Calculus II

Spring, 2007

**Syllabus**

- Course topics
- Course objectives
- Class sessions
- Grading
- Exams
- Homework
- Contacting the professor
- Accomodations for disabilities

- Chapter 7: Sections 1-4, 6, 7 (integration techniques, L'Hospital's rule)
- Chapter 8: Selections, including Sections 1, 2, 5-8 (limit of a sequence, divergence/ratio tests, geometric/power/alternating/Maclaurin series)
- Chapter 9: Sections 1-2 (equations/graphs in polar coordinates)
- Chapter 10: Sections 1-6 (equations in 3D space; vectors and their products)
- Chapter 11: Sections 1-2 (vector functions, their derivatives and integrals)
- Chapter 12: Sections 1-7 (functions of multiple variables and their derivatives; tangent planes; optimization)
- Chapter 13: Sections 1-7 (multiple integration and applications)

- To understand the definitions, concepts, and theorems of calculus.
- To learn to read and understand mathematical material at the level of our textbook.
- To be able to work problems of a routine nature and those that require a more thorough understanding of the concepts.
- To better understand the style and significance of mathematical proofs.
- To use technology sensibly as a tool in solving problems.

**Class sessions**.
Class is scheduled for five days a week. While this schedule allows us
more class time to discuss relevant concepts in the course, assignments
will be made with 4 nights of work in mind. In a typical week we will
cover 2-4 sections of the text. You are expected to come to class on
time, with book, calculator and notes in hand. At least several times
during the semester we will spend a class period working through a
computer lab material from class.

**Grading**.
Your grade will be determined as a weighted average with the
following weights

Homework | 15% | |

Exams | 60% | |

Final Exam | 25% |

**Exams**.
There will be 4 exams given during the term. The dates are
Feb. 14,
Mar. 7,
Apr. 5,
and
May 4.
Rather than trying to sift through the various reasons why an exam
must be missed to decide which ones are excused, I have adopted a
policy of allowing the final exam to replace your worst exam if,
indeed, the grade on the final is better. **No make-up exams will
be given**, and **exams may not be taken early**.

The final exam is cumulative, and will take place on Monday, May 14, at 6:30 pm. The college requires that I give you the exam at this time, so schedule your travel plans accordingly.

**Homework**.
Most weeks homework will be assigned on 4 days, generally
in the form of problems from the text. Problem sets will be collected
twice per week, in general, and **must be submitted by 3 pm**.
Once the grader has taken the class' set, *no new submissions
will be accepted*. Among the assigned problems,
only a subset will be designated as ones to be handed in. Answers to
odd-numbered problems may be found in the back of the book, and so
these usually will not be among those collected. Nevertheless, it will
be assumed that you have endeavored to understand all assigned work.

Your write-ups for all assignments must be in your own hand and words, except when otherwise noted. This, however, does not mean you are to work in isolation. Quite to the contrary, I encourage you to come together with other members of the class to form a study group, and schedule regular meetings. I strongly believe that students can earn as much as one letter grade higher by building one another up in this fashion. Read this page for more on why I think participating in a study group is important, my vision of how it might function in order to be of most benefit to all who participate, and what pitfalls one should avoid when working with others so as to maintain personal accountability for the material.

Give as much attention to presenting your solutions in a coherent
manner (using mathematical symbols as part of your sentence
structure) as you give to actually solving problems, as it is the
explanation of each problem that is graded (not simply the answer
itself). Submission of work that incorporates another's writeup,
even on homework, will be considered
**academic dishonesty**. (See
Section 4.2.8 of the Faculty Handbook.)
You *may* borrow someone's *idea* for solving a problem.
When it is the case that this borrowing represents a significant step
in your answer, indicate this on your write-up (i.e., give the person's
name if a member of the class, the url of the pertinent website, etc.).

**Contacting me**.
My office is NH 281. If you are having trouble in the course —
if you do not understand something important or have some special
circumstance that impedes your performance — see me about it
*right away*! **Do not put things off.** The hours
I am intentionally in my office for
meeting with students are posted on my
homepage, as they are subject to change during the semester.
If we cannot connect at one of these times, feel free to
talk with me about an appointed time to meet, or swing
by my office and see if I am available to help.

I may be reached by phone at x66856, but a better way
to reach me for a non-technical question is by email.
If you require my approval for something, do
**not** consider having left a message for me
as equivalent to having obtained that approval.

This page maintained by:
Thomas L. Scofield

Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Calvin College