Math 152 - Spring 2016


CALCULATOR: A graphing calculator is required for this course. We have traditionally used the TI-83 or 83+ and recommend either of them, but any calculator with equivalent capacities can be used, such as the popular TI-85 or 86. Calculators will not be permitted during exams. Formula sheets will not be permitted during exams.

CAUTION: Your schedule may vary. There are many sections of Math 152. The order in which topics are covered, the rate at which they are covered, the precise times of examinations, and WebAssign online homework will vary from section to section. For example: The table that you see below has Exam 1 scheduled during the 12th lecture. The lecturer may decide to give the exam during the 11th lecture, instead. The table says that section 7.7 is covered during the 11th lecture. The lecturer may decide to start 7.7 at the end of the 10th lecture, and finish it during the 11th lecture. The table is only an approximate version of the schedule that will actually be followed. The final exam is different. All sections of Math 152 take the final exam on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. If a student has an emergency or some other compelling reason for postponing the final exam, then that student must contact the lecturer about a makeup exam at a later (not earlier) date. There will also be workshop write-ups, which must be done on paper.

The exact timing and coverage of exams during the semester will be announced by each lecturer. As a student in Math 152, your obligations will be set and announced by your individual instructors, and you will find them out only by attending your own class. Lectures are held twice each week. There is an workshop each week. We DO NOT cancel workshops that have their first meeting before the first lecture.

The final exam for this course will be given on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The final exam locations will be announced in April. Your final exam location may not be the same as the room where you have your lectures. All sections of Math 152 take the same final examination. Earlier in-class exams (Exam 1 and Exam 2) are written by each lecturer.

Your lecturer will announce the grading scheme for your section of Math 152. Your scores on Exam 1, Exam 2, the Final Exam, workshop write-ups and the WebAssign online homework will be used to determine your course grade.

Lecture Sections Topics
1 5.7 and 6.1 Substitution method and areas between two curves
2 6.2 Setting up integrals, volume, density, average value
3 6.3 Volumes of revolution
4 6.4 The method of cylindrical shells
5 7.1 Integration by parts
6 7.2 Trigonometric integrals
7 7.3 Trigonometric substitution
8 7.4 Integrals involving hyperbolic and inverse hyperbolic functions
9 7.5 The method of partial fractions
10 7.6 Strategies for integration
11 7.7 Improper integrals
12 Exam 1 In classroom where lectures are given
13 7.9 Numerical integration
14 8.1 Arc length and surface area
15 10.1 Sequences
16 10.2 Summing an infinite series
17 10.3 Convergence of series with positive terms
18 10.4 Absolute and conditional convergence
19 10.5 The ratio and root test. Strategies for choosing tests.
20 10.6 Power series
21 8.4 and 10.7 Taylor polynomials and Taylor series
22 Exam 2 In classroom where lectures are given
23 11.1 Parametric Equations
24 11.2 Parametric arc length and speed
25 11.3 Polar coordinates
26 11.4 Area and arc length in polar coordinates
27 9.1 and 5.9 Solving differential equations. Exponential growth and decay.
28 9.2 and 9.3 Models involving y'=k(y-b). Graphical and numerical methods

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