AMS 161 (Applied Calculus 2 )-Spring-2023

Course Description: This is an online course (zoom) in integral calculus and infinite series. We discuss how polynomials can be used to approximate many of the functions (transcendental) you learned about in high school. We will look at some applications of integration including one of the most important which is differential equations. An overarching theme which will be accentuated is convergence vs. divergence which is at the core of the material. You must attend lecture. If you miss your class, you are more than welcome to attend the other class that week. I am covering the same lecture weekly on Tuesday or Thursday at 6:30PM. You must attend either the Tuesday or Thursday lecture every week!

Instructors: Bill Bernhard (

Textbook: Thomas’ Calculus Early Transcendentals (15th edition) and Pearson MyLab access

Syllabus:  We will not go in the order of the text and the schedule will be updated as we go.

Grading: Midterm (40%) in lecture on zoom-on 3/7 or 3/9.

Final Exam (40%) 5/9 at 5:30PM.

Weekly Online Homework (20%)due each week on Tuesdays at 6PM. No extensions!

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