Welcome to the course MATH1510!
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Course Description:
This course is designed for engineering students who need to acquire skills in calculus as a crash introduction to the mathematics used in engineering. The course emphasizes on the technique of computation without theoretical discussion. Students are expected to have mathematics background equivalent to HKDSE with Extended Module I or II.
Syllabus:
1. Functions
2. Limits
3. Continuity
4. Differentiation
5. Applications of Differentiation
6. Integration
7. Applications of Integration
8. Taylor Series
MATH1510A


MATH1510B


MATH1510C


MATH1510D


MATH1510E


MATH1510F


MATH1510G


MATH1510H


MATH1510I

Assessment:
Coursework (11 sets) There will be 11 sets of coursework in total, the total score will be multiplied by 1.25 (but ceiling at 6%) which becomes the final score of this part of the assessment. 
6% 
Homework (6 sets) There will be 6 sets of homework in total. 
6% 
WeBWorK (8 sets) There will be 8 sets of WeBWorK exercises in total. 
8% 
Midterm Examination (26 Oct) 
30% 
Final Examination (To be announced. Final exam period: 4 Dec  20 Dec) 
50% 
Grade Descriptor:
A
Demonstrates an extensive and detailed knowledge and a deep understanding of the use of Calculus in Engineering; shows highlydeveloped and perfect arguments for logical deduction; able to provide thoroughly accurate solutions to unfamiliar and nonstandard problems.A
Demonstrates a broad knowledge and a strong understanding of the use of Calculus in Engineering; shows almost impeccable consistency in deduction; able to solve some of the unfamiliar and nonstandard problems with high accuracy.
B
Demonstrates an adequate but not complete knowledge and a good understanding of the use of Calculus in Engineering; shows successful derivation with consistency; able to identify and apply appropriate mathematical methods/mathematical operations to solve familiar as well as unfamiliar standard problems.
C
Demonstrates an acceptable knowledge and an understanding, perhaps with gaps, of the use of Calculus in Engineering; shows reasonable but only partially successful attempts in logical deduction; able to solve slight variations of routine problems.
D
Demonstrates a minimum acceptable knowledge and a basic grasp of the use of Calculus in Engineering; presents barely logical and sketchy arguments; able to solve routine problems.
F
Unable to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding of the use of Calculus in Engineering; displays very little knowledge relative to the question posed and in deductive arguments; unable to solve routine problems.
September
Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 

1  2  3  4  5  6  7 
8  9 CW 1  10  11  12  13  14 Makeup classes (AE) 
15  16 CW 2  17  18  19  20  21 
22  23 CW 3  24  25  26  27  28 
29  30 CW 4 
Important dates:
14 Sep: Makeup classes for sections AE
(Makeup classes of 1510FI will be announced separately)
18 Sep: The day following the Chinese MidAutumn Festival
October
Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 

1  2  3  4  5  
6  7 CW 5  8  9  10  11  12 
13  14 CW 6  15  16  17  18  19 
20  21 CW 7  22  23  24  25  26 Midterm 
27  28  29  30  31 
Important dates:
26 Oct: Midterm Exam
1 Oct: National Day
11 Oct: Chung Yeung Festival
November
Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 

1  2  
3  4 CW 8  5  6  7  8  9 
10  11 CW 9  12  13  14  15  16 
17  18 CW 10  19  20  21  22  23 
24  25 CW 11  26  27  28  29  30 
Important dates:
14 Nov: University Congregation (Classes suspended)
December
Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 

1  2  3  4  5  6  7 
8  9  10  11  12  13  14 
15  16  17  18  19  20  21 
22  23  24  25  26  27  28 
29  30  31 
Important dates:
Final Exam (Date: To be arranged)
25 Dec: Christmas Day
26 Dec: The first weekday after Christmas Day
References:
Thomas' Calculus / based on the original work by George B. Thomas, Jr. Fifteenth edition in SI Units, Global edition. Harlow : Pearson Education ebook
Calculus, Early Transcendentals / C. Henry Edwards, David E. Penney ebook
Calculus : early transcendentals /James Stewart
Calculus : an applied approach /Ron Larson, Bruce H. Edwards
Calculus : a complete course /Robert A. Adams, Christopher Essex
LibrarySearch (Download past papers here) https://julaccuhk.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/search?query=any,contains,math1510a&tab=default_tab&search_scope=Exam&vid=852JULAC_CUHK:CUHK&lang=en&offset=0
MathGym (Get help from tutors by making appointment here) http://mathgym.math.cuhk.edu.hk/
Elearning (More reference on precalculus and calculus topics) http://www.math.cuhk.edu.hk/~klchan/elearning/index.html
The Myth of Calculus (Roleplaying game for learning calculus developed by Dr. Kai Leung CHAN) http://www.math.cuhk.edu.hk/~klchan/www/index.html
Attention is drawn to University policy and regulations on honesty in academic work, and to the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations. Details may be found at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/.
Link to WeBWork: http://webwork.math.cuhk.edu.hk/webwork2
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