# Math 231 (Calculus II) Fall 2020

## Daily Schedule, Worksheets, Quizzes

These are all posted online in the course diary.

## Documents

• HW is done via WebAssign and can be found here.
• Grades will be posted via moodle here.
• ## Course Description

Calculus II is the second semester continutation of Calculus I, and assumes a very good working knowledge of limits, derivatives, basic integration, and integration by substitution. We will learn that integration is not nearly as straightforward as differentiation, and learn MANY different techniques for integrating functions (such as partial fractions and trig substitution). We then go on to study inifinite sequences and series and their applications, which is a major shift in methodology.

For most people, Calculus II is the most challenging term in the calculus sequence, mainly beause it takes a a fair amount of maturity and creativity that you may not have needed up to this point. There are a larger number of interrelated concepts than before, and solving a single problem can require thinking about one concept or object in several different ways. Because of this, conceptual understanding is more important than ever, and it is not possible to learn a short list of “problem templates” in lecture that will allow you to do all the HW and exam problems. Thus, while lecture and section will include many worked examples, you will still often be asked to solve a HW problem that doesn’t match up with one that you’ve already seen. The goal here is to get a solid understanding of calculus so you can solve any such problem you encounter in mathematics, the sciences, or engineering, and that requires trying to solve new problems from first principles, if only because the real world is sadly complicated.

### Textbook

We will cover Chapters 7, 8, 10 and 11 of
• James Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th edition, with Enhanced WebAssign.

Please note that this course uses the 8th edition rather than the 7th. You will also need WebAssign access to do the homework. For complete information on purchasing options for both, see http://go.illinois.edu/CalculusBookInfo. If you have the standard text and WebAssign package from Math 220 or 221 from the last semester, then you already have everything you need for this course. Even before you purchase WebAssign, you can freely use it for the first two weeks of class and so not miss any homework assignments.

### Course Policies

• Attendance: You are expected to come to every lecture on time and stay until the end of class. There will often be announcements made in class about office hours, room for exams, etc. If you miss a class or arrive late, check the detailed course diary page or talk to someone else in the class about any important announcements.

• Calculator Policy: No calculators are allowed on quizzes or tests.

• online homework: 8%
• Quizzes: 4%
• Worksheets: 8%
• Midterms: There will be three midterms. Your lowest midterm score will be worth 10%. Each of the highest two midterm scores will be worth 20%.
• Comprehensive final exam: 30%

Overall grade cutoffs will never be stricter than 90% for an A- grade, 80% for a B-, and so on. A curve in the final course grade is possible but rare.

• Exams: There will be three midterm exams, which will be held in our usual lecture room on Tuesday February 18th, March 10th, and April 23rd. You must bring a picture ID to all exams.

All exams will be closed book and notes, and no calculators or other electronic devices (e.g. cell phones) will be permitted; where indicated, all work must be shown to receive any credit on a problem.

• Homework: Homework will be assigned for each lecture, and will generally be due the day after the next lecture at 8:30am. That is, HW assigned on Tuesday’s lecture is due on Thursday at 8am, HW assigned on Tuesday’s lecture is due on Friday at 8:30am, HW assigned on Thursday’s lecture is due on Wednesday at 8:30am. The homework will be completed online via WebAssign. Late homework will not be accepted, but the lowest 2 scores will be dropped. The first assignment is due on Friday, January 24th. To access WebAssign login here using your U of I netid and password:

You may need to wait 24-48 hours after registering for the course to be able to log in to WebAssign. For technical problems, contact WebAssign student support; for questions or concerns about HW grades, talk to your TA.
• Worksheets: You will work in groups on worksheets during discussion sections. One worksheet will be collected and graded from the group, and each group member will receive this worksheet score. There are no make-up worksheets; however, your two lowest worksheet scores will be dropped.

• Quizzes: There will be total three quizzes. The first quiz will be on Wednesday, February 12th, the second quiz will be on Wednesday, March 11th, and the third quiz will be on Wednesday, April 15th. There are no make-up quizzes and we will not be dropping any quiz scores.

• Missed exams: If you miss a test due to illness, accident, or other emergency, then you should promptly email me to explain your absence. Within one week of the missed test you must also present official documentation to explain your absence. If I officially excuse your absence, then you will be given a make-up exam.

• Viewing grades online: You can always find the details of your worksheet, quiz, homework, and exam scores here.

• Cheating: Cheating is taken very seriously as it takes unfair advantage of the other students in the class, and is handled as per Article 1 Part 4 of the student code. Penalties for cheating on exams, in particular, are very high, typically resulting in a 0 on the exam or an F in the class.

• Office Hours and Tutoring Room: I will be in 331 Illini Hall on Tues/Thurs from 8:00 - 8:45am and 2 - 3 pm. Please feel free to drop in then with any questions you have. If you cannot make those times, please e-mail to schedule an appointment.

The Math 231 Tutoring Room is in 145 Altgeld and will be staffed by graduate student teaching assistants Mon - Thurs from 4 - 7pm. Please feel free to drop in then during those times. The tutoring room opens the second week of class.

• Disabilities: Students with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations to participate in this class should contact me as soon as possible. In particular, any accommodation on quizzes and exams must be requested at least a week in advance and will require a letter from DRES.