Math 172, 172H (Sections 200, 503) -- Spring 2010


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Math 172 Main Web Page

Graded Homework

Suggested Homework Problems

Sample Exams

Help Session Schedule

Weekly Review Session Schedule


Course Description

This is a second semester course in calculus, which covers in depth integration, applications of integration, and sequences and series. Specific topics include advanced techniques of integration, volume, area, and arc length computations, first-order linear differential equations, sequences, series, power series, and Taylor series of functions. A complete course description is available at Math 172 Course Description, and a complete schedule of topics is available at Math 172 Weekly Schedule.

Math 172 & Math 172H

Students in Section 503 are enrolled in a regular section of Math 172, and students in Section 200 are enrolled in an Honors section of Math 172. Both sections meet concurrently and cover the same material in lectures. In terms of workload, the two sections will have different homework assignments and exams. If you have any questions about the differences between regular and honors Math 172, please let me know.

Course Information

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Papanikolas

Office Hours: Tues. 3:00-4:00, Wed. 11:00-12:00; also by appointment.

Office: 321 Milner

Office Phone: 845-1615


Textbook: The required textbook is Calclus, Early Vectors, by James Stewart, Thomson Brooks/Cole, 1999, ISBN 0-534-49348-3.

Course Syllabus: The course covers most of chapters 6-10. For a complete schedule of topics, click here.

Recitations: Wednesdays will usually be used to answer questions on course material and homework and to cover additional examples. Quizzes will also be given out on Wednesdays.

Exams: There will be 3 Exams during the semseter (in class) and a Final Exam. See schedule below.

Homework: Homework will be due each week for a grade. Here is the list of graded problems. Working with other students on homework problems is perfectly acceptable, but each student is expect to turn in his or her own write-up of homework solutions. Late homework will not be accepted, except as allowed by university policies on missed work (see below). Your two lowest homework scores will be dropped at the end of the semester. Additional suggested homework problems are also available here.

Quizzes: There will be a quiz during recitation sections approximately every week. Missed quizzes cannot be made up, except as allowed by university policies on missed work (see below). Your lowest quiz grade will be dropped at the end of the semester.

Calculators: Use of calculators on homework is perfectly acceptable. However, calculators will not be permitted on quizzes and exams.

Prerequisite: Calculus I: Math 151, Math 171, or equivalent.

Course Webpage:

Department Webpage: The department's page on Math 172 is available here.

Exam Schedule:

There will be 3 exams during the semester in class, as well as a cumulative final exam. The dates and times are listed below.

Exam 1

Exam 2

Exam 3

Final Exam


Feb. 18 (Th)

Mar. 11 (Th)

Apr. 22 (Th)

May 7 (Fr)
3:00-5:00 PM


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Your final grade will be determined by your performance on exams, quizzes, and homework. The contributions of the graded parts of the course are weighted as follows:







Exam 1


Exam 2


Exam 3


Final Exam


The following grade distribution will be used in determining final course grades:


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Course Policies:

Missed Work: Making up missed work (including missed exams, quizzes, and homework) will be arranged according to University policies only. A university approved excuse must be provided to the instructor in writing (e-mail is sufficient) within 1 working day for exams and within 2 working days for other work.

Academic Dishonesty: "An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do." It is not permissible to hand in the work of others for a grade, including work on exams, quizzes, and homework. You are allowed to discuss homework with others, but your write-ups are expected to be done on your own and in your own words. Copying the work of others will be prosecuted to the full extent possible under University policies. Please see the Honor Council Rules and Procedures on the web at

Disability Assistance: 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 you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact Disability Services in Cain Hall, Room B118, or call 845-1637. Students seeking speical considerations for an exam must contact this office several weeks in advance of the exam. For more information, visit

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