MATH 103 - Integral Calculus with Applications to Life Sciences

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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


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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

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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.
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.