Spring semester, 2002

Course Description:

MAT187H1S is the direct continuation of MAT186H1F, and uses the same book. We will do most of Chapters 8, 9, 10 and 11, plus selected sections of Chapters 12, 13 and 16. (Chapters 14 and 15 represent the core material of Calculus III, should you ever have to take such a course.) Note: the material on vectors in Sections 12.3 to 12.6 is the same as material covered in MAT188H1F, and will not be repeated in MAT187H1S.

Section Instructors:

By now you should be scheduled into one of the following Sections:


In addition to lectures you will attend a tutorial each week, during which you will have the opportunity to go over problems, and to receive help from your tutor. Tutorials start on Tuesday Jan 15/Wednesday Jan 16, and end on Apr 10.


The textbook for this course is CALCULUS for Engineers, 2nd edition , by Donald Trim, published by Prentice Hall.

Marking Scheme:

Tutorial quizzes will count for 20% of your final grade; the term test will also count for 20%. The final exam counts as the remaining 60% of your final grade.

Mid-Term Test:

There will be a term test during the week of March 4th The test will be written during tutorial time in a location ( probably your tutorial room) to be announced in class by your instructor.


Three 30-min quizzes will be written in tutorial during the weeks of Jan 21st, Feb 4th, and Mar 25th Only the best 2 of 3 quizzes will be counted.

A Word About Written Tests:

All quizzes, tests and exams in this course require you to show your work and explain what you are doing. The final answer, even if it is correct, will never be worth full marks unless you have explained your solution. It is not our responsibility to figure out what you have done; you are supposed to make it clear what you are doing.


Some of the suggested homework exercises have been highlighted in boldface; these are for tutorial discussion.

Final Exam:

There will be a common final exam, 2 and 1/2 hours long, to be scheduled by the Faculty office during the exam period, Apr 17 to Apr 30.

Course Coordinator:

is D. Burbulla. Office: SF B670, ph: 946-3165, email: burbull@ecf; office hours: M 1:30-3; W 11:30-4; R 2-4; F 11:30-1


(1) In Trim's book, for polar coordinates, r > 0 or r = 0 always . (2) You should look at the graphs in Sec. 12.2, when we start Chapter 12.

Lecture Schedule:

The sequence of 39 lectures, listed on the reverse, is only an approximate schedule. Your instructor could spend more or less time than indicated on each topic.

Lecture schedule by weeks:

1 week on Chapter 8; 3 weeks on Chapter 9; 4 weeks on Chapter 11; 1 week on Chapter 13; 4 weeks on selected topics from Chapters 10, 12 and 16. Reading Week is Feb 18-22.