Math 121 Calculus II
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Statue of Gottfried Leibniz
at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Statue of Isaac Newton
at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Calculus is essential for majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and environmental science and policy. Part I includes functions, limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions, mean value theorem, and various applications. Part II includes Riemann sums and integrals, techniques and applications of integration, improper integrals, transcendental functions (logarithms, exponential functions, and inverse trigonometric functions), sequences, and series. Though not all results are derived rigorously, care is taken to distinguish intuitive arguments from rigorous proofs. Math 120 and 121 each fulfill the Formal Analysis requirement.
This is the same book we used in Math 120. If you already have it, you don’t need to purchase it again.
Accessing MyMathLab. To register for MyMathLab course online, you will need:
To get precise registration instructions, go to MyMathLab, http://pearsonmylabandmastering.com, and, on the right, click on Student under Register. There you will give your course ID and follow the steps given. Be careful to put in your name precisely as it appears in the university records.
At the end of the registration process you will have a login name and password. Each time you want to access MyMathLab, click on Sign in (under sign in, and then put in your data. On the left of the resulting screen you will see Math 121-.... Click on that.
On the web page that comes up you’ll see buttons on the left that are used to give the various options of the software. From here you can do an assignment, take a test, etc. There’s a button Study Plan, which allows you to practice problem solving, with help from the program if requested. You also have a Multimedia Library which contains useful material.
By the way, you can access MyMathLab from any computer on the internet. There are computers in Goddard Library if you don’t have one or if yours breaks down.
As a final note, remember that aside from online support, Pearson offers tech support for MyMathLab, so you can call them if anything goes wrong. The Pearson 24/7 Technical Support web page is at http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com/. (In the past the web site has sometimes been down for short periods of time, but it came back up fairly quickly.)
The course will use the software MyMathLab for the homework assignments. It will also be employed to practice problem solving. To start using it, you must register to your section online at http://pearsonmylabandmastering.com/ using the Course ID given to you by your instructor and your access code.
If you get an exercise wrong, you’ll be able to try it a second time. If you’re ill or otherwise need an extension, that can be arranged. Otherwise, late exercises will by reduced by 25%, and they’ll only be available for a few days after the due date.
The assignments are all on line, but if for any reason you can’t access them, here’s a corresponding list of exercises from the text. They’ll be assigned as the course progresses.
Some of the questions on the assignments will ask you for numerical answers. A standard scientific calculator has everything you need. The one on a computer that’s sufficient for that.
Class attendance and class participation are obligatory. During the class meetings the text will be supplemented with more rigorous theory and special topics. Turn off your cell phones during class. Laptops may only be used for class-related purposes—no texting, no browsing, no email.
Calculators, cell phones, and laptops may not be used during tests.
Clark University is committed to providing students with documented disabilities equal access to all university programs and facilities. If you have or think you have a disability and require academic accommodations, you must register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS), which is located in room 430 on the fourth floor of the Goddard Library. If you have questions about the process, please contact The Director of Student Accessibility Services at (508)798-4368. If you are registered with SAS, and qualify for accommodations that you would like to utilize in this course, please request those accommodations through SAS in a timely manner.
Besides the time for classes, you’ll spend time on reading the text, doing the assignments, and studying of for quizzes and tests. That comes to about five to nine hours outside of class on average per week, the actual amount varying from week to week. For more detail about how to study mathematics, see About studying mathematics in general, and Calculus in particular.
There will be about 8 upperclass students who you may contact to set up one or more tutoring lessons. Their names and email addresses will be sent to you by email. They will have walk-in help hours Thursday evenings 8 pm to 10 pm in BioPhysics room BP 326, and you can contact them individually for hours as well. If you would like meet one for tutoring, either for one session or for regular repeated sessions, contact him or her and set up a meeting time. There is no cost to you either for the walk-in help or individual help as they’re paid by the department.
We’ve already covered sections 5.1 through 5.4 in Math 120, Calculus I, so we’ll only review them briefly at the beginning of the course. There will be, however, short homework assignments from sections 5.3 and 5.4.
Chapter 5. Introduction to integration.
Chapter 6. Applications of definite integrals.
Chapter 7. Integrals and transcendental functions.
Chapter 8. Techniques of integration.
Chapter 9. Infinite sequences and series.
This page is located at http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~ma121/