AMS 161 (CALCULUS II)-Fall 2020


Course Description: This is a course in infinite series and integral calculus where you will learn about antiderivatives and their applications as well as the magic of infinite series and how they approximate transcendental functions! Calculators will not be permitted on exams, but in order to see the calculus, you must have a graphing application. By the end of the course, students should able to compute integrals, solve first order differential equations, compute volumes, write Taylor polynomials, and distinguish between the two “opposing forces” in calculus, namely convergence and divergence. There will be a focus on concepts and theory as well as computations and applications. Topics will be addressed numerically, algebraically, and graphically. This is an exciting 3 credit course which will require a great deal of your attention! Attendance at every lecture is essential.


Course Instructor: Bill Bernhard (

TA names and office hours will be made available through Blackboard shortly.


Required materials: Single Variable calculus 4th edition (stony brook edition) and webassign. Our class key will be sent to your Stonybrook email on 8/28 so that you can register at



MIDTERM (40%) During your lecture on zoom during the week of 10/12.

FINAL EXAM (40%)  The Monday lecture will have their final on Monday,12/14 at 8:30PM on zoom and the Wednesday lecture will have their final on Wednesday,12/16 at 5:30PM..

WEBASSIGN (20%) Students will be assigned web-based exercises using an online system. You can purchase both the text and your access code at Assignments will be given every other Friday beginning on 8/28, and due two weeks later on Fridays by 11:59PM. There are no make-ups, no drops, and no extensions!


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