MAT 126 Syllabus

Spring 2002

SUNY at Stony Brook
Department of Mathematics
SUNY at Stony Brook

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 excercises.

Homework: Problem solving is an essential part of the course and you will be required to turn in a homework assignment at your recitation or the office of your T.A. Late homework will not be accepted. No exceptions. For further details see Homework assignments.

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

Technology: Your textbook includes a CD-ROM which, like an electronic tutor, will try to offer helpful hints to guide you through those homework problems for which the problem number appears in a red box. Unfortunately, this CD will only run on Windows machines, however; and in any case, its use is strictly optional. Students may also occasionally find it helpful to use a graphing calculator when reading the text or doing homework; the TI82 is a standard, recommended choice. Please note, however, that the use of calculators will not be permitted on the exams! Be sure that you are using your computer and/or calculator simply as a learning tool, and not as a crutch. Try doing your homework without these forms of assistance whenever you can.

Examinations: There will be two evening midterm tests, on Thursday, March 7 and on Tuesday, April 16; both exams will be held from from 8:30 to 10:00 PM. The final exam will be on Frday, May 10 from 2:00 to 4:30 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 course 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 (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 taking the final exam.

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

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

Calculus Resource Room (Physics A-127): This is a place where students can go for help with pre-calculus and calculus material. It is staffed most days and some evenings.

DSS advisory: If you have a physical, psychiatric, medical, or learning disability that could adversely affect your ability to carry out assigned course work, we urge you to contact the staff in the Disabled Student Services office (DSS), Room 133 Humanities, 632-6748/TDD. DSS will review your situation and determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation of disability is confidential.

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 Section Covered Comments
Jan 21 5.1 (Areas and Distances)  
Jan 28  5.1, 5.2 (The Definite Integral)  
Feb 4 5.2, 3.1-3.3, 3.7, 4.9 (Review of Derivatives)  
Feb 11 5.3 (Evaluating Definite Integrals)  
Feb 18 5.4 (The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus)  
Feb 25 5.5 (The Substitution Rule)  
Mar 4 5.6 (Integration by Parts) Midterm I on Mar. 7, 8:30-10:00 pm
Mar 11 5.7 (Additional Techniques of Integration)  
Mar 18 5.8 (Integration Using Tables)  omit pages 411-413
Apr 1 5.9 (Approximate Integration)  
Apr 8 6.1 (More on Areas)  
Apr 15 6.2 (Volumes)  Midterm II on Apr 16, 8:30-10:00 pm
Apr 22 6.3 (Arc Length)  
Apr 29 6.4, 6.5 (Average Value of Function, Applications) omit pages 479-481 and 6.6 
May 6 Review Final Exam on May 10, 2:00-4:30 pm