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 6, 2014 |
Midterm break: | February 17-21, 2014 |
Term end: | Tuesday, April 8, 2014 |
Family day: | Monday, February 10, 2014, no classes |
Midterm 1: | Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, 6-8pm (midterm is 60mins during 2h time window, exact times posted later) |
Midterm 2: | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014, 6-8pm (midterm is 60mins during 2h time window, exact times posted later) |
Final exam: | TBA |
Announcements
- Happy new year and a good start into the new term!
Sections
Section 202 - William Carlquist
Section 203 - Young-Heon Kim
Section 206 - Carmen Bruni
Section 207 - Hossein Namazi
Section 208 - Conan Wong
Section 209 - Lucas Wardil
Further Information
For relevant links, see navigation menu to the left.
- Course Schedule and Syllabus
- Outline of the course schedule and syllabus.
- Course Notes
- The course notes by Prof. Leah Keshet.
- Problem Sets
- Exercise problems relating to the above course notes.
- 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
- This term 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, policies as well as grading information.