Syllabus for Math 193 Calculus II                                                     Spring, 2004

Course meetings:  MWF 5:30-6:40pm SBS B-231

Instructor:            Matt Jones, Ph.D.                                                                Email:

Office:                    NSM A-120                                                           Office Phone:       (310)243-2410

Office Hours:       M 12-12:45pm       2:30-5:15pm

                                W 12-12:45pm       8:45-9:00pm

                                I am also available by appointment.

Course Website:


Text and Materials: Calculus, fifth edition, by James Stewart.  Brooks/Cole, Belmont, 2003; TI graphing calculator.

Course Description:  This is the second course in the calculus sequence, covering such topics as differentiation and integration of transcendental functions, techniques and applications of integration, polar coordinates, infinite sequences and series, power series, Taylor series.  These topics correspond to chapters 7-12 of the textbook.

Expected Outcomes:  Students will be able to:

  • Evaluate derivatives and integrals of logarithmic, exponential, rational, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions using appropriate techniques
  • Approximate integrals using summing techniques
  • Evaluate improper integrals
  • Set up integrals in problems of application to arc length, surface area, physics and other fields
  • Solve differential equations
  • Graph parametric equations and polar coordinate functions and find derivatives and integrals of parametrically defined curves and regions
  • Sum infinite series and determine Taylor and Maclaurin series representations of functions

Grades: A:  92% or better, A-:  88-91%, B+:  84-87%, B:  81-83%, B-:  77-80%,

C+:  74-76%, C:  71-73%, C-:  68-70%, D:  65-67%, F 64% or below.

Make-up/Late work Policy:  I do not accept late or make-up work.  If you experience a severe emergency, special arrangements may be made at my discretion.

Evaluation Categories:  I will use a point system to determine your grade:

                Journal                   100 points                                             

Homework               90 points

Quizzes                  200 points

                Tests                      100 points                                             

Final                       210 points

Total                       700 points

Journal:  There will be classroom assignments specifically designated to go in your journal, typically an average of 1 problem per class.  The journals will be collected 5 times over the course of the semester, each time being worth 20 points.  Late journals are not accepted.

Homework:  Homework is assigned every class period and is due each Monday.  Homework is graded out of 7 points.  Five (5) points will be given for attempting all but one or two of the assigned problems, six (6) points will be given for attempting every problem, and seven (7) points will be given if, in addition to attempting every problem, solutions are complete and correct.  I will drop your lowest homework score from your grade.  Late homework is not accepted.

Quizzes:  Quizzes will be given every Friday from January 30 through March 26, except that we will not meet for class on February 20.  The 8 quizzes will each be worth 25 points, and will be based primarily on the homework collected on Monday of the same week, as well as the class work from the week.  Make-up quizzes are not given.

Test:  An exam will be given on Wednesday, April 28, and will be worth 100 points.

Final:  The final exam will be worth 210 points, is held on Wednesday, May 19, from 5:30-7:30 pm, and will be cumulative.

Other Policies: 

I enforce University and Math Department policies.

Please have your beepers or cell phones turned off or in silent mode.  If you need to make or answer a call, please exit the room.