21-Mar-18: You should have received a link to your graded Problem Set 9 on crowdmark today.
10-Mar-18: You should have received your crowdmark submission link for Problem Set 9 today.
7-Mar-18: You should have received a link to your graded Problem Set 8 on crowdmark today.
1-Mar-18: Test 4 will take place on 23 March 2018, 4-6pm. More details here.
In particular, if you have a conflict, follow the instructions on that page. The deadline to request any accommodation is Friday,16 March.
21-Feb-18: You should have received your crowdmark submission link for Problem Set 8 today.
15-Feb-18: Remember that the deadline to drop MAT137 and have it removed from your transcript is 20 February 2018.
12-Jan-18: You should have received your crowdmark submission link for Problem Set 6 today.
31-Dec-17: There are two minor changes in Problem Set 5 (the changes are in red in the new version). If you have alredy completed the problem set, you may ignore them. They are just intended to clarify and make things easier, but you can complete the problem set without them.
Office hours in the last two weeks of the course are different.
The last tutorial will be on December 4-5.
Regular classes end on Thursday, December 7, but...
...Thursday, December 7 counts as a Monday. (You will have class on December 7 if and only if you normally have class on Mondays, at the same time and location.)
22-Nov-17: From the 27th of November, Alfonso will be on leave. Qin Deng will cover his lectures. During this time, Lindsey Shorser will be the course coordinator.
22-Nov-17: Problem Set 5 is posted. It is due in January, right after you come back from Winter break, but you can start (and finish) working on it before the break if you prefer.
21-Nov-17: Problem Set 4 is graded. You should have received your graded paper in an email from crowdmark today.
9-Nov-17: Problem Set 3 is graded. You should have received your graded paper in an email from crowdmark today.
3-Nov-17: Test 2 will take place on 1 December 2017, 4-6pm. More details here. If you have a conflict, email Alfonso by Friday, 24 November 2017.
3-Nov-17: You should have received your crowdmark submission link for Problem Set 4 today.
26-Oct-17: Due to an error from room booking services, our Test 3 has changed its time. It will be on the same date, but from 3 to 5, rather than 4 to 6. As usual, we will accommodate any students with an academic conflict. This does not affect Test 2 or Test 4.
26-Oct-17: Today you received a crowdmark email with submission link to Problem Set 3. Also noticed that there was a superfluous sentence in Q2 in PS3: we have uploaded a correct version of PS 3 now.
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. Our email addresses are below the calendar.
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.
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)
Weeks: 1 and 2.
Playlist 2: Limits and continuity. (20 videos).
Textbook: Chapter 2
Weeks: 3, 4, and 5
Playlist 4: Inverse and inverse trig functions. (8 videos).
Textbook: Sections 7.1 and 7.11
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.
Playlist 5: MVT and applications (12 videos).
Textbook: Sections 4.1--4.5 and 4.10
Weeks: 9 and 10
Note: These weeks include two topics without videos: related-rates problems (see textbook section 4.10) and optimization problems (see textbook section 4.5).
"Playlist 6": Applications. (There are no videos in this list, but you can follow the book.).
Weeks: 11 and 12
Definition of limits and infinity, computations, and L'Hopital's Rule (textbook sections 11.5, 11.6)
Concavity, asymptotes, and curve sketching (textbook sections 4.6, 4.7, 4.8)
Playlist 7: The definition of the integral. (12 videos).
Weeks 1 and 2
Playlist 8: The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. (7 videos).
Textbook: Chapter 5
Weeks 2 and 3
All regrade requests for tests will be handled by Joel Kamnitzer only. Beginning with Test 2, all regrade requests will be done by email only. If you think we have made an error in your paper, after reading the sample solutions:
Email him at jkamnitz (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu.
Email from your utoronto email account.
Use the subject line "MAT137 - Test N - Regrade request".
In the body of the email, include your full name, your student number, your utoronto email address, a link to your graded paper, and a clear explanation of the error your think we made.
The deadline for a regrade request is one week after the papers have been returned electronically.