MA 114 Calculus II (Spring 2012) - Common Syllabus
MA 114 is a second course in calculus with 4 hours of credit. The prerequisite is a grade of C or better in Calculus I (MA 113, MA 137, MA 132 or equivalent) and high school trigonometry or MA 112. The course meets three hours per week for lectures delivered by a professor and two and a half hours per week for recitation conducted by a teaching assistant. Recitation time may be spent discussing homework problems, solving worksheets, and getting help on class materials.
Text and TopicsThe textbook is Calculus, Early Transcendentals, Sixth Edition (Custom Edition for UK), James Stewart, ISBN: 9780495563396 or 97804955763154.
We will cover most of Chapters 6, 7, 9, 10, 11. The topics included are infinite sequences and series, volumes and work, techniques of integration, polar coordinates, and differential equations. Further details are given in the Course Calendar.
Exams and GradesThe course grade will be computed from a score of up to 500 points earned from exams and course works as follows:
The scheme for assigning the course grade is given in the following table.
The date and time for the four exams have been scheduled as follows.
Students may use a graphing calculator on exams but may not use any electronic device with the ability to do symbolic computations such as the TI-89, TI-92, HP48 or a laptop computer. Cell phones must be turned off and put away out of sight during an examination. Students are required to present a photo ID for the four exams.
If you miss an exam, you will automatically be given zero point unless legitimate reasons are provided with FULL documentations, in which case a make-up exam may be arranged. Please note that cheating or plagiarism is a serious academic offense and will not be tolerated. Please consult University rules for information on cheating, plagiarism, and penalties.
Exams will be based on the lectures, worksheets and web homeworks. To do well in the course it will be essential for you to attend the lectures and the recitation classes and work through the worksheets and the web homeworks.
Exam 1: Two recent MA 114 Exam 1 are listed here:
Exam 2: The cover page for Exam 2, where some trigonometric identities are listed, is HERE. Two recent MA 114 Exam 2 are listed here:
Exam 3: Two recent MA 114 Exam 3 are listed here:
Final Exam: The final exam will be cumulative and will cover all contents of the course. Please note that the room where the exam will be held is different from the one for the mid-term. Check the room listing here. Two recent MA 114 Final Exams are listed here:
InstructorsThe primary instructors for the course are listed below. Their contact information and some section specific information may be obtained by clicking on their names.
The recitation class instructors for the course are listed below.
WorksheetsPart of each recitation will be spent solving worksheets, which will be distributed to you by your recitation instructor. These will prepare you for the homework and the exams. Each week, your solution to one worksheets problem will be collected for grading.
Web homeworkYour homework will be submitted and graded on the internet by WebAssign. Starting from the second week, there will be weekly homeworks due at 11:55 p.m. each Thur. (except the week of the spring break). The homeworks will usually become available in WebAssign one week earlier on Wed. You can have up to 5 attempts at each question.
Students will need to use a class key to open an account at WebAssign. Your recitation class instructor will provide you with the class key for your section in the first recitation. Please note that different sections have different class keys; so use only the key designated for your section. Click here for instructions on setting up an account using the class key. More detailed instructions can be found in Quick Start Guide and Student Guide. User supports in various forms is available here from WebAssign.
WebAssign provides fourteen days of trial access starting from the first day of class. If you continue with the course after the trial period, you will need to purchase a WebAssign access card, which is available from the bookstore. The access code given in the access card is required for further access to your WebAssign account. Please note that the access card is not refundable, but it may be used in a future MA 114 class if WebAssign is used again.
MA 194MA 194 is an additional hour of pass-fail credit that a student in MA 114 can receive provided that the student has at most 2 unexcused absences in recitation and passes MA 114. (MathExcel sections receive 2 credit hours.) It is important that students register in the same section of MA 194 that they are registered in for MA 114.
Additional HelpThe Mathskeller is a mathematics resource center in room 63 of the basement of the Classroom Building. Tutorial help is available there on a walk-in basis for all 100-level mathematics courses. After the first week, the hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. See also The Study, which is a peer tutoring program located on the 3rd floor of the Complex Commons building.