Math 112 - Calculus II - Section 2 - Spring 2013

General Information:

Meeting Time:MWF, 9:00 - 9:50 AM
Location: Jones 306
Instructor:Ryan Vinroot
Office: Jones 130
Office Hours: M 1:30-2:30, W 2:30-3:30, Th 9:30-10:30 AM and 3:30-5 PM (also by appt).
Lab:TA: Michael Osman
Location: Jones 307
Meeting Time: Thurs, 8:30 - 9:20 AM (on test days, start time at 8:00 AM)
Textbook: Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals (7th edition), by James Stewart.
3 Tests -- 15% each, Quizzes/HW -- 15%, Labs -- 15%, Final Exam -- 25% (you will be able to replace your lowest attempted test score with your Final Exam score). See the syllabus link below for the precise grading scale.
Attendance & Lecture Policy: You are expected to attend every lecture and lab. If there is some reason you must reschedule a test, you must discuss it with me BEFORE the test. Please do not email or text during lecture or lab. Keep all cell phones/hand held devices/laptops put away during 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. However, calculators will NOT be allowed for the final exam, the three mid-term tests, or for the quizzes.
Prerequisites: The prerequisite is Calculus I (Math 111 or Math 131), or equivalent. Please note that this means you are expected to understand thoroughly all of the concepts taught in Calculus I at William and Mary. If you are receiving AP credit or transfer credit for Math 111/131, please make sure that you know the material from Chapters 1-4 and Sec. 5.1-5.4 well.
Syllabus: This is a course on integral calculus, concentrating on evaluating and applying definite and indefinite integrals. The last third of the course will cover sequences and series, and concepts of convergence. In particular, after a very quick review (one lecture and Lab 0) of Sections 5.1-5.4, we will cover Section 5.5, and then certain sections from Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11. For a detailed syllabus, including details of all of the above information, please read the following carefully: 112 Syllabus (word document).

Dates & Course Announcements:

(Tentative) Exam Calendar:
Exam: Date: Time: Location:
Test 1 Thurs, Feb 21 In Lab (8 - 9:20 AM) Jones 307
Test 2 Thurs, Mar 21 In Lab (8 - 9:20 AM) Jones 307
Test 3 Thurs, Apr 18 In Lab (8 - 9:20 AM) Jones 307
Final Exam Tues, May 7 9 AM - 12 NOON Jones 306
  • All important announcements related to the class will be listed here. Check back frequently (don't forget to refresh your browser) for updates.
  • Important Dates and Class Holidays:
    • Mon, Jan 21: NO CLASS (MLK Holiday)
    • Mon, Jan 28: ADD/DROP DEADLINE
    • Sat, Mar 2 - Sun, Mar 10: NO CLASS (Spring Break)
    • Fri, Mar 15: WITHDRAW DEADLINE
    • Tues, May 7: FINAL EXAM
  • (1/16) I will schedule my regular weekly office hours after the first week or so of class. During the first (short) week of class, I will be available for any questions in my office on Wed, Jan 16, 2:30-4:30, Thurs, Jan 17, 2:30-4:30.
  • (1/16) Lab 0, which can be downloaded at the main 112 homepage, is due in the first lab, on Thursday, Jan 24. Lab 0 is a review of the introduction and concept of integration in Sec. 5.1-5.4 of the text. This material is absolutely crucial for the rest of the course.
  • (1/23) I will again have office hours this week on Wed (Jan 23) 2:30-4:30 and Thurs (Jan 24) 2:30-4:30. Next week I will set my regular office hours for the semester.
  • (1/23) Remember that the first lab is tomorrow, Thurs, Jan 24, starting at 8:30 AM in Jones 307. Lab 0 is due and should be turned in at the beginning of lab. While there will be no timed quiz this week, I have posted a practice Quiz 0 below, which covers Sec. 5.5. You should attempt it on your own giving yourself a 10 minute time limit. I will post solutions later this week.
  • (2/15) The first Test is on Thursday, Feb 21, in Lab, but starting 30 minutes before your normal lab time, so 8 - 9:20 AM. Test 1 covers the following sections: 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 (I mistakenly left out 6.5 being covered on the syllabus, but this is covered also). To prepare for the exam, go over all examples done in class, the quizzes, the homework problems, and try to finish the homework problems which you have not yet finished. Also, here is a selection of problems from the Chapter Review problems, which span all of the material covered:
    Chap. 5 Review problems (From Sec. 5.5), pgs. 413-414: #7, 8, 13, 16, 20, 23, 54, 55, 59, 61
    Chap. 6 Review problems, pgs. 457-458: #1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30
    Chap. 7 Review problems, pg. 530: #1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 23, 33, 38.
  • (2/18) I will have extra office hours this week prior to the first test. My office hours before the test (including my normal office hours) are: Mon 1:30 - 2:30 and 3:30-5, and Wed 2:30-5.
  • (3/11) I have posted a mid-semester course evaluation form at the bottom of this page. If you are interested, please scroll to the bottom and follow what is written to fill it out. I will keep this posted until the middle of next week.
  • (3/11) The History of Calculus assignment is NOT DUE this week (so don't worry that it is not available on the main 112 homepage). The due date has been changed until late in the semester.
  • (3/11) We will not be covering Euler's method in Section 9.2, so you may scratch that from the syllabus. We will be covering slope fields in Section 9.2, however, and this is one of the main topics of lab this week.
  • (3/15) The second test is next Thurs, Mar 21, 8-9:20 in lab. The exam will cover the following sections: 7.7 (I will give you error bound formulas), 7.8, 8.1, 8.3 (hydrostatic force only), 9.1, 9.2 (direction fields only), 9.3, 9.4. The following chapter review problems cover the topics from these sections:
    Chap. 7 Review problems, pgs. 531-532 #41-50, 63, 65, 66, 67, 71
    Chap. 8 Review problems, pg. 575 #1, 2, 3a, 7, 9, 10
    Chap. 9 Review problems, pgs. 630-631 #1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12-16, 18, 19.
  • (3/18) I will have extra office hours this week as follows: Mon (today) 1:30-2:30 and 3:30-5, and Wed 2:30-5.
  • (4/10) The last midterm exam is next Thurs, Apr. 18, and it covers Sections 11.1-11.8 in the book. Here is a Practice Test (pdf) which should be very useful in terms of what you should expect on this midterm. Here are chapter review problems for this midterm:
    Chap. 11 Review problems, pgs. 779-780, #1-8, 11-29, 40-44.
  • (4/15) I will have the following office hours this week: Mon, Apr 15 (today) 1:30-2:30 and 3:30-5, Wed, Apr 17 2:30-5 (I will not have my Thursday office hours).
  • (4/22) My office hours today, Mon, Apr 22, will be 4-5 instead of 1:30-2:30.
  • (4/22) The following will be the schedule for turning in the last assignments for Lab. The History of Calculus assignment (found at the main 112 page) is due in Lab this Thur, Apr 25. Lab 10, on Maclaurin and Taylor series, is due by 5 PM on Fri, Apr 26, on your TA Michael Osman's door (not my door).
  • (4/26) The Calculus tutoring room will only be open on Monday, May 6, 5-8 pm (the evening before the final) during the exam period.
  • My office hours during the exam period, leading up to our final exam on Tues, Apr 7, 9 am-12 noon, will be as follows:
    Wed, May 1, 12-2 and 3:30-5,
    Thurs, May 2, 12-2 and 3:30-5,
    Fri, May 3, 9:30-11, 12-2, and 3:30-5,
    Mon, May 6, 9:30-11, 12-2, and 3-5.


The Lab for our Section of Math 112 meets on Thursdays, 8:30-9:20 AM, in Jones 307. There is a graduate student, Michael Osman, assigned as the TA for your Lab. It is essential that you show up for your Lab every week. For one, as explained below, a quiz will be given at the beginning of every lab, unless there is a Test. Each of the mid-semester tests will be given during Lab. On those days, your Lab time will begin 30 minutes earlier, at 8:00 AM, so that everyone has ample time to complete the tests.

Each lab assignment will begin during the lab time, accompanied by an introduction to the concept covered and some examples given by your TA. Your scores on the Lab assignments will count as 15% of your final grade. All of the labs will be available at the following link: 112 homepage.

The first Lab (Lab 0), is due at the beginning of the first Lab meeting, on Thursday, Sept 6. Please check the class syllabus to see which labs are due on which week, and please print the lab covered each week and bring it to lab. On the weeks of mid-term tests, lab assignments will be submitted to me during lecture or to your TA at some point before the lab, rather than during lab time.

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 during my office hours.

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

There will be quizzes given at the beginning of lab every week when there is not a mid-term test. Each quiz will be 10-15 minutes, and will consist of a test-style problem (possibly with multiple parts). Like the tests, calculators will not be allowed on quizzes. The main point of the quizzes, apart from testing your understanding of the assigned homework, is to prepare you for test problems. In general, if you do all of the assigned homework for each lecture during the week, you will be prepared for the quiz.

For your total quiz score at the end of the semester, I will drop two of your low quiz scores. There are no make-up quizzes.

I will list all of the quizzes with their solutions, as the semester progresses, here:

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 112 (starting the second week of class). 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 all sections of Calculus II at William & Mary, which has all of the Labs, and some problems from past finals, is here.