Mathematics 104, Spring 2010


FINAL EXAM The final exam will be Wednesday, May 12 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in Jadwin A09 and Jadwin A10.

Final reviews by Adrian Banner:

all in Fine 214.

Butler College group study. This meets at Butler College, Sundays from 3:00-4:30 pm, for students in MAT 104 and MAT 201. It is an opportunity to work together on homework and there will be tutors. There is a survey.


The text is Thomas' Calculus -- Early Transcendentals, Including Second-Order Differential Equations -- 11th. ed., Part One.

In addition, we recommend Adrian Banner's The Calculus Lifesaver: All the Tools You Need to Excel at Calculus available here. This site also has free videos of Adrian's excellent review sessions for MAT 104 and MAT 103.

Is MAT 104 the right course for me?

See Choosing a Calculus Course.

Review Sessions

Adrian Banner will conduct weekly review sessions Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 in Fine 214. Many students have found these sessions to be extremely helpful. Take advantage of this opportunity!

Reviewing quizzes and homework

Any athletic coach will tell you that it is essential to correct errors before they become ingrained habits. When a quiz or homework is returned, don't just look at the grade and toss it aside. Take a few minutes to find your error and work the problem correctly. If there is something you don't understand, ask your teacher or grader. This will do more to improve your performance than spending twice as long in general studying.

Please be aware that the homework problems tend to be easier than the problems you will encounter on quizzes and exams, so just doing the homework is not adequate preparation for this course. This web page contains many sample quizzes and exams with answers. You should try a fair number of them, working them out fully and then checking your answers. It is more helpful if you do this together with one or two other students in the course.

Course Documents

Recent Midterm with Answers

Spring 2009 midterm with answers.

Recent Final Exams with Answers

Weekly Help

  1. Substitution and integration by parts

  2. Partial fractions

  3. Trigonometric substitution

  4. Improper integrals

  5. Tests for convergence of series

  6. Alternating series, absolute convergence

  7. Power series

  8. Taylor series

  9. Complex numbers

  10. First order differential equations
  11. Second order differential equations
  12. Volume, length, surface area

If you have a suggestion for improving this Web page, let us know.

These documents were written by Louis-Pierre Arguin, Adrian Banner, Jennifer Johnson, Edward Nelson, Jake Rasmussen, Ricardo Saenz, Andrew Snowden, Frank Swenton, Andrew Török, and others.

A note to the person in charge of a future MAT 104 course.