Calculus II
Spring 2008
MATH 211.01 (4 credits), MTu_ThF, 8:00AM-8:50AM, Wickersham 218


A grade of C- or better in MATH 161 or MATH 163H (Calculus I) is the prerequisite for this course.


Dr. Buchanan
Office: Wickersham 216, Phone: 872-3659, FAX: 871-2320
Office Hours: 10:00AM-10:50AM (MTu_ThF), or by appointment
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Calculus, 3rd edition, Robert T. Smith and Roland B. Minton, McGraw-Hill Company, New York (2007), ISBN 0-07-286953-4.


MATH 211 is a continuation and extension of the topics and concepts introduced in MATH 161 Calculus I. Major emphasis is on the transcendental functions, techniques of integration, sequences and series, and parametric equations. The student will:

Course Contents:

If time permits other topics may be covered as well.


Students are expected to attend all class meetings. If you cannot regularly attend class due to a time conflict with another class or activity, you should change to a different section of this course or wait until a later semester to take this course. You may not remain on the class roster but attend a different section of this course merely for the convenience of your schedule. If you must be absent from class you are expected to complete class requirements (e.g. homework assignments) prior to the absence. If you know you will be absent on the day of a test, you must notify me before the time the test is scheduled in order to receive permission to take a make-up test. Students who miss a test should provide a valid excuse, otherwise you will not be allowed to make up the test. No final exam exemptions.


Students are expected to do the homework assigned daily from the textbook and to participate in class. Students should expect to spend a minimum of three hours outside of class on homework and review for every hour spent in class. Students should work all assigned problems and review the homework weekly. Homework problems separate from the problems in the textbook will be assigned periodically (approximately 4-5 times) throughout the semester. These problems will be collected for grading. Late homework will not be accepted without a valid excuse. In no cases will late homework be accepted after an assignment has been graded and returned to the students. Discussion between students on homework assignments is encouraged, but each student must keep their own separately written copy of the homework assignments.


There will be three 50-minute in-class tests and a comprehensive final examination. The tests are tentatively scheduled for

Missed tests must be made up as soon as possible, preferably within one week of the originally scheduled test date.

The final examination is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 2008, from 2:45PM-4:45PM. I will not ``curve'' test or exam grades.


Course grade will be calculated as follows.

Test Average 60%
Homework 15%
Final Examination 25%

Tests and the final examination will be graded individually on a 100-point scale. If a student believes that an error was made in the grading of a test, the student should explain in writing why they believe an error exists and submit the graded material and the explanation of the possible error to me within 3 class periods of the graded test or homework being returned to the student. In no cases will adjustments to grades of less than 3 points be made. I keep a record of students' test and exam scores. Students should also keep a record of graded assignments, tests, and other materials. As an example of the calculation of the numerical course grade, suppose a student's three test grades were 78, 65, and 70 (out of a maximum of 100 points on each test), the student's final examination grade was 71 (again, out of a maximum of 100), and that four graded homework assignments were given during the semester with grades of $33/40$, $25/50$, $37/50$, and $25/30$. This hypothetical student's numerical course grade would be calculated according to the formula

\frac{78 + 65 + 70}{3} \cdot 0.60 + 71 \cdot 0.25 +
...{30}}{4} \cdot 15
& = &
42.60 + 17.75 + 10.87 \\
& = &

The course letter grades will be calculated as follows. I will not ``curve'' course grades.

90-92 A$-$ 93-100 A    
80-82 B$-$ 83-86 B 87-89 B$+$
70-72 C$-$ 73-76 C 77-79 C$+$
60-62 D$-$ 63-66 D 67-69 D$+$
    0-59 F    

Course Repeat Policy

An undergraduate student may not take an undergraduate course of record more than three times. A course of record is defined as a course in which a student receives a grade of A, B, C, D, (including $+$ and $-$) F, U, Z or W. The academic department offering a course may drop a student from a course if the student attempts to take a course more than three times.1

The last day to withdraw from a course (receiving the W grade) is March 28, 2008.

Inclement Weather Policy:

If we should miss a class day due to a school closing because of weather, any activities planned for that missed day will take place the next time the class meets. For example, if a test is scheduled for a day that class is canceled on account of snow, the test will be given the next time the class meets.

Final Word:

Math is not a spectator sport. What you learn from this course and your final grade depend mainly on the amount of work you put forth. Daily contact with the material through homework assignments and review of notes taken during lectures is extremely important.

No one can guarantee you success in this course. Your responsibilities and the instructor's expectation are outlined above. There will be no second chances or ``do-overs''.

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