Math 231,   Calculus II,   Spring 2010

  • Discussion sections
  • TA/Email Section(s) Office Office Hours
    Jared Bronski
    Lecture 375 Altgeld Hall Fri 11:00-11:50,1:00-1:50
    Bill Kinnersly
    BD 0/1 224 Illini Hall M W 11:00-11:50
    Khang Tran
    BD 2/9 245 Illini Hall T Th 11:00-11:50
    Andy Zimmer
    BD 3/4 155 Altgeld Hall M W 9:00-9:50
    Eric Peterson
    BD 5/6 B1 Coble Hall M Th 2:00-2:50
    Uma Ravat
    BD7 (Merit) 406 Transportation Th 10:00-10:50
    Kelly Funk
    BD8 (Merit) 159 Altgeld Hall M 3:00-3:50 W 10:30-11:30
  • Course Information:
  • Course Syllabus
  • Course Schedule and Reading Assignments

  • Free tutoring:
  • Please see the mathematics department tutoring page for more details.

  • Textbook:
  • Stewart: Early Transcendentals, 6th edition.

  • Questions:
  • As stated in the course syllabus you should, with a few exceptions, address all questions first to your TA. Since this class is very large, I cannot effectively address all administrative issues myself. Instead, I will be working with the TA's closely all semester to ensure that they have the tools necessary to help you; they should be able to resolve nearly any problem or question. If you find that they are not able to, then please do let me know. In this case, please also give me the name of your TA. I will then meet with them to figure out what I need to do to help them help you.
    However, situations do arise which can only be handled by the instructor. These include: excused absences for an exam (the TA's handle excused absences for homework and quizzes), conflicts with a TA, or sensitive personal issues. In this case , please feel free to contact me directly.

  • Homework:
  • There will be weekly homework assignments. Typically a representative sample of homework problems will be graded but complete solutions will be handed out in section. Homeworks are due at the beginning of section.
    Collaboration is encouraged; copying is not allowed.

  • Quizzes:
  • There will be weekly quizzes. The problems on the quizzes will be drawn directly from lectures and from the homework assignments. If you are keeping up with the lectures and the homework you should find the quizzes very easy.

  • Exams:
  • There will be three one hour-tests given in class: Wed. Feb. 17, Wed. Mar 17, and Wed. Apr 21. If you have a conflict with either dates, please tell me immediately -- not right before the exam. The final exam will be Wednesday May 12 at 1:30. Exams will be in 228 Natural History unless you are told otherwise.

  • Missed exams:
  • If you miss an hour exam, you must contact the Emergency Dean at 300 Student Services Building, 610 East John St., phone 333-0050, and ask them to send us a letter excusing your absence. If we receive a letter from the Emergency Dean, we will excuse the missed exam and count the other exams with more weight. Failure to get a note from the emergency dean will result in a zero for the exam. There are no make up exams or conflict exams.

  • Grades:
    • Components of grade:
      • Homework: 10%
      • Quizzes: 15%
      • First midterm: 15%
      • Second midterm: 15%
      • Third midterm: 15%
      • Final: 30%
    • I often curve slightly, but guarantee that the cutoff for the lowest A-, B-, C-, and D- will be at most 90%, 80%, 70%, and 60%, respectively.
    • Grades will be available online; to view scores on-line, go to the math home page, select courses, and then select score reports.

  • Office hours: Please feel free to attend any TA's office hours except those list as "merit only". Students in a merit section can attend any merit section office hours. Any student may attend my (Bronski) office hours. Office hours may be different the week of an exam; please see the course web page.

  • Cheating:
    Please do not cheat; cheating destroys the atmosphere of fairness and collegiality that we work to create at the university. Any student found cheating on homework or exams will receive an F for the course, and have a letter sent to the Dean for the permanent record.

  • Study suggestions:
    • Read the book and attempt a few easy problems before coming to class.
    • Working new problems is much more effective than re-reading notes at exam times.
    • Explaining concepts to others is one of the best ways to learn.
    • Be sure to utilize office hours.


    Lecture notes are provided at your own risk. They are intended as reminders to me and frequently have typos. They should be considered as a supplement to lectures, not as a replacement.

  • Homework 1: u-substitutions and Integration by Parts
  • Lecture 1 Notes: u-substitutions and Integration by Parts