MATH 100 - Calculus 1


Oct 31: I will have extended office hours from 11:30am-2:30pm on Wednesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 2 in advance of the second term test taking place on Friday, November 3.

Oct 31: This is a reminder that Wednesday, November 8 (formerly November 7) is the last day you can withdraw from (or switch to audit) most Fall 2017 courses including MATH 100.

Oct 18: The Fall 2017 final exam schedule has been posted on Camlink. See below for details of the MATH 100 final exam.

Oct 12: Laura Shepherd, another MATH 100 instructor, is also teaching our Precalculus course, MATH 115, this term.  She invites and welcomes any MATH 100 students who would like a refresher on select precalculus topics to sit in on her MATH 115 classes.  She will be covering logarithms from Oct 13-20 followed by a unit on trigonometry from Oct 26-Nov 20.  Her class runs weekdays 8:30-9:20am in Y217 except for Wednesdays, which are 8:30-10:20am in Y219.

Oct 4: If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the 2017 student edition of Maple for use on your own computer running Windows, Macintosh or Linux operating systems, please visit  Using the promotion code AP291472-E2287 will reduce the retail price from 99.00 CAD to 74.25 CAD.

Sep 18: Two copies of the 11th edition of the Calculus of a Single Variable textbook by Larson and Edwards are now available on two hour reserve in the library.

Sep 13: This is a reminder that Tuesday, September 19 is the fee deadline. Students who wish to drop one or more classes must do so on or before this date or will be required to pay remaining fees.

Homework Problems

A list of recommended practice problems is available:

Solutions to the odd-numbered exercises from the textbook are available from

Assignment Sections of Textbook Due Date
Assignment 1 Solutions P.1, P.2, P.3, P.4, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 Thursday, September 21
Assignment 2 Solutions 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 Tuesday, October 3
Assignment 3 Solutions 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 Thursday, October 19
Assignment 4 Solutions 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9 Tuesday, October 31
Assignment 5 Solutions 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 8.6 Monday, November 20
Assignment 6 Solutions 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 Friday, December 1
Assignment 7 Solutions 6.2, 6.3 Wednesday, December 6

Term Tests

Test Sections of Textbook Test Date Sample Tests
Test 1A

Test 1B
P.1 Graphs and Models
P.2 Linear Models and Rates of Change
P.3 Functions and Their Graphs
P.4 Review of Trigonometric Functions
1.1 A Preview of Calculus
1.2 Finding Limits Graphically and Numerically
1.3 Evaluating Limits Analytically
1.4 Continuity and One-Sided Limits
1.5 Infinite Limits
2.1 The Derivative and the Tangent Line Problem
2.2 Basic Differentiation Rules and Rates of Change
2.3 Product and Quotient Rules and Higher-Order Derivatives
2.4 The Chain Rule
Friday, October 6 Sample Test 1V

Sample Test 1W

Sample Test 1X

Sample Test 1Y

Sample Test 1Z
Test 2A

Test 2B
2.5 Implicit Differentiation
2.6 Related Rates
3.1 Extrema on an Interval
3.2 Rolle’s Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem
3.3 Increasing and Decreasing Functions and the First Derivative Test
3.4 Concavity and the Second Derivative Test
3.5 Limits at Infinity
3.6 A Summary of Curve Sketching
3.7 Optimization Problems
3.8 Newton’s Method
3.9 Differentials
Friday, November 3 Sample Test 2V

Sample Test 2W

Sample Test 2X

Sample Test 2Y

Sample Test 2Z
Test 3A

Test 3B
4.1 Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integration
4.2 Area
4.3 Riemann Sums and Definite Integrals
4.4 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
4.5 Integration by Substitution
8.6 Numerical Integration
5.1 The Natural Logarithmic Function: Differentiation
5.2 The Natural Logarithmic Function: Integration
5.3 Inverse Functions
5.4 Exponential Functions: Differentiation and Integration
5.5 Bases Other Than e and Applications
Tuesday, December 5 Sample Test 3V

Sample Test 3W

Sample Test 3X

Sample Test 3Y

Sample Test 3Z
Note:  The final exam will also cover the following sections:

6.2 Differential Equations: Growth and Decay
6.3 Separation of Variables and the Logistic Equation

Maple Labs

All Maple Labs take place in E115. Go there instead of the usual classroom on the lab dates indicated below. You will be provided with copies of the lab worksheets. Be sure to complete the pre-lab (except in the case of Lab 0, which has no pre-lab) before going to the computer lab. Note that we will be omitting Lab 3.

Click here for the Maple command summary reference sheet.

Maple Lab Lab Date
Lab 0 Thursday, September 14
Lab 1 Thursday, September 28
Lab 2 Thursday, October 12
Lab 4 Thursday, October 26
Lab 5 Thursday, November 9
Lab 6 Thursday, November 23

Final Exam

The MATH 100 final exam will be a comprehensive, three hour exam and it will take place on Thursday, December 14 from 1:30-4:30pm in Fisher 334/336/338.  You must write the final exam at the scheduled time as per Camosun College's policy on final examinations.

The following sets of final exam review questions were prepared by Stan Toporowski, former Camosun MATH 100 instructor.  They may prove useful as yet another source of practice problems:

My office hours (E256) during the final exam week are Monday, December 11 - Thursday, December 14 from 12:00-1:00pm.

Links to other MATH 100 Webpages

Links to Textbook Resources from Publisher

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