MAT136H1F | Calculus 1(B)

Fall 2015

This was the official website for MAT136H1F 2015.
For the current website of MAT136H1S 2016, follow this link

Course Information

This is the official website of the course MAT136H1F at the University of Toronto for the Fall 2015 academic semester. Grades for quizzes and term tests will be posted on blackboard. All other information about the course will be posted here.

About this course

title Calculus 1(B)
code MAT136H1F
prerequisite MAT135H1 or MAT125H1
syllabus
topics Antiderivatives, Integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Techniques of Integration, Applications (Areas, Volumes, Arc Lengths, etc.), Introduction to Differential Equations and their Applications (Predator-Prey Systems, Models for Population Growth, etc.), Sequences and Series, Taylor Series.
textbook
Single Variable Calculus, Early Transcendentals Version

8th Edition, by James Stewart: Cengage Learning 2016.
Mountain View
NOTE: If you don't want to buy the new textbook (the 8th edition), you can instead rent from the University Bookstore the new special package "8th edition Textbook + Student Solutions Manual + Calculus Test and Exam booklet". The cost is $29.95 for one term. This is an option for those of you who do not plan to keep the books after the MAT136 Final Exam.

Practical Information

LECTURES
section time location instructor
L0101 MWF9 MP102 Beatriz
L5101 R6-9 MP103 Zhifei
tutorial sections
section time room TA
T0101 M3 GB 304 Francisco
T0201 R4 GB 303 Fang (Vicky)
T0301 T4 GB 303 John
T5101 T5 SS 1074 Francisco
T5201 R5 GB 412 John
* tutorials begin week of Sept 28
OFFICE HOURS
time location instructor
Tue 11-1
BA 6283
Beatriz
Tue 4, Fri 1 BA 6283 Zhifei
* office hours begin week of Sept 21
MATH AID CENTRE
time location TA
Mon 12 SS 1071 Wendy
Mon 1 SS 1071 Jun
Thu 12 SS 1071 Jun
* math aid centre hours begin week of Sept 28
Tests and quizzes
date location material
short quiz 1 Oct 5-9 tutorial 4.9, 5.1 - 5.4
long quiz 1 Oct 19-23 tutorial 4.9, 5.1 - 5.5, 6.1 - 6.3, 6.5, 7.1, 7.2
term test Oct 30 EX 200 4.9, 5.1 - 5.5, 6.1 - 6.3, 6.5, 7.1, - 7.5
short quiz 2 Nov 2-6 tutorial 7.8, 8.1
short quiz 3 Nov 16-20 tutorial 9.1-9.4, 9.6
short quiz 4 Nov 23-27 tutorial 11.1 - 11.2
long quiz 2 Nov 30 - Dec 4 tutorial 7.8, 8.1, 9.1 - 9.4, 11.1 - 11.7
final exam Dec 18 BN 3 4.9, 5.1 - 5.5, 6.1 - 6.3, 6.5, 7.1 - 7.5, 7.8, 8.1, 9.1 - 9.4, 11.1 - 11.10

Announcements

Dec 4 We will hold a review session on Wednesday, December 16, 12:00 - 2:00. Location: SS 1069. During this review session we will go over some problems from the Practice Problems for the Final Exam.
Dec 4 We have posted Practice Problems for the Final Exam. You can find them here. We will not post solutions to these problems. Instead, we will go over some problems during the review session.
Dec 4 No regular tutorials the week of Dec 7 - 11. Instead, the TAs will be holding office hours during the regular tutorial times on Monday and Tuesday in the regular tutorial rooms.
Dec 3 Office Hours before the final exam.
Week of December 7-11
date time location TA/Instructor
Mon 12-2 SS 1071 Wendy, Jun
Mon 3-4 GB 304 Francisco
Tue 11-1 BA 6283 Beatriz
Tue 4-5 BA 6283 Zhifei
Tue 5-6 SS 1074 Francisco
Wed 1-5 UC 63 Vicky
Thu 12-2 UC 63 Vicky

Week of December 14-18
date time location TA/Instructor
Mon 11-4 SS 1071 Vicky
Mon 4-5 SS 1071 Jun
Tue 11-1 BA 6283 Beatriz
Tue 2-4 SS 1071 Jun
Tue 4-5 BA 6283 Zhifei
Thu 11-1 SS 1071 Vicky
Thu 2-4 BA 6180 Beatriz
Fri 11-2 BA 6180 Wendy, Zhifei
Nov 23 Extra Office Hours in the next two weeks.
Week of November 23-27
date time location TA/Instructor
Mon 12-2 SS 1071 Wendy, Jun
Tue 11-1 BA 6283 Beatriz
Tue 4-5 BA 6283 Zhifei
Thu 12-1 SS 1071 Jun
Fri 12-1 SS 1071 Wendy

Week of November 30- December 4
date time location TA/Instructor
Mon 12-2 SS 1071 Wendy, Jun
Tue 11-1 BA 6283 Beatriz
Tue 4-5 BA 6283 Zhifei
Wed 11-12 SS 1071 Francisco
Thu 12-1 SS 1071 Jun
Nov 8 No regular tutorials the week of Nov 9 - 15. Instead, the TAs will be holding office hours during the regular tutorial times on Thursday in the regular tutorial rooms. This week, you can attend any of the Thursday's tutorial sections to ask questions.
Nov 01 The Mideterm Test took place on Friday, October 30. For solutions and results see here.
Nov 01
Beatriz's office hours have been changed. They are now Tuesdays 11-1 in BA 6283.
Oct 29 We have posted solutions to Tutorial 4.
Oct 29
Unfortunately, today's office hours with Vicky 2-4pm have been cancelled. All the other office hours will go ahead as planned.
Oct 22 We have posted the following material:
  • Extra practice problems for the midterm
  • Tutorial 4 (Oct. 26 - 30)
  • Solutions to Tutorial 3
  • Solutions to Long Quiz 1
  • Oct 19 Tutorial 2 Correction: There was a mistake in the solutions posted for Tutorial 2. You may have already noticed that Question 4 posted on the website did not correspond to the one you had in your handout. However, the answer did. I have posted solutions to both questions.
    Question 4: is the one in the handout
    Question 4': is the one that was mistakenly posted before.
    Please make sure that you download and read the corrected version, here.
    Oct 13 The Midterm Test will take place on Friday, October 30. For information, see here.
    Oct 13 Extra Office Hours in the next two weeks.
    Week of October 19-23
    date time location TA/Instructor
    Mon 12-2 SS 1071 Wendy, Jun
    Tue 2-4 SS 2112 Beatriz
    Tue 4-5 BA6283 Zhifei
    Wed 12-1 SS 1071 Wendy
    Thu 12-1 SS 1071 Jun
    Thu 3-5 SS 1071 Vicky, John

    Week of October 26-30
    date time location TA/Instructor
    Mon 12-2 SS 1071 Wendy, Jun
    Tue 2-4 SS 2112 Beatriz
    Tue 4-5 BA6283 Zhifei
    Wed 4-6 SS 1071 Francisco
    Thu 12-1 SS 1071 Jun
    Thu 2-5 SS 1071 Vicky, John
    Fri 11-2 UC 177 Jun, Wendy, Zhifei
    Oct 9 No regular tutorials the week of Oct 12 - 16. Instead, the TAs will be holding office hours during the regular tutorial times on Tuesday and Thursday in the regular tutorial rooms. This week, you can attend any tutorial section to ask questions.
    Oct 3 Tutorial 1 problems and solutions have been posted.
    Sept 24 Regular Math Aid Centre hours have been posted in the Practical Information Section.
    Sept 19 Zhifei's office hours' times have been changed.
    Sept 13 The office hours' times and locations have been posted under Practical Information. They start on September 21. If you need to talk to us earlier, email for an appointment.

    All links are now active.
    Sept 9 Welcome to MAT136H1F!
    The course webpage is now online, but some links are not active yet. See you in class next week!

    Staff

    Course Instructors

    Beatriz
    Navarro Lameda
    course coordinator
    beatriz at math dot utoronto dot ca


    L0101
    MWF9
    MP 102
    office hours:
    Tue 11-1 in BA 6283
    Zhifei
    Zhu
    zhifei.zhu at mail dot utoronto dot ca


    L5101
    R6-9
    MP 103
    office hours: Tue 4, Fri 1 in BA 6283

    Teaching Assistants

    John
    Enns
    john.enns at mail dot utoronto dot ca
    Francisco
    Guevara Parra
    guevara.guevaraparra at mail dot utoronto dot ca
    Fang (Vicky)
    Shalev Housfater
    fang.gu at mail dot utoronto dot ca
    Wen (Wendy)
    Xiao
    wendy.xiao at mail dot utoronto dot ca
    Jun
    Ouyang
    jun.ouyang at mail dot utoronto dot ca

    Resources

    Course Material

    Syllabus and Course outline

    Read this document very carefully as it contains important information.
    Lecture notes

    Beatriz will be updating this file as the course proceeds.
    Practice Problems

    This table lists problems that you should work through to gain sufficient practice with the course material; they are not to be handed in.
    7th to 8th Ed Comparison Table

    This table shows a comparison between problems in the 7th Edition of the textbook and the assigned problems from the 8th Edition.
    Summary of convergence tests for series

    Course Links

    Piazza

    There is an online forum for this course on Piazza. This group is a resource for students to meet other MAT136F students, ask questions, discuss problems, make study groups, and in general help each other. Past-year students found the online forum a useful resource.

    Sign up here.
    Portal

    Grades for quizzes and term tests will be posted on portal.
    Math Aid Centres

    Quizzes

    Tutorials

    • Oct 12 - Oct 16 (Thanksgiving): No regular tutorials this week (No tutorial handout). Office hours in tutorial rooms instead.
    • Nov 9 - Nov 15 (Fall Break Nov 9 - 10): No regular tutorials this week (No tutorial handout). On Thursday, there will be office hours in tutorial rooms instead of the regular tutorial.

    Tests

    Final Exam

    Time and Location
    • When: Friday, December 18, 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Please show up at 6:40 pm to have time to get settled.
    • Where: BN 3
    What is included

    The final exam will include Sections 4.9, 5.1 - 5.5, 6.1 - 6.3, 6.5, 7.1 - 7.5, 7.8, 8.1, 9.1 - 9.4, 11.1 - 11.10.

    How to prepare These are very helpful resources, and you are encouraged to take advantage of them.

    We will be holding a review session on Wednesday, December 16, 12:00 - 2:00. Location: SS 1069. During this review session we will go over some problems from the Practice Problems for the Final Exam.

    Also, keep in mind that our exam format is different from previous years' exams. Therefore, it is not a good idea to study only from past exams, although they are still good practice material.

    Rules during the test

    Final Exams are run by the Faculty of Arts and Science. You must follow all the rules as detailed here: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/exams/rules and http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/exams/reminder

    In particular, make sure that you bring your TCard or any other valid Photo ID.

    Need help?

    Please see the office hours posted on the course website under announcements.

    Do not leave things for the last minute. If you leave your questions for the last couple of days, chances are we will have very limited time to talk to you.

    Good luck! We will be very happy if you all do very well.

    Term Test

    • The Midterm Test took place on Friday, October 30. For the test information page, as it looked before the test see here.
    • We've created a list of extra practice problems for the midterm. You can find it here.

    Test Outcome

    The Midterm Test grades are now on Blackboard. You will receive your test back this week in the tutorial you are registered in. We have also posted solutions.

    Some statistics:

    • The class average was 52%.
    • The highest score was 60/60, achieved by 1 student.
    • The lowest score was 6/60, achieved by 1 student.

    How to interpret the results:

    • If you scored over 80%, congratulations. You deserve a cookie!
    • If your grade is less than 40%, you should reevaluate how you are working for this course. Please think about your study habits, your time management, make a realistic plan, and decide whether this is doable. As you saw, many questions were similar to the ones worked out in class, in tutorials and in the extra practice problems. For this reason, it is very important that when you don't understand a problem, you come to our office hours, ask questions on Piazza, or ask your TA.
    If you did prepare well, and did not get a good grade, then don't feel discouraged! Remember, you can always come to our office hours, and we can chat about your progress. We are always happy to help!

    What to do if you think your grade is incorrect?

    • Read the sample solutions carefully, and try to understand what went wrong.
    • Having said that, we know that we sometimes make mistakes in marking and we will correct them. If you have an issue with the grading of the test, then you should write a comment on the front page of your test clearly indicating which parts are to be regraded and why, then return the test to your TA as soon as possible (before the end of the tutorial). Your request for a test regrade will not be accepted after you leave the tutorial room. Suggestion: given that you will only have an hour (the length of your tutorial) to decide whether and why your tests needs regrading, we strongly recommend thoroughly going through the posted test solutions BEFORE you come to the tutorial.

      If it is only a matter of us not adding properly the total grade, then we will send you an email by Sunday, November 8th to confirm that the grade has been changed. Otherwise, you must come to office hours to discuss it. If you don't come to the office hours, your grade will not be changed. If you do not come to our office hours to discuss your regrade request by Friday, November 20th, your grade will not be changed.
    In addition to our regular office hours, Zhifei will be holding extra office hours to handle regrade requests on the following days:

    date time location
    Wed, Nov 11 1-3 BA (40 St. George st.) 6th floor lounge
    Thu, Nov 12 10-12 BA (40 St. George st.) 6th floor lounge
    Wed, Nov 18 1-3 BA (40 St. George st.) 6th floor lounge

    If you cannot make it to any of these office hours please send us an email to book an appointment.

    Test Solutions

    You can find sample solutions here.