This course is the second half of the one-year sequence in calculus. We study the theory and applications of integration, sequences, series, and some results about differential equations.
We review the material in Chapter 5 of the text, and we cover most of the material in Chapters 6-9 of the text.
Textbook and on-line homework system: We will be using an on-line homework system called "My Math Lab" (or MML). You MUST purchase access to this system in order to do the homework and receive course announcements and other information. Access to MML comes with an electronic version of the written text (Calculus, Early Transcendentals, Second Edition, Briggs and Cochran). Paperback versions of the text are available for purchase if you like. To save money, you can consider buying an older version of the textbook as the changes from the first to second edition are minor and do not affect the homework for the course.
How to purchase MML access: You can purchase access to MML through the BU bookstore or directly from MyMathLab (www.mymathlab.com). Some important points:
All students must be registered for the Thursday evening A section.
The Thursday 6:30-8:30pm time slot is the time slot that you must reserve
There will also be a final exam administered one evening
Lecture Sections: These sections are the weekly lectures (3 hours/week). All students must be registered for one of the following sections.
Discussion Sections: These sections are the "studio-style" discussion sections. All students must be registered for one of the following B sections. Attendance in discussion section is mandatory.
Course web page: Most course materials and the on-line homework assignments will be available at www.mymathlab.com. Your course ID on MyMathLab will be distributed by the start of the semester.
Your exam grades and quiz grades will be available on the Blackboard web site for this course. A link to that site will be available on the MyMathLab site.
Exams: There will be two midterms and one final exam. The exam schedule is as follows:
|Midterm 1||Oct 19||6:30pm-8:30pm|
|Midterm 2||Nov 16||6:30pm-8:30pm|
|Final||TBD||6:00pm-8:00pm (NOT 6:30pm-8:30pm!)|
Note that the midterms are not during class time, but on two Thursday evenings from 6:30pm--8:30pm. You must make sure you that you have no conflicts during these times as make-ups exams will not given in this course.
Quiz: There will be a weekly quiz given at the end of each discussion section.
Grading: Your grade for the course will be determined using the following percentages:
|Each midterm exam||20%|
Discussion section policies:
Course announcements: All general course announcements will be posted on the MyMathLab web site. You are responsible for any information that is posted there.
Gradebooks: Your homework grades will be posted on the MyMathLab site, and your exam and quiz grades will be posted on the Blackboard site for this course. We double check the grades when we record them, but with so many students in this course, it is likely that some errors will be made when grades are recorded. You should check your grades in a regular fashion, for example, once every two weeks. If there is a mistake or you think there is a mistake, please show it to your TF or your lecturer at your next discussion section or lecture. You should keep all of your graded papers until the course grades have been determined. No grades will be changed unless we can review your original papers.
Make-up exams: Make-up exams in this course will only be administered in those circumstances when University policy requires a make-up to be given. If you must miss an exam for some reason, contact Professor Kaper soon as possible. A valid reason for missing an exam is something truly exceptional such as athletic participation in a BU varsity sports event or a serious illness.
Academic conduct: Your work and conduct in this course are governed by the Boston University Academic Conduct Code. This code is designed to promote high standards of academic honesty and integrity as well as fairness. It is your responsibility to know and follow the provisions of the code. In particular, all work that you submit in this course must be your original work. If you have a question about any aspect of academic conduct, please ask.
Standards of civilized behavior: The lectures and the discussion sections are times that are devoted to learning calculus, and activities that interfere with this process will not be tolerated. For example, you should turn off your mobile phone during these times. Also, you may only use your laptop if such use is permitted by your lecturer or discussion section leaders.
In addition to the exam dates mentioned above, you should know that the last
day to withdraw from the course without a grade of W is