Math 114 - Spring 2017

Peter Perry and Olivia Prosper, Lecturers
Peter Perry, Course Coordinator

"How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought independent of experience, is so admirably adapted to the objects of reality?"

--Albert Einstein

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.

You purchased access to the eBook when you purchased your textbook from the UK Bookstore or Kennedy's. Instructions for accessing the eBook are available in the Student Quick Start guide.

You will need our class access key: uky 8986 5069

For February 3, please read the document on Recursive Sequences before you come to class!

E-Book Access

To be announced!

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.

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. Please be sure that your REEF ID is the same as your student ID, omitting the leading "9".

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 your instructor.

During each class the instructor will ask one or more questions which you should respond to by using an installed REEF polling app on your computer, tablet, or phone. If for any reason you are unable to respond to REEF polling questions in class you must inform your instructor at the end of class. Otherwise you will be marked absent for the lecture.

Class Schedule


001-004 Olivia Prosper, MWF 8:00-8:50, CB 110
005-009 Peter A. Perry, MWF 10:00-10:50, CP 139
010-014 Olivia Prosper, MWF 12:00-12:50, CP 139
015-018 Peter A. Perry, MWF 2:00-2:50, CB 110


Section Instructor E-Mail Recitation
114-001 Margaret Grogan TR 8:00-9;15, CB 347
114-002 Ang Li TR 9:30-10:15, CB 347
114-003 Ang Li TR 11:00-12:15, CB 347
114-004 Darleen Perez-Lavin TR 12:30-1:45, CB 347
114-005 Jinping Zhuge TR 8:00-9:15, CB 349
114-006 Jinping Zhuge TR 9:30-10:45, FB 213
114-007 Joseph Cummings TR 11:00-12:15 FB 213
114-008 Joseph Cummings TR 12:30-1:45 CB 349
114-009 (MathExcel) Shane Clark M 3:00-4:30, TR 2:00-3:30 MAHO
114-010 Kyle Franz TR 11:00-12:15, CB 349
114-011 CLOSED   TR 12:30-1:45, CB 337
114-012 Hunter Lehmann TR 2:00-3:15, CB 337
114-013 Hunter Lehmann TR 3:30-3:45, CB 337
114-014 (MathExcel) Rachel Petrik M 3:00-4:30, TR 3:30-5:00 MAHO
114-015 Kyle Franz TR 12:30-1:45 FB 213
114-016 Morgan Schreffler TR 2:00-3:15, CB 345
114-017 Morgan Schreffler TR 3:30-4:45, CB 345

114-018 (MathExcel)

George Lytle M 3:00-4:30 CB 215,
W 3-4:30, R 3:30-5:00 MAHO


Your Course Grade is based on:

3 Exams 300 Points
Final Exam 100 Points
Homework 100 Points
Total 500 Points

Your Homework Grade is computed as follows:

Webwork 100 Points
10 Quizzes @ 5 Points 50 Points
Lecture Attendence 50 Points
Total 200 Points
Divide by 2 100 Points

Your letter grade will be assigned as follows:

A: 90-100 B: 80-89 C: 70-79 D: 60-69 E: 0-59

Exam Dates

Exam 1: February 7, 2017, 5:00-7:00 PM
Exam 2: March 7, 2017, 5:00-7:00 PM
Exam 3: April 11, 2017, 5:00-7:00 PM

Room Assignments for Exams 1-3:

Sections Room
001-002 CB 102
003-006 CB 106
007-008 CB 110
009-010 CB 114
012-016 CB 118
017-018 CB 122


Final Exam: Wednesday May 3, 8:30-10:30 PM


Sections Room
001-005 BS 107
006-010 CP 139
012-014 CP 153
015-018 CP 155


Alternate Exams will be held from 7:30-9:30 PM, location to be announced. You must pre-register for the alternate exam using this form at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled exam date.

You can find old exams for Math 114 here, now including the Fall 2016 final exam and solutions.

Fall 2016 exam 3 answers had some bugs; you can find my corrected version here.

Here are solutions to the hour exams, posted after exam dates!

Exam 1 Exam 2 Exam 3 Exam 4


Review Sessions

We will hold review sessions for each of the three midterm exams:

Monday, February 6, CP 153, 6:00-8:00 PM (Morgan Schreffler)
Monday, March 6, CP 153, 6:00-8:00 PM (Rachel Petrik)
Monday, April 10, CP 153, 6:00-8:00 PM (Shane Clark)

We will hold a review session for the Final Exam:

Tuesday, May 2, 6:00-8:00 PM, Room KAS 213 (KAS is Kastle Hall)

Course Schedule

You can find the course schedule here. You are responsible for completing your online homework by the specified times. Please begin your homework well ahead of the due date and seek help from your lecturer, TA, The Study, or Mathskeller if you need it! You are expected to take all exams at the specified time and place unless you have special accomodations through the Disability Resource Center or have notified your instructor of a conflict using this form at least two weeks in advance of the exam date.


You will take weekly quizzes in your recitation, except in the week of an exam. Download the solutions, as they appear, below.

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


During each recitation you will work in groups on problems related to the lecture material. Download the worksheets for each recitation below or get the whole package (except for review worksheets 7, 15, 26, 28) 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

Homework on the WeBWorK System

We will use web homework at the address on the system WeBWorK at Students who are registered Tuesday afternoon, January 10, 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

Print out the web homework and write out complete solutions of problems before attempting to submit answers. These solutions will be helpful in studying for exams and to bring to discussions with others.
Form a study group and meet regularly to discuss web homework and the material covered in lectures.
Make sure you understand your solution to each homework problem. Discuss your approach with members of your study group, your instructor, or peer tutors at the Mathskeller or the Study.
Do not guess. If you submit an answer and are marked wrong, look through your solution for computational and conceptual errors.

For each web-based homework problem in the first 5 assignments you may resubmit your answer as often as you want before the deadline (4:00 AM on the due date). Starting with assignment XX, you may submit answers up to 15 times for each problem before the deadline. This will give you several attempts to correct errors, but discourage students from guessing.

Near the bottom of many pages at WeBWorK, you will find a link to email your instructor. Please work to formulate clear questions in your email, specifying which question you would like help with and describing your problem. We will work to answer emailed questions by the next work day. Instructors will not be able to answers questions sent the evening of a due date.