Engineering Mathematics II: Math 152
Fall 2007, MWF 9:10-10:00 in HELD 111
- All the course scores, including the results of the final exam and the grades, are available on WebCT.
Online homework: the last assignment was due at 7 a.m. on Monday, December 3. It covered section 11.3 of the textbook.
Week in review: Greg Klein, 7:15-9:15 p.m. on Mondays in Blocker 102.
Streaming videos of Weeks in review.
Common course web page, containing a number of other links, for example: approximate
past exams, etc.
- General comments on the online homework: you have 5 tries to
complete the assignment. The problems will change for every attempt.
You can, and should, work the problems out on a piece of paper first to
get the answer, but you do not turn in the solutions. For the homework,
you can use a calculator, but remember that you will not have a
calculator for quizzes or exams. Technical support for the web site is available. If you have not yet signed up, go here first.
Professor: Michael Anshelevich, 326 Milner.
Office hours: MWF 10:10-11:10, or by appointment.
TA: J. Hitchcock. Labs:
Section 504, T 8:00-8:50 in CE 223 and R 8:00-8:50 in BLOC 127.
Section 505, T 11:10-12:00 in ENPH 206 and R 11:10-12:00 in BLOC 127.
Section 506, T 12:45-1:35 in CE 137 and R 12:45-1:35 in BLOC 125.
Text: Stewart, Calculus: Early Vectors (Aggie Version), preliminary version, Brooks/Cole Publishing, 1999, ISBN 0534493483. The computer laboratory will also use Calclabs with Maple, also published by Brooks/Cole.
Course description: Credit 4.
The course meets for three hours per week in lecture with your
professor and twice per week in recitation with your teaching assistant
(TA). One of your recitation meetings is designed to discuss questions
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
by hand, can be solved with the help of the computer. The prerequisite for this course is Math 151 or equivalent.
Techniques of integration (Chapters 6, 8).
Applications of integration: area, volume, arc length, work,
hydrostatic force, center of mass and first order differential
equations (Chapters 7, 9).
Sequences, series and power series (Chapter 10).
3D vectors, dot and cross products and lines and planes (Sections 11.1--11.4).
Exams: We will have three midterm tests on Thursdays, September 27, October 25, and Tuesday, November 27
(note: misprint on the handout), 7:30-9:30 p.m., in HECC 209. These are
common exams (same exam is given for all sections of Math 152). The
final exam will be on Monday, December 10, 8-10 a.m. If, under completely exceptional
circumstances, you need to miss one of the tests, a make-up exam will
be given. Only University-approved excuses will be accepted, and you
have to let me know preferably in advance, and no later than 2 days
after the exam. The exams are closed book, closed notes. You should
bring your ID to all tests. Copies of old exams are available on the web.
Exam I Exam II Exam III Final Lab
15% 15% 20% 25% 25%
The increased weights of the third and final exams reflect the
cumulative nature of the course. A total score of 90% or more
guarantees an A, a score of 80% or more a B, 70% or more a C, 60% or
more a D.
Homework: The class will have online homework.
Quizzes: There will be weekly quizzes, administered in the labs
on Tuesdays. In addition, there may be occasional announced pop quizzes
during lecture. The lowest score will be dropped.
Scholastic Dishonesty:Cheating of any form is not acceptable and
it will be dealt with harshly. In particular, copying work done by
others, either in-class or out of class, is an act of scholastic
dishonesty and it will be prosecuted to the full extent allowed by
university policy. Students are encouraged to discuss the course
material outside of class, however all the assignments must be done
For more information on university policies regarding scholastic
dishonesty, see the University Student Rules.
Aggie Honor Code: "An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do."
Other important dates: August 31 (last day to add or drop a course), November 2 (last day for a Q-drop).
Students with disabilities: Come talk to me no later than the
first week of classes. "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a
federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil
rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things,
this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be
guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable
accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe that you have a
disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Department of
Student Life, Services for Students with Disabilities, in Room 126 of
the Koldus Building or call 845-1637."
Attendance: According to the University Student Rules, absence for three or more class days requires a University-approved excuse and
Keys to success: Attend class (of course :) Solve all the
homework problems, well before the exams. Spend more than seven hours
per week working on the problems. Form study groups to discuss the
course material and homework problems. Read ahead in the text.
All printed handouts and web-materials are protected by US Copyright Laws. No multiple copies can be made without written
permission by the instructor.