Class meets: MWF from 11:00-11:50am in SEW
301
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm, and Thursdays
1:15-2:15pm in HB 408
TA Help Sessions: Mondays 7-9pm in SEW 309 and Thursdays 7-9pm in HZ
Amp (except for 10/27 when it will be in Keck 100)
Teaching Assistants: Natalie
Durgin, Diego Vela, Quentin Funk

Course Description

This course is the continuation of MATH 101. The topics include
integration by parts, partial fractions, and other methods of
integration, infinite
sequences and series, Taylor polynomials, tests for
convergence, power series, polar coordinates, and parametric
curves. See the following detailed (but tentative) schedule for what I plan to cover each day.

Textbook

The textbook for the course is Stewart's Single
Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals (6th Edition) or Stewart's
Calculus:
Early Transcendentals (6th Edition). The bookstore has a custom-made book for
Rice (ISBN: 9781111699314), which includes a WebAssign account (see
below), for $163.35. It's also possible to buy a
hardcover/ebook/etc. copy of Stewart and buy a WebAssign
account separately ($47/semester for Webassign or $75/semester for
Webassign and the ebook). If you buy a WebAssign account directly
from the WebAssign
web site and drop the class within 14 days, WebAssign will
supposedly provide
a full refund, but no refund is possible if you buy the bookstore
version once you break the shrink-wrap. You should avoid the newer 7th edition or
any
earlier editions, as the exercise numbering may not match up.

Homework

There will be two components to the homework, WebAssign and written
homework to be handed in:

WebAssign
Homeworkwill be due every class day at 9:00 PM.
It will be assigned through the WebAssign website. Each student
needs to sign up for a WebAssign account and get familiar with
WebAssign as soon as possible. The WebAssign homework problems
are to be completed online, though they are generally quite similar to
exercises in the textbook.

The WebAssign key for this section
is: rice 8227 7719.

It is strongly recommended
that you keep a notebook
where you write down complete solutions to the WebAssign
problems. Such a notebook will be very useful when discussing
homework problems in TA sessions or office hours, and if you
write down enough details that you will be able to follow your work
weeks later, it can also be very useful when studying for the exams.

Written Homeworkwill
consist of 2-3 problems each week, due
Friday
at the start of class. It will be assigned through
OWL-Space. You should submit detailed solutions to these
problems, with explanations in grammatically correct complete English
sentences. You will be graded not only on the mathematical
content of your solutions but also on your exposition. I expect
most of you to submit (legible!) handwritten homeworks, but if you
choose to typeset them on a computer, I would strongly
suggest learning to use L^{a}T_{e}χ.

You may use a
calculator or computer algebra program to assist you on the
homework, but you should remember that you will be allowed no calculators on the exams and
practice accordingly. You are
welcome to work with other students on the homeworks, both WebAssign
and the written homeworks, but you should make sure you understand your
answers before submitting them to WebAssign, and on the written
homeworks your write-up should be your own. Late homework will not be accepted for ANY
reason;
instead, your four lowest WebAssign scores and your lowest written
assignment score will be dropped when computing your homework
average. You should not search the internet for solutions to the
specific homework problems you have been assigned, but you are welcome
to read
about a relevant mathematical topic on a site like Wikipedia with no
relation to the specific problems from Stewart or WebAssign.

Exams

There will be two in-class midterm exams (on Wednesday 9/21 and
Wednesday 11/9) and one comprehensive final
exam at 7:00pm on Wednesday 12/7. All exams are are subject to the
Rice University Honor Code. Exams are closed-book, closed-notes,
and you will not be allowed
to use a
calculator on the exams.
Make-up exams will generally be allowed only in the case of a
documented medical emergency. If an exam conflicts with a holiday
you observe, please let me know before the end of the first week of
classes.

The date of the final exam is not available at this time. It is
the policy of the Mathematics department that no final exam may be
given early to accommodate student travel plans. If you make
travel plans that later turn out to conflict with the scheduled exam,
then it is your responsibility to either reschedule your travel plans
or take a zero on the final.

Grades

Your grade in the class will be based on the following weights:

Homework

20%

Midterm 1: Wednesday,
September 21

15-20%

Midterm 2: Wed, November 9

15-20%

Final Exam: Wed, December
7, at 7-10pm

40-50%

More precisely, the weighting will be whichever of 20%/20%/20%/40%,
20%/15%/20%/45%, 20%/20%/15%/45%, and 20%/15%/15%/50% maximizes your
score. The 20% for Homework will consist of 15% WebAssign and 5%
written assignments.

Disability Support

If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in
this class, please contact me to discuss your needs.
Additionally, you
will
need to register with the Disability
Support Services Office in the
Allen
Center.