MAT137: Calculus!

University of Toronto 2018-2019

Below is the Test 2 page as it looked before the test. Click here to see solutions and comments after grading.


Time and location

The test will take place on Friday, November 30th, 4-6pm. The test actually starts at 4:10pm, but show up early to get settled if you can.

If you have a conflict there are alternative times to write. In particular, if you have a regularly-scheduled lecture, lab, or tutorial that conflicts with the test, you should attend it and request an accommodation for the test.

If you have been approved to write at a different time, you should have received an email from Alfonso telling you the location. For everybody else, your location depends on your last name:

  • Last name A to G - go to EX 100
  • Last name H to J - go to WB 116
  • Last name K to LIA - go to MS 3154
  • Last name LIM to MO - go to EX 320
  • Last name MU to RO - go to EX 300
  • Last name RU to S - go to EX 310
  • Last name T to Z - go to EX 200

What is included

The test will include the EVT and IVT (Videos 2.21, 2.22), derivatives (Playlist 3), inverse functions and inverse trig functions (Playlist 4), and the MVT and applications (Playlist 5).

You need to understand concepts and to be able to do computations. Keep in mind that when it comes to simple computations, there is no such thing as partial marks. You either can do them or you cannot.

You also need to know the theory. Specifically, you need to be able to:

  • Give precise, exact definitions of concepts.
  • State theorems precisely. This includes, for example, the IVT, the EVT, Rolle's Theorem, the MVT, and others.
  • Write simple proofs. We may ask you to reproduce a proof that we have shown you, or we may ask you to prove a new statement that you have not seen before. The proofs of the EVT and the IVT are not included.

How to prepare

Please do not ask us for practice tests. You do not need them. The questions we will ask you are no more difficult than the questions we explore in lectures, tutorials, problem sets, and the book. You already have enough material to learn the concepts and practice.

What you need to bring

On the day of the test, you need to bring your valid identification (preferably your TCard). Also, you will need to fill in the following information:

  • your first name;
  • your last name;
  • your student number;
  • your UTOR ID;
  • your @mail.utoronto.ca email address.
We will return papers electronically once they are graded using crowdmark. If this information is not correct, your paper may end up getting lost.

Calculators are neither allowed, nor needed in this test.

Rules during the test

  • Using any kind of electronics (including cell phones, iPods, calculators, or anything else) is forbidden. Attempting to use them, or even having them on your person, even if turned off, constitutes cheating. Leave any valuables you have underneath your chair, or in the front of the room, or even better, at home. Turn your cellphones off completely.
  • During the test, an invigilator will check your TCard and will scan your paper or will ask you to sign on a sign-in list.
  • You may not leave the room during the first hour of the test.
  • If you finish and want to leave early, you need to inform an invigilator first.
  • If you finish during the last 15 minutes, please remain quietly in your seat Continue to remain in your seat without talking to anyone until the invigilators have finished collecting all the papers and have told you that it is okay to leave. Talking to other students while invigilators are collecting the papers constitutes cheating.
  • This is not high-school. The rules for academic dishonesty are strict. Every year a handful of students are reported to OSAI and receive various penalties, which may range from an F in the course to expulsion from the University. We hate having to report such incidents. Please do not make us do it.

What happens if you have a conflict or cannot write the test?

For any questions, contact the coordinator Alfonso Gracia-Saz.
  • If you have the same academic conflict that you had for Test 1...

    ... then you should have already received an email from Alfonso about an accommodation. Check your email and reply to it.

  • If you have a new conflict...

    ...email Alfonso. Explain your conflict and provide proof. Include your full name, utoronto email address, and student number.

    The deadline to request an accommodation is Friday, November 23.

  • What to do in case of illness or injury?

    In case of illness or injury, please see a health care provider right away. You will need to have them fill the University of Toronto Verification of Illness or Injury form. Contact Alfonso as soon as you can (within 24 hours if at all possible, and certainly no later than a week before the test) and bring him the form as soon as it is available. You can email him the form, or give it to him in person in class, or during office hours. If it is going to take you longer to produce the form, email him earlier, and bring the form later when possible.

  • What to do if you need accommodation due to a disability?

    Please contact Accessibility Services, not us.

  • What happens if you miss the test without a justification or if you do not contact us on time to inform us?

    In that case, you will get zero on this test.

Need help?

Between all intructors and TAs in the course, there are 26 weekly hours of office hours.

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. In addition, on the day of the test there will be no help of any kind: no office hours, no Math Aid Centre, no answers to emails.

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