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: | Wednesday, January 2, 2019 |
Reading break: | February 18 - 22, 2019 |
Term end: | Friday, April 5, 2019 |
Midterm 1: | Wednesday, January 30, 7:00 - 9:00 pm |
Midterm 2: | Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 - 9:00 pm |
Final exam: | Wednesday, April 10, 3:30 pm |
Announcements
- NEW FOR THIS YEAR: MIDTERM AND FINAL EXAMS WILL BE ONLINE EXAMS. PLEASE SEE CANVAS COURSE PAGE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
- There will be no make-up exams for midterm or final exams.
- 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.
Exam Information
- For an excellent preparation for exams, please check out the Math Exam/Education Resource (MER). The MER wiki embeds the Math 103 syllabus in the front page, so you can directly access problem types that potentially appear on the final exam.
- The Math department keeps archive of past Math 103 final exams.
- A list of formulas that can be used for exams can be found on the formula sheet page.
- Final exam Review sessions offered by MLC on
- TBA
- TBA
- the two sessions are identical and the tentative location is LSK 200. For details and updates check the MLC pages.
Final Exam Locations
TBA
Important: Students must write their midterm and final exams with their section - take note of the proper location!
Sections
Section specific information and announcements are available on section specific pages:
Section 201: Seckin Demirbas
Section 202: Fei Hu
Section 203: Majid Bizhani
Section 206: Angelos Koutsianas
Section 207: Michael Doebeli
Section 208: Fei Hu
Section 209: Aaron Palmer
Section 212: Shirin Boroushaki
Course Material & Resources
For relevant links, see navigation menu to the left.
- Course Schedule, Lecture notes and Syllabus
- Outline of the course schedule and syllabus (containing a number of problems and answers) as well as the online lecture notes, including numerous exercises with solutions.
- Grading & Regulations
- A brief overview of the rules and regulations for Math 103 including the breakdown of the grading scheme.
- WeBWorK
- Online WeBWorK is assigned as homework on a weekly schedule. In case of troubles, first check out the WeBWorK FAQ.
- 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.