MAT 126: Calculus B
Spring 2016

Course Information

Course Description

The goal of this course is to extend your knowledge from Differential Calculus to Integral Calculus. You will develop a deeper understanding of Calculus and learn how to apply these concepts in a variety of areas. MAT 126 is a continuation of MAT 125, covering: definite and indefinite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, symbolic and numeric methods of integration, area under a curve, volumes, complex numbers. Applications of integrals will also be discussed.

Click here to download a copy of the course syllabus. Please visit also the course website on Blackboard.

Lectures & Office Hours

Please check the last page of the syllabus for the list of Lectures and Recitations.
The Office Hours are posted on Blackboard, under Faculty Information, and also on the Stony Brook website. The office hours held in the Math Learning Center (MLC) can be found here; their schedule will be fully updated by the second week of classes.


Almost all course administration will take place on Blackboard:
All course announcements will be posted on Blackboard. Your exam, homework and quiz grades will also be reported on Blackboard. On this webpage, under Schedule & Homework you will find the most up-to-date version of the weekly course schedule and the written homework assigments.

Grading Policy

Grades will be computed using the following scheme:


The course textbook is Single Variable Calculus (Stony Brook Edition) , by James Stewart. This is the same book as Stewart's Concepts and Contexts, 4th edition, but with a different cover and a lower price. The same book is used by MAT 125, MAT 126, MAT 127, MAT 131 and MAT 132. A copy of the textbook is also available online, in your WebAssign account. You will need to purchase WebAssign access, please see more information at the end of this page.


You cannot learn calculus without working problems. Expect to spend at least 8 hours a week solving problems; do all of the assigned problems, as well as additional ones to study. Each week, you will be given two sets of problems: one due in Recitation, and one to be completed online (using WebAssign). Your solutions for the paper homework should be written neatly and legibly in grammatically correct mathematical English, and all steps should be clearly outlined.


For online homework, we will be using WebAssign, a web-based system in which you see the problems, submit your answers and/or solutions and get immediate feedback on your work. You will be graded on how many questions you get correct and how many tries it takes you to get the correct answer. Generally, the online assignments will be due on Wednesday morning.

If you are enrolled in MAT 126 you already have a WebAssign account (if your Blackboard username is x, then your WebAssign username is x::app-125). You do not need a class key. If you have not purchased WebAssign with your textbook or separately you will be prompted to pay-up when you enter the program. You get a free trial for the first two weeks. The best way to enter WebAssign is from the course webpage on Blackboard.

If you used WebAssign for MAT 125, you may already have a different WebAssign account (with a different username). You can try to link your WebAssign account for MAT 126 to your old account. This is usually done from the account where the paid multi-term access code was introduced. Instructions on how to do that can be found here:

Last updated January 21, 2016