Course Outline for Math 1XX3

Calculus for Math and Stats II   


Course Home Page

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Course structure

Three lecture hours per week. One tutorial per week. The tutorial will be spent working on advanced problems, as well as examples illustrating the class material. Help is available from the Math Help Centre, from the instructor, and from the TA during office hours.

Course Material

We will cover Chapters 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 of Stewart's Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 7th edition. You are expected to know, and be comfortable with using, the material of Chapters 2 through 7 that was covered in Math 1X03. We will also be discussing how to use Maple as a tool for doing claculus.

Course Evaluation

Your final mark will be calculated as follows:
If you bought the textbook package through Titles, then you already have both Maple and WebAssign. If not, you can buy WebAssign access online.  Purchase of WebAssign is optional, but strongly recommended. If you choose not to use it, the assoicated 10% will be shifted proportionally to all other marked components of the course. This shifting will be done automatically; there is no need for you to announce a decision. Completion of the computer labs is required. Maple is available on computers on campus, so it is not essential that you buy it (although it is recommended). 
   At the end of the course, the grade allocation may be adjusted, but this will only be done in a way which will increase your grade and will be done uniformly. We will use the grade equivalence chart published in the Undergraduate Calendar to convert between percentages and letter grades.

Missed Work Policy

If you are absent from the university for a minor medical reason, lasting fewer than 5 days, you may report your absence, once per term, without documentation, using the McMaster Student Absence Form. Absences for a longer duration or for other reasons must be reported to your Faculty/Program office, with documentation, and relief from term work may not necessarily be granted. When using the MSAF, report your absence to Please note that the MSAF may not be used for term work worth 30% or more, nor can it be used for the final examination.
The perentage for a missed test will be distributed between the other test and the final exam.
The percentage for a missed assignment or lab will be distributed among your remaining assignments or labs.
There are NO make-up tests or assignments.


In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the instructor and university reserve the right to modify elements of the course during the term. The university may change the dates and deadlines for any or all courses in extreme circumstances. If either type of modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given, with explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. It is the responsibility of the student to check their McMaster email and course websites weekly during the term and to note any changes.

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty consists of misrepresentation by deception or by other fraudulent means and can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a transcript notation ("Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university. It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various kinds of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, specifically Appendix 3, located at
The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:
1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one's own or for which other credit has been obtained.
2. Improper collaboration in group work.
3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.