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MAT 132 |

** MAT 132** is the second semester of the
two-semester calculus sequence MAT 131/132.
Topics covered include integration, differential equations, and
infinite series. Knowledge of this subject-matter
is essential for those wishing to pursue studies in mathematics, the
physical sciences, economics, engineering, or a host of other fields.
A good grasp
of differentiation is assumed at the outset, as is
some familiarity with elementary
integration.

**Prerequisite:** to take this course, you must have received

- a grade of C or higher in MAT 131, MAT 141, or AMS 151; or else
- a rating of level 7 or better on the Mathematics Placement Examination.

Brooks/Cole Publishing, 2005,

ISBN 0-495-08145-0.

This edition of the text is available at the campus
bookstore at a special, reduced
price.
But aside from the cover and front-matter,
the text essentially coincides with the first eight chapters of
Stewart's more expensive
*Calculus: Concepts & Contexts,*
3rd edition. Students who can get a good deal on a used copy of the latter
book should therefore feel free to
avail themselves of their good fortune. By contrast, students hoping
to use yet another edition of Stewart should proceed
with extreme caution,
as the problem sets in
different editions often turn out to be slightly different.

**Homework:**
Each week, you should do all the homework problems
indicated by the homework web-page.
Some of these are marked in blue, and are to be turned in at
the first meeting of your recitation section the following week.
Each homework set also includes a number of problems marked
in **black**, which you should do, but not turn in. Even so,
the assigned homework sets just represent a bare minimum. Those
really hoping to excel in the course are strongly encouraged to
try some extra problems, in addition to those assigned.

**Instructional staff:** Every student is expected to attend both
lectures and recitations every week. Be sure to learn the names
of both your lecturer and your recitation leader, which
you can check on the staff web-page.
Also be sure you know your correct lecture and recitation numbers.

The instructional staff is here is to help you learn. If you have complaints about the course, please contact your instructor first. If this does not resolve the matter, you should then contact the Course Coordinator. In the unlikely event that this does not lead to a satisfactory resolution, you may next appeal to the Undergraduate Director, and finally to the Department Chair.

There are good reasons for this policy. By not using a calculator, you will

- learn to think, rather than just to push buttons;
- thoroughly internalize the material, and hence retain your knowledge long after the course is over;
- develop a much greater sense of confidence in your mathematical abilities; and
- be guaranteed a higher degree of fairness on the exams, since unfair advantage will not be given to those who buy more powerful machines, or, even worse, hide forbidden crib-sheet data in their calculators' memory.

**Computers:** Students are expected to have frequent access to
the world-wide
web, and to regularly check these web-pages for the latest information
regarding the course. Always be sure to
use the refresh
button on your web-browser to ensure that you are actually seeing the
current version of the page, rather than an old copy stored in your
computer's cache.

Your textbook includes a pair of CD-ROMs, which interactively illustrate many of the key concepts and offer assistance in solving certain problems. You are free to take advantage of this feature, but not required to do so. New copies of the text also provide individual codes entitling the bearer to on-line tutorial help. Again, use of this feature is entirely optional. Finally, some of you may wish to visit the textbook web-site in order to explore the free electronic resources provided there, even without a code.

**Mathematics is cumulative.**Keep up! Read the text and think about the subject**before**attending the lecture. If you find yourself falling behind, get help right away!-
**Mathematics is not a spectator sport**. Be sure to do your homework every week. Doing**extra**problems is the best way to improve your understanding of the subject.

Midterm I | Tuesday, February 20 | 8:30-10:00 pm |

Midterm II | Monday, March 19 | 8:30-10:00 pm |

Final Exam | Friday, May 11 | 11:00 am-1:30 pm |

By enrolling in this course, you are
attesting to the fact that you will

be available
for these exams at these times. No excuses, no exceptions.

**Grading:** Your course grade will be based on your
performance on examinations, on homework, and in recitations,
weighted as follows:

Midterm I | 25% |

Midterm II | 25% |

Final Exam | 35% |

Homework & Recitation | 15% |

**
No make-ups** will be given for missed midterms.
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

*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: