Syllabus for MA 114 (001/002/003) -- Calculus II
Spring Semester 2004

Time and Place (Lectures): 8:00-8:50  MWF, CP 222.

Instructor: Alberto Corso, POT 969, 257-3167, and

Office Hours: 9:00-9:50 MW and 11:00-11:50 Th in POT 969 or by appointment.
You can also consult me by email.

Time and Place (Recitations): Our class is made of three sections
      (sec. 001) 8:00-9:15am   TR, CB 347;
      (sec. 002) 12:30-1:45pm   TR, CP 155;
      (sec. 003) 3:30-4:45pm   TR, CB 347.

Teaching Assistants:
      (sec. 001/002)    David Watson,;
      (sec. 003)    Sonja Petrovic,

Textbook: Calculus (3rd edition), by James Stewart, ISBN 0-534-21798-2.

Material and Exams: In this second semester of Calculus, we will begin by introducing the logarithmic and exponential functions, and their applications to growth and decay problems. We will then learn about several techniques of integration. Sequences, series and representation of functions as power series will constitute the major portion of the second half of the semester. Throughout the course we will also give an indication of the sorts of problems that can be solved using calculus.
The course will basically cover most of Chapters 6-10 in the book with three uniform midterms and one final exam.

  • Exam 1 (Feb 10, 7:30-9:30pm)
  • Exam 2 (Mar 9, 7:30-9:30pm)
  • Exam 3 (April 13, 7:30-9:30pm)
  • Final exam (May 7, 8:00-10:00am).
All exams are cumulative in the sense that students are responsible for all of the material that has been on previous exams.

Other important dates:

  • First day of classes (Jan 14)
  • Last day to add a class (Jan 21)
  • Last day to drop a class without a grade (Feb 4)
  • Last day to withdraw from a class (Mar 12)
  • Last day of classes (Apr 30)
  • Finals week (May 3-7).

Homework and Quizzes: The homework assignments will not be collected. There will be weekly quizzes (administered during recitation) with problems taken from the homework assignments. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do and understand all the homework problems. In this way you will succeed in the quizzes, in the exams and in the class!

Grades: There are a total of 550 points in the course with 400 earned on 4 departmental exams and 150 points (quizzes) assigned by the instructors. In this model an A requires at least 495 points (>90% or above), B at least 440 (80% or above), C at least 385 (70% or above), D at least 330 (60% or above), E for anything else.

MA194: In addition, to the 4 hours of credit for MA114, the department offers one additional hour of credit as MA194 on a pass/fail basis. You will pass MA194 if you pass MA114 and have 0, 1 or 2 unexcused absences. If you have more unexcused absences, you may fail MA194. Your section number for MA194 should equal your section number for MA114. If you drop or change sections of MA114, please make sure to also drop or change sections of MA194.

Mathematics Resource Center: Teaching assistants will be in the Mathematics Resource Center to help with Calculus. This resource center is in the basement of the Classroom Building. A schedule will be circulated early in the semester and will eventually be located at

Calculators: Students may use a graphing calculator on exams and homework. Students may not use a machine with symbolic manipulation capabilities on exams. Thus, no TI-89's, TI-92's, no HP-48's or laptop computers may be used on exams. Please see the lecturer if you have any questions as to whether a particular machine may be used on a test.

Absences: You should attend class. If you must miss a recitation and are registered for MA194, you must explain your absence to your teaching assistant. Otherwise, your absence will be marked as unexcused and this may lead to failing MA194.