1 First Day Handout for Students MATH Calculus II Spring 2012 Semester, 16 Weeks Session, Section 003, Synonym Northridge Campus Room 2245, TTh 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Instructor: John Thomason Voice Mail: (When asked for the mailbox number, enter and press the # button on your phone. When you hear the beep leave your message.) Website: Office Location: NRG, Room 2147 Office Hours: TTh 10:55 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Syllabus Warning! Some of the policies in this document apply only to John Thomason's section of Calculus II. Information found in this and the accompanying documents is subject to change. If you are enrolled in this class and want to be sure you have current information about it, attend all classes. Announcements of revised policies and schedules are usually made at the beginning of the class period, so it's advisable to arrive on time. Catalog Course Description A standard second course in calculus. Topics include integration of elementary functions; techniques of integration; integrals with infinite limits of integration; integrals of discontinuous integrands; applications of the definite integral; an introduction to differential equations; infinite series; and other applications. (Formerly MTH 1864) Instructional Methodology This course is taught in the classroom primarily as a lecture/discussion course. Course Rationale This course is the second course in the traditional calculus sequence for mathematics, science, and engineering students. It is part of what could be a four-semester sequence in calculus courses. The approach allows the use of technology and the rule of four (topics are presented geometrically, numerically, algebraically, and verbally) to focus on conceptual understanding. At the same time, it retains the strength of the traditional calculus by exposing the students to the rigor of proofs and the full variety of traditional topics: integration, techniques of integration, applications of integration, infinite series and analytical geometry. Common Course Objectives The objectives of Calculus II are for the students to understand the following topics and to be able to apply these concepts to solve application problems. Calculus II covers the following topics. Techniques of integration: substitutions, integration by parts, partial fraction decomposition and the use of integration tables. 1 Numerical integration techniques. 2 Improper integrals. 3 Applications of integration: areas, volumes, arc length and other applications. 4 Introduction to differential equations: slope fields, Euler's method and separation of variables. 5 Convergence or divergence of sequences and series. 6 Power series, their interval of convergence and their applications.
2 Prerequisites MATH 2413 with a C or better or the equivalent. (Thomason - MATH 2414, p. 2 of 7) Required Textbook: Single Variable Calculus, Concepts and Contexts, 4 th edition, by James Stewart ISBN-13: ; Publisher: Brooks Cole, 2010 Pick this version if you ll only be going through Calculus I and II. or Calculus, Concepts and Contexts, 4 th edition, by James Stewart ISBN-13: ; Publisher: Brooks Cole, 2010 Pick this version if you ll be taking Calculus I, II, and III. Supplemental Material for Students Student Solutions Manual, Single Variable Calculus - Contains worked-out solutions to every odd-numbered exercise in the single variable chapters of the text. ISBN-10: ISBN-13: Student Solutions Manual, Multivariable Calculus - Contains worked-out solutions to every oddnumbered exercise in the multivariable chapters of the text. ISBN-10: ISBN-13: Study Guide, Single Variable Calculus ISBN-10: ISBN-13: Study Guide, Multivariable Calculus ISBN-10: X ISBN-13: Technology Required Technology required: You must have access to technology that enables you to (1) Graph a function. (2) Find the zeroes of a function. (3) Do numerical integration. Most ACC faculty are familiar with the TI family of graphing calculators. Hence, TI calculators are highly recommended for student use. Other calculator brands can also be used. Your instructor will determine the extent of calculator use in your class section. Instructor's Note: The TI-83 will be used in most class demonstrations and will be the most convenient for you to use. The TI-86 is the most powerful calculator that will be allowed on tests. On tests, you may not use a calculator that has a QWERTY keyboard or that does symbolic mathematics. Time Required To be successful in this course, you can expect to spend two or three hours outside of class for every hour you spend in class. Course Calendar Please note that the following calendar is a plan and is not "set in stone." Any changes will be announced in class and on your instructor's website. Week Sections Covered Week Sections Covered 1 Review, , , , , , , , Appendix H.1, , , , Appendix H , Final Exam
3 (Thomason - MATH 2414, p. 3 of 7) How to Reach the Instructor Office Location: Northridge Campus, NRG 2147 Office Hours: TTh 10:55 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Voice Mail (any time): (When asked for my mailbox number, enter and press the # button on your phone. When you hear the beep, leave your message.) Note: Use only your ACC gmail account to send to your instructor; otherwise, your message is likely to be filtered into his Spam Folder and not read. Instructor's Website Your instructor maintains an Internet website that contains the information in this document, current test information and other updates, and links to other sites that you may find interesting or helpful. The address of his site is All students have access to the Internet in Library Services, which at Northridge is located on the second floor of Building If you're new to computers or the Internet, there will be someone at that location who can help you get started. Homework Homework will be assigned at almost every class meeting and is due at the beginning of the next class meeting. Homework may not always be taken up or always graded in its entirety, but it is essential that you do it and do it on time. Exam questions will be similar to problems assigned for homework and will rely on the same vocabulary and techniques. Therefore it is very important that you do your homework. Staple your homework pages together or put your name on every page. On the first page, in addition to your name, include the course number, the date, and the textbook section number(s). Show your work. If you can do a problem entirely in your head, at least write down the problem statement. Box your answers. Do the problems in order and write legibly. You may write on both sides of your paper if you wish. Turn in your pages in the correct sequence. Late Homework Late homework will not be accepted for any reason. Your two lowest daily grades will be dropped. Tests There will be four major "unit" exams and a comprehensive final exam. Exam dates, material to be tested, and review suggestions will be announced in class and on the instructor's website. It is anticipated that some of the unit exams will be given in the Northridge Testing Center, Room If so, it will be available there for several days and must be taken by the deadline specified by your instructor. ACC Testing Center policies can be found at: On some days, a short quiz may be given over the assignment due that day. If you are tardy you must turn in your quiz at the same time as students who arrived on time, which may result in a lower quiz grade. If you are absent on a day a short quiz is given, you will get a 0 for that quiz. Missed Exam Policy If one unit exam is missed for any reason, the final exam grade will be used for the missed unit exam's grade. If more than one unit exam is missed for any reason, the student will be dropped from the course by the instructor. Short quizzes given in class, if any, count as part of the daily grade and, if missed, cannot be made up. Neither unit exams nor short quizzes can be retaken. Other Help Available Learning Lab: ACC main campuses have Learning Labs which offer free first-come first-serve tutoring in mathematics courses. The Northridge Learning Lab is located in Room The
4 (Thomason - MATH 2414, p. 4 of 7) locations, contact information and hours of availability of other ACC Learning Labs are posted at: Videotapes: Available in the Library for use there or for short-term check out. Sometimes also available from your instructor. Walk-In Math Lab: Free tutoring is available on Fridays and Saturdays in the Math Department Lab, Room Hours to be announced. Your Instructor: You can get help by going to see your instructor in his office. Determination of Course Grade The semester grade is calculated as follows: Daily work (homework, short quizzes, attendance, and class participation)... 10% Average of four major unit exams... 60% Final Exam... 30% With a semester grade of A given for a semester average of 90 or more B given for a semester average of C given for a semester average of D given for a semester average of F given for a semester average of 59 or less. Attendance You are expected to attend class. If you must miss a class, it is your responsibility to find out what material was covered and to learn it. In general, a student may be dropped by his or her instructor for excessive unexcused absences or for disciplinary reasons. Class Participation Students are expected to participate in class by attending, asking questions, contributing suggestions and ideas, and participating in group work. The quality of a student's class participation may be used in determining part of the student's "daily work" grade. Withdrawal In this class, if you are absent more than six times, no matter what the reason, your instructor may drop you. However, he may not. Therefore, if you stop attending and want to be certain that you don't get a grade of F recorded for the course, you should officially drop the class yourself by completing the necessary form in the Registrar's Office. The withdrawal deadline is Monday, April 23, After the withdrawal deadline, neither the student nor the instructor may initiate a withdrawal. Students who enroll for the third or subsequent time in a course taken since Fall, 2002, may be charged a higher tuition rate, for that course. State law permits students to withdraw from no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career at Texas public colleges or universities. With certain exceptions, all course withdrawals automatically count towards this limit. Details regarding this policy can be found in the ACC college catalog. Reinstatement Once withdrawn from the class, a student can only be reinstated in two situations: (1) At the student's request, if the student had some documented emergency or tradgedy that prevented the student's participation in class for a period of time and had not exceded six absences or missed any major tests prior to that period of time. (2) If the withdrawal was made by instructor or college error. In either case the student is responsible for all missed assignments and must complete remaining assignments and tests on schedule.
5 (Thomason - MATH 2414, p. 5 of 7) Tardies and Early Departures You are expected to be in class on time and to stay the entire class period. If you come in late or leave early, it distracts and interrupts the class. Perhaps more significantly to you, you may miss important announcements, short quizzes, and course content. However, sometimes being late to class or leaving early may be unavoidable. Your instructor would prefer either of these, when necessary, to your being absent. Please let him know, preferably in advance and definitely not during lecture, if such conditions occur. (You can leave a phone message at ) If you arrive after attendance has been taken, it is your responsibility to stay after class and see to it that the attendance register is changed to indicate that you were tardy, not absent. Incompletes A grade of Incomplete (I) will be given only in rare circumstances. Generally, to receive a grade of I, a student must have completed all given tests, be passing, and have a personal emergency or tragedy that occurs after the last day to withdraw and that prevents course completion. Course work must be completed within the following semester or else zeros are given for the missing work and the course grade based on the resulting average is recorded. Statement on Scholastic Dishonesty A student attending ACC assumes responsibility for conduct compatible with the mission of the college as an educational institution. Students have the responsibility to submit coursework that is the result of their own thought, research, or self-expression. Students must follow all instructions given by faculty or designated college representatives when taking examinations, placement assessments, tests, quizzes, and evaluations. Actions constituting scholastic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, collusion, and falsifying documents. Penalties for scholastic dishonesty will depend upon the nature of the violation and may range from lowering a grade on one assignment to an F in the course and/or expulsion from the college. See the Student Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Process and other policies at Student Rights and Responsibilities Students at the college have the rights accorded by the U.S. Constitution to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, petition, and association. These rights carry with them the responsibility to accord the same rights to others in the college community and not to interfere with or disrupt the educational process. Opportunity for students to examine and question pertinent data and assumptions of a given discipline, guided by the evidence of scholarly research, is appropriate in a learning environment. This concept is accompanied by an equally demanding concept of responsibility on the part of the student. As willing partners in learning, students must comply with college rules and procedures. Statement on Students with Disabilities Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities who need classroom, academic or other accommodations must request them through the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). Students are encouraged to request accommodations when they register for courses or at least three weeks before the start of the semester, otherwise the provision of accommodations may be delayed. Students who have received approval for accommodations from OSD for this course must provide the instructor with the Notice of Approved Accommodations from OSD before accommodations will be provided. Arrangements for academic accommodations can only be made after the instructor receives the Notice of Approved Accommodations from the student. Students with approved accommodations are encouraged to submit the Notice of Approved Accommodations to the instructor at the beginning of the semester because a reasonable amount of time may be needed to prepare and arrange for the accommodations.
6 (Thomason - MATH 2414, p. 6 of 7) Additional information about the Office for Students with Disabilities is available at Safety Statement Austin Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and work. You are expected to learn and comply with ACC environmental, health and safety procedures and agree to follow ACC safety policies. Additional information on these can be found at Because some health and safety circumstances are beyond our control, we ask that you become familiar with the Emergency Procedures poster and Campus Safety Plan map in each classroom. Additional information about emergency procedures and how to sign up for ACC Emergency Alerts to be notified in the event of a serious emergency can be found at Please note, you are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be dismissed from the day s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities. You are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be immediately dismissed from the day s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities. Use of ACC All College communication to students will be sent solely to the student s ACCmail account, with the expectation that such communications will be read in a timely fashion. ACC will send important information and will notify you of any college related emergencies using this account. Students should only expect to receive communication from their instructor using this account. Likewise, students should use their ACCmail account when communicating with instructors and staff. Instructions for activating an ACCmail account can be found at Testing Center Policy Under certain circumstances, an instructor may have students take an examination in a testing center. Students using the Academic Testing Center must govern themselves according to the Student Guide for Use of ACC Testing Centers and should read the entire guide before going to take the exam. To request an exam, one must have: ACC Photo ID Course Abbreviation (e.g., ENGL) Course Number (e.g.,1301) Course Synonym (e.g., 10123) Course Section (e.g., 005) Instructor's Name Do NOT bring cell phones to the Testing Center. Having your cell phone in the testing room, regardless of whether it is on or off, will revoke your testing privileges for the remainder of the semester. ACC Testing Center policies can be found at Statement on Academic Freedom Institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good. The common good depends upon a search for truth and upon free expression. In this course the professor and students shall strive to protect free inquiry and the open exchange of facts, ideas, and opinions. Students are free to take exception to views offered in this course and to reserve judgment about debatable issues.
7 (Thomason - MATH 2414, p. 7 of 7) Grades will not be affected by personal views. With this freedom comes the responsibility of civility and a respect for a diversity of ideas and opinions. This means that students must take turns speaking, listen to others speak without interruption, and refrain from name-calling or other personal attacks. Student Discipline Classroom behavior should support and enhance learning. Behavior that disrupts the learning process will be dealt with appropriately, which may include having the student leave class for the rest of that day. In serious cases, disruptive behavior may lead to a student being withdrawn from the class. ACC's policy on student discipline can be found in the Student Handbook page 32 or on the web at: Academic Freedom Institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good. The common good depends upon a search for truth and upon free expression. In this course the professor and students shall strive to protect free inquiry and the open exchange of facts, ideas, and opinions. Students are free to take exception to views offered in this course and to reserve judgment about debatable issues. Grades will not be affected by personal views. With this freedom comes the responsibility of civility and a respect for a diversity of ideas and opinions. This means that students must take turns speaking, listen to others speak without interruption, and refrain from name-calling or other personal attacks. Other ACC Policies No food or drink in the classroom. No children in the classroom. No cell phones, iphones, ear buds, headphones, or other audio devices allowed. Please turn them off and put them out of sight.