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Math 76. Calculus II. Spring 2024.

Prerequisite: Math 75 or Math 75B.

Hours: 4. You should expect to study at least an average of 8 hours a week outside of class.

Text: Calculus, Volume 2, Strang and Herman, OpenStax, 2016

Catalog Description: No credit if taken after MATH 77. Prerequisite: MATH 75 or MATH 75A and B. Techniques and applications of integration, improper integrals, conic sections, polar coordinates, infinite series. (3 lecture, 2 activity hours)

Course goals
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to comprehend:

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion, a successful student should be able to

Grading policy: Your grade for the course will be based on your performance on exams, quizzes, homework, and class activities. These categories are weighted as follows.

Homework20 %
Class worksheets10 %
Class quizzes10 %
Activities section10 %
Test 1 10 %
Test 2 10 %
Test 3 10 %
Final exam 20 %

Points earned grade
90-100 % A
80-89 % B
70-79 % C
60-69 % D
0-59 % F

Homework will be assigned for each section. It is due a few days after the material is covered in class. To receive credit, you must show all your work, make sure your reasoning is clear, provide justifications when necessary, etc. Just an answer will not receive credit. A small number of randomly selected problems will be graded. It is very important to do all homework diligently in order to learn the material. If you are having trouble with your homework, feel free to get help from your classmates, instructor, and/or tutors. However, your homework must be your own work. No copying is allowed (copying will be considered cheating). Unless you have a serios and documented reason, late homework is accepted only up to 2 days (48 hours) late and receives up to 60% of credit.

Class attendance is required. In addition to new material,vimportant course information will be given in class, and sometimes quizzes will be administered. Please do not be late. The class will start on time. Pay attention. Stay on task. Please put away any phones and other distracting gadgets. Take notes. No recording or taking pictures are allowed during class. Questions addressed to the instructor are welcome at any time during class. I will sometimes ask if there are any questions, but if needed, feel free to ask for a clarification at other times as well. Frequently, worksheets will be completed in class. If you finish it in class, you may turn it in at the end of the class. Otherwise, you may finish it at home and turn it in at the beginning of the next class. Unless you have a serios and documented reason, late worksheets are accepted only up to 2 days (48 hours) late and receive up to 60% of credit.

Quizzes will sometimes be given during class. Quizzes will not be announced in advance. They will be short and quick (5-10 minutes) and will test your knowledge and computational skills. You must be present in class (for the whole class period) in order to do the quiz. If you are late or leave early, your quiz grade may be lowered. No late quizzes are given unless you have a serious and documented reason to miss class. However, two lowest scores are dropped, so if you miss just one or two of them, your zeros will be dropped. Each quiz is based on the most recent homework (that is, the homework that was due most recently before the day of the quiz). Sometimes, the quiz problem is exactly one of the homework problems. Sometimes, the numbers or the functions are changed slightly, however, the same reasoning still applies. To do well on quizzes, do your homework diligently, check your answers, and ask questions whenever you miss something.

Activity section is an important part of this class. Make sure you attend the activity section you signed up for each week and actively participate. You will complete quizzes based on the activities done there. Your activity section score is 10% of your class grade.

Exams: There will be three 50 minuntes long tests and one 2 hours long final comprehensive exam. See schedule for exam dates. If for any reason you are unable to take a test at the scheduled time, please let your instructor know as soon as possible, and certainly before the test. In most cases, you will be expected to take the test before it is given in class. No late tests are given unless you have a serious and documented reason to miss class.

Extra Help: It is essential not to fall behind, because each class may use the material studied previously. If you have trouble with some material, seek help in the following ways:

If you are having any difficulties, seek help immediately - don't wait until it is too late to recover from falling behind, or failing to understand a concept!

Students with disabilities: Upon identifying themselves to the instructor and the university, students with disabilities will receive reasonable accommodation for learning and evaluation. For more information, contact Services to Students with Disabilities in the University Library, Room 1202 (278-2811).

University policies. The following University policies can be found on the web.

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Survivor Advocates, 559.278.6796
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Dispute Resolution: If there are questions or concerns that you have about this course that you and I are not able to resolve, please feel free to contact the Chair of the department to discuss the matter: Dr. Carmen Caprau, Department of Mathematics,, 559.278.2992.

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Subject to Change: This syllabus and schedule are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances. If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to check on announcements made while you were absent.

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