Calculus II
Spring 2001
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NOTE: Location of this class is CRBL
003, contrary to what the class schedule says.
Syllabus
Please feel free to come by my office any time during scheduled
office hours.
You are welcome to
come at other times, but in that case you might want to make
an appointment, just to make sure that I will be there then. You can
make an appointment simply by talking to me before or after class, by
calling me at
my office
or at home, or by sending
email.
You may also ask any questions directly via phone or email. If I'm
not in when you call, please leave a message on the voicemail or
answering machine with your name, number, and a good time for me to
call you back. I will try to respond to your phone or email message
as soon as possible.
Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to
compute and interpret integrals symbolically, numerically, and
graphically, and be able to determine which approach is most effective
in a given situation. You will be able to compute and use Taylor
series and Fourier series. You will be able to solve simple
differential equations symbolically, numerically, and graphically.
You will recognize when it is appropriate to use technology, when a
purely symbolic approach is more effective, and how to mix the two.
You will be able to set up and solve problems which require
understanding and use of integrals, series, and differential
equations. You will be able to solve openended problems, problems
which require written commentary rather than a string of symbols or
numbers, and problems for which different answers may be equally
correct.
Textbook:
CALCULUS Single and Multivariable, 2nd ed., McCallum, HughesHallet, Gleason, et. al.,
Chs. 710.
We will start with a quick review of section 6.2, and we will skip
section 8.4.
The textbook is required at all class meetings.
A Student Solution Manual, consisting of solutions to
approximately every other odd problem, and a Student Study
Guide, with tips for studying each section, are also available at the bookstore.
Required Reading: Preface: page xi.
You may also want to read through the rest of the preface.
More Reading:
Read each section that we cover in class, both before and after class.
Skim the section before class, even if you don't understand it fully,
to have some idea of what we'll be doing in class. Read it more
carefully after class to clarify and fill in details you missed in
class.
The textbook is written in a way designed to make it easier for you to
read and understand than "traditional" textbooks. This doesn't mean
that you can read the text as quickly as, say, a history text; you
still need to work and do examples on your own. We will be spending
some time in class learning how to effectively read a math textbook.
Warning:
Sometimes, I will not "cover" all the material from a section, but
instead focus on a particular aspect of the section. In such cases, I
will point out in class (and at this
website) which other
parts of the section I expect you to read on your own.
Calculators:
Each student must have a graphing
calculator with capabilities equivalent to the TI85.
The calculator is required at all class meetings and exams.
Some programs for the TI85 will made available in class. You may
have any programs you wish in your calculators during exams
and you may bring your calculator manual to exams. Failure
to have certain programs in your calculator may put you at a distinct
disadvantage on an exam. If using the TI85, you should be familiar
with the GRAPH, CALC, LIST, PRGM, and SOLVER keys.
Grades:
 Homework (15%):

Individual homework will be assigned most class days and will
generally be due at the next class (with exceptions as announced in class).
You are allowed to work together on homework (in fact, I
encourage you to do so), but the paper you turn in you must write
yourself. Homework is due at the beginning of class (9:00
sharp); if you cannot make it to class, arrange to either deliver the
homework to me early, or have someone else bring it to class for you.
Your two lowest individual homework scores will be dropped.
Some homework may take the form of weeklong group projects and require
a single written report. In this case,
every group member will receive the same score. Each of these will
count as two homework assignments.
There will also be inclass group assignments. These will each count as half a homework assignment, and
cannot be made up if you are absent.
We will spend some time in class discussing how to work and learn
effectively as a group.
 Tests (15% each):

There will be three inclass tests on the following days:
 Ch. 7: Thu. 15 Feb.
 Chs. 8,9: Thu. 29 Mar.
 Ch. 10: Thu. 26 Apr.
Makeup tests can be given only in extraordinary and unavoidable
circumstances, and with advance notice. (See also ``Exception''
below.)
 Final (40%)
 comprehensive
Wed. 9 May, 10:0012:45 p.m.
 Exception
 Your final exam score will be used in place of your lowest
inclass test score, if this increases your overall class average. In
particular, if you miss a test, your final exam score will replace it.
Attendance Policy:
Ontime attendance at all classes is required. If you have more than
two unexcused absences, your overall course grade will be reduced by
seven points; more than four, and you will
be dropped with an F. Unexcused late arrivals or
early departures will count as half an unexcused absence.
I will usually excuse an absence if you tell me about it in advance,
or, in cases of emergencies, as soon as possible afterwards.
Drop date:
The deadline for studentinitiated drops with a W is Mon., 12 Mar.
After this date, you can only drop with the
Dean's approval, which is granted only under extenuating
circumstances.
I hope everyone will complete the course successfully, but if you are
having doubts about your progress, I will be happy to discuss your
standing in the course to help you decide whether or not to drop.
You are only allowed three enrollments in this
course, so please exercise the drop option judiciously.