MAT 126
Calculus B - Fall 2003

Class schedule Instructors / Office hours Syllabus Homework

The course is the second semester of a three-semester calculus sequence MAT 125, 126 and 127. We will study this semester integration but will often use also the theory of differentiation, covered in MAT 125, and trigonometry. You are supposed to already know the basics covered 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 also assumed.

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 during 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. Homework is assigned weekly and is posted on the web. It is due the following week during recitation. Only some of the problems will be graded, but which ones will not be announced in advance. Late homework will not be accepted. No exceptions! For further details see the Homework assignments.

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
Sept 3 5.1 (Areas and Distances)  
Sept 8  5.1 cont, 5.2 (The definite Integral)  
Sept 15 5.2, 3.1-3.3, 3.7, 4.9 (Review of Derivatives)  
Sept 22 5.3 (Evaluating definite Integrals)  
Sept 29 5.4 (The fundamental Theorem of Calculus)  
Oct 7 5.5 (The Substitution Rule)  
Oct 13 5.6 (Integration by Parts) Midterm I, Monday Oct 13, 8:30-10:00 pm. Practice exam (PDF)
Oct 20 5.7 (Additional techniques of Integration)  
Oct 27 5.9 (Approximate Integration)  
Nov 3 5.10 (Improper Integrals)  
Nov 10 6.1 (More on Areas)  
Nov 17 6.2 (Volumes) Midterm II, Monday Nov 17, 8:30-10:00 pm. Practice exam (PDF)
Nov 24 6.3 (Arc Length)  
Dec 1 6.4, 6.5 (Average Value of Function, Applications) omit pages 479-481 and 6.6 
Dec 8 Review Final Exam, Tuesday, Dec 16, 11:00-1:30 pm. Practice exam (PDF)

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

Examinations: There will be two evening midterm tests, on Monday, October 13 and on Monday, November 17; both exams will be held from from 8:30 to 10:00 PM. The final exam will be on Tuesday, December 16 from 11:00 to 1:30 pm. Make certain that you will be able to attend exams at these times as there will be no make-ups for missed exams. Calculators implementing computer algebra, such as the TI-89, books, notes, etc. will not be allowed during exams. If you miss an exam for an acceptable reason and provide an acceptable written excuse, the relevant midterm will be `dropped' (ignored) in computing your course grade. A letter stating that you were seen by a doctor or other medical personnel is NOT an acceptable document, unless it states that it was reasonable/proper for you to seek medical attention and medically necessary for you to miss the exam. (For privacy reasons this note/letter need not state anything beyond this.) Incomplete grades will be granted only if documented circumstances beyond your control will prevent you from completing 50% or more of all class assignments (homework/quizzes/midterms/final).

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

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

Contacting Instructors and/or Teaching assistants: E-mail is the best method for making appointments outside normal office hours. E-mail is not, however, a good way to ask math questions, as our typing abilities are rather limited. After the course is over, if you have any questions about your final grade please send a letter (not an e-mail) to your instructor, c/o Dept. Math, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook N.Y. 11794-3651. You will receive a written reply. These matters will be dealt with in writing only.

Punctuality: No late arrivals, no early departures: they are disruptive. Also no cell phones!

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

Students with disabilities: If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services (DSS) office: ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748. They 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 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