MAT 126 Syllabus

Fall 2004

SUNY at Stony Brook
Department of Mathematics
Stony Brook University

This course is the second semester of the three-semester calculus sequence MAT 125, 126 and 127. We will study integration. We will often use the theory of differentiation, which was covered in MAT 125, and also trigonometry.  You are supposed to know the basics  in Appendices A,B,C and F. The knowledge of the basic properties of the exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, summarized in reference pages 1-3, is a must.

Prerequisites: A grade C or higher in MAT 124 or 125 or 131 or 141; or level 6 on the Mathematics Placement Examination. This exam will be given on several dates in the beginning of the semester. Check the Math Undergraduate Office (P-144 Math Tower, phone 2-8250) for times and places.

Lectures and Recitations: New material is presented each week in the lectures. The recitation each week give you a chance to review, in a smaller class, material from the week before. This includes going over difficult parts of assigned homework as well as additional exercises. Recitation leaders can give valuable feedback to the lecturer. Try to make sure your recitation leader knows who you are!

Homework: Problem solving is an essential part of the course and you will be required to do the homework assignments. The homework is due the following week during your recitation session; you can also bring it to the office of your T.A. Late homework will not be accepted. No exceptions. For the homework assignments, see Homework assignments.

Quizzes:  Quizzes will be given twice a month during recitation.

Examinations: There will be two evening midterm tests, on Monday, September 27, and on Tuesday, November 9; both exams will be held from from 8:30 to 10:00 PM. The final exam will be on Wednesday, December 15 from 11:00 to 1:30 pm. Make certain that you you will be available at these times, as there will be no make-ups for missed mid-term exams. Calculators, books, notes, etc. are not allowed during exams. If you miss an exam for an acceptable reason and provide me with an acceptable written excuse, the relevant mid-term will be `dropped' in computing your curse grade. A letter stating that you were seen by a doctor or other medical personnel is not an acceptable document. An acceptable document should state that it was reasonable/proper  for you to seek medical attention and was medically necessary for you to miss the exam (for privacy reasons the note/letter need not state anything beyond this point). Incomplete grade will be granted only if documented circumstances beyond your control prevent you from completing 50% or more of all class assignments.

Grading. Your course grade will be based on your examination performance, homework and quizzes, weighted as follows:

Midterm I 20%
Midterm II 20% 
Final Exam 40%
Homework and Quizzes 20%

Math Learning Center: The Math Learning Center (MLC), located in Room S-240-A in the Mathematics Building, is an important resource. It is staffed most days and some evenings by mathematics tutors (professors and advanced students); your recitation instructor will hold at least one office hour there. For more information, contact the MLC web site

DSS advisory: If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may affect your course work, please contact Disability Support Services (DSS) office: ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, room 128, telephone (631) 632-6748/TDD. DSS will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. Arrangements should be made early in the semester (before the first exam) so that your needs can be accommodated. All information and documentation of disability is confidential. Students requiring emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and DSS. For procedures and information, go to the following web site and search Fire safety and Evacuation and Disabilities.

Schedule (tentative): The following is the basic syllabus, but not all topics in each section will get covered. Please read the relevant parts of the book before class.

Week of Sections Covered Comments
Aug 30 5.1 (Areas and Distances)  
Sep 6 5.1, 5.2 (The Definite Integral)  
Sep 13 5.2, 3.1-3.3, 3.7, 4.9 (Review of Derivatives)  
Sep 20 5.3 (Evaluating Definite Integrals)  
Sep 27 5.4 (The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus) Midterm I, Monday Sep 27, 8:30-10:00 pm
Oct 4 5.5 (The Substitution Rule)  
Oct 11 5.6 (Integration by Parts)  
Oct 18 5.7 (Additional Techniques of Integration)  
Oct 25 5.9 (Approximate Integration)  
Nov 1 5.10 (Improper Integrals)  
Nov 8 6.1 (More on Areas)  Midterm II, Tuesday Nov 9, 8:30-10:00 pm
Nov 15 6.2 (Volumes)  
Nov 22 6.3 (Arc Length)  
Nov 29 6.4, 6.5 (Average Value of Function, Applications) omit pages 479-481 and Section 6.6 
Dec 6 Review  Final, Wednesday Dec 15, 11:00-1:30 pm