Math 172 (Section 200) – Spring 2018

Honors Calculus

TuTh 12:45 – 2:00, BLOC 121
Wed 1:50 – 2:40, BLOC 148

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Homework Assignments

Additional Problems

Math Department Math 172 Web Page

Sample Exams

Help Sessions Schedule

Week in Review

Basic Integrals

Final Exam, Tuesday, May 8 (8:00–10:00 AM, BLOC 121)

Exam 3, Thursday, April 19 (in class) Solution Key

Exam 2, Thursday, March 22 (in class) Solution Key

Exam 1, Thursday, February 15 (in class) Solution Key

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, a complete schedule of topics is available at Math 172 Weekly Schedule, and our detailed weekly syllabus can be found below.

Course Information:

  Instructor: Matthew Papanikolas
  Office Hours: Wed. 11:00-12:00 & Thurs. 2:00-3:00; also by appointment
  Office: Blocker 641H
  Textbook: The required textbook is Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 8th Ed., by James Stewart, Cengage Learning, 2016, ISBN 978-1-285-74155-0.
  Course Syllabus: The course covers most of chapters 5-11. See below for a detailed weekly syllabus.
  Recitations: Wendesday sessions will usually be used to answer questions on course material and homework and to cover additional examples. Quizzes will also be given on Wednesdays.
  Calculators: Use of calculators on homework is perfectly acceptable. However, calculators will not be permitted on exams.
  Prerequisite: Calculus I: Math 151, Math 171, or equivalent.
  Course Webpage:
  Department Webpage: The department's page on Math 172 is available here.



Homework Problem Sets: There will be weekly assignments of problems from the text, which will be turned in for a grade. Your lowest homework score will be dropped at the end of the semester when calculating your homework average. Homework sets will be posted here

It is perfectly reasonable for students to collaborate on homework, but each student is expected to write up solutions individually. Students turning in nearly identical work may not receive full credit on assignments.

Additional Problems from Stewart: These problems are highly recommended for students to study course material more thoroughly and to see additional types problems that may be on exams. These problems can be found here: These problems will not be turned in for a grade.


  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.

Exam Schedule:

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

Exam 1

Exam 2

Exam 3

Final Exam


Feb. 15 (Thurs.)

Mar. 22 (Thurs.)

Apr. 19 (Thurs.)

May 8 (Tues.)


BLOC 121

BLOC 121

BLOC 121

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Your final course grade will be determined by your performance on homework, quizzes, and exams. The contribution of these items toward your grade are as follows:







Exam 1


Exam 2


Exam 3


Final Exam



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


Percentage of Total Points











Help Sessions:


This semester Help Sessions for Math 152/172 are available five nights per week at the following times and locations:

Please stop by if you have questions about homework or course material. Also see for additional information.

Detailed Syllabus:

We will use the following schedule for lectures, covering material out of the given sections of Stewart. We will adhere to this schedule as closely as possible, though changes may be necessary as the semester progresses.

Week 1 (1/16, 1/18): Sections 5.1-5.5, 6.1
Week 2 (1/23, 1/25): Sections 6.2-6.4
Week 3 (1/30, 2/1): Sections 6.5, 7.1-7.2
Week 4 (2/6, 2/8): Sections 7.3-7.4
Week 5 (2/13, 2/15): Sections 7.7; Exam 1 on Thurs. 2/15
Week 6 (2/20, 2/22): Sections 7.8, 8.1-8.2
Week 7 (2/27, 3/1): Sections 10.1-10.3
Week 8 (3/6, 3/8): Sections 10.4, 11.1
Week 9 (3/20, 3/22): Section 11.2; Exam 2 on Thurs. 3/22
Week 10 (3/27, 3/29): Sections 11.3-11.4
Week 11 (4/3, 4/5): Sections 11.5-11.6
Week 12 (4/10, 4/12): Sections 11.8-11.9
Week 13 (4/17, 4/19): Sections 11.10; Exam 3 on Thurs. 4/19
Week 14 (4/24, 4/26): Sections 11.10-11.11
Week 15 (5/1): Finish up and/or review
Tues., 5/8, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Final Exam

Course Policies:

Missed Work: Making up missed work (including missed exams and homework) will be arranged according to University policies only. A university approved excuse must be provided to the instructor in writing (email 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, currently located in the Disability Services building at the Student Services at White Creek complex on west campus or call 979-845-1637. For additional information, visit

Copyright Information: All printed handouts and web materials are protected by US Copyright Laws. No multiple copies can be made without written permission of the instructor.

Contact Information: Course announcements may occasionally be made via email (e.g. in case of a change to office hours or to correct potential errors in homework problem sets). Students should regularly check their TAMU email accounts.

Page maintained by Matt Papanikolas, Dept. of Mathematics, Texas A&M University.