Math 122: Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

Fall Semester, 1996
Section 01: 5:30 - 7:20 pm, TR, S137
Instructor: James Jones
Office: IT&M Division, Room C223
Phone: 875-7211, ext 490
Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 5th ed. Anton, Howard. Copyright 1995, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York. (Required).
Student Audience:
Transfer students.
The prerequisite is successful completion of Math 121 with a "C" or better or permission of the Dean of the Industrial Technology and Mathematics Division.
Course Description:
Mathematics 122, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, includes instruction in Calculus topics common to the standard college second semester Calculus course. General objectives in the course are to increase the student's mastery of the deductive nature of reasoning, to understand the nature of critical thinking, to increase the student's ability in problem solving, and to increase the student's ability to work with others towards a common goal.
Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion, the student will demonstrate proficiency and understanding in the following topics: Logarithmic and Exponential functions, Inverse Trigonometric functions, Integration Techniques, L' Hôpital's Rule, and Improper Integrals; Infinite Series; Conic Sections; Plane Curves, Parametric Equations, and Polar Coordinates.
Type of Instruction:
Lecture, discussion, problem solving, and group work will be used. Students should come to class with a prepared list of questions.
Attendance Policy:
Regular attendance is essential for satisfactory completion of this course. If you have excessive absences, you cannot develop to your fullest potential in the course. Students who, because of excessive absences, cannot complete the course successfully at midterm, will be administratively dropped from the class.
The student is responsible for all assignments, changes in assignments, or other verbal information given in the class, whether you are in attendance or not.
Do NOT assume all that will be done on review days is review for the exam. New material may be covered the day before the exam.
Test Policy:
If a student must miss class, a call to the instructor (RCC's phone system has an answering system) is to be made, or an email message sent.
When a test is going to be missed, the student should contact the instructor ahead of time if at all possible. Under certain circumstances, arrangements can be made to take the test before the scheduled time.
If circumstances arise where arrangements cannot be made ahead of time, the instructor should be notified and a brief explanation of why given by either voice or email. At the instructors discretion, the score on the final exam may be substituted for the missed exam.
Grading Policy:
There will be several one hour examinations and a comprehensive final examination. Announced and unannounced quizzes may be given. Laboratory and homework exercises (to be announced) may be used in grading. Collected assignments will lose 10% of the grade for each class period late. A grade will be taken on your notebook. Note: Homework is essential to the study of mathematics. Letter grades will be assigned to final adjusted scores as follows: A = 90 - 100%; B = 80 - 89%; C = 70 - 79%; D = 60 - 69%; F = 0 - 59%
Consideration will be given to such qualities as attendance, class participation, attentiveness, attitude in class, and cooperation to produce the maximum learning situation for everyone.
Any student who stops attending without dropping will receive a grade of F.
A notebook should be kept which contains every problem worked in class as well as any comments that are appropriate. In general, it should contain everything written on the chalkboard. Be sure to bring your notebook if you come to the instructor or a tutor for help. I strongly urge you to get a three-ring binder to keep your papers in.
Topics to be covered:
Chapter Topic Hours
7 Logarithmic and Exponential Functions 8
8 Inverse Trigonometric and Hyperbolic Functions 4
9 Techniques of Integration 9
10 Improper Integrals, L'Hôpital's Rule 4
11 Infinite Series 13
12 Topics in Analytic Geometry 6
13 Polar Coordinates and Parametric Equations 6
Calculators may be used to do homework. Calculators may be used on exams and/or quizzes in class unless otherwise announced. The calculator should be a scientific calculator capable of doing trigonometric work. While a graphing calculator, such as the TI-82, TI-83, TI-85, or TI-92, is a useful tool and highly recommended, it is not required.
Additional Supplies:
The student should have a red pen, ruler, graph paper, stapler, and paper punch. The student is expected to bring calculators and supplies as needed to class.
Additional Help:
Office hours will be announced. Anytime I am in my office, feel free to stop and get help. The student is encouraged to seek additional help when the material is not comprehended. Mathematics is a cumulative subject; therefore, getting behind is a very difficult situation for the student.
If your class(es) leave you puzzled, the Study Assistance Center is a service that Richland Community College offers you.
Calculus is a very time intensive subject. An average student will need to spend two hours outside of class for every one hour in class. Working a full-time job and taking Calculus is very difficult and stressful. There is very little time spent reviewing the material previous to calculus. If you find yourself in trouble, see the instructor, the Study Assistance Center, or other class members immediately. Do not wait until you are too far behind.