Math 112 - Calculus II - Section 2 - Spring 2009

General Information:

Meeting Time:MWF, 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Location: Jones 306
Instructor:Ryan Vinroot
Office: Jones 130
Office Hours: Mon, Wed 3:30-4:30, Thurs 9-10:30, or by appointment/walk-in.
Lab:TA: Erik Vargo
Location: Jones 307
Meeting Time: Tues, 8:30 - 9:20 AM
Textbook: Single Variable Essential Calculus, Early Transcendentals, by James Stewart.
3 Tests -- 15% each, Quizzes/HW -- 15%, Labs -- 15%, Final Exam -- 25% (you may also replace your lowest attempted test score with your Final Exam score). Grades will be posted on Blackboard. See the syllabus link below for the precise grading scale.
Attendance Policy: You are expected to attend every lecture and lab.
Calculator Policy: See the main 112 homepage for a list of recommended calculators. Calculators will be most useful for Labs and on certain homework problems, and will be allowed for the Final Exam. Calculators will NOT be allowed for the three mid-term tests, and will not be allowed for most quizzes.
Prerequisites: The prerequisite is Calculus I (Math 111 or 131), or placement. So, each student is expected to know the Calculus of Derivatives and the beginning of Integral Calculs, and specifically, the material in Chapters 1 through 4, and Sections 5.1 through 5.4 in the text.
Syllabus: The course will begin by reviewing Sections 5.1-5.4, covering 5.5, and then we will cover most of Chapters 6-8. For a detailed syllabus, including details of all of the above information, please read the following carefully: 112 Syllabus (word document).

Dates & Course Announcements:

  • Important Dates and Class Holidays:
    • Sat, March 7 - Sun, March 15: NO CLASS (Spring Break)
    • Tues, May 12: FINAL EXAM
  • Lab 0, which can be downloaded at the main 112 homepage, is due in the first lab, on Tuesday, Jan 27. Lab 0 is a review of Sections 5.1-5.4. While you are at the main 112 page, you should also follow the instructions there to install the software you need for the labs.
  • Here is a copy of Quiz 0, which is to be turned in at the beginning of class on Wednesday, Jan. 28. You should try to do the quiz in 10 minutes at home, since this will be the time limit for all future quizzes. If you do not finish, you may go ahead and use extra time to finish the problems. I will grade the quiz in the way that I will grade the tests.
  • If you would like to replace your Quiz 1 score with a homework, do the following problems from the 6.2 assignment, and turn them in on Monday: 1-9 odd, 25, 34, 37, 39, 43, 47, 49, 51, 52.
  • To replace your Quiz 2 score with a homework, turn in the problems for Sections 6.4 (1-21 odd) and 6.5 (1, 7, 11, 18, 20, 25, 30, 31) in class on Monday, Feb. 16.
  • To replace your Quiz 3 score with a homework, turn in the problems for Sections 6.6, and problems #41-49 odd on page 355, in class on Monday, Feb. 22.
  • Lab 5, which was started this past Tuesday, Feb. 17, is due in lecture, on Monday, Feb. 22, rather than in lab (this the first test is during that lab).
  • To replace your Quiz 4 score with a homework, turn in the last four problems for Section 7.2 (#25, 27, 29, 41), and the problems for Section 7.4, in class on Monday, Mar. 16.
  • On Wednesday, Mar. 18, my office hours will be from 2:30 until 3:45 instead of 3:30-4:30.
  • You may replace your Quiz 5 score with the following homework: 7.5 #8, 12, 14, 18, 24, 26, 28, 30. These will be due in class on Friday, Mar. 20. Although I will not have your quizzes back to you until that day in class, you can look at the solutions and judge for yourself whether you would like to turn them in. It is a good idea to do the problems anyway to prepare for the test.
  • The following are good problems to do in preparation for Test 2: pgs. 408-409 #1-8, 10-13, 18, 20-33, 37, 39-42, 44.
  • Test 2 will be on Tuesday, Mar. 24, in Lab. You may start the Test as early as 8:15 AM.
  • To replace your Quiz 8 score, the following problems are due at the beginning of class on Friday, April 17: 8.5 #1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17.
  • Please note that Lab 8 is due in class on Monday, April 20. The problems in Lab 8 are excellent exercises to review for Test 3.
  • The following problems are good review problems for Test 3: 8.6 (pgs. 456-457) #3-10, pgs. 480-481 #1-27, 36-40.
  • I will be in (or near) my office the following times before the Final: Mon (May 4) 9-12, 2-5; Tues (May 5) 9-1, 3-5; Wed (May 6) 8:30-11:30; Thurs (May 7) 9-1, 2:30-5; Fri (May 8) 12-1, 2:30-5; Mon (May 11) 8-11, 1-5.
  • For two previous Math 112 Finals, and their solutions, go to the main 112 homepage, and scroll to the bottom of the page. These are excellent review resources.
  • The Calculus tutoring room is closed during the first week of exams, but it will be open on Monday, May 11, 5-8 PM (Jones 131).
  • Calculators are allowed on the Final, but in order to receive credit for a solution, all work and steps must be shown. Calculators which perform symbolic manipulation, such as taking derivatives or antiderivatives, are NOT allowed on the Final. I sent an email out regarding this point; this is department policy for the Calculus final.
Exam Calendar:
Test 1 Tues, Feb. 24 In Lab Jones 307
Test 2 Tues, Mar. 24 In Lab Jones 307
Test 3 Tues, Apr. 22 In Lab Jones 307
Final Exam Tues, May 12 9 AM - 12 NOON Jones 306

Homework & Quizzes:

There will be homework assignments for every section covered in class. This homework is absolutely necessary in order to succeed on the quizzes, tests, and to develop a firm understanding of the material. In general, the homework will not be collected, although you are always welcome to ask me to look at your work and to make comments on your solutions.

The list of all assigned homework problems is here (word document).

There will be quizzes given at the beginning of lab roughly every week. Each quiz will be 10 minutes, and will consist of a test-style problem (possibly with multiple parts). Like the tests, most quizzes will not allow calculators. The main point of the quizzes, apart from testing your understanding of the assigned homework, is to prepare you for test problems. There will be chances for you to replace a low quiz score with a completed homework assignment (yet another reason to do the homework).

Resources & Links:

  • Apart from my office hours, there is also Calculus tutoring by graduate assistants on Sunday through Thursday evenings from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, in Jones 131. This is a great place to go get homework problems done, and I highly encourage all students to take advantage of this service.
  • The main homepage for Calculus II at William & Mary, which has Labs 0-7, and some problems from past finals, is here.