MA 114 - Calculus II (Fall 2014)

Course coordinated by Heide G. Luerssen at the University of Kentucky.


Calculus (2nd edition), by Jon Rogawski, ISBN 978-1-4641-3302-2 (paperback published for UK); 978-1-4292-0838-3 (hardback).

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

Class Schedule:

Time and Place of the Lectures:
Section Day/Time Room Lecturer Office E-Mail Phone
MA 114, 1 - 4 MWF 8:00-8:50 am CB 114 Molzon POT 933 257-1480
MA 114, 5 - 8 MWF 9:00-9:50 amCB 114 Luerssen POT 751 257-6796
MA 114, 401 MTWR 5:30-6:45 pmCB 335 Music POT 906
MA 114, 402 MTWR 7:00-8:15 pm CB 335 Thompson POT 839 257-????

Time and Place of the Recitations:

Section TimeRoomTA E-Mail
1TR 8:00-9:15CB 341Ian
2TR 9:30-10:45CP 201Ian Barnett
3TR 11:00-12:15TEB 231Jonathan
4TR 12:30-1:45CB 338Jonathan
5TR 9:30-10:45CB 341Sarah Orchard
6TR 11:00-12:15FB B3Sarah Orchard
7TR 12:30-1:45CB 333Chase
8TR 2:00-3:15CB 341Chase
401MTWR 5:30-6:45CB 335Michael Music
402MTWR 7:00-8:15CB 335Jonathan

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 3 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 4 or more unexcused absences in recitations you also 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 equal 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.

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 randomly 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 

Exams/Supplementary Review Sessions:

There will be three uniform midterm exams and one final exam.

Exam Date Time   Exam Room
Exam 1
Tue, Sep 23, 2014    5:00 - 6:30 pm Sections 1 - 4 in KAS 213
Sections 5 - 8 and 402 in BS 107
Section 9, 10, and 401 in BS 116
Exam 2
Tue, Oct 21, 2014    5:00 - 6:30 pm Sections 1 - 4 in KAS 213
Sections 5 - 8 and 402 in BS 107
Section 9, 10 and 401 in BS 116
Exam 3
Tue, Nov 18, 2014    5:00 - 6:30 pm Sections 1 - 4 in KAS 213
Sections 5 - 8 and 402 in BS 107
Section 9, 10 and 401 in BS 116
Exam 4
Tue, Dec 16, 2014    6:00 - 7:30 pm Sections 1 - 4 in KAS 213
Sections 5 - 8 and 402 in BS 107
Section 9, 10 and 401 in BS 116

Bring your student identification card with you to the exams!

On the exams you may use calculators of the type TI 84 or less. No calculators with symbolic manipulations 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 22 8pm CP 155
Review 2 Mon, Oct 20 8pm CP 155
Review 3 Mon, Nov 17 8pm CP 155
Review 4 Fri, Dec 12 7pm CB 106


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:

Web Homework:   120
Quizzes:     40 (4 each)    
Attendance in Lecture:           40
Total divided by 2:   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

Study Advice and Getting Help:

It is essentially impossible to passively teach mathematics; it must be actively learned. To understand what this means, consider the impossibility of learning to play tennis by listening to someone describe how to play tennis 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.