Math 122 is the continuation of Math 121, knowledge of which is a prerequisite for this course. Topics covered include techniques and applications of integration and an introduction to sequences and series.
There are many excellent calculus textbooks that are quite inexpensive. However, since they are usually not the most recent edition, it is difficult to source enough of the same inexpensive textbook for all the students in this course. Therefore, I will not be following a specific textbook. However, most textbooks have nearly identical topics covered.
You must obtain a calculus textbook for this course, but it's up to you to decide which one. Stewart is the author of the one that is often used here, and indeed, I think it's a good book. Get any edition. When searching for a calculus book, make sure you don't get a multivariable calculus textbook. (This course is about single-variable calculus.) Also avoid "Early Transcendentals" editions.
Once you obtain a book - which should be within the first two weeks of class - please stop by a help session or my office hours to show me your book so that I can help you understand exactly what sections of your book we will be covering.
Homework is an important part of any math class. It is important that you practice working on problems. This will help you to understand the material better and will prepare you for the exams. You are encouraged to discuss the homework, and to work together on the problems. However each student is responsible for the final preparation of his or her own homework papers.
Homework will be assigned at the end of every class. It will be posted on Moodle, which can be accessed through your portfolio. It is due the following class. If for some reason you miss class or cannot turn in the homework during class, you have until 5pm that day to put it in the CA's mailbox in the Math Lounge on the sixth floor of the Exley Science Center.
After the homework is submitted, solutions will also be posted on Moodle.
The course assistants will run evening homework sessions on Sundays and Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30pm in Exley 137. This is a great place to work with other students on the homework, and I encourage you to make it a regular part of your weekly schedule. The course assistant will be available to answer questions that you may have while working on the homework.
Occasionally, you may have some last minute questions about the homework the day that it is due. To answer these, I will be available at an extra help session on Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-12:50pm in Exley 121. (Due to some faculty meeting conflicts, this extra session will occasionally be cancelled. I will notify you by email when this happens.)
The Math Workshop is located in the Science Library in the main floor conference room. It is open most afternoons and evenings. There are always two staff members on duty, who may be either experienced undergraduates or math graduate students. This is a drop-in tutoring service, available to all members of the Wesleyan community. Staff members provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere while answering questions about mathematics. The workshop is a good place to go when you get stuck on your math homework.
Sometimes it is helpful to have one-on-one conversations, which is not really possible during the scheduled class time. This is the purpose of office hours. I will hold office hours Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm and Fridays, 11:00-12:00pm.
If you cannot make these, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to make an appointment for a different time.
It is not necessary to buy a calculator for this class. You may not use calculators during exams.
Two exams plus a final will be given. If you have a conflict with an exam time, let me know at least one week in advance so that we can arrange an alternative exam time.
Your grades will be recorded on Moodle, which can be accessed through your portfolio. The course grade will be computed as follows:
There will also be some opportunities for extra credit.
Wesleyan University is committed to ensuring that all qualified students with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from its programs and services. To receive accommodations, a student must have a documented disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and provide documentation of the disability. Since accommodations may require early planning and generally are not provided retroactively, please contact Disability Resources as soon as possible.
If you believe that you need accommodations for a disability, please contact Dean Patey in Disability Resources, located in North College, Room 021, or call 860-685-5581 for an appointment to discuss your needs and the process for requesting accommodations. Please see http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/disabilities/index.html for more information.
If you require accommodations in this class, please make an appointment with me during the first two weeks of class, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. All discussions will remain confidential.