Math 132
Calculus II
Winter-Spring, 2015

Professor Wickerhauser


  • The final exam will focus on these topics from Webworks 10 and 11:
    • limits of infinite sequences by L'Hopital's rule
    • tests of convergence for infinite series
    • error estimates for alternating series
    • computing basic power series
    • determining radius of convergence
    • computing Taylor series
    • error terms in Taylor series
    • limits and approximations using Taylor series
    • computing binomial series
    • basic parametric curves
    • slopes of tangents to parametric curves
    • lengths of parametric curves
    • areas enclosed by parametric curves
    • basic curves in polar coordinates
    • lengths of polar curves
    • areas enclosed by polar curves
    Techniques from earlier in the course will be useful in solving the problems.
  • HW 11 opened on Friday at 9am. It will close at 9:00pm on Monday, April 27th.



Topics. Continuation of Math 131. A brief review of the definite integral and Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Techniques of integration, applications of the integral, sequences and series, and some material on differential equations.

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Prerequisites. Math 131 or a grade of B or better in a one year high school calculus course.

Time. Classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Busch Hall, room 100. Section 1 meets 10:00am-11:00am. Section 2 meets 11:00am-12:00 noon.

Text. The lectures will generally follow University Calculus: Early Transcendentals (Second Edition) by Joel R. Hass, Maurice D. Weir, and George B. Thomas Jr., which was the text used in Math 131 in Fall, 2014. You are welcome to use any similar calculus textbook, or none at all.

Homework. Homework problems will be generated and graded weekly on WeBWorK. You are encouraged to collaborate on homework and to work additional exercises from your textbook, although the homework grade will be based only on your individual WeBWorK results.

Tests. Tests, at which attendance is required, will be given from 7:00pm-9:00pm on Wednesday February 4, Wednesday March 4 and Wednesday April 8. The final examination will be held on Friday May 1 from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Grading. The homework, the three tests, and the final examination will each be assigned a score and will contribute equal shares (20%) to the course score. Letter grades, computed from the course score, will be at least the following:

Course score at least:90%80%70%60%
Letter grade at least:ABCD

Students taking the Cr/NCr or P/F options will need a grade of D or better to pass. Students taking the Audit option will need to attend and sign in at 37 of the 41 class meetings to obtain a Successful Audit grade.

Computing. Students are encouraged to use their own computers or those available in the Arts and Sciences Computing Lab for both symbolic and numerical computations.

Office Hours. Teaching assistants, assigned to you at registration, will be available on Tuesdays throughout the day in various classrooms. I will be available in my office Mondays 4:00-5:00pm, and occasionally at other times by appointment.

Questions? Return to M. Victor Wickerhauser's home page for contact information.