1502- Calculus II  (Fall 2008)          

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Training exercises

Course Outline
Topic Text Sections # Hours

Taylor Polynomials and Taylor Approximation

12.6-12.7 in S.H.&E.  3
L'Hospital's Rule and Improper Integrals
11.5-11.7 in S.H.&E. 3
Infinite Series I, II,
12.1-12.5 in S.H.&E. 6
Power Series
12.8-12.9 in S.H.&E. 3
Numerical Integration & ODE
8.7 in S.H.&E. 1
Introduction to Vectors and Matrices I, II, III,
1.1-1.6 in C2 6
Systems of Linear Equations & Row Reduction I, II,III,
2.1-2.6 in C2 6
Kernel, Image, Subspaces, & Least Squares  I, II, III,
3.1-3.4 in C2 4
Orthogonal Projections, Gram-Schmidt, QR Factorization I, II,
3.5-3.7 in C2 3
Determinants & Cross Product I, II,
 4.1-4.3 in C2 3
Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors & Diagonalization I, II,
5.1-5.5 in C2 6



Salas, Hille & Etgen  (SH&E), Calculus, 10th edition, Sections 8 & 10-11
Eric Carlen, Maria Conceição  Carvalho,   (C2)
   Linear Algebra from the beginning, Freeman & Co, New-York 2007

Students are strongly advised to read the sections taught each week in advance, following the weekly Calendar  .
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Students can get helped in several ways
1)- By attending the lectures and the recitation classes. It is highy recommended to attend all of them for a full understanding of the material offered. In addition pop quizzes can be offered at any time without warning.
2)- By devoting 90 minutes per day to reading the material of the week, working at the homeworks and training on exercises.
3)- By attending the office hours either with the instructor or with the TA's or both.
4)- Students can get help at Math Lab Mondays through Thursdays from 11 AM until 5 PM in Skiles 257 : some TA's are available to answer questions addressed by students.
5)- By asking the Instructor for a personal appointment and discussing his/her personal problems.
Homework Students are required to do the homework every week (see the weekly Calendar )
The homework will NOT be graded.

Students needing some feedback are advised to turn it in at the Monday recitation class and to ask the TA to grade it. The homework will serve as a basis for the weekly quizzes, the 1-hour tests and the final exam.
Pop  Quizzes There should be 12 quizzes during the Fall semester, approximately once a week
(see the weekly Calendar ).

The pop quiz  can be offered at any time either in recitation classes or during the lectures.
It will be a test on the homework that is due on the beginning of the week.

Each quizz contains 5 short questions, each graded 0,1 or 2, similar to the ones addressed in the homework of the week.

Only the 10 best quizzes will be counted in the final grade. An absence on a quizz will be graded 0 (zero).
No made up quiz will be offered for ANY reason UNLESS a mistake is made by the instructor or a TA: the two quizzes discounted can be used by students for planned or unplanned absences or to improve their average.

In case of absence to more than two quizzes for serious reason (such as disease, injury,...), the student must show the documents justifying the absence to the Dean of Students Office. Then the grade counted for the quiz in the final will be obtained as the average of the quizzes attended.
1-Hour Tests
There will be TWO 50 min. tests during the Fall semester.

#1 : Wednesday September 24, section D  9:05-9:55am
                                                       section K  2:05-2:55pm
#2 :   Monday     November 3,   section D  9:05-9:55am
                                                       section K  2:05-2:55pm

An absence to the test will be graded 0 (zero). However if the absence is justified (disease, injury, ...),
the student must bring the documents justifying the absence to the Dean of Students Office. Then a made up Test will be offered.
Final Exam 
section D 
Tuesday  December 9, 2008    8:00am-10:50am.
    section K
Friday  December 12, 2008    11:30am-2:20pm.

An absence to the final be graded 0 (zero).
However if the absence is justified (disease, injury, ...), the student must (i) warn the instructor as soon as possible, in any case before the end of the exam week, (ii) bring the documents justifying the absence to the Dean of Students Office. Then the student will receive an I (incomplete) and will be responsible to take action during the following semester to complete the curriculum.

Final Grade

Grade Distribution:

1-Hour Tests


90% for an A
80% for a   B
70% for a   C
60% for a   D