MAT 132 Fall 2020 Course Information

This is a tentative syllabus for MAT 132, Fall 2020. This syllabus is subject to change based on evolving University constraints for Coming Back Safe and Strong as well as on final departmental decisions and constraints regarding teaching staff and on best practices for on-line and hybrid course instruction.

Schedule Lec 01: Th 9:45am - 11:05am
Lec 03: Th 9:45am - 11:05 am
Lecturers Deb Wertz
Lisa Berger
Course Coordinator


Current Office Hours for All Instructors

Recitations Instructor Time Location Contact Information
R01 Manju Prakash TuTh 6:30pm - 7:25pm Online
R02 Junbang Liu MW 1:00pm - 1:55pm Online
R03 Manju Prakash MF 1:00pm - 1:55pm Online
R04 Jin-Chen Guu MW 11:45am - 12:40am Online
R05 Yi Wang TuTh 6:30pm - 7:25pm Online
R21 Yi Wang TuTh 8:00am - 8:55am Online
R22 Manju Prakash WF 4:25pm - 5:20pm Online
R23 Ajmain Yamin MW 1:00pm-1:55pm Online
R31 Junbang Liu MW 10:30am - 11:25am Online
R32 Jin-Cheng Guu MW 1:00pm - 1:55pm Online
R20 Emily Schaal MW 1:00pm-1:55pm Engineering 145
R24 Pranav Upadrashta TuTh 1:15pm - 2:10pm Javits Lecture 100
R25 Pranav Upadrashta TuTh 6:30pm - 7:25pm Frey Hall 100
R30 Emily Schaal MW 9:15am - 10:10am Javits Lecture 102
R33 Alexandra Victrova TuTh 1:15pm-2:10pm Earth&Space 131
R34 Alexandra Victrova TuTh 6:30pm - 7:25pm Javits Lecture 102
Description A continuation of MAT 131, this course covers: symbolic and numeric methods of integration; area under a curve; volume; applications, such as work and probability; improper integrals and l'Hospital's rule; complex numbers; sequences; series; Taylor series; differential equations; and modeling. May not be taken for credit in addition to MAT 127, MAT 142, MAT 171, or AMS 161.
Prerequisite C or higher in AMS 151 or in MAT 131, or in MAT 141, or level 7 on the mathematics placement examination
Textbook Calculus Volume 2, from OpenStax We will also use Notes on Second Order Linear Differential Equations.
WebAssign Access to WebAssign is mandatory for this course.
Course Lectures Video lectures will be posted each week and make up an essential component of this course. A link will be provided at the start of the semester, via Blackboard. You should interact with each lecture at your own pace, pausing where needed to answer questions along the way. Take notes if needed, just as you would for an in-person lecture. There will be 2-4 videos posted each week, and their total (un-paused) running-time will be approximately 160 minutes each week. Video completion and scores on your responses to questions within the video lecture will be included as part of your homework/classwork grade.
Course Recitations Your required recitation meets twice weekly and is an essential component of the course. In the recitation you will spend more time working out detailed examples with your peers and with your instructor. Work completed in class may be collected and graded for credit, and regular quizzes will be given. Note: For on-line recitations, the link can be found in Blackboard.

To help facilitate a positive learning experience for all, please adhere to the following practices for on-line, synchronous classes.

Be mindful of your atire and background, and consider using a neutral virtual background while on camera.

Please keep microphone OFF except when you are participating in a discussion.

Please use the chat feature only for correspondence with the instructor or to contribute to the class discussion.

Please ask permission before recording or taking a screenshot.

You are expected to participate in the class discussion and activities in a thoughtful and professional manner, just as if we were in a face-to-face classroom.

Please check audio and video before class begins.

If you have questions or concerns about these requirements, please communicate with the course instructors.

Face Masks Each student must wear a face mask for the entire duration of all in-person classes.
Homework/Classwork Homework, assigned and graded regularly, is an essential component of the course. Homework is due at the posted date and time, and late homework will not be accepted. This applies to written homework submitted in-person as well as to assignments submitted electronically, and to any assignments completed and submitted during class. Students are expected to be present for class, and homework or classwork, (whether in recitation or lecture), may not be completed for credit. The lowest score in the homework/classwork category will be dropped.

A significant part of doing mathematics is communicating mathematics. Homework is expected to be clear and grammatically correct, in addition to mathematically accurate. You are encouraged to work together, but submitted written assignments must be your own work and represent your own understanding.

You should not search for, read, or submit any solutions or partial solutions obtained from the internet. If you need clarification on this policy, please ask.

Quizzes Announced and/or unannounced quizzes will be given regularly during the recitation. Students are expected to be present for class, and missed quizzes may not be completed for credit. Students must use Zoom, with camera on, and Gradescope for on-line quizzes. The lowest score in the quiz category will be dropped.

You should not search for, read, or submit any solutions or partial solutions obtained from the internet. If you need clarification on this policy, please ask.

Exams There will be one midterm exam and a final exam. The midterm exam is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 9:45am - 11:05am, on-line. The final exam is scheduled by the University for Thursday, December 10, 2:15 pm-5:00 pm, on-line. Exams require students to use Gradescope and Zoom, and each student must use a webcam. No makeups exams will be given. In the rare case of a documented extenuating circumstance, the midterm exam grade may replaced by a final exam score.
Grading Homework/Classwork: 20%, Announced and unannounced quizzes: 30%, Midterm: 20%, Final Exam: 30%.
Attendance Participation in synchronous and asynchronous components of this course is essential to do well; you'll be practicing doing mathematics in lecture as well as during the recitation sections.
Technology RequirementsSince this course consists of a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instructional modalities, and in consideration of evolving University-wide responses to COVID-19, each student must be prepared to access course materials and to submit required assignments on-line. Access to a computer and a stable internet connection is required. Access to a scanner, which may be a simple app on a smartphone, is required. Access to a webcam for proctored quizzes and exams is required.
Calculator Use Some homework problems may require the use of a calculator. A graphing calculator will not be necessary.

Announcements are posted below the course schedule. Most recent announcements at the top.

Tentative Schedule
Week of 8/24 Review of the Definite Integral and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
Sections 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3
Coming Soon!
HW 1 To be posted Friday, August 28.
HW 1 will be due on Friday, Sept 4.
Week of 8/31 Review of basic integration, Integration by substitution, Integration of exponential and logarithmic functions, Integrals resulting in Inverse Trig Functions
Sections 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7
Week of 9/7 Areas between curves, Volume by slicing.
Sections 2.1, 2.2
No Class on Labor Day, Monday, 9/7
Week of 9/14 Volumes of revolution (cylindrical shells), Arc length, surface area, and physical applications.
Sections 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
Week of 9/21 Further applications, Integrals, exponential functions, and logarithms.
Sections 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
Week of 9/28 Integration by parts, Trigonometric integrals, Trig substitution.
Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Friday 10/2: LAST date to move up or down in calculus
Week of 10/5 Integration by partial fractions, Numerical integration and Improper integrals.
Sections 3.4, 3.6, 3.7
Week of 10/12
Midterm Exam Panic
Tentative: Midterm Exam, Thursday, October 15 Tentative: Midterm Exam, Thursday, October 15
Covers all course material through section 3.7, (section 3.5 is excluded).
Week of 10/19 Parametric equations, Calculus of Parametric Curves, Polar coordinates, Area and arc length in polar coordinates.
Sections 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4
Friday, October 23: Last day for change to GPNC or course withdrawal. University deadline is 4pm.
Week of 10/26 Sequences, Infinite series, Divergence test, Integral test, Comparison test.
Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
Week of 11/2 Alternating series, Ratio and root tests, Power series and functions.
Sections 5.4, 5.5, 5.6
Week of 11/9 Power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series.
Sections 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
Week of 11/166.4, Differential Equations Last week of in-person recitations.
Week of 11/23 NO CLASSES Thanksgiving Break Monday 11/23--Friday 11/27
Week of 11/30 Differential Equations
Week of 12/7 Final Exam On Thursday! Last Class Monday, December 7
Thursday 12/10 FINAL EXAM 2:15pm - 5pm Final Exam


October 15: The weekly schedule has been updated!!

August 24:

June 11: This syllabus and course schedule is in progress! It is subject to change based on academic considerations as well as on University wide administrative updates.

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Submitting solutions obtained from the internet is submitting someone else's work as your own; to do so is a violation of the policy on academic integrity.

If you have questions about this policy, please ask.

Critical Incident Management: Stony Brook University expects students to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people. Faculty are required to report to the Office of University Community Standards any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environment, or inhibits students' ability to learn. Faculty in the HSC Schools and the School of Medicine are required to follow their school-specific procedures. Further information about most academic matters can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Undergraduate Class Schedule, and the Faculty-Employee Handbook.

QPS certified course: To satisfy the QPS learning objective, students must pass a QPS certified course with a letter grade of C or higher.
Learning Outcomes for "Master Quantitative Problem Solving"
1. Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally.
3. Employ quantitative methods such as algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics to solve problems.
4. Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
5. Recognize the limits of mathematical and statistical methods.
Standards for "Master Quantitative Problem Solving"
1. A certified course shall teach a well-defined area of mathematics such as university-level geometry, statistics, or calculus. The course will address at least four of the above Outcomes.
2. MAP courses will not be considered for certification in Mastering Quantitative Problem Solving
Note: A score of 6 or higher on the proctored Math Placement Exam also fulfills the learning outco