MATH 1300 A, B, D & E: Mathematical Methods I


This website is for the course MAT 1300, Fall 2015. Over the next few days, more information will appear.

But it is also a general reference site for anyone taking MAT 1300. On this site, you will find many old exams with solutions.

Throughout the semester, there will be frequent updates. You should check this site regularly.

Here is a link where you can purchase the material necessary for the course. Purchasing this package will give you access to WebAssign, which will have a number of practice problems each week. There are videos to show you how to do problems when you are stuck. There is also an electronic copy of the textbook. This is all you will need for the semester. This is for all sections of MAT 1300, Fall 2015. That includes Professor Hua's section, even though he is not listed.

Here is the course outline for MAT1300A, Professor Blute's section.

Here is the course outline for MAT1300B, Professor Kousha's section.

Here is the course outline for MAT1300D, Professor Li's section.

Here is the course outline for MAT1300E, Professor Hua's section.

Here is a link to WebAssign. The class key is uottawa 2466 6552. Note that this class key is for all sections, even though it says Instructor: Blute. On this website, you will find weekly homework assignments, as well as a diagnostic test (discussed below).

Here is an explanation of how to use WebAssign.

On WebAssign, you will find a diagnostic test. This test is for your own information and should be used to determine if you have sufficient algebraic background to take this course. It measures your proficiency in the algebra necessary to take the course.

If you get 8 or more right, you probably have sufficient algebra to follow the course. If you get 5-7 right, you probably still have enough but may have some difficulties. If you get 4 or less right, you may have substantial difficulties in this course.

If you are unsure on where you stand, please feel free to talk to your professor. Students who fall behind early in the semester have a very difficult time the rest of the term.

Section A Lectures-2015:

Here are PDFs of the lectures for Section A, 2015. These are NOT complete notes. These should not be considered as a substitute for coming to class.

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Lecture 6

Lecture 7

Lecture 8

Lecture 9

Lecture 10

Lecture 11

Lecture 12

Lecture 13

Lecture 14

Lecture 15

Lecture 16

Lecture 17

Lecture 18

Lecture 19 and 20. Ignore that it says 20 and 21.

Here are solutions for Midterm 1, Sections A and B, 2015. Remember there are several versions to the test.

Here are solutions for Midterm 2, Sections A and B, 2015. Remember there are several versions to the test.

Here are solutions for The Final Exam, Sections A, B, D and E, 2015. Remember there are several versions to the test.

3D Graphing:

Here is a website that will create graphs of functions of several variables. It will also allow you to rotate the graphs so that you can see them from different angles.

Here is some text about tangent planes. The pictures illustrate the idea of the slopes of a tangent plane.

DGD problems:

Here are some of the problems that will be covered in the DGDs for the week of September 14th. Note that not all sections will cover all problems.

Here are some of the problems that will be covered in the DGDs for the week of September 21. Note that not all sections will cover all problems.

Here are some of the problems that will be covered in the DGDs for the week of September 28. Note that not all sections will cover all problems.

Here are some of the problems that will be covered in the DGDs for the week of October 5th. Note that not all sections will cover all problems.

Here are some of the problems that will be covered in the DGDs for the week of October 12th. Note that not all sections will cover all problems. Since Monday DGDs are cancelled, here are solutions.

Here are some of the problems that will be covered in the DGDs for the week of October 19th. Note that not all sections will cover all problems.

Here are some of the problems that will be covered in the DGDs for the week of November 9th. Note that not all sections will cover all problems.

Here are some of the problems that will be covered in the DGDs for the week of November 16th. Note that not all sections will cover all problems.

Here are some of the problems that will be covered in the DGDs for the week of November 23rd. Note that not all sections will cover all problems.

Here are some of the problems that will be covered in the DGDs for the week of November 30rd. Note that not all sections will cover all problems.

Here is a list of topics as well as some sample questions for Midterm 1.

Here is a list of topics for Midterm 2.

Here is a list of topics for The Final Exam.

Old Exams:

Below you will find MANY old midterms, finals, etc. Most with solutions. They provide an excellent study guide for this year's midterms and finals.

2014:

Here are solutions to Midterm 1 for sections A and B. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions to Midterm 2 for section A. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions to the Final Exam 2014. Here is a blank copy of Final Exam 2014. (For some reason, the questions are in a different order. But they are the same questions.)

2013:

Here are solutions to Midterm 1, 2013. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions to Midterm 2, 2013. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions to the 2013 Final Exam. Here is a blank copy.

2012:

Here is a blank copy of the 2012 final exam. Here are solutions.

Here are solutions for Midterm 2, 2012. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions for Midterm 1, 2012. Here is a blank copy.

2011:

Here are solutions for Midterm 1, 2011. Here is a blank copy. Please note that the 4th multiple choice question is different on the blank version than on the version with solutions. For the blank version, the correct answer is +1.

Here are solutions for Midterm 2, 2011. Here is a blank copy.

Here is a blank copy of the 2011 final exam. Here are the solutions.

2010:

Here are solutions to the first midterm, 2010. Here is a blank copy of the first midterm, 2010. For some reason, the second multiple choice question is different on the blank copy. The answer to the question on the blank test is minus one half.

Here are solutions to the second midterm, 2010. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions to the 2010 final exam. Here is a blank copy.

2009:

Here is a blank copy of Midterm 1, 2009. Here are the solutions.

Here are the solutions for the second midterm, 2009. Here is a blank copy of Midterm 2, 2009.

Here is a blank copy of the Final Exam, 2009. Here are solutions.

2007:

Here are the solutions for the 2007 final exam. (Ignore that it says 1300D at the top.)

Here is a blank copy of the 2007 final exam.

Here are the solutions to midterm 2, 2007.

Here are the solutions to midterm 1, 2007. Here is a blank copy.

2006:

Here is a blank copy of the final exam from 2006, and here are solutions.

Here and here are the solutions to midterm 2, 2006.

Here are the solutions to midterm 1, 2006.

Here is a blank copy of midterm 1, 2006.

2005:

Here is a blank copy of one of the versions of 2005's second midterm.

Here are solutions to 2005's second midterm.

Here is a blank copy of one of the versions of 2005's first midterm.

Here are solutions to 2005's first midterm.

2004:

Here is a blank copy of the final from 2004.

Here are solutions to the final exam from 2004.

Here is a blank copy of the second midterm from 2004.

Here are solutions to midterm 2 from 2004.

Here is a blank copy of midterm 1 from 2004, and Here are the solutions. (Sorry about the poor quality of the printout.)

2002 & 2003:

Here is the final exam from 2002.

Here are the solutions for the above final exam.

Please note there is an error in the solution to Question 6 of the 2003 final. x=2 is a min not a max.

Here are the solutions to the first midterm from 2003.

Here is a blank copy of the second midterm from 2003. Here are the solutions to the second midterm from 2003.

Here is Midterm 1 from 2003, with solutions.

Here is Midterm 2 from 2003, with solutions.

Topics, etc:

In the grid below, there is a list of sections covered along with a list of suggested problems related to those topics. Problems are taken from the 9th edition. Note this list is subject to change. Below that, you will find the problems arranged by topic for the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th editions.

Date Sections Exercises
Thur 10 Sep 2015
Appendix A

p. A7, #1-28 p. A12, #19-34
p. A18, #21-37, p. A24, #1-20
p. A31 #6-10
Mon 14 Sep 2015
Ch 1.1-1.4
p. 8, #9,13,21
p. 19, #1-13, 23-27, 43
p. 31, #5-11, 17-21, 27,63
p. 44, #13-21 (Domain only), 45-55
Thu 17 Sep 2015
Ch. 1-5-1.6

p. 57, #1-8, 13-33, 37-41, 51-59
p. 67, #1-33
Mon 21 Sep 2015
Ch 4.1-4.2

p. 256. #1-3, 7-17
p. 264, #1-15
Thu 24 Sep 2015
Ch 4.2, 4.4, 2.1

p. 265, #27,29,35, p.282, #19-37, 51-67, 75
p. 89, #21,23
Mon 28 Sep 2015
Ch 2.1-2.5

p. 89, #17-39, 41, 45
p. 100 #1-36
p. 124, #1-49
p. 135, #13-35
Thu 1 Oct 2013
Ch. 2.5-2.7

p. 136, #47-57
p. 142, #1-15
p. 149, #1-23
Mon 5 Oct 2015
Ch. 2.7, 4.3, 4.5


p. 149, #1-25
p. 273, #1-29
p. 291, #1-19, 23, 25, 27
Thu 8 Oct 2015
Ch 4.6, 3.1

p. 299, #1,3,5,11,23
p. 175 1-29, 35
Mon 19 Oct 2015
Ch. 3.1

p. 175 1-29, 35
Thu Oct 22 2013
Ch. 3.2, 3.3

p. 185 #1-11, 19-25
p. 193, #1-7, 21-31
Mon 2 Nov 2015
Ch. 3.4, 3.5

p. 201 #5,11,19
p. 212, #1,3,9,11,15,21
Thu 5 Nov 2015
Ch. 3.5, 3.6

p. 193, #13-19
p. 213, #27-31
p. 223, #1-13. 15-19 (no calculator), 21-29
Mon 9 Nov 2015
Ch. 3.7, 5.1, 5.2

p. 233, #1-7,12,41
p. 319, #1-35, 41-47
p. 329, #1-39
Thu 12 Nov 2015
Ch. 5.3, 5.4


p. 336, #1-27
p. 348, #1-37, 43, 45
Thu 19 Nov 2015
Ch. 5.5

p. 357, #1-7, #15-21
Mon 23 Nov 2015
Ch. 6.1, 6.5

p. 383, #1-29
p. 410, #1-13, 21
Thu 26 Nov 2013
Ch. 7.1-7.3

p. 425, #11,13,15
p. 441, #15, 23,25,27 (domain only),35,37
Mon 30 Nov 2015
Ch. 7.1-7.4

p. 425, #29-43
p. 452, #1-21
Thu 03 Dec 2015
Ch 7.5

p. 461, #1-15, 19

Here, problems are given for the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth editions, so that people who have old editions can still use them.

Topic 0-Precalculus and Algebra

  Problems-8th Edition