Math 1132 - Spring 2020
Calculus II
Section 070

Instructor Keith Conrad (If this is not your instructor, this is not a page for your section of Math 1132.)
Email math1132course at gmail dot com. (Use this address to write to Prof. Conrad about the course. When you send an email message, please include your name at the end of the message and include your discussion section number and NetID.)
Office hours T 1:30-3:00, Th 1:30-3:00 or by appointment, in Monteith 234.
Class info
Common Course Page Click here.
Lectures: 8:00-9:15 T/Th in Schenker 151.
Quiz/exam calendar: this page will list dates for quizzes and exams.
Discussion Sections: The discussion section rooms and meeting times on M/W are on the common course website here and the TAs, their email addresses, and their office hours are listed below.
Robert Argus (robert.argus at uconn dot edu) Office hours: T 11:00-12:30, Th 11:00-12:30 or by appointment in MONT 422
Chamundeswari Koppisetti (chamundeswari.koppisetti at uconn dot edu) Office hours: M 10:00-11:30, W 10:00-11:30 or by appointment in MONT 213
Raymond Li ( at uconn dot edu) Office hours: T 4:00-5:30, Th 4:00-5:30 or by appointment in MONT 114
Erik Wendt (erik.wendt at uconn dot edu) Office hours: M 1:20-3:20, W 2:20-3:20 or by appointment in MONT 422
Michael Urbanski (michael.urbanski at uconn dot edu) Office hours: M 12:15-1:15, T 12:30-1:30, W 12:15-1:15 or by appointment in MONT 422

Brief course description: This course focuses on techniques and applications of integral calculus, infinite series, and differential equations. Concepts will be treated from a geometric, algebraic, and numerical perspective.

Topics Covered: Sections to be covered from the text are from Chapters 6 through 11. A course outline is in a weekly chart here. (Note: until the semester starts, this syllabus is subject to change without notice.) Since lectures are twice a week, usually half the weekly material will be covered in each lecture. You are strongly urged to read the book before the corresponding lecture in the class and to use office hours of the instructor and TAs, as well as the Q Center to get help. The pace of this course is not slow. If you blow off class for a week, you may find yourself completely lost and it can be hard to catch up. Make sure to get any misunderstandings about the material cleared up right away!

Prerequisites: Math 1131. In particular, you are expected to be comfortable with differential calculus (techniques of integration make extensive use of derivatives). Precalculus is used a lot as well. If you find your familiarity with precalculus to be inadequate, make sure to seriously review the material. Use the Q Center as well as resources (videos, flashcards, clicker questions) for Math 1132, Math 1131, and Math 1060 here (requires NetID and password to access).

Textbook:   See the common course page.

Lecture slides:   These will be available at the page for the large lecture (section 070) in HuskyCT.

Homework:  Your homework problems will be done using WebAssign, which you will access from your discussion section page for Math 1132 on HuskyCT.

Worksheets: Worksheets are available from the Learning Activities tab of the common course page. These are supplementary problems only, not collected or graded.

Quizzes: Each week, except during the first week and midterm weeks, there will be a quiz at the start of the second discussion section.

Exams: There are two midterms, both in discussion section, on Feb. 26 and April 8. If you need exam accommodations based on a documented disability, you need to speak with both the Center for Student Disabilities and the course instructor within the first two weeks of the semester.

Course grade:  On the common course page is a breakdown of how much different parts of the course contribute to the course grade.

Makeup policy:  Late work will not be accepted.

Course conduct: To respect everyone's right to a productive learning environment, you do not want to distract yourself or your classmates. Please refrain from disruptive activities during lecture and discussion section. On a positive note, do feel free to ask questions!

Learning Tips:

Academic integrity: Students are expected to avoid academic misconduct. Your integrity is not worth losing (and the course not worth failing) by falsely presenting yourself in any aspect of this course. For further information on academic integrity, see the Student Code.

Some links

The Q Center: main page, schedule by course and by topic, and other tutoring.

Video sites: Patrick JMT, Khan Academy, Professor Leonard, Krista King, UConn math department resources for precalculus and Calculus 1.

Computational sites for checking work: Desmos and Geogebra for graphing, Mathway, Wolfram Alpha.


Tips for using WebAssign.

Correct and incorrect algebra formulas.

Calculus and cartography.

A worked example of integrating a rational function using a partial fraction decomposition.

Tips on making estimates for error bounds in approximate integration.

Approximating π by integration.

The original paper by Tai about the so-called Tai method (i.e., the Trapezoidal Rule) and the responses it generated.

An improper integral in physics: escape velocity.

Recent Announcements

2/16: Office hours during week of 2/16 are T 2:30-3:30 and Th 1:00-3:00.

1/21: Class begins.

Credit: I respectfully stole the code for much of this page from its original designer, Glenn Tesler. Thanks, Glenn!