Syllabus

Course Description

Techniques of integration, improper integrals, applications to geometry and physics. Infinite series, Taylor series in one variable. Plane curves, parametric equations, polar coordinates, arc length.

Prerequisites

MATH 161 or equivalent.

Textbook

Calculus: Early Transcendentals (9th ed.) by Stewart, Clegg, and Watson is the official text. Earlier (5-8) editions also suffice.

Course Meetings

Each section of the course meets for 75 minute lectures twice a week. Attendance is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged. Until the end of January, meetings for all sections except for Professor Lubkin’s will be broadcast on Zoom, with Zoom links available on the course Blackboard page. Professor Lubkin will be delivering lectures asynchronously, with recordings available on Blackboard.

Grading

The final course grade will be calculated as the higher of the two weighted averages indicated in the table below. The higher option will be chosen automatically — there is no need to request it ahead of time.

Option 1:
Midterm 1: 20%
Midterm 2: 20%
Final Exam Part A: 10%
Final Exam Part B: 25%
WebWork: 25%
Option 1:
Highest Midterm Score: 25%
Final Exam Part A: 25%
Final Exam Part B: 25%
WebWork: 25%

Incomplete grades are almost never given. The only justification is a documented serious medical problem or a genuine personal/family emergency. Falling behind in this course or problems with workload on other courses are not acceptable reasons.

Exams

This course will have two midterm exams and a final exam. The dates, times, and locations are as follows:

  • Midterm 1: Tuesday, February 15, 8-9:20 AM. Locations on Exams page.
  • Midterm 2: Thursday, March 24, 8-9:20 AM. Locations on Exams page.
  • Final Exam: Monday, May 2, 4 PM. Locations on Exams page.

The Final Exam will consist of two parts: Part A will cover material previously covered on the midterms, while Part B will cover later material. Each of them will be scored numerically and the scores will be converted to letter grades by formulas to be determined later. Makeup exams are typically not offered, except in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of your instructor. If you miss a midterm exam for some reason, then Part A of the Final Exam will count as your makeup. Part A of the Final Exam can only replace one midterm score, however.

Homework

There will be weekly online WeBWorK homework assignments that will count for your grade. WeBWorK assignments will be due every Saturday at 6 AM. WeBWorK Set 0 is meant as an introduction to WeBWorK and, though highly recommended, will not count for a grade.

There is a WeBWorK TA that you can e-mail if you need help on a problem; however, you should not expect them to check their e-mail at unreasonable hours, so make sure you get your questions in early. You should also make sure to ask detailed questions so that the WeBWorK TA can provide you with a thorough answer. For example, you should not e-mail the WeBWorK TA and just say “I’m stuck.”

Collaborating with other students enrolled in the course is encouraged, but make sure you are submitting your own answers. Using electronic aids or submitting a friend’s answers will not help you succeed in this course!

At the end of the semester, we will drop your two lowest WeBWorK scores. For this reason, extensions for WeBWorK will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

Recitations

There will be a weekly recitation where homework will be covered. Often more examples will be discussed there than time permits in the lectures. The recitations give you an ideal environment where you may go over very specific problems that you might be having with the material or where you can strengthen your command of certain sections. The recitation sign-ups will open on Tuesday, January 18 at 5 PM. The recitations themselves will begin the week of January 24.

Policies

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to abide by the University of Rochester Academic Honesty Policy. All academic work should be done with the high level of honesty and integrity that this University demands. Academic misconduct of any kind may result in a grade penalty or the assignment of a failing grade.

Math Department Policy on Unauthorized Online Resources

Any usage whatsoever of online solution sets or paid online resources (chegg.com or similar) is considered an academic honesty violation and will be reported to the Board on Academic Honesty. In particular, any assignment found to contain content which originated from such sources is subject to a minimum penalty of zero on the assignment and a full letter grade reduction at the end of the semester (e.g. a B would be reduced to a C). Depending on the circumstances, this may apply even if the unauthorized content was obtained through indirect means (through a friend for instance) and/or the student is seemingly unaware that the content originated from such sources. If you have any questions about whether resources are acceptable, please check with your instructor.

Disability Support

The University of Rochester respects and welcomes students of all backgrounds and abilities. In the event you encounter any barrier(s) to full participation in this course due to the impact of a disability, please contact the Office of Disability Resources. The access coordinators in the Office of Disability Resources can meet with you to discuss the barriers you are experiencing and explain the eligibility process for establishing academic accommodations. You can reach the Office of Disability Resources by email at disability@rochester.edu, by phone at (585) 276-5075, in person at Taylor Hall, and online at https://rochester.edu/college/disability.