Trent University 2003-2004

Mathematics 110 - Calculus of one variable

MATH 110 is a single-variable calculus course for students who have had calculus in high school.

Prerequisite: OAC or Grade 12 Calculus with at least 60%, or equivalent.

Those without the prerequisite probably ought to take MATH 105H instead. Anyone who wants to take MATH 110 without having the prerequisite should contact the instructors.

Some useful general tips for first-year mathematics students are given in Enjoying Math!

Instructors | Text | Meetings | Evaluation | Syllabus | Honour | Help! | Marks | Work | Fun

Summer 110 student seeks a copy of the textbook. Please
contact Shannon Crawford at Ineedshannon @
if you have one to sell.


Section A
Stefan Bilaniuk
Mon 16:00-16:50, Tue 15:00-15:50,
Wed 15:00-15:50, and Thu 15:00-15:50,

or by appointment, or just drop in!
748-1011 x1474
sbilaniuk @

Section B
Ion Rada
Tue 14:00-14:50, Wed 15:00-15:50,
and Thu 12:00-12:50

748-1011 x5264
ionrada @


Calculus: Early Transcendentals (5th Edition), James Stewart
Brooks/Cole Publishing Co., 2003, ISBN 0-534-39321-7


Lectures: Mon 18:00-18:50 in CCS 307, Wed 18:00-18:50 in OCA 203, and Thu 16:00-16:50 in OCA 203
Tutorials: Fri 12:00-12:50 in CCN M2 and Fri 13:00-13:50 in CCN M2

Lectures: Wed 12:00-12:50 in CCS 307, Thu 17:00-17:50 in OCA W101.2, and Fri 13:00-13:50 in SC 137
Tutorials: Wed 13:00-13:50 in OCA 143, Wed 13:00-13:50 in SC 115, and Fri 13:00-13:50 in SC 103

Marking Scheme

There will be approximately twenty weekly quizzes, six or so assignments, two term tests, and a final examination. Quizzes will normally be written weekly in the tutorials and last ten to twenty minutes apiece; assignments will usually be handed out and collected every three or four weeks. The tests will last fifty minutes each and will (tentatively) be written during the weeks of 10 November, 2003, and 2 February, 2004. The final examination will last three hours and will be written during the examination period in April. These items will count as follows towards the final mark:

16 (16 @ 2% ea.)                   32%
Best 5 assignments (5 @ 4% ea.)    20%
2 Tests (2 @ 10% ea.)              20%
Final Examination                  28%
This scheme may be modified for students in exceptional circumstances. Any such modification will require the agreement of both the student and the instructor.


  1. Limits and continuity
  2. Derivatives and applications
  3. Definite and indefinite integrals
  4. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  5. Techniques and applications of integration
  6. Sequences and series, power and Taylor series
Some additional material is likely to be covered on assignments and in tutorials. Please note that the two sections are completely equivalent as a math credit and prerequisite for other courses.


Plagiarism is an extremely serious academic offence and carries penalties varying from failure in an assignment to suspension from the University. Definitions, penalties and procedures for dealing with plagiarism are set out in Trent University's Academic Dishonesty Policy which is printed in the 2003-2004 Calendar supplement. It can also be found online at:

For clarity, the following guidelines will apply in MATH 110:

You are permitted and encouraged to study together and to work together on the assignments, consult any books or other sources you wish, and ask anyone willing (especially the instructor!) for hints, suggestions, and help. However, you must write up all work submitted for credit entirely by yourself, giving due credit to all relevant sources of help and information. No aid may be given or received on the quizzes, tests, and exam, except with the intructor's permission.


Subject to the conditions mentioned above, you can get help from a number of different sources, especially from each other and from your instructor. Other possibilities include:
  1. The student-staffed Mathematics Drop-In Centre:
    Monday 14:00-15:50 in SC 317 with Olga Krylova
    Tuesday 10:00-11:50 in SC 317 with Tessa Martin
    Wednesday 11:00-11:50 in SC 317 with Frank Yu
    Thursday 12:00-13:50 in SC 317 with Olga Antonova

  2. Private tutoring by upper-year students (ask your instructor for suggestions).

  3. The Academic Skills Centre, which has an on-line not-for-credit course, Transition to university mathematics, likely to be particularly useful to those who need to brush up on "pre-calculus" mathematics. Please contact the Academic Skills Centre for more information. Academic Skills also has a math instructor, Marj Tellis, who will be available for individual appointments Tue 16:00-19:50 and Wed 18:00-20:50. She is able to provide extra help in math for students in math-based courses in other disciplines, as well as in math courses themselves. Call the Academic Skills Centre at 748-1720 to book an appointment with Marj.

Please check the handout Enjoying Math! for some useful hints on how to proper in first-year mathematics. It's mostly common sense, but that can be an uncommon quality...


You may use whatever calculators you wish. Symbolic computation software such as Maple or Mathematica may also come in handy when doing some of the assignments or to check your answers when studying. On the tests and exam, but not the quizzes, you may also bring one of the following:


For the marking scheme, please see the section Marking Scheme above.

Results, listed by student number, for work in Section A (pdf) and Section B.

Work & Handouts


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Maintained by Stefan Bilaniuk and Ion Rada.
Maintainer emeritus: Marcus Pivato.
Last updated 2004.04.28.