MAT 132 Calculus II Fall 2003 
Index Announcement Teaching Staff, Office Hours Syllabus and Schedule Homework Calculator programs 
Course Information 
FIRST MIDTERM RESULTS
A = 81  97; B = 66  79; C = 50  65; D = 40  49; F = 0  39.
MAT 132 is the second semester of the twosemester calculus sequence MAT 131  132. We will study methods of integration, applications of integration, differential equations and infinite sequences and series. Students will need to be familiar with the definition, methods and applications of differentiation, and with the definition and elementary properties of integration, including the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
Prerequisite: The prerequisite for this course is C or higher in MAT 131 or 141 or AMS 151; or level 7 on the Mathematics Placement Examination.
Course Coordinator:
email: bernie@math.sunysb.edu, Telephone: 6328257 Office Hours: (Tentative) Mon and Tues., Noon3:15 p.m. Text: Chapters 5(end), 6, 7, 8, 9 and appendices H and I of Calculus, Concepts and Contexts 2nd Edition, by James Stewart, Brooks/Cole 2001. Calculators: Students are required to have a graphing calculator. We recommend the Texas Instruments TI82, TI83, or TI83 Plus, which are widely available. Other calculators (TI85, TI86, Sharp EL9300C) are also acceptable. The programs we will use this term will be available for these calculators and others from this website. Note that the TI89, TI92, and any calculator incorporating a Computer Algebra System (CAS), are not acceptable for use on examinations. Examinations: There will be two midterms and a final examination. Students are expected to ensure when they register for the course that they will be available for all three of these examinations. There will be no makeup quizzes or midterms. If you need to miss a quiz or midterm, see your lecturer with a written excuse. Grades: The final course grades will be determined as follows. Recitation work (includes homework, class participation and quizzes): 15%; two midterms: 50%; final exam 35%. Incompletes will be granted only if documented circumstances beyond your control prevent you from taking the final examination.

Group work: We encourage you to form teams of three or four students and to work together. We will try to do as many group exercises as possible, in class and in recitation, to get you used to this type of work. Several people thinking together about a problem can often see around a difficulty where one person might get stuck. This is one reason why the ability to work well in a team is rated very highly by prospective employers.
Homework: Homework is a means to an end, the "end" being for you to learn the material. We encourage you to work on homework together with friends. In this course, we will never prosecute anyone for academic dishonesty on any issue relating to homework. If you hand in complete, correct solutions, you will get full credit for them, no matter how you obtained them. If someone regularly "does" the homework by copying from friends or from solution manuals, they are only cheating themselves, since this is not a way to learn the material.
Homework is to be handed in at the recitation meeting the week after the material is covered in lecture.
Never be shy to ask us how to do a homework problem, even if you handed in a copied solution that you do not understand. We will be glad to help you!
The homework for the entire semester has not as yet been posted. It will be posted on a week by week basis.
Questions on Midterms and Final: Most of the questions on the midterms and the final will be similar to those on the homework. However, a few questions will be of a different nature: more conceptual, and designed to test whether you really understand the material. In order to do well on these conceptual questions, you will need to attend and understand the lectures. (The recitations, homework and review sheets will most likely not be sufficient to help you prepare for these conceptual questions.)
General Advice: In order to understand the lectures, it is essential that, before you come to class, you review the material covered in the previous class. This will greatly increase your understanding.
Please remember that mathematics is cumulative, so don't fall behind! If you are behind, you will find new material presented in lectures much more difficult to follow, and you will be forced to try to learn that new material on your own. This will cost you a lot of extra time. If you feel you are slipping behind, consult your recitation instructor or your lecturer immediately: get help right away!
Extra Help with Calculus: Your recitation leader and your instructor will be happy to answer your questions during their office hours. The Math Learning Center (Math S240A) is open often, for extra help.
Complaints: If you have any complaints about the course, please contact your instructor first. If this does not resolve the matter, please contact the course coordinator. If you still need to talk with someone about this matter, please see the Math Undergraduate Program Director (28250), and then the Math Dept Chair (28290).
Special Needs: If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact DisabilitySupport Services, ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, room 128, (631) 6326748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.
Students requiring emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information, go to the following web site.
http://www.ehs.stonybrook.edu/fire/disabilities.asp