Please Fill This Out By Noon on Sunday, September 11
Text: Ostebee, Zorn: Calculus, Volume 2, 2nd Ed.
Necessary tool: A TI-89, TI-92+ or TI-Voyage 200 graphing/symbolic calculator.
|How your work contributes to your grade:
your % affects your grade:
|Work Component:||Points:||Total Per Cent||Minimum Grade|
|Homework, Labs and Quizzes||100-150||90%||A-|
|Total Possible Points
will be reduced one letter if fewer than 90% of Maple-TA assignments
are completed adequately.
With few exceptions, you will have two assignments due each day, both listed on the class Moodle page (login with your stolaf e-mail name and password at http://moodle.stolaf.edu/).Your homework will consist of two parts. Each will be graded, though in different ways.
homework, due at the beginning of each class period. Normally,
will be due two class periods after it is assigned. For example, if the
is given out on Monday, it will be due on Friday so that you have
of time to ask questions of me and get help in the math clinics. These
be graded for correctness by the course grader and your score will
towards your homework grade and thus your final grade in the
course. You are encouraged to work with other class members
to do your written homework assignments, but you should each write up
your own assignment. The current and back assignments can be found on
the class Moodle page.
Be sure to bookmark this address since you will be responsible for
assignments whether or not you write them down in class!
homework, due by 1:00 a.m the morning before each class.
The on-line homework, called Maple-TA,
is based primarily on your reading of the material that will be covered
the next class period along with some review of previously covered
material. The goal is to allow me (and you) to monitor your
progress in the
class to determine which concepts will need additional explication in
Using results of the on-line homework, I will adjust the course content
to meet the class needs. Obviously, this will only be successful if you
make a good faith effort with the on-line homework. These will be
automatically and you will receive immediate feedback on your work.
final score for the on-line homework component is not based on
but on completion and evidence of good-faith effort. This
is an important part of your class work -- your final grade will be
one letter grade if you do not complete at least 90% of the online
No late homework will be accepted. However, the three
lowest written homework scores will be deleted from consideration when
grades are calculated, to allow for emergencies or illness.
While the primary emphasis in this class is on conceptual understanding and higher order thinking, proficiency with calculus computation skills is also essential. Consequently, you may be required to pass one or two Calculus Skills tests, which you will take on your own time and retake until you achieve a passing score.
Clinics: These walk-in help sessions, are a good
chance to get some
help from upper-class math majors on your assignments. Here is the
for Calc II clinics this semester:
Help from the Instructor: I am glad to answer
questions or talk about your homework during my office hours and at
other times by
appointment. You may also e-mail questions to me and you should check
electronic mail between classes for hints and clarifications on
If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs. Additionally, you will need to register with Student Disability Services located at the Academic Support Center in Room 1 of the Old Main Annex. All such discussions will be confidential.
Tentative Content Outline. Go to Moodle for current and past assignments
|Date||Topic To Be Discussed||Date||Topic To Be Discussed|
|9/09||What is Calculus?||
|9/12||5.1-5.3: Review of derivatives, and integrals||10/31||9.2 : Taylor's Theorem|
|9/14||5.4 : Integration by substitution||11/02||10.1 : Improper Integrals|
|9/16||3.4, 5.4: Inverse trig. functions and derivatives and integrals||11/04||10.2, 10.3: Detecting Convergence|
|9/19||8.1 : Integration by parts||11/07||10.2, 11.1 : Convergence of Improper Integrals & Sequences|
|9/21||5.5 , 8.1: Integration by parts and with CAS||11/09||11.2: Convergence of Infinite Series|
|9/23||5.6 : Integral as a limit||11/11||11.3 : Testing for convergence|
|9/26||5.7: Working with sums||11/14||11.4: Alternating Series|
|9/28||6.1 : Approximating integrals||11/16||11.4 : Absolute convergence|
|9/30||6.2 : Error bounds||11/18||Test II|
7.1 : Arc length and Area
|11/21||11.5: Power Series|
|10/10||7.4 : Solving DE's||11/28||M.1 : Three-dimensional space|
|10/12||7.4 : Solving DE's; Difference Eq Example||11/30||M.2: Functions of two variables|
|10/14||Test I||12/02||M.3 : Partial Derivatives|
|10/17||Fall Break||12/05||M.4: Partial Derivatives|
|10/19||7.5 : Present Value||12/07||M.6 : Calculating Multiple Integrals|
|10/21||4.2: Limits involving infinity||12/09||Test III|
|10/24||Derivation of "e"||12/12||Review for Final|
|10/26||9.1 : Taylor Polynomials||12/14||Reading Day|
|10/28||9.2 : Taylor's Theorem||
||12/20||Final Exam, 2: 30-4: 30 p.m.|