebAssign will not be used for Math 1B03, 1ZC3.

11 September 2012 Did you register for WebAssign but not include your student ID number? Here is what WebAssign has to say about it:

Unfortunately if a student does not include their student number when they create their account, there is no way for them to add it at a later time. However, we have the ability to update their accounts.

So I would recommend you have your students contact us directly to have their ID added. They can either do so by calling us at 1.800.955.8275 or through the website, starting here http://webassign.force.com/wakb2

So call or send email while you are logged into WebAssign.

Week |
Topic |
Work due this week |
Tutorial topic/remarks |

Week 0 Sept 6 - 7 |
Introduction: 1.6 Inverse
functions |
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Week 1 Sept 10 - 14 |
Review trig, inverse trig 2.5 Continuity -- review limits 2.5 Intermediate value theorem |
WebAssign review assignment due Friday, Sept 14 Maple intro lab: continuity due Thursday Sept 13 |
Introduction to Maple and
WebAssign |

Week 2 Sept 17 - 21 |
2.7 derivative as a limt
2.8 differentiabliity (prove diff implies cont) 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 derivatives of poly/exp/trig/prod,quot.rules |
WebAssign 1 due Friday Sept 21 |
Examples from sections 1.6,
2.5, 2,7. |

Week 3 Sept 24 - 28 |
4.8 Newton's method
3.4, 3.5 Chain rule/implicit differentiation 3.5, 3.6 derivatives of log functions, inverse functions |
Lab 1: Newton's method due Thursday Sept 27 WebAssign 2 due Friday Sept 28 |
Newton's method, lots of
derivatives. |

Week 4 Oct 1 - 5 |
3.11 hyperbolic
functions/inverses/derivatives
4.1 Max/min values 4.2 Mean value theorem |
Midterm 1 Thursday Oct 4. |
Chain rule! |

Week 5 Oct 8 - 12 |
4.3 shape of graph
4.4 L'Hospital's rule |
WebAssign 3 due Friday Oct 12 |
Thanksgiving this week |

Week 6 Oct 15 - 19 |
4.5 curve sketching 4.5 more on curve sketching -- maybe discuss 4.6 4.7 optimization |
Lab 2: max/min, curve sketching due Thursday Oct 18 |
Finding extreme values --
examples. |

Week 7 Oct 22 - 26 |
4.9 Antiderivatives
Appendix E summation notation 5.1 area and distance |
WebAssign 4 due Friday Oct 26 |
Curve sketching -- examples. |

Week 8 Oct 29 - Nov 2 |
5.2 definite integral 5.3 fundamental theorem 5.4 indefinite integrals |
Lab 3: numerical integration due Thursday Nov 1 WebAssign 5 due Friday Nov 2 |
Summation notation,
definition of definite integral. |

Week 9 Nov 5 - 9 |
5.5 substitution 6.1 area between curves 6.2 volumes |
Midterm 2 Thursday Nov 8 |
Indefinite integrals,
substitution |

Week 10 Nov 12 - 16 |
6.4 work 6.5 average value, 7.1 integration by parts 7.1 integration by parts |
WebAssign 6 due Friday Nov 16 |
area and volume calculations |

Week 11 Nov 19 - 23 |
7.2 trig integrals 7.3 trig substitution 7.4 partial fractions |
Lab 4: integrating with the computer due Thursday Nov 22 WebAssign 7 due Friday Nov 23 |
volume calculations,
integration by parts |

Week 12 Nov 26 - 30 |
7.4 more on partial fractions 7.5 integration strategy 8.1 arc length |
WebAssign 8 due Friday Nov 30 |
trig integrals and
substitutions |

Week 13 Dec 1 |
review |

Week |
Section of Stewart's Calculus |
Required problems - mark
recorded when submitted on WebAssign by the due date |
Recommended problems - mostly
available on WebAssign; marks are not recorded |
Challenge problems - just to
keep life interesting |

Week 0 Sept 6 - 7 |
1.6 Inverse functions |
1.6: 22, 54, 62 due 21-09-12 | 1.1: 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 53, 73 1.3: 13, 34 1.5: 17, 24 1.6: 22, 63, 64, 65 2.3: 15 2.7: 7, 18 2.8: 43 |
1.6: 77 |

Week 1 Sept 10 - 14 |
Appendix D Review trig, inverse
trig 2.5 Continuity 2.5 Intermediate value theorem |
App D: 16, 24, 68 due 21-09-12
2.5: 34, 42, 46, 51 due 21-09-12 |
1.6: 21, 55, 61 App D: 15, 23, 59, 67 2.5: 23, 33, 41, 45, 51, 63 |
2.5: 67 |

Week 2 Sept 17 - 21 |
2.7 derivative as a limt
2.8 differentiabliity 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 derivatives of poly/exp/trig/prod,quot.rules |
2.7: 34, 50 due 21-09-12 2.8: 3, 26, 38, 44 due 28-09-12 3.1: 18, 32 due 28-09-12 3.2: 28, 54 due 28-09-12 3.3: 28, 49 due 28-09-12 |
2.7: 35, 51 2.8: 13, 23, 27, 37, 43 3.1: 4, 47, 65 3.2: 49, 57, 60 3.3: 36, 38 |
2.7: 53 2.8: 57 3.1: 79 3.2: 61 3.3: 55 |

Week 3 Sept 24 - 28 |
4.8 Newton's method
3.4, 3.5 Chain rule/implicit differentiation 3.5, 3.6 derivatives of log functions, inverse functions |
3.4: 14, 24 due 12-10-12 3.5: 6, 30 due 12-10-12 3.6: 12, 36 due 12-10-12 |
3.4: 21, 41, 65, 73 3.5: 13, 15, 25, 39, 51, 55 3.6: 7, 17, 19, 27, 37 |
3.4: 96 3.5: 73 3.6: 55 |

Week 4 Oct 1 - 5 |
3.11 hyperbolic
functions/inverses/derivatives
4.1 Max/min values 4.2 Mean value theorem |
3.11: 24, 34 due 12-10-12
4.1: 26, 54 due 12-10-12 4.2: 11, 24 due 12-10-12 |
3.11: 3, 9, 21, 33, 43, 51 4.1: 9, 25, 53, 55, 59, 61 4.2: 3, 5, 9, 13, 17, 23 |
3.11: 57 4.1: 75 4.2: 36 |

Week 5 Oct 8 - 12 |
4.3 shape of graph
4.4 L'Hopital's rule |
4.3: 14, 32, 42 due 26-10-12
4.4: 30, 44, 56 due 26-10-12 |
4.3: 9, 13, 35, 31, 41, 83 4.4: 11, 23, 33, 41, 45, 53, 57, 62 |
4.3: 87 4.4: 84 |

Week 6 Oct 15 - 19 |
4.5 curve sketching 4.5 more on curve sketching 4.7 optimization |
4.5: 12, 22, 46 due 26-10-12
4.7: 16, 36 due 26-10-12 |
4.5: 9, 15, 29, 53 4.7: 3, 7, 15, 19, 23, 35 |
4.5: 56 4.7:76 |

Week 7 Oct 22 - 26 |
4.9 Antiderivatives
Appendix E summation notation 5.1 area and distance |
4.9: 20, 38, 46, 52 due 26-10-12
App E: 8, 16, 32 due 02-11-12 5.1: 4 due 02-11-12 |
4.9: 3, 19, 33, 43, 61 App E: 7, 9, 15, 17, 31, 33 5.1: 5, 7 |
4.9: 47 5.1: 24, 25, 30 |

Week 8 Oct 29 - Nov 2 |
5.2 definite integral 5.3 fundamental theorem 5.4 indefinite integrals |
5.2: 10, 34 due 02-11-12
5.3: 8, 22, 32 due 02-11-12 5.4: 14, 38, 62 due 16-11-12 |
5.2: 1, 2, 7, 17, 22, 29, 33, 37 5.3: 2, 7, 15, 19, 29, 31 5.4: 5, 6, 15, 18, 23, 27, 31, 37, 59, 62 |
5.2: 41, 68a 5.3: 75 5.4: 53 |

Week 9 Nov 5 - 9 |
5.5 substitution 6.1 area between curves 6.2 volumes |
5.5: 10, 24, 58 due 16-11-12
6.1: 4, 19 due 16-11-12 6.2: 12, 48 due 16-11-12 |
5.5: 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 15, 21, 35,
53, 59, 71 6.1: 3, 9, 17, 19, 23, 26, 31 6.2: 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 29 |
5.5: 87, 88 6.1: 54 6.2: 61, 65 |

Week 10 Nov 12 - 16 |
6.4 work 6.5 average value, 7.1 integration by parts 7.1 integration by parts |
6.4: 6, 16 due 16-11-12
6.5: 8, 12, 16 due 16-11-12 7.1: 10, 14, 16, 38, 42 due 23-11-12 |
6.4: 1, 3, 7 6.5: 1, 2, 5, 8 7.1: 2, 12, 19, 21, 30, 41 |
6.4: 17 6.5: 25 7.1: 72 |

Week 11 Nov 19 - 23 |
7.2 trig integrals 7.3 trig substitution 7.4 partial fractions |
7.2: 6, 18, 44, 50, 54 due 23-11-12 7.3: 12, 18, 26, 30, 44 due 30-11-12 7.4: 12, 20, 64 due 30-11-12 |
7.2: 5, 15, 24, 39, 57, 65 7.3: 1, 5, 10, 13, 31, 34 7.4: 3, 13, 22, 27, 38, 45, 53 |
7.2: 70 7.3: 43 7.4: 59, 63, 71 |

Week 12 Nov 26 - 30 |
7.4 more on partial fractions 7.5 integration strategy 8.1 arc length |
7.5: 14, 32, 42, 50, 54, 58, 72, 78 due 30-11-12 |
7.5: 15, 19, 29, 36, 41, 48, 53, 82 8.1: 3, 9, 13, 16, 35 |
7.5: 83, 84 8.1: 41 |

Week 13 Dec 1 |
review |

- Calculus: early transcendentals, 7th edition, James Stewart, Thomson Brooks/Cole (required)
- Maple 13 (or any version numbered 11 or above) with CalcLab manual (required)
- WebAssign online assessment system http://webassign.net (optional, but strongly recommended)

1) continuity and differentiability, with emphasis on theory (intermediate value theorem, mean value theorem), practice (how to differentiate) and applications (curve sketching, optimization)

2) theory and techniques of integration, with emphasis on practice (how to integrate) and applications.

See the course outline and calendar for more specific information.

Course meeting time: T TH F 8:30-9:20 in HSC 1A1

Office hours: T 9:30-10:20, Th 9:30-11:20 or by appointment

1A03 Section 2 Dr Ronan Conlon, HH319, ext 23403, rconlon@math.mcmaster.ca

Course meeting time: MWR 16:30-17:20 in BSB 147

Office hours: T 12:00-2:00, W 17:30-18:20 or by appointment

1ZA03 Section 1 Dr Eric Harper, HH407, ext 26079, eharper@math.mcmaster.ca

Course meeting time: TWF 12:30-13:20 in HSC 1A1

Office hours: T F 11:30-12:20, W 13:30-14:20 or by appointment

1ZA03 Section 2 Mr Chris McLean, BSB B124, ext 20142, mcleac3@math.mcmaster.ca

Course meeting time: T TH F 8:30-9:20 in TSH 120

Office hours: T 9:30-10:20, Th 9:30-10:20, F 11:30-12:20 or by appointment

1ZA03 Section 3 Dr Andres Contreras, HH409, ext 27031, contrera@math.mcmaster.ca

Course meeting time: TWF 15:30-16:20 in JHE 376

Office hours: M 15:00-18:00 or by appointment

Tutorials and teaching assistants:

1A03 T01 M 9:30-10:20 in BSB 147 Michelle DeBoer deboerms@math.mcmaster.ca

1A03 T02 T 15:30-16:20 in TSH 120 Michelle DeBoer

1ZA3 T01 W 09:30-10:20 in HSC 1A1 Sanjay Patel patel222@math.mcmaster.ca

1ZA3 T02 W 8:30-9:20 in CNH 104 Sanjay Patel

1ZA3 T03 T 10:30-11:20 in TSH B128 Sanjay Patel

Help with lab assignments: Before each lab assignment deadline, TAs are available in a computer lab on campus to help with any difficultes with the lab assignments. Here is the schedule. For help at other times, consult the TAs or your instructor. Please note that you do not have to go to a computer lab at the scheduled times to do the lab assignments: these are designed to be self-contained. All the information that you need to do the labs is in the lab tutorials (on the website) and in the CalcLab manuals.

Teaching Assistants: The TA who run the tutorials are available in the math help centre at the hours posted above. You can also send an email, but remember that it is hard to explain math by email, so plan to come in and talk with them.

Instructors: All the instructors hold office hours, at the times posted above. Feel free to ask questions of any one of them.

- Recommended problems. These problems are selected to be similar to the homework problems and the exams. Do these problems before trying the homework. They are set up so that you can submit them as often as you like (up to 100 times), so that you can try each problem, see where you go wrong, and try it again.
- Tutorial problems. If you find you are having difficulty with a
particular type of problem, try the tutorial problems. These are broken
down into small steps that you have to submit individually. They are
designed to guide you through the problem, so that you can understand
how to do it.

- Homework Problems are required. There will be eight sets altogether. Due dates are posted on the course calendar, and on WebAssign. No late assignments will be accepted. These problems are set up so that you can submit them up to three times. This allows you to correct small errors like formatting, or number of decimal places. If you cannot get the homework problems right the first time, then you also will not be able to get problems right on the exam.

Math 1A03 section 01: mcmaster 8370 9007

Math 1A03 section 02: mcmaster 6950 6121

Math 1ZA3 all sections: mcmaster 1940 5496

Maple Labs The Maple labs are designed to help you learn how to use Maple as a tool for doing mathematics. You will find Maple an incredibly useful tool for math and science courses throughout your university career, and hopefully beyond! There are four lab assignments, and they are all required. No late assignments will be accepted. Due dates are posted on the course calendar. The labs are available at this website. To login, you will need your macid and the bar code from your student ID card.