Math 1003: Calculus and Linear algebra

Instructor: Ke Wang

  • Email: kewang AT
  • Office: 3491
  • Office hour: M/W 10:30-11:30, or make an appointment.


  • Section L3, MWF: 09:30PM — 10:20PM, Rm 4334.
  • Section L4, MWF: 13:30PM — 14:20PM, Rm 4334.

Tutorial: Please check class schedule and location by yourself (Here is the link). We will start tutorials from September 9.

TA: Leung Ho Ming, malhm AT Check out his website.

Schedules and Lecture notes: Lecture notes and other information will be posted regularly. You may also check Canvas here.

Practice Problems (13th edition)

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 1 (25%), 10:30am-12:00pm8 October 2016 (Saturday), LTC, 2464 and 2465
  • Midterm Exam 2 (25%),10:30am-12:00pm12 November 2016 (Saturday), LTC, 2464 and 2465
  • Final Exam (40%), 12:30PM-2:30PM, 14 December 2016 (Wednesday), S H Ho Sports Hall

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.