University of Toronto at Scarborough
Department of Computer & Mathematical Sciences
MAT A30Y 2013-2014
You are expected to work on this assignment prior to your tutorial in the week of Septem-
ber 23rd. You may ask questions about this assignment in that tutorial.
In your tutorial in the week of September 30th you will be asked to write a quiz based
on this assignment and/or related material from the lectures and textbook readings.
TEXTBOOK: Single Variable Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 7e, J.Stewart
READ: Stewart: Sections: 1.2, 1.5, Appendix D
Notes: 1 Functions: pages 15 - 20.
Calculus Review Manual (CRM) pages 12-18.
A. Homework problems from the lectures:
1. Give the graph of the ceiling function.
2. Assuming that all variables represent positive real numbers only, simplify each of the
following expressions as much as possible so that all exponents are positive.
x−1y z0 −1 a b−2c 2 x−1+ y−1
(a.) 3 −4 2 (b.) −1 3 0 (c.) −1 .
x y z a b c (xy)
B. WebAssign or Book Problems.
WebAssign. For students who have chosen method of evaluation option A :
There are 3 parts to this WebAssignment. All three are available for you to work on from
September 18th, 1:00 pm. However, (a