MAT 126 Syllabus

Spring 2005

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, February 21, and on Tuesday, March 29; both exams will be held from from 8:30 to 10:00 PM. The final exam will be on Monday, May 16 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
Jan 24
5.1 (Areas and Distances)  
Jan 31
5.1, 5.2 (The Definite Integral)  
Feb 7
5.2, 3.1-3.3, 3.7, 4.9 (Review of Derivatives)  
Feb 14
5.3 (Evaluating Definite Integrals)  
Feb 21
5.4 (The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus) Midterm I, Monday Feb 21, 8:30-10:00 pm
Feb 28
5.5 (The Substitution Rule)  
Mar 7
5.6 (Integration by Parts)  
Mar 14
5.7 (Additional Techniques of Integration)  
Mar 28
5.9 (Approximate Integration)   Midterm II, Tuesday March 29, 8:30-10:00 pm
Apr 4
5.10 (Improper Integrals)  
Apr 11
6.1 (More on Areas)
Apr 18
6.2 (Volumes)  
Apr 25
6.3 (Arc Length)  
May 2
6.4, 6.5 (Average Value of Function, Applications), Review
omit pages 479-481 and Section 6.6 

 Final exam, Monday May 16, 11:00-1:30 pm