MATHS10122A (HAM)
Introduction to Calculus
15 Points
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Sean Oughton
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sean.oughton@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
To give students in mathematics, or in subjects that use mathematical methods, a comprehensive foundation in differential and integral calculus, and examples of its applications.
Students who enroll in MATHS101 have until Thursday 14 April to determine if they wish to change down to a lower level mathematics paper (MATHS165, MATHS168, ENGEN101) without any fees loss. See section 12.2 and 13.2 of the change of enrollment section of the calendar.
Paper Structure
This is a lecture/tutorialbased paper with five contact hours per week  four lectures and one tutorial per week.
Lectures will be available as recordings. You are strongly encouraged to attend class in person.
There are weekly assignments with questions set from the required textbook.
If COVID restrictions necessitate, the paper will probably become online only and assessment procedures may change. More details will be provided as necessary.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessment
The internal assessment mark will consist of TWO Tests (held in the evenings on campus) plus the total tutorial component (including weekly assignments).
Assignment sheets will be available each week, via moodle.
See the table below for Test dates.
For identification purposes you must take your student ID Card to both tests. If you do not, your test mark will not be counted until we cannot verify that it was you who sat the test.
The D rule: An UNRESTRICTED pass (i.e. C or better) will only be awarded to students who achieve both a final overall mark of at least 50% and an Examination mark of at least 40%.
Calculators will NOT be permitted in Tests or the Final Examination.
COPYING of other students’ Assignments/Tests will receive zero (this will include all students involved) and be reported to the Disciplinary Committee. See the ACADEMIC INTEGRITY/CHEATING sections below.
A final overall grade of RP (Restricted pass) will NOT be accepted as a prerequisite for entry into any higher level Maths paper.
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
Schaum’s Outlines ‘Calculus’ (6th Edn), Ayres & Mendelson, McGrawHill. (Soft cover).
Assignments will be set from this textbook so you will need to purchase a copy (eg,from the bookshop at the university).Recommended Readings
The library has many different calculus textbooks. They all cover the same material. The trick is to find one or two that you find clear/easytoread. You are advised to look at a few.
Calculus by James Stewart (Highly recommended)
Thomas’ Calculus by George B. Thomas Jr. (Highly recommended)
Calculus and analytic geometry by George B. Thomas, Jr.
Calculus with analytic geometry by G.F. Simmons
Calculus with analytic geometry by Howard Anton
Calculus: single variable by Deborah HughesHallett
Calculus by Ron Larson
Calculus by Frank Morgan
Calculus I and II by Jerrold E. Marsden
A first course in calculus by Serge Lang
Other Resources
Calculus gems by G.F. Simmons
The cartoon guide to calculus by Larry Gonick
How to think like a mathematician by Kevin Houston
How to study as a mathematics major by Lara Alcock
How to study by Ronald Fry
How to study by Allan Mundsack et al
The secrets of college success by Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman
Online Support
It is your responsibility to check your marks are entered correctly.
Workload
Four lectures and one tutorial per week. Plus you are expected to spend another 5 hours per week doing work for the paper (reading, assignments, study,...).
For each test, we recommend doing at least 10 hours of study. And much more for the final exam.
Linkages to Other Papers
More calculus is taught in MATHS201 Continuing calculus, which covers multivariable and vector calculus, and in MATHS301 Real and complex analysis. Calculus is applied in MATHS203 Differential equations and modelling, MATHS304 Computational mathematics, and MATHS303 Applied mathematics.
Maths majors/double majors, etc usually also take MATHS102 Introduction to Algebra and MATHS135 Discrete Structures in their first year.
Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisite papers: At least a minimum B grade in MATHS165, MATHS166, or FOUND007; or MATHS102; or 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Calculus including at least 11 credits from AS91577, AS91578 and AS91579; or equivalent.
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: ENGEN184, ENGEN101, ENGEN102, RPLCR103