Calculus II

Spring 2006


Firstday Handout Homework Posted Course Grades

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Maple Labs

In-class Demos


Help Sessions


5/10/06 calc2/MA111 Final Exam.pdf  Last semester's Final Exam.
5/9/06 WATCH THIS SPACE!  If I can get it scanned soon, I will post last year's final exam here (with answer key).  Also, promised study session will be Thursday night (5/11/06) from 7:00 to 9:00.  Come to my office--if too many people at once, we will find a room and leave a note on the door saying where.
5/2/06 Study for the final:   The final will cover:  6.1-6.5, 7.1-7.4, 7.6, 7.8, 8.1, 9.1-9.3, 11.1-11.10, 10.1-10.4, with emphasis on chapters 10 and 11.

You may have  four 8.5 x 11 pages, front and back, of notes to use on the final, as well as the flyleaves from your text.  You may bring a NON-GRAPHING, NON-PROGRAMABLE calculator.  The problems from the two takehome tests, as well as the inclass midterm exam, are all excellent study guides.  In addition you may find the textbook practice quizzes useful, as well as the Visual Calc drills, useful:  Final Exam Study Tips

4/27/06 Maple Lab 4 Card evaluation criteria: 
  • evidence of using the Maple documentation to learn more about plot options for plotting cool-looking things
  • use of Maple commands beyond what we have done in class
  • use of a loop to generate multiple plots
  • control of the polar and parameterized equations to get desired effects (eg to control how many petals or size of flower, number of spirals, etc.  Demonstrate understanding by comments in the code)
  • artistic vision--layout, good use of color (OK if no color printer, send on email), creative design

D-range--a basic card with 3 or 4 polar plots with some modifications among the equations and plot options.

C-range--card with good examples of at least one or two of the bullets above

B-range-- card with good examples of at least three or four of the bullets above

A-range--must include all the bullets above, plus maybe some extra surprise I haven't thought of.

4/17/06 For the populations Maple Lab, you may want to look at sec11-2 no

Also, to get the values of a recursively define sequence like p, you might try something like:


Remembering to tell Maple what p[0] is and what k is first.

4/7/06 The series take-home exam is due Monday, April 24.  In addition to using Maple to check convergence of a series, you need to show you Maple work checking any other hand work--e.g. taking limits for ratio/root tests, finding partial fraction expansions, evaluating integrals, etc.
3/27/06 In-class midterm grades are posted.  If you wish, you may sign up for a time this week to continue working un-timed (sign up sheet outside my door) to recover up to half of any missed problems.
2/28/06 The second maple lab has been posted.  It will be due after we have covered section 8.1 in class, but you can start it any time.
2/28/06 The midterm exam will be cumulative and will cover  sections 6.1-6.5, 7.1-7.4, 7.6, 7.8, 8.1, and 9.1-9.2.

Study Tips.

Many of the problems are multiple choice, very similar to the book tutorials.  None require a calculator (or even hardly any computation).  Several ask you to set up a problem with out actually carrying out the integration.  On some you will need to integrate, but you will have your notes and the flyleaves.  The best way to study is to do a good job making up your sheet of notes and then to do lots of problems.

2/28/06 Inclass Midterm test:  You may bring photocopies of pages 1- 5 (NO tables of integrals!) from your flyleaves and one page (8.5 x 11, front and back) of notes.  You may NOT bring a graphing calculator.  The test will not need a calculator, but you may have a 'basic' non-graphing, non-programmable calculator if you wish.
2/22/06 The 'hundred integrals' takehome is due March 3.

The Midterm exam has been rescheduled to March 24.

2/22/06 Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference information.  Please let me know ASAP if you are thinking of giving a talk.  The deadline is friday!


2/17/06 50 ways to do an integral
2/10/06 Some graph paper links:

A discount is available if you would like to purchase your own copy of Maple.  For $75, the package includes:

  • Maple 10 Student Edition (single user, standalone license)
  • Maple 10 User Manual and Maple 10 Getting Started Guide
  • Precalculus Interactive Study Guide
  • Calculus Study Guide
Start Date: Jan 16, 2006
End Date: May 15, 2006
Promotion Codes: United States - AP9532U

Use the Promotion Code specific to your location to purchase a download copy of Maple 10 Student Edition from the Maplesoft Webstore at a discounted price. Promotion Codes are valid from 2 weeks before the course start date until the course ends.

Here is a “crash course” in Maple.  Please work through these by Friday, Jan 20, and turn in the exercises from parts 1 and 3.  You may work with a study partner on this, but each person must turn in their own work following the guidelines for Maple LabsKeep these Intros handy as references for the homework and future labs.

Maple Intro Calc III part 1--Basics,

Maple Intro Calc III part 2--Graphing,

Maple Intro Calc III part 3—Diff and Int,

8/31/05 HRUMC06

This is a note from George Ashline about the  Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.


The Student Resource Center runs excellent workshops every semester on study skills, time management, test-taking techniques, etc.  For details: SRC study skills  


The postings on this site have all been tested and all work.  If you have any difficulty getting material off this site, you can try any of the following:

1.  See if someone in your study group was able to print the file you want and make a photocopy of it.

2.  Try using one of the lab computers in case the problem is with how your own computer is configured.

3.  Using Explorer, right click on the link, select "save target as", then save the file to your home computer.  You should be able to open and print it from there.

4.  Contact the IT Helpdesk at 2020 or Cynthia Kelley at 654-2756 or  She is the person for website trouble shooting.