13-Sep-17: There was a typo in Problem Set 1. It is now corrected.
12-Sep-17: Problem Set 1 is posted. We will wait a bit before sending you your online submission links because many students are still waitlisted. However, the problems are already posted and you can start working on them.
5-Sep-17: If your first lecture is more than one-hour long, you need to watch some videos before it. If you are in LEC 0401 or LEC 0601, watch videos 1.1-1.3. If you are in LEC 5201, watch videos 1.1-1.7.
31-Aug-17: Welcome to MAT137! We will use Portal/Blackboard only for posting grades. All other information about the course, including course materials, will be posted on this site. Please familiarize yourself with it. In particular, read the course outline carefully (under 'Resources'). Lectures begin on Thursday, September 7. Tutorials begin on Monday, September 18.
Course outline. This document contains all the information about how we will run the course, and how we will evaluate you. Please read it carefully.
Tentative Week-by-week schedule.
Notice that the schedule is for MWF or MWR sections. Other sections will be ahead.
Official course website. You are currently reading it. All announcements and course materials will be posted here.
Piazza. An online forum for students to talk to each other. You can ask questions, discuss math, form study groups, and generally help each other. To use it, sign up here.
Portal. We will post grades on here, and nothing else.
To talk to us or for help, click on the 'Office hours and email' tab above. It also contains our email addresses.
For the course's YouTube videos, click on the 'Videos' tab above.
Extra lecture notes. Tyler Holden was an instructor for MAT137 in 2014-2015. He wrote very detailed, full lecture notes for this course. He is graciously giving this year's students access to them.
If you would like to practice your proof writing, and then receive feedback on it, you may use the proof clinic.
Office hours and contact info
Do you need help? Do you have questions? Do you want to talk to us? We encourage you to talk to any of the instructors or TAs in the course, not just your own.
Locations and times for our office hours are likely to change during the year and on certain weeks. Always check the calendar below for the most up-to-date information.
Our email addresses are below the calendar.
The proof clinic is now in session. See schedule in the calendar below.
Qin Deng: qin (dot) deng (at) mail (dot) utoronto (ca)
Alfonso Gracia-Saz: alfonso (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu
Joel Kamnitzer: jkamnitz (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu
Ivan Khatchatourian: ivan (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu
Beatriz Navarro-Lameda: beatriz (at) math (dot) utoronto (dot) ca
Lindsey Shorser: lshorser (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu
Huan Vo: vohuan (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu
We are creating short youtube videos that explain many of the concepts in the course. We expect you to watch these videos before coming to class. Your instructor will tell you what to watch for each day. If you come to lecture without having watched them, you won't get much out of it.
Pro-tip: The videos are hosted on YouTube. Like other YouTube videos, you can adjust their playback speeds to your preference.
Playlist 1: Logic, quantifiers, conditionals, definitions, and proofs. (15 videos)
This material is not covered by the textbook.
We will study this roughly in weeks 1 to 2.
Playlist 2: Limits and continuity. (20 videos).
This corresponds to Chapter 2 in the textbook.
We will study this roughly in weeks 3 to 5.
Playlist 3: Derivatives. (18 videos).
This corresponds to Chapter 3 in the textbook.
We will study this roughly in weeks 6 to 7.
Playlist 4: Inverse and inverse trig functions. (8 videos).
Note: The beginning of this playlist may appear unnecessarily complicated. The notions of codomain, range, and inverse are normally treated in a simplified way in calculus. However, this causes confusion when you later encounter them in other math or CS courses. Thus, I have explained these concepts in the most general way, before explaining the simplification we will be using in calculus.
This corresponds to sections 7.1 and 7.7 in the textbook.
We will study this roughly in week 8.
Related Rates: no videos. See section 4.10 in the textbook.
Problem Set 0: precalculus review. You do not need to submit this, but we expect you to complete it during the first two weeks.