AMS 161 (CALCULUS II)-Winter 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, write Maclaurin 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. Lectures are live and will not be recorded.


Course Instructor: Bill Bernhard (

Tiantian Hu (


Required materials: Single Variable calculus 4th edition-ebook (stony brook edition) and webassign. Our class key is sunysb 3513 6409, The course will appear as spring 2021 since there is no option on for a winter course.



MIDTERM (20%) Wednesday, 1/13 at 5:30PM on zoom.

FINAL EXAM- Cumulative (60%)  Friday, 1/22 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 Assignments will be given every night there is a lecture on new material beginning on Wednesday 1/6. and due three days later by 11:59M. (See schedule below.) There are no make-ups, no drops, and no extensions! Also each webassign will not count equally towards the overall webassign score.


Schedule of classes:

Tuesday 1/5- Course Introduction & Difference Equations with Sigma

Wednesday 1/6-Right Riemann Estimate & the definition of the Riemann Integral (5.2) Webassign #1 due 1/9 at 11:59PM

Thursday 1/7-Antidervative rules, indefinite integrals, evaluation theorem, improper integrals (5.3/5.10) Webassign #2 due 1/10 at 11:59PM

Friday 1/8-Substitution and parts (5.5/5.6) Webassign #3 due 1/11 at 11:59PM

Tuesday 1/12-Midterm Review

Wednesday 1/13- Midterm

Thursday 1/14-Maclaurin series and Maclaurin Series for integration (8.7) Webassign#4 due 1/17 at 11:59PM

Friday 1/15-Geometric series, integral test, p series, ratio test (8.2/8.3/8.4) Webassign #5 due 1/18 at 11:59PM

Tuesday 1/19-Radius of convergence (8.5) Webassign #6 due 1/22 at 11:59PM

Wednesday 1/20-Differential Equations (7.3) Webassign #7 due 1/23 at 11:59PM

Thursday 1/21-Final Exam Review

Friday 1/22-Final Exam

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