Brief Description:

A second course in Calculus. Applications of the integral, techniques of integration, convergence of sequence and series, Taylor series, differential equations, parametric equations and polar coordinates.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MA 113, MA 137 or MA 132.

Students may not receive credit for MA 114 and MA 138.

Learning Outcomes:

In Calculus II, we will learn more about integrals and their computation, sequences and series, parametric equations and polar coordinates. We will have an introduction to the topic of differential equations and a brief introduction to the applications of differential equations. By the end of the semester you should know precise definitions of sequence, series, convergence, a solution to a differential equation and know how to use parametric equations and polar coordinates. You should be able to illustrate the methods and ideas of calculus by applying them to solve several physical and geometric problems.

We will cover most of Chapters 6 to 11 in our textbook. Please see the course calendar for a detailed listing of the sections we will cover.

Textbook and Handouts:

Calculus (8th edition), by James Stewart. A custom paperback version published for UK is available from the bookstores. Students may choose a single-variable version that will be used for MA 113 and MA 114 (ISBN 978-1-337-005640-3), a full version that will be used for MA 113, MA 114, and MA 213 (ISBN 978-1-337-03059-5), or an electronic version with all chapters (ISBN 978-1-285-85826-5). Students may also use the standard hardback version (ISBN 978-1-285-74155-0). These are bundled with electronic access to the textbook.

Students are expected to read the textbook prior to class. The reading assignment is listed in the course calendar.

eBook Access

You purchased access to the eBook when you purchased your  textbook. Instructions for accessing the eBook are available in the Student Quick Start guide.  

You will need our class access key is   uky 8986 5069

WebAssign gives you free access for two weeks after the start of class. To continue to use WebAssign after that, you will need to enter the access code that came with the textbook you bought or purchase access online.

Class Schedule:

Time and Place of the Lectures:
Section Day/Time Room Lecturer Office E-Mail Phone
MA 114, 001 - 004 MWF 8:00-8:50 AM CB 114 Gonzalez D'Leon POT  
MA 114, 005 - 008 MWF 11:00-11:50 AM CP 153 Luerssen POT 751  257-6796
MA 114, 010 - 013 MWF 2:00-2:50 PM CP 139 Royster POT 759 257-1258

Time and Place of the Recitations:
Section Time RoomTA E-Mail
001TR 8:00-9:15 CB 239Eric Kaper
002TR 9:30-10:45 POT OB 5Eric Kaper
003TR 8:00-9:15 CB 213Karthik Chandrasekhar
004TR 12:30-1:45 POT OB5Karthik Chandrasekhar
005TR 3:30-4:45 FB 213YanXi Li
006TR 11:00-12:15 CP 103Aida Maraj
007TR 12:30-1:45 FB B3Dustin Hedmark
008TR 2:00-3:15 FB 313YanXi Li
010TR 8:00-9:15 CB 242Aida Maraj
011TR 3:30-4:45 CB 349John Hirdt
012TR 2:00-3:15 CB 340John Hirdt
013TR 2:00-3:15 CP 287Dustin Hedmark

MA 194:

In addition to the 4 hours of credit for MA 114, the department offers one additional hour of credit as MA 194 on a pass/fail basis.
You will pass MA 194 if you have at most 2 unexcused absences during MA 114 recitations and you pass MA 114. If you fail MA 114 you will automatically fail MA 194. If you pass MA114 but have 3 or more unexcused absences in recitations you will fail MA194.
You are responsible for bringing the recitation worksheets to recitation. Failure to bring the worksheets may be considered as an unexcused absence in the session.
Your section number for MA 194 has to be the same as your section number for MA 114. If you drop or change sections of MA 114, please make sure to also drop or change sections of MA 194. It is your responsibility to take care of this if you change sections; otherwise you risk a failing grade for MA 194 because you are not on the proper class roll.

Recitation Worksheets:

In recitation, you will practice the material of the lectures using worksheets. You will work in groups and sometimes individually. For the schedule of the worksheets see the course calendar.

You can download the worksheets individually below or download all of the currently available worksheets in one bundle here.

Worksheet 1
Worksheet 2
Worksheet 3
Worksheet 4
Worksheet 5
Worksheet 6
Worksheet 7
 Worksheet 8 
 Worksheet 9 
 Worksheet 10 
Worksheet 11
Worksheet 12
Worksheet 13
Worksheet 14
Worksheet 15
Worksheet 16
Worksheet 17
Worksheet 18
Worksheet 19
Worksheet 20
Worksheet 21
Worksheet 22
Worksheet 23
 Worksheet 24 
 Worksheet 25 
Worksheet 26
Worksheet 27
Worksheet 28
Worksheet 29
Worksheet 30


There are 10 quizzes given regularly throughout the semester, starting from the second week. The quizzes are given in recitation classes. Each quiz consists of one or two problems and takes up to 15 minute. The problems will be similar to exam problems and help you to prepare for the exams. The graded quiz will be returned in the next recitation class. The grade counts toward your MA 114 grade.

Solutions of Quiz Problems: (will be posted after quiz day)

 Quiz 1   Quiz 2   Quiz 3   Quiz 4   Quiz 5   Quiz 6   Quiz 7   Quiz 8   Quiz 9   Quiz 10 


You can earn up to 500 total points in the course based on the following activities.

3 Exams (100 points each) 300 points 
Final Exam 100 points
Homework Component   100 points
Total 500 points

The 100 points for the homework component are broken down as follows:

Webwork:   160
Quizzes:     40 (4 each)    
Attendance in Lecture:           50
Recitation attendance     50
Total divided by 3:  100

Your grade will be based on the number of points you earned according to the following scheme:

Total Course Points (out of 500) 
 At least 450 
 At least 400 
 At least 350 
 At least 300 
Final Course Grade

Recitation Worksheets:

In recitation, you will practice the material of the lectures using worksheets. You will work in groups and sometimes individually. For the schedule of the worksheets see the course calendar. The worksheets are available to be downloaded below.

Beginning with worksheet 2, you will be responsible for having the recitation worksheets with you for recitation classes. If you fail to do so, then it may be counted as an unexcused absence. You may print the worksheet and bring it to recitation class or your TA might provide other options.

Reef Polling:

The lecture portion of your grade is based on active participation in lecture (the Mon-Wed-Fri meetings). You will participate in class using your phone, laptop, or other device with an internet connection and browser. You will need to create a REEF Student account and purchase a subscription. A 180-day subscription costs $14.99, and can be purchased directly through REEF or by buying an access code from one of the university bookstores. If you are using REEF Polling in another class, you only need to purchase one subscription for the term. You can access our REEF course by using the REEF Polling link on the Modules tab of our Canvas course page. See for more information about REEF polling. If you have any difficulties with access to your account or with bringing a phone or laptop to class, please see me.


Mandatory homework:

We will use web homework at the address on the system WeBWorK at Students who are registered Tuesday afternoon, August 23, will be able to log in from the first day of class. We will add students to the homework system until the last day to add. See the document titled Introduction to WeBWorK for more information including instructions on how to log in. The document Entering Answers in WeBWorK gives more information about how to enter mathematics to answer questions in WeBWorK. Please contact your instructor or teaching assistant if you have difficulty logging in or need to change sections.

The due date for each of these homework assignments is given on the corresponding web page as well as in the course calendar. Note that the WeBWorK sets are due early in the morning on the due date listed in the calendar. Thus the due dates at the web site will be the day of the date listed in the calendar.

Occasionally, we may delay homework due dates. The due date at the WeBWorK server will be the most up-to-date information.

Late web homework will not be accepted. Shortly after the homework is due, solutions to many of the web homework problems will be made available through the WeBWorK server. We cannot allow some students to continue working on the problems after the solutions are available or delay providing solutions to students who have completed the homework on time. If you have an unusual situation that prevents you from completing web homework, please contact your instructor. However, in general students will be expected to complete web homework even if they are traveling.

Suggestions for working web homework:

Exams/Supplementary Review Sessions:

There will be three uniform midterm exams and one final exam. Each midterm exam is 120 minutes (2 hours) and the final exam is also 120 minutes (2 hours). Bring your student ID card with you to the exams!.

Exam Date Time   Exam Room
Exam 1
Tue, Sep 20, 2016     5:00 - 7:00 PM Sections 005-008 - Jacobs Science Bldg 321
Sections 001-004 - Memorial Hall
Sections 010-013 - Memorial Hall
Exam 2
Tue, Oct 18, 2016    5:00 - 7:00 PM Sections 005-008 - Jacobs Science Bldg 321
Sections 001-004 - Memorial Hall
Sections 010-013 - Memorial Hall
Exam 3
Tue, Nov 15, 2016     5:00 - 7:00 PM Sections 005-008 - Jacobs Science Bldg 321
Sections 001-004 - Memorial Hall
Sections 010-013 - Memorial Hall
Exam 4
Thur, Dec 15, 2016     8:30 - 10:30 PM Sections 001-004 - Jacobs Science Bldg 221
Sections 005-008 - Jacobs Science Bldg 321
Sections 010-013 - Jacobs Science Bldg 121

On the exams you may use calculators of the type TI 84, TInspire, their equivalent or less. No calculators with symbolic manipulation capabilities are allowed. Answers that are simply the output of calculator routines will generally not receive any credit on the exams. Think of the calculator you are using as an aid to thinking (at best)!!!

Old exams on MA 114 can be found here.

Before each exam there will be a supplementary review session

Review Date Time   Room
Review 1 Mon, Sep 19 8pm CP 155
Review 2 Mon, Oct 17 8pm CP 155
Review 3 Mon, Nov 14 8pm CP 155
Review 4 Tues, Dec 13 5pm CP 320


You may use calculators on the homework,quizzes and exams. You may not use any machine (carbon-based life form or silicon-based) that has symbolic manipulation capabilities of any sort on any exam. This precludes the use of TI-89, TI-Nspire CAS, HP 48, TI 92, Voyage 200, Casio Classpad or laptop computer. Also, you may not use your mobile phone, iPhone or Blackberry on any exam even if you forget your regular calculator. If it runs Android, BeOS, iOS, Linux, MacOS, PalmOS, Ubuntu, Unix, Windows, similar operating systems or derivatives thereof, you cannot use it on the exams. Bald answers will receive little or no credit.  A bald answer is one that is simply the output of a calculator routine or a single numerical or symbolic expression that has no supporting work.

Study Advice and Getting Help:

It is essentially impossible to passively learn mathematics; it must be actively learned. To understand what this means, consider the impossibility of learning to play golf by listening to someone describe how to play golf or by watching some world-class player. You will not learn the material in this course by just listening to the lectures, and thinking to yourself - "Yes, I understand that". You must work the problems and go through the difficulties before you will begin to learn. The instructor's task is that of an assistant to help you learn as much of the material as you desire.

This being said, form good study skills from the start!

If you are having trouble, then seek help without delay. Your instructor and TA have office hours and will make appointments to work with you at other times. If you are having trouble with an online homework problem, you can use the feedback system in WebWork to direct questions about specific problems to your TA and instructor. Try to provide as much information as possible in your help request. For example, you should at least describe how you attempted the problem and at least guess where you might be going wrong.

If you need more help than what can be provided by the online help, you should take one or more of the following steps:

You can find more detailed suggestions of how to study for the course here.