MATH 103 - Integral Calculus with Applications to Life Sciences
Course Overview
This course in integral calculus complements technical content with applications and examples drawn primarily from life sciences. The course starts by calculating areas and approximating the area using thin stripes as an introduction to Riemannian sums, which then lead to the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Applications of integration include determining the center of mass, calculating volumes and lengths of curves. After introducing different techniques of integration further applications are discussed in the context of continuous probability distributions as well as differential equations. After an exploration of series and sequences the course ends with an introduction to Taylor polynomials.
See the UBC Calendar entry for Math 103 for course prerequisites.
Important Dates
Term start: | Monday, January 5, 2015 |
Midterm break: | February 16-20, 2015 |
Term end: | Friday, April 10, 2015 |
Family day: | Monday, February 9, 2015, no classes |
Good Friday: | Friday, April 3, 2015, no classes |
Easter Monday: | Monday, April 6, 2015, no classes |
Midterm 1: | Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 6-7pm. Location: see below. |
Midterm 2: | Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6-8pm. Location TBA. |
Final exam: | TBA. |
Announcements
- Course Notes: chapters 7, 10 & 11 originally included only very few exercise problems. These chapters have been updated - please check out the new versions on the Course Notes page.
- Midterm 1 Solutions now available.
- Midterm 1: finalized times: 6-7pm. Content: material covered up to and including section 4.3 in course notes.
- Conflicts with the Biol 112 midterm on February 3rd have been resolved (Biol 112 will write an in-class midterm).
- Requests for joining Math 103 or changing sections should be directed to the undergraduate chair ugradchair@math.ubc.ca after carefully reading the registration issues information page.
- Happy 2015 and a good start into the new term!
Sections
Section 201 - Michael Doebeli
Section 202 - Young-Heon Kim
Section 203 - Christoph Hauert
Section 206 - Nicolò Sibilla
Section 207 - Cole Zmurchok
Section 208 - Hon to (Hardy) Chan
Section 209 - Tali Pinsky
Course Material & Resources
For relevant links, see navigation menu to the left.
- Course Schedule and Syllabus
- Outline of the course schedule and syllabus as well as grading information.
- Course Notes & Exercises
- The course notes by Prof. Leah Keshet.
- WeBWorK
- Online WeBWorK homework is assigned on a weekly schedule (with few exceptions due to midterms). In case of troubles, check out the WeBWorK FAQ.
- Old-School Homework
- Traditional homework is assigned on a bi-weekly schedule. Your work and solutions must be submitted on paper to your instructor.
- Online Forum
- We are using Piazza as a class forum for online discussions - see instructions on how to sign up on Piazza.
- Other Resources
- Other resources including past exams and policies.