**Math 102: Single Variable Calculus II**

**Fall 2007**

**MWF 9-9:50 AM**

**Herman Brown 427**

**Instructor:** Ryan Dunning

**Web: **http://math.rice.edu/~rdunning/Fall2007Math102.html

**Contact:** rdunning at rice dot edu

713-348-2785 (office)

Herman Brown Hall, office 45 (basement)

**Office Hours:** Wednesdays
3-4 P.M. and Thursdays 1:30-2:30 P.M.

**Course Description:**
The main goals of this course will be to develop and practice more
advanced methods of computing integrals, to study sequences and series, and to
examine polar coordinates and parametric equations. This represents Chapters 7,
10, and the first sections of 9 in the textbook (see below).

**Textbook:** *Single Variable Calculus 6e: Early Transcendentals*, Edwards and Penney, 6^{th}
ed., Prentice Hall.

**Grading:** Your
final course grade will be 30% homework, two midterm exams at 20% each, and one
final exam counting for the remaining 30%. All assessment will be based on your
ability to communicate a correct solution and explain your reasoning. It is
absolutely essential to write clearly; it is your responsibility to write in a
way that tells the graders that you understand the problem and its solution. To
this end, they reserve the right to take off points for poor presentation.

**Homework:** Weekly homework will
be collected at the beginning of the class period on its due date. Assignments
will be announced in class and also posted online. Please work with other
students in the class when solving the homework problems, but write them up on
your own. Homework is not pledged. To receive credit for homework, it must be
handed in on time. In case of a legitimate conflict that you know of
beforehand, you may see me to make appropriate arrangements. ** No late
homework will be accepted**. Instead, your lowest homework score will be
dropped. Feel free to use a numeric solver (graphing calculator or Mathematica, etc.) to check your solutions, but be aware
that such tools will not be available for your use on the exams.

**Exams:** All exams will be
closed book and closed notes with no calculator. There will be two in-class, fifty-minute midterm exams, tentatively scheduled
for Wednesday, September 26 and Wednesday, November 14. The date and location
of the __cumulative__ final exam are yet to be determined. From Prof.
Michael Wolf, chair of the mathematics department: "It is the policy of
the mathematics department that no final may be given early to accommodate
student travel plans. We will not know when the final in this course will be
scheduled for some time. Therefore, if you should make plans to travel before
the end of final exam period, and it turns out that the final for this course
is after your scheduled departure date, you will have to choose between keeping
your plans and receiving a zero for the final, or incurring the costs for
changing your plans and taking the final at its scheduled time. Thanks for your
understanding."

**Attendance:** I will do my best to maintain the course web
page, but it is vital to attend class. It is your responsibility to stay
informed of announcements made in class.

**Honor Code:** You are expected to abide by the Rice Honor
Code. Please visit http://honor.rice.edu/
and read the Student Handbook. I will remind you of all of the exact rules
prior to the first midterm.

**Accommodations:**
Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or
accommodations is requested to speak with me during the first two weeks of
class. All discussions will remain confidential. Students with disabilities
should also contact Disability Support Services in the