MATH 126 - Differential and Integral Calculus, Fall 2016.
Email: pjwong at mast dot queensu dot ca
Office Hours (Room 204 Jeffery Hall): 11:30-12:30 Monday, 10:30-11:30 Wednesday and by appointment.
(Appointment requests should be made 3-5 business days in advance. Same/next day requests
may not be accommodated, depending on schedule conflicts.)
Math 126 is a full year course in Calculus for students who have studied Calculus in high school.
However, it is intended to be self-contained, so that it is possible to follow it without any background in
calculus. Math 126 will cover differentiation and integration with the emphasis on applications in
Business, Economics, and Social Sciences. Thus, the material is substantially greater in depth on some
topics than is normally attempted in a calculus course.
A detailed lecture/study plan is available on the course page and it will be
updated regularly. You are expected to read the assigned sections and try
to solve the suggested problems before each lecture. You should also
make a list of the things you find difficult to understand and ask questions
during class/office hours/tutorials. This will help you get the most out of
The course material includes, but is not restricted to, the following chapters from
the book. Additional study material will be made available as needed.
Fall : 2-5, 10-13
Winter : 14, 15, 17 (and, of course, we will need material from the Fall term!)
Introductory Mathematical Analysis for Business, Economics, and the Life and Social Sciences (12-th or 13-th Edition) by Ernest F. Haeussler, Richard S. Paul, Richard J. Wood.
The book can be obtained from the Queen's bookstore.
Readings and practice problems will be assigned from the textbook, it is advised that you have some form of access to the textbook throughout the term.
Your grade will be determined by your performance in the following categories. Your final grade will
be a letter grade based on the Queen's grading scale.
- Webwork (15%): see here.
- Assignments (15%) : 3 assignments per term, each worth 2.5%.
- In Class Tests (40%) : 2 tests per term, each worth 10%.
- Mid-Year Exam (15%)
- Final Exam (15%)
Important Dates for Fall 2016.
- October 3 : Assignment 1 due
- October 7 : Test 1
- October 10 : Thanksgiving Day
- October 31 : Assignment 2 due
- November 4 : Test 2
- November 28 : Assignment 3 due
- Mid-year exam will be held during the December exam period.
8:30-9:30 Friday, Jeffery RM 234.
To Get Help.
- Office hours.
- Math Help Center in Jeffery RM 201. There are free tutors! The schedule is posted by the door. Do not wait until the last minute to seek help!
- Talking to classmates!
Students that require special accommodation due to disabilities or health considerations are encouraged to contact the instructor
as well as Queen's Student Accessibility Services (613-533-6467) as soon as possible. Many
administrative procedures take at least 10 business days.
For further information, visit Queen's Student Wellness Services website.
Please Read Carefully!
It is the obligation of each student to understand and uphold the
University's policies regarding academic honesty.
In addition to University Academic Regulations, please note the following:
- You are expected to attend all lectures. If you miss a lecture, it is your responsibility to understand
all materials from that lecture, and to get any handouts/information given. (It is a good idea to
make a friend in class so you can get copies of the lecture notes.)
- It is your responsibility to understand all materials on a given assignment. Problems can be
discussed in groups, but you must write solutions independently. Plagiarism will not be
tolerated. If a group assignment is assigned, each member will receive the same grade without
exception. Late assignments will not be accepted.
- If you receive a grade on an assignment or exam that you feel is unjustified, office hours are the
only time when I will receive requests to reexamine a grade.
- There is a strict policy with regard to the use of calculators and devices on tests. Graphing
calculators and any device that can access the Internet, such as a smart phone or a tablet, are
prohibited during all tests. Instructions specific to each test will be given to you a week prior to
- All Exams are mandatory, and can only be missed through prearrangement, or due to serious
illness/family emergency. Notification by email is required within 7 days of the missed test in
such a case (copies of supporting documents are required). Missed tests without a
reason/notification will be given a grade of zero.
- Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness,
respect and responsibility (see http://www.academicintegrity.org/fundamental-valuesproject/
index.php). These values are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an
academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. Adherence to the
values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the ”freedom of inquiry and
exchange of ideas” essential to the intellectual life of the University (see the Senate Report on
Principles and Priorities). Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the
regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their assignments conform to
the principles of academic integrity. Information on academic integrity is available in the Arts
and Science Calendar (see Academic Regulation 1), on the Arts and Science website (see
http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/academics/academic-integrity). Departures from academic
integrity include plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials, facilitation, forgery and
falsification, and are antithetical to the development of an academic community at Queen’s.
Given the seriousness of these matters, actions which contravene the regulation on academic
integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning or the loss of grades on an assignment to
the failure of a course to a requirement to withdraw from the university.