MA 113: Calculus II, sections 2 and 3

Instructor:Shawn Baland
Office: Harder 223
Email: sbaland at skidmore dot edu
Office hours: M 15:00–16:00
F 12:00–13:00

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Course information

As the title suggests, this is the second course in the usual calculus sequence. We will focus mainly on techniques for finding antiderivatives and integrals of functions using (possibly long-forgotten) material from algebra and trigonometry.

Recall that calculus deals with making better and better approximations to a real-valued quantity, in hopes that those approximations approach some computable limit. Later in the term we will focus on things called infinite series which are, roughly speaking, sums that involve infinitely-many terms. We will develop ways to express nice functions in terms of such gadgets and determine when an infinite series converges to some limit.

Times: Section 2: M 12:20–13:15, TR 12:40–14:00
Section 3: M 13:25–14:20, TR 14:10–15:30
Location: Harder 202
Textbook: James Stewart, Calculus, eighth edition

Accommodations

If you are a student with a disability and believe you will need academic accommodation, you must formally request accommodation from Meg Hegener, Coordinator of Student Access Services. You will also need to provide documentation which verifies the existence of a disability and supports your request. For further information, please call 580-8150 or stop by the office of Student Academic Services in Starbuck Center.


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Homework

Each week I will assign a collection of homework problems, the answers to many of which are given in the back of the book. This provides a way for you to instantaneously check your work and identify areas with which you should get help by coming to my office hours.

Because everyone already has access to the answers (and in many cases full solutions), homework will not be collected or graded. Your knowledge and ability will instead be detected via weekly quizzes, which are described in the next section. The assigned practice problems are in the following table.

Problems for Quiz 1 on 25 January 5.3: 9, 13, 29, 47, 73, 83;
5.4: 49, 51, 57, 59;
5.5: 21, 25, 45, 57, 63, 71.
Problems for Quiz 2 on 1 February 6.1: 3, 7, 19, 27, 29, 33, 47, 57;
6.2: 3, 7, 13, 29, 41, 63;
6.3: 5, 17.
Problems for Quiz 3 on 8 February 6.2: 15, 17, 21, 39, 41, 49;
6.3: 3, 7, 11, 13, 17, 29, 39, 43;
6.4: 5, 9;
6.5: 7, 9.
Problems for Quiz 4 on 15 February 7.1: 3, 7, 11, 17, 27, 33, 65, 71;
7.3: 5, 7, 13, 17, 23, 27, 35, 37.
Problems for Quiz 5 on 22 February 7.4: 11, 17, 23, 29, 31, 35, 43, 47, 53, 71;
plus a review question on something else we have
covered up to this point.
Problems for Quiz 6 on 1 March 7.7: 9, 13, 17, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37;
plus a review question on something else we have
covered up to this point.
Problems for Quiz 7 on 8 March 7.8: 1, 7, 13, 21, 29, 31, 49, 51, 61, 65;
plus a review question on something else we have
covered up to this point.
Problems for Quiz 8 on 29 March 8.1: 9, 11, 13, 19;
8.2: 7, 9, 11, 17;
8.3: 25, 27, 29, 31.
Problems for Quiz 9 on 5 April 11.1: 7, 17, 21, 31, 35, 45, 55, 87;
plus something from section 8.1, 8.2 or 8.3.
Problems for Quiz 10 on 12 April 11.2: 15, 21, 25, 27, 31, 43, 57, 67;
11.3: 3, 7, 11, 17, 21, 33.
Problems for Quiz 11 on 19 April 11.4: 5, 7, 17, 21, 39, 43;
11.5: 3, 7, 11, 17, 33, 35;
11.6: 3, 5, 7, 17, 21, 23.
Problems for Quiz 12 on 26 April 11.8: 5, 7, 11, 15, 21;
11.9: 5, 13, 15, 25, 40;
11.10: 11, 13, 19, 21.

Quizes

Weekly quizzes will take place on Thursdays at the beginning of class. They will make up 30% of the overall course grade. Although I cannot offer makeup quizzes, the lowest quiz score will not count in the final tally. Each quiz will last 15–20 minutes and contain problems similar to the week’s homework exercises.


Examinations

There will be one midterm exam, which will make up 30% of the course grade. It will take place on Thursday 22 March during class.

The final exam will be cumulative and make up 40% of the overall course grade.

The final for Section 2 will take place on Wednesday 9 May from 13:30 until 15:30 in Harder 202.

The final for Section 3 will take place on Tuesday 8 May from 09:00 until 11:00 in Harder 202.

Specific examination guidelines will follow via email.


Supplementary materials