MAT 127: Calculus C

Spring 2004

SUNY at Stony Brook
Department of Mathematics
SUNY at Stony Brook

This course is the third semester of the three-semester calculus sequence MAT 125/126/127. The course covers differential equations, sequences, series, and power series, as well as applications of these ideas to the sciences, engineering, and beyond.

The course is heavily dependent on the material you studied in MAT 125 and 126. You are therefore specifically encouraged to review the following material from your textbook:

Chapter 1 2 3 4 5 Appendices
Sections 5, 6 2-8 1, 2, 4-7 2, 3, 5, 9 3-7, 10 A, B, C, F

Lectures: New material will be presented every week during the lectures.  You should read the corresponding section of the text before coming to class. For a week-by-week list of reading assignments, click here.

Homework: Mathematics can only really be learned by solving problems. Homework will therefore be an essential feature of this course. For a week-by-week list of homework assignments, click here.

Homework will generally be collected on Mondays in Section 1, and on Tuesdays in section 2. Late homework will not be accepted. No exceptions.

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. This CD will only run on Windows machines; 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 during the exams!

In-class quizzes: There will be 3 short quizzes during the semester. These quizzes will be held on Wednesdays in section 1, and on Thursdays in section 2.

Final Exam Information
(Includes information on review session, exam location, and study hints.)

Examinations: The exam schedule for the course is as follows:

Midterm I Monday, February 23 8:30-10:00 pm
Midterm II Tuesday, March 30 8:30-10:00 pm
Final Exam Monday, May 17 11:00 am-1:30 pm

By enrolling in the course, it is understood that you are making a firm commitment to be in attendance on these dates. It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not have any conflicts.

The use of calculators or similar devices during the exams and quizzes will be forbidden, as will be the use of books, notes, cell-phones, or pagers.

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

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

Make-Up Policy: No make-ups will be given for missed midterms or quizzes. However, if you miss an exam because of convincingly documented circumstances beyond your control, then, at the discretion of the course coordinator, the relevant score may be `dropped' in computing your course grade.

A grade of Incomplete will be granted only if documented circumstances beyond your control prevent you from taking the final exam.

Tutorial help is available in the Math Learning Center, located in the Math Tower basement, in room S-240A. For more information on the Math Learning Center, please click here.

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 Disabled Student Services office (DSS), Educational Communications Center (ECC) Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748.  DSS will review your situation and determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation regarding disabilities will be treated as strictly confidential.

Students for whom special evacuation procedures might be necessary in the event of an emergency are encouraged to discuss their needs with both the instructor and with DSS. Important information regarding these issues can also be found at the following web site: