CALCULUS II-22M:026, Lecture B, discussion section 003-004



Meeting times: 8:30-9:20AM MWF

Meeting place: 71 SH (Schaeffer Hall)

Prerequisites: 22M:025 or 22M:035 or 22M:045 or 22M:047 or consent of instructor. This is a continuation of 22M:025 and has the same formats. Students may seek additional tutoring from the Math Lab. Register for a discussion section numbered 003-004.

Instructor: Laurent O. Jay

Office: 225L MLH

Office hours: 9:30-10:30AM MWF

Telephone: (319)-335-0898

Fax: (319)-335-0627

E-mail address:

Mailbox: in Mailroom 15 MLH

Course web page: Assignments and other information about the course will be given in Students are responsible for checking regularly this course web page.

Textbook: Single variable CALCULUS, Early Transcendentals, Fourth Edition, by J. Stewart, Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1999, ISBN 0-534-35563-3. There is also a student solutions manual for this book with answers to the odd-numbered problems!

Course outline: Book chapters to be covered:

7. Techniques of integration.
8. Further applications of integration.
9. Differential equations.
10. Parametric equations and polar coordinates.
11. Infinite sequences and series.
This course plan may be modified during the semester. Such modifications will be announced in advance during class periods and on the course web page; the student is responsible for keeping abreast of such changes.

Goals and objectives of the course: This is a standard second semester calculus course. Some of the most fundamental concepts in mathematics will be covered. This course will give you a thorough knowledge of basic elements of differential and integral calculus and of some of their applications. Without a good knowledge of these building blocks, you cannot pursue any good science, such as physics, chemistry, social sciences, economics, engineering, mathematics, biology, computer science, scientific computing, robotics, genetics, statistics, neuroscience, and so on.

Your goal has to be more than just reproducing what is told to you in the classroom. We also want to inculcate upon you confidence and self reliance in problem solving and calculation. It is your responsability to read and learn the material, you cannot be taught everything during the class, and most of this learning will take place outside the classroom. The instructor's job is to guide you in the learning process.

Class procedures: The majority of each class period will be lecture oriented. It is strongly advised to read the material to be discussed before coming to class. Therefore, if there is a difficult point, you will know beforehand where it arises, so that you can benefit from the lecture more effectively. If the point remains unclear you can always ask questions.

Homework: Will be assigned weekly. Presentation of your results is very important. Scratch paper will not be accepted. Do not expect good grades if your solution to a problem is poorly communicated. Like for everything, if you cannot explain something in great details, you certainly have not fully understood it. The importance of doing homework cannot be overemphasized, most of human people learn by doing, not only by watching and/or listening.

Grading procedures: The final grade will be based on tests, quizzes, homework, and final examination as follows:

  1. There will be two tests during the semester, with each test to account for 15% of the course grade.
  2. Quizzes and homework assignments will account for 40% of the course grade. The best 75% of the total quizzes and homework given will be considered. If less than 75% is available, a grade F will be given by default for the remaining percentage. Usually, only a portion of each homework assignment will be graded, based on the availability of assistance from a grader for the course.
  3. The final examination will account for 30% of the course grade and this test will be comprehensive.
In assigning grades, plus/minus grading will be used.

Discussion sections 003-004:

Teaching assistant: Marius Ionescu, e-mail:, phone: (319) 335-3767, office: 225N MLH.

Mathematics Tutorial Laboratory: Located on the third floor of MacLean Hall, it offers FREE tutorial services with the course material. Participation is optional, but strongly recommended if you experience difficulties. It offers personalized assistance and supplementary help.

Final examination: To be held at 12:00 noon on Monday December 17 in room 71 SH. Only under exceptional circumstances will a student be permitted to shift the time of this examination.

Attendance: Strongly advised. Random checks will be made during the semester. Since we are not in the army here, once again it is your responsability as free adults to come to class. However, it is also useless to sit in class just like a couch potato with your brain frozen like an iceberg, your participation should be active, we recommend you to listen and to ask relevant questions. The best students are 99% of the time those who ask questions and really want to understand. Classes are intended to have interaction, so be proactive. Moreover, however talented you may be if you do not work regularly on an almost a daily basis, chances are great that you will not get good grade.

Notes to student: Read the accompanying sheets about student academic misconduct and complaints. The Department of Mathematics has offices in 14 MLH. To make an appointment to speak with the Chair of the Department, call 335-0714 or contact the Departmental Secretary in 14 MLH.

Please let your instructor know if you have a disability which requires special arrangements.