First Midterm: 8:45 pm on Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Bring a photo ID. No calculators will be allowed. If you have a cell phone or other electronic device on you, it must be switched off and put away during the entire exam. We will not tolerate any violations of this policy! Bring a pen to the exam: while you may do the midterm in pencil (or crayon), you can only contest grading of problems done in nonerasable ink. Location: The exam will be in various places around campus, depending on which recitation you are in. Check the table below to see where you should go. Ask you TA or check here in case you don't know the number of your recitation.
If your recitation is...  Then your exam will be in... 
R1, R5, R6  Javits 110 
R2, R3, R4  Javits 102 
R7, R9  Old Engineering 143 
R8, R10  Old Engineering 145 
Material:
The midterm covers sections 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.9, 5.10 and 6.1 of the text
(sections 5.1–5.4 were review and won't be explicitly covered, but knowledge
of the material is relevant).
Doing all of the homework problems
prior to the exam is a very good idea. Doing additional problems
from the text can be helpful.
It is important that you know the basic collection of integrals (which correspond to the derivatives of the standard functions), standard trig identities, etc. A list of these appears on page 358 of your text and inside the front cover (or see here).
Except as noted, you should be able to do all the problems on these practice (and actual) exams from previous semesters. Of course, ability to do all of these is not a guarantee of success on the midterm; the actual exam will cover similar material, not identical problems.
 Midterm from Fall 2011 [solutions]
 Midterm from Spring 2010 [solutions]
 Midterm 2 for 126, Spring 2010 (Does not include material from sections 5.10 or 6.1) [solutions]
 Practice Exam, Fall 2006 (Note that problems 6 and 7 cover material not on our exam 1). [solutions]
 Practice Exam, Spring 2005 (Note that problem 6 covers material not on our exam 1). [solutions]
 Midterm, Spring 2004 (Note that problem 4 covers material not on our exam 1). [solutions]
Solutions: You can find solutions to the exam problems here.
Results: If you received a score of less than 113 on this midterm, you are in danger of needing to retake the course. If you expect to get a grade of C or higher, you will need to change how you approach this class. If you are irrecoverably lost, you might want to consider moving to MAT126 or MAT131 instead; this can be done by filing this form with the registrar before 4pm on 10/19.
Below is a graph of the score distribution on the exam. At this point, letter grades are only meant as an indication of how you are doing, and are in no way binding. Your actual letter grade will be determined at the end of the semester, after all the exams have been taken.


You can check your exam score on Blackboard.
Second Midterm: 8:45 pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Bring a photo ID. No calculators will be allowed. If you have a cell phone or other electronic device on you, it must be switched off and put away during the entire exam. We will not tolerate any violations of this policy! Bring a pen to the exam: while you may do the midterm in pencil (or crayon), you can only contest grading of problems done in nonerasable ink. Location: The exam will be in the same place as the first midterm; see the table below.
If your recitation is...  Then your exam will be in... 
R1, R5, R6  Javits 110 
R2, R3, R4  Javits 102 
R7, R9  Old Engineering 143 
R8, R10  Old Engineering 145 
Material: The midterm covers sections 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.8, and Appendix H of the text. Doing all of the homework problems prior to the exam is a very good idea. Doing additional problems from the text can be helpful.
Since the test will be mostly about applications of integrals, it is important that you are able to do integrals. Be sure to review the basic integration techniques (substitution, integration by parts, partial fractions, and so on) if you don't feel entirely confident.
Here are some practice exams from previous semesters. Unfortunately, in previous semesters, the timing of the second exam and the order of the material were different, so you will have to ignore certain questions. Keep in mind that ability to do these problems is no guarantee of success on the midterm; the actual exam will cover similar material, not identical problems.
 Mat132 Midterm, Fall 2011 (solutions). Ignore the questions about sequences and series.
 Mat132 Midterm, Spring 2010 (solutions). This midterm did not cover material on polar coordinates; ours will.
 Practice problems, Fall 2011 (solutions). A bunch of problems on polar coordinates, infinite sequences, infinite sums, and so on that aren't covered on the above midterm.
 Problems from URI, Spring 2011 (solutions). These are adapted from a course at URI. Ignore any questions about sequences and series.
Solutions: You can find solutions to the exam problems here. The last question was meant as a challenging problem; if you did not manange to solve it, that is okay. In the end, we decided to turn it into a bonus problem; exam scores are therefore out of 120+20 points.
Results: Below is a graph of the score distribution on the exam. At this point, letter grades are only meant as an indication of how you are doing, and are in no way binding. Your actual letter grade will be determined at the end of the semester, after all the exams have been taken.


You can check your exam score on Blackboard.
Final Exam: 2:15pm on Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The final will be cumulative, covering everything that we have done in the class. However, extra emphasis will be on material since the second midterm. Please bring a photo ID to the final.
The final will have two parts:
 The first part will consist of a number of easy questions covering the basic material in the class. If you get at least 80% on this part, you will get a grade of at least C on the final.
 The second part will contain more challenging, multistep problems and will determine whether you get an A, B, or C on the final. It is unlikely that anyone who can't get a C from the first part will garner enough points on the second part to get a grade better than C, but I guess it could happen.
Locations: Below are the locations of the rooms for the exam. Note that LOCATIONS HAVE CHANGED from the midterms.
If your recitation is...  Then your Final Exam will be in... 
R1, R3, R9, R10  Stony Brook Union 123 
R2, R6, R8  Harriman Hall 137 
R4, R5  Light Engineering Bldg. 102 
R7  Staller Center 0113 
Practice exams: Here are some practice problems from previous years. Note that the selection of topics covered is not exhaustive: there are topics we have covered that may be on the final which are not covered in these exams (for example, neither of these has polar coordinates).
 Sample final, Fall 2011 (solutions).
 Sample final, Fall 2006 (solutions). [These are more difficult than our final, but not more difficult than you should be able to do]
 Final, Spring 2002 (solutions). [All of these problems are fairly straightforward.]
Review/Problem Sessions
 In class, last two lectures.
 Monday, Dec 10, 2:15pm–4:15pm in ESS 001. This is a problem session, and you need to ask questions.
Results: Below is a graph of the grade distribution for all MAT 132 students this semester. Remember that the final exam was worth 35%, each of the two midterms 25%, homework 10%, and class participation 5%.