MATH 166Z - Spring 2011 Calculus II

MATH 166Z - Spring 2011
Calculus II
Instructor: Brian Estervig
Office: Carver 451
Class: MTRF 1:10-2:00 in Carver 0150
Office Hours: M 9:00-9:50
W 10:00-10:50 & 1:10-2:00
F 9:00-9:50 or by appointment
Textbook: Calculus by Varberg, Purcell, and Rigdon, 9th edition.
Note: The bookstore sells the text along with a MyMathLab access code. This code will not be a
required part of this course, so you may return it. However it does gives you access to a study guide,
unlimited practice problems, help in solving problems, tutorial videos, and more, so you may find it
Course Webpage:
Check this page frequently. This is where announcements, homework assignments, and other important information will be posted. We will also use WebCT for grades and a few other things.
Math department Calculus page:
Refer to this page for course objectives, departmental syllabus, and exams from previous semesters.
Course Outline: This course will cover applications of the integral (Sections 5.1-6 of the text),
techniques of integration (Sections 7.1-6), indeterminate forms and improper integrals (Sections 8.14), infinite series (Sections 9.1-9), and plane parametric curves and polar coordinates (Sections 10.4-7).
Homework: There will be weekly homework assignments due at the beginning of class on Tuesdays
Thursdays (except for exam weeks). No late work will be accepted. At the end of the semester
the two lowest homework scores will be dropped (i.e. not count towards your grade).
Note: These assignments are not meant to be the only homework problems you do this semester.
Calculus can only be learned through practice so the more problems you do the better. There will be
a list of suggested problems posted on the course webpage for you to practice on.
Staples - Papers with more than one page that are not stapled together will not be accepted.
Quizzes: There will be a quiz every other Friday in class, starting January 14th. No makeup
quizzes will be given except for university approved absences (and only then if I am notified prior
to the absence). If you know you will have to miss more than one quiz let me know as soon as possible.
At the end of the semester the lowest quiz score will be dropped.
Exams: There will be two in-class exams, a departmental midterm exam, and a departmental final
exam. These exams are scheduled as follows:
Exam 1
Exam 2
Tuesday Feb. 1 Thursday Feb. 3
Thursday Feb. 24
Tuesday Mar. 29 Thursday Mar. 31
Place and Time TBA
In Class
8-9:30 Place TBA
In Class
Plan ahead to be at these exams! No make-up exams will be given without prior notification unless
there was a legitimate emergency.
Assigning Course Grades: The scores from Homework, Quizzes and Exams will be given the
following weights to determine your final grade:
Exam 1
Midterm Exam
Exam 2
Final Exam
10 %
15 %
10 %
20 %
The letter grade will be loosely based on the standard 93-100% is an A, 90-92% is an A-, and so on.
These percentages may move slightly in your favor, but don’t count on a ”curve” for a good grade.
Please be proactive about your grade by coming to talk to me about your concerns and by taking
advantage of the opportunities to improve your grade early in the semester.
Extra Credit: There will be an extra credit project worth one quiz grade. See the course webpage
for details. As an incentive for you to take advantage of office hours, you will receive credit for your
first attendance worth as much as half of a homework assignment.
Where can I get Calculus Help?: There are many resources available to help you with the material
in this course. Take advantage of them! If you are having trouble with the material try the following:
Come to an office hour - If you can’t make it to a posted office hour e-mail me for an appointment
Go to the Math Help Room - This is in Carver 385. It is open M-F 9-4. You can go anytime they
are open without an appointment.
Try SI - Supplemental Instruction sessions are lead by undergraduate students that have taken Calc
II recently, so they have a different perspective that can be helpful. They also lead review sessions
before the exams.
Hire a Tutor - The Academic Success Center has tutors available to hire.
The course webpage has links to more information on all of these.
Calculators: Graphing calculators will be allowed on all homework assignments, but you should not
be overly reliant on them. Use on quizzes and exams will be at the discretion of the instructor. There
may be quizzes where calculators are not allowed. Also, the midterm and final exam will be made
up of two sections: calculator and non-calculator, so be prepared to do problems without the aid of a
Disability Accommodations If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact
me early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to
provide documentation of your disability to the Student Disability Resources (SDR) office, located on
the main floor of the Student Services Building, Room 1076, 515-294-7220.
Changes to Syllabus: There may be minor changes to course policies during the semester. If there
are any changes they will be announced in class and on the course website.