Math 152: Calculus II for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Math 152 is the second course in the calculus sequence in New Brunswick for majors in the mathematical sciences, the physical sciences, and engineering. Topics covered include: areas between curves, volumes, techniques of integration, applications of the integral, infinite series, parametric equations and linear differential equations.

For all students, lectures are given twice a week (80 min.), and workshops once a week (80 min). There also may be honors sections (152 H) and an honors version of the course (192). Admission to these sections and this course is determined by departmental selection.

Required Course Materials:

Textbook: A special package with ISBN 1-4641-0376-3 based on Jon Rogawski; Calculus: Early Transcendentals (second edition); W.H. Freeman Company, 2012 (1050 pp.) is available in local bookstores. Some background material, linked here , is included in the "Rutgers edition" of the book. This material should be the only difference between the generally available book and the Rutgers version.

Calculator: A graphing calculator is required for this course. We recommend the TI-83 or 83+, but any calculator with equivalent capacities can be used, such as the popular TI-85 or TI-86. Calculators cannot be used on exams . The course will concentrate on straightforward applications such as those described in these nice tutorials. Students should be aware that the numerical and graphical output of devices like graphing calculators may be deceptive. You shouldn't read more into the output than is there. Problems can happen if you don't heed this warning!

Grading Scheme:
The standard grading scheme for Math 152 is as follows:

Homework 30
Quizzes 50
Workshops 50
Exam #1 100
Exam #2 100
Final 200

There are two additional comments on course grades.
  • Students who miss a significant number of classes may have their course grades lowered one step (for example, from a C+ to a C). Attendance is very useful!
  • Students whose exam grades all are near bare passing or are failing may fail the course in spite of numerical averages: students must show that they can do adequate work connected with this course independently and verifiably.
The University is committed to a culture of academic engagement between students and faculty. Part of this commitment involves taking responsibility for attending your classes, labs and exams, and informing your instructors when you cannot attend.

Rutgers students are expected to attend all scheduled course meetings. University policy excuses absences due to religious observance or participation in Rutgers-approved activities, and permits students to make up work missed for these circumstances.

If you will be absent from a class, lab or exam for any reason, please
report your absence . Here is the SAS webpage on class attendance and a link to the Rutgers Academic Calendar .

Academic Integrity:
Suspected violations of academic integrity ( cheating ) will definitely be reported. Students should be familiar with Academic Integrity Policy and understand that t he penalties for infractions (breaking the rules) can be quite severe.

Disability Accommodations:
If you have a disability, you must coordinate with the Office of Disability Services to contact your Instructor and TA right away. In order to make the necessary arrangements to ensure a successful learning experience, please provide the letter by the end of the second week of the course.