AMS 161 (CALCULUS II)-Spring 2021

 

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 (bill@math.sunysb.edu)

TA names and office hours will be emailed to you soon.

 

Required materials: Single Variable calculus 4th edition (stony brook edition) and webassign. Our class key is sunysb 4946 6836

 

Grading:

MIDTERM (40%) During your lecture on zoom during the week of 3/29.

FINAL EXAM (40%) The Monday lecture will have their final on Wednesday, 5/12 at 5:30PM on zoom and the Tuesday lecture will have their final on Tuesday, 5/11 at 5:30PM on zoom.

WEBASSIGN (20%) Students will be assigned web-based exercises using an online system. You can purchase both the text and your access code at webassign.net. Assignments will be given every other Tuesday beginning on 2/9, and due two weeks later on Tuesdays by 11:59PM. There are no make-ups, no drops, and no extensions!

 

Student Absences Statement

Students are expected to attend every class, report for examinations and submit major graded coursework as scheduled. If a student is unable to attend lecture(s), report for any exams or complete major graded coursework as scheduled due to extenuating circumstances, the student must contact the instructor as soon as possible.  Students may be requested to provide documentation to support their absence and/or may be referred to the Student Support Team for assistance. Students will be provided reasonable accommodations for missed exams, assignments or projects due to significant illness, tragedy or other personal emergencies. In the instance of missed lectures the student is responsible for working with us to gather appropriate resources to learn the missed material.  

 

Please note, all students must follow Stony Brook, local, state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID. For questions or more information click here.

 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act: If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact the Student Accessibility Support Center, located at ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, Room 128 (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations, if any, are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

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