Math 1003, Fall 2017: Calculus and Linear algebra

Instructor: Ke Wang

  • Email: kewang AT
  • Office: 3491
  • Office hour: M/F 11:00-11:50, or make an appointment.


  • Section L3, Tue/Thu: 09:30AM-10:20AM, Rm LTE.
  • Section L4, Mon: 3:00PM-4:20PM/Fri: 10:30AM-11:50AM, Rm GYTG010.

TAs: Li Xilin and Rong Yi.

Tutorial: Please check class schedule and location by yourself (Here is the link). We will start tutorials from September 08.

Schedules and Lecture notes: Lecture notes and other information will be posted on Canvas regularly.

Online Homework: WeBWork

Mathhelp: Math Support Center (MSC)

Course Description: 3 credit units. No prerequisite.This course teaches basic application techniques in single-variable calculus and linear algebra. Key topics include: financial mathematics, systems of linear equations and matrices, functions and graphing, derivatives and optimization, integration and applications.

Course content (Chapter numbering based on the 13th Edition):

  • Chapter 3. Mathematics of Finance (3.1-3.4)
  • Chapter 4. Systems of Linear Equations; Matrices (4.1-4.7)
  • Chapter 10. Limits and the Derivative (10.4-10.5)
  • Chapter 11. Additional Derivative Topics (11.1-11.6)
  • Chapter 12. Graphing and Optimization (12.1-12.2, 12.4-12.6)
  • Chapter 13. Integration (13.1-13.2, 13.4-13.5)
  • Chapter 14. Additional Integration Topics (14.1-14.3)

Textbook: College Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences (Thirteenth Edition), by R. Barnett, M. Ziegler and K. Byleen, PEARSON new international Edition.

Class manners:

  1. Keep QUIET.
  2. Attend the class ON TIME and sit in the front rows.
  4. Turn OFF Cell phones and other electronic devices.

Grading Policy: no extra credit. 

  • Weekly practice problems (0%) – No need to hand in, but useful.
  • Online homework (WeBWork) (10%)
  • Midterm Exam (30%): 1.5 hour, October 07.
  • Final Exam (40%): 3 hours, TBD.

Academic IntegrityStudents are required to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity. Click the above website for university regulation. No cheating will be tolerated. Honesty is the best policy.