Fall 2012: Calculus II

Course syllabus - updated October 2 to reflect a change in the date of the midterm.

Please note that all sections of this course will use an online learning management system provided by Pearson, found online at at http://www.coursecompass.com. This page contains your homework assignments (completed online only), as well as an online gradebook which you may use to track your progress in the course. If you have not used the system within the last 24 months, you must purchase access to the myPearson system provided with your textbook. To add this course, use the code: shaw40892

December 6, 2012
For the last day of new material, we covered power series and discussed Taylor series (10.7 and 10.8). Power series, radius of convergence, and intervals of convergence, will all appear on the final exam. The final review sheet is below, which we'll cover in class on Tuesday. Make sure to try all of the problems, and bring to class the ones you found most difficult.

December 4, 2012
We covered the root test, as well as chapter 10.6 on alternating series and started 10.7 on power series. Quiz 6 was given out as a takehome, to be turned in by class time on Thursday, December 5.

November 29, 2012
Covered Chapter 10.4, and the ratio test from chapter 10.5.

November 20, 2012
Covered Chapter 10.3 on the integral test.

November 20, 2012
Continued with Chapter 10.2 on infinite series, as well as taking Quiz 5.

November 15, 2012
Covering Chapters 10.1 - 10.2 on sequences and series. Reminder: Quiz 5 is in class on Tuesday, November 20. It will cover integration tables, limits, improper integrals, sequences, and series.

November 13, 2012
Finished the discussion of improper integrals and began discussing sequences (Chapter 10.1).

November 8, 2012
Covered L'Hôpital's Rule and improper integrals (Chapter 8.7).

November 6, 2012
Quiz 4 in class (Quiz and solutions available below); afterward, we briefly covered chapters 8.5 and 8.6, on Integral Tables and Numerical Integration. See below for a link to a printable table of integrals that will supplement the copy in your textbook.

November 1, 2012
We covered the remainder of chapter 8.4 on partial fractions. Reminder: quiz 4 is on Tuesday in class next week.

October 30, 2012
We began chapter 8.4, on partial fraction decomposition. Quiz 3 was given out as a take-home assignment, also available to download below. It's due in class on Thursday, no exceptions. If you can't deliver it by Thursday's class time, you must get it to me some other way (scanning is accepatble).

October 23 and 25, 2012
Both of this week's classes were devoted to Chapter 8.1, on integration by parts. There is a quiz on Tuesday in class; please note that everyone is responsible for the material, even if they were not in class this week.

October 18, 2012
Midterm exam. Grading should be done before the weekend and solutions posted by next week. UPDATE: Grades are done and posted, and the solutions (cursorily proofread, so with possible errata) are now available for download below.

October 16, 2012
Today we covered the midterm review. Solution key posted below.

October 11, 2012
We finished covering Chapter 7.3, including derivatives and antiderivatives involving hyperbolic functions, as well as inverse hyperbolic functions. Below please find the midterm review, which we will cover, in addition to any questions you may have, in class on Tuesday, October 16.

October 9, 2012
We finished Chapter 7.2, and began discussion hyperbolic functions (Chapter 7.3).
October 4, 2012
We covered Chapter 7.2, on exponential growth and separable differential equations.

October 2, 2012
Important note: the midterm has been moved up by one week. It will now take place on Thursday, October 18.

Today we spent a large amount of time working on review of the previous chapters in preparation for Quiz 2, which appears, along with the solutions, below.

September 27, 2012
We covered Chapter 7.1, which goes through a derivation of all of the wonderful and amazing facts that we already (think we) know about exponential and logarithmic functions, but viewed through the lens of the logarithm as defined to be the definite integral representing area under the curve y=1/x. The homework from this section can be done essentially without having read this chapter, but it is a useful review.
September 25, 2012
We completed Chapter 6.4, and began Chapter 6.5, on calculation of work and other physics applications.
September 20, 2012
We went over Quiz 1 (see the solutions below), and began working on chapter 6.4, on the areas of surface of revolution. The homework assigned as of today is not due until October 2, to allow time for us to finish the chapter on Tuesday.

September 18, 2012
After taking quiz 1 in class (see below for the quiz and solution), we covered chapter 6.3 on arc-length, including integrals that are calculable by hand, and integrals that are not easily calculable by hand, in which case the values can be estimated by using a numerical solver, like wolframalpha.

September 13, 2012
Chapter 6.2 on volumes using cylindrical shells.
September 11, 2012
Chapter 6.1 on volumes using cross-sections, in detail.

September 6, 2012
In this class, we covered areas of regions bounded by curves (Chapter 5.6), and began discussing calculation of volumes by cross-section (Chapter 6.1). Note that the new homework assignment only has material from 5.6.

September 4, 2012
During class, we reviewed the major concepts from chapter 5, including definite integrals and integration by substitution. The first homework assignment, a selection of problems from chapter 5, is now available online, due on Thursday, September 13. Subsequent homework assignments will be due one week from the day of class on which they are assigned.