Syllabus for Math 152, Spring Semester, T=Y2K-1

Instructor Doug Hensley. Office hours are Tuesday 1-3, Thursday 11-12 or by appointment.

Phone number is 409-8453654. E-mail is

My URL address is

  • Within this page there will be links to my own course home page. As a believer in the utility of copying the wheel rather than reinvent it, I commend to you also the following link, which contains several nutshell lectures by my esteemed colleague Art Belmonte: (click on this link), then click on the "lectures" link, just above the list of instructors.
  • Math 152 Course Home Page URL address is
  • Course Description. Credit 4. The course will cover techniques of integration and applications of integration, such as area, volume, arc length, work, hydrostatic force, center of mass and first order differential equations. The course also covers sequences and series and three dimensional geometry (lines and planes in 3-space). The course meets twice per week in lecture with me and twice per week in recitation with your teaching assistant (TA) Jeffrey Warren. One of your recitation meetings is designed to discuss questions over homework or lecture. The other recitation meets in the computer laboratory using the computer package Maple. The goal of the computer laboratory portion of the course is to show how problems that are too difficult to solve hand, can be solved with the help of the computer. The prerequisite for this course is Math 151 or equivalent.
  • Texts. Calculus: Early Vectors, preliminary edition, by Stewart et al, published by Brooks/Cole. The computer laboratory will also use Calclabs with Maple , also published by Brooks/Cole.


  • Your grade will be determined by three exams, a cumulative final exam, and a laboratory grade. The weights of each of these are as follows.
  • Exam I Exam II Exam III Final Lab

  • 15% 15% 20% 25% 25%
  • Feb 18 Mar 25 Apr 29 Common Final
  • Exams I, II and III are common exams (same exam is given for all sections of Math 152) and are administered in the evenings from 7:30-9:30pm on the dates given above.

  • Copies of old exams are available on the web. The increased weights of the third and final exams reflect the cumulative nature of the course. The laboratory grade will be determined by unannounced pop quizzes (40%) and Maple assignments (60%).
  • Make-ups for exams and quizzes will only be given with documented University-approved excuses (see University Regulations).
  • Copyright Information Please note that all written and web materials for this course have an implied copyright. In particular, you can xerox (or download) for your own use, but you may not reproduce them for others.