Math 126, Fall 2004

Calculus 2


Course description: The course will begin with some techniques for determining areas under curves, and the relationship of this problem with the antiderivative. We will look at several integration techniques as well as applications of the integral. We will conclude the course with a study of infinite series and sequences. Click here for a more detailed schedule

Instructor: Barry Balof

Office: 236 Olin Hall

Location: 210 Olin Hall Time: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8-8:50

Textbook: Calculus (Early Transcendentals), 5th ed. by James Stewart

Homework: Homework will be posted here . Homework will be assigned daily and collected weekly. It is recommended that you attempt all problems assigned, not just those that will be collected.

In addition, there will be daily writing assignments. These assignments are due over email no later than one hour before class time. You are to read the section that will be discussed and answer short questions on it. Assignments can be found here

TURNING IN HOMEWORK LATE WILL RESULT IN A SUBSTANTIAL PENALTY. Your lowest homework score will be dropped. I will also drop the two lowest writing assignment 'scores' (writing assignments are awarded 2 points if completed on time, one point if late (or if effort on the assignment is minimal), and no points if not completed at all (or if assignment is copied or effort is not detected), so this means that you may miss up to two without penalty).

Tests: This class will have three exams, as well as the final exam. Dates are approximate. All exams will be announced at least one week in advance.

First exam: September 24th

Second exam: October 22nd

Third exam: November 19th

Final exam: December 14th

Grading: Grades will be assigned on a rougly 90-80-70 scale, with grades weighted as follows.
Midterm Examinations 20 % Each
Final Examination  25 %
Homework & Writing Assignments 15 %

Academic Honesty: Students are allowed, and in fact, strongly encouraged, to collaborate on homework assignments. However, the work that you turn in must be your own. No copying from any source! Exams will be closed book, closed notes, and closed colleague.

Special Needs: Any student with a disability for whom special accommodations would be helpful is encouraged to discuss this with the professor as soon as possible.

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