MATH1520C - University Mathematics for Applications - 2019/20

Course Year: 
2019/20
Term: 
2

Announcement

  • Announcement on tutorial arrangements: [Download file]
  • Material on trig functions: These will not appear in quizzes or (midterm and final) exams, but may appear in homework. Updates: Trig function problems will not count towards the final course grade. However, to be fair to students who did and solved them, they count as extra credits. E.g. If you do all problems right in a PS which contains 21 questions among which 1 involves trig functions, your grade for that PS would be 21/20 (out of 1 total).
  • ODE (L 11) and Probability (L12): These topics will not appear on the final exam, though ODE will still be covered in class.
  • Updates on the exams and assessment scheme: The midterm exam is cancelled. As a result, the 30% weight of the midterm exam towards the course grade is re-distributed to the homework, quizzes, and the final exam. The final exam will be open book and not invigilated; your will submit your answers to Blackboard as is done in quizzes. The date and time of final exam is still to be arranged by the registrar.
  • Virtual Office Hours/Review Sessions: Apr 28 (Tue) tutorial; Apr 29 (Wed) 1-1:45pm; May 5 (Tue) 10:30-12pm

General Information

Lecturer

  • Prof. Yi-Jen LEE
    • Office: AB1 412
    • Tel: 394 33715
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Thu 2:30-3:30pm

Teaching Assistant

  • Mr. Lok Tung LI
    • Office: AB1 407A
    • Tel: 394 33721
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Mon 3:30-4:30pm
  • Mr. Liu Yin IU
    • Office: AB1 407B
    • Tel: 394 33720
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Wed 1:00-2:00pm

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Tu 10:30AM - 12:15PM/ Yasumoto Int'l Acad Park LT6; Th 1:30PM - 2:15PM/ Yasumoto Int'l Acad Park LT8
  • Tutorial: Section 1: Tu 12:30PM - 1:15PM/ Yasumoto Int'l Acad Park LT6; Section 2: Th 12:30PM - 1:15PM/ Yasumoto Int'l Acad Park LT8

Course Description

This course is intended to provide students with a fundamental account of the basic results and theorems of calculus. Topics include: function, limit, continuity; rules of differentiation, maxima, minima, rate of change, applications; basic methods of integration and area; ordinary differential equation; and probabilities.


Textbooks

  • For references only: Lecture notes from previous years (see "Lecture Notes" below) Watch out for errors!
  • Laurence D. Hoffmann and Gerald L. Bradley, Applied Calculus for Business, Economics, and the Social and Life Sciences

Pre-class Notes


Lecture Notes


Class Notes


Tutorial Notes


Assignments

  • Weekly problem sets on: http://webwork.math.cuhk.edu.hk/webwork2/MATH1520C (except for the midterm weeks). Posted every Thursday evenings/Friday mornings; due the following Thursday. See "Useful links" below for login and tips for entering answers.
  • Additional assignments for the 1st week: Review: Do the Warm-up exercises and review the preliminary material in "Pre-class notes". Read also [Hoffmann et al.] Sections A.1-2; 4.1-4.2; 8.1
  • PS1 posted on WeBWorK (link under "Useful links" below); due Jan 23 by noon. Material covered: Lecture Notes L1 up to (and including) Section 1.4.
  • PS2 posted on WeBWorK (link under "Useful links" below); due Jan 23 by noon. Material covered: Lecture Notes Sections 1.5, 2.1, 2.2. If you are on the waiting list or just added the course, email me your full name and student ID so that I may manually add you to the Webwork class list. (Different from the registrar's official class roster.)
  • PS3 posted on WeBWorK (link under "Useful links" below); due Feb 6 by noon. Material covered: Lecture Notes Sections 2.3-2.5; Entire L3 except for 3.2.2-3.2.3. If you are on the waiting list or just added the course, email me your full name and student ID so that I may manually add you to the Webwork class list. (Different from the registrar's official class roster.)
  • PS4 posted on WeBWorK (link under "Useful links" below); due Feb 27 by noon. Material covered: Lecture Notes 3.2.2-3.2.3; entire L4; Derivatives of trig functions (cf. [Hoffmann et al.] Sections 8.1-8.2; available in "Lecture Notes section above") If you are on the waiting list or just added the course, email me your full name and student ID so that I may manually add you to the Webwork class list. (Different from the registrar's official class roster.)
  • PS5 posted on WeBWorK (link under "Useful links" below); due Mar 5 by noon. Material covered: Lecture Notes L5; Inverse trig functions (Some references are given in "Useful links" below.)
  • PS6 posted on WeBWorK (link under "Useful links" below); due Mar 12 by noon. Material covered: L'Hopital's rule (Lecture Notes 6.1)
  • PS7 posted on WeBWorK (link under "Useful links" below); due Mar 19 by noon. Material covered: Monotonicity, local and global extrema (Lecture Notes 6.2)
  • PS8 posted on WeBWorK (link under "Useful links" below); due Mar 26 by noon. Material covered: L7
  • PS9 posted on WeBWorK (link under "Useful links" below); due Apr 2 by noon. Material covered: L8; indefinite integrals of some basic functions (first 3 pages of L9).
  • PS10 posted on WeBWorK; due Apr 16 by noon. Material covered: L9 except integrals of rational functions whose denominator is a quadratic polynomial with determinant less than or equal to 0.
  • PS11 posted on WeBWorK; due Apr 23 by noon. Material covered: L10 , Sections 10.1 and 10.2 only; Integrating more general rational functions.
  • PS12 posted on WeBWorK; due Apr 30 by noon. Material covered: L10 , remaining sections.

Quizzes and Exams


Solutions


Assessment Scheme

To 10 (in terms of your grades) Problem sets on WebWork; 2% each 20%
Top 10 quizzes in Tutorials; 3% each 30%
Final exam 50%
The letter grades are given following the Math Department's grade descriptors; see "Useful links" as well as "Assessment Policies" below. (Both require CUHK network or VPN ) Apologies: On April 23 I mistakenly stated that the grades would be curved. Please ignore that! %

Useful Links


Honesty in Academic Work

The Chinese University of Hong Kong places very high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students, and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on cheating and plagiarism. Any related offence will lead to disciplinary action including termination of studies at the University. Although cases of cheating or plagiarism are rare at the University, everyone should make himself / herself familiar with the content of the following website:

http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/

and thereby help avoid any practice that would not be acceptable.


Assessment Policy

Last updated: May 05, 2020 14:08:48