Math 122 is the continuation of Math 121, knowledge of which is a prerequisite for this course. Integration and applications thereof, techniques of integration, polar coordinates and parametric equations, infinite sequences and series.
A tentative syllabus can be found here.
Homework is an important part of any math class. It is important that you practice doing the 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 also be posted on the website: http://cleidy.web.wesleyan.edu/teaching/122spring2008/homework.html.
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 your TA's mailbox in the Math Lounge on the sixth floor of the Exley Science Center. After that time, late homework will not be accepted.
For homework due on Tuesday, the homework should be put in Mi Kyung's box. For homework due on Thursday, the homework should be put in Caitlyn's box.
Since the time in class will be primarily used for lectures on new material, I have set aside additional time in my schedule to be available to go over homework. The homework sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 1:00pm in Exley Science Center 618. Attendance in these sessions is not required, but I encourage you to consider making this a regular part of your schedule. Although you can ask me any questions during these sessions, I expect that most questions will be about the homework that is due the next day.
Mi Kyung will run a help session on Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30pm in Exley Science Center 141. Caitlyn will run a help session on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00pm in Exley Science Center 141.
The Math Workshop, x2205, is located in Room 113A Science Center, in other words in the Main floor Conference Room in the Science Library. It is open Sunday through Thursday from 7 to 10 pm and Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 5 pm during the semester. 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 Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm.
If you cannot make these, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to make an appointment for a different time.
Technology can be a useful tool when learning mathematics. Although technology will not be emphasized in this class, some of the homework problems that I will assign will require some technology. I recommend using Mathematica, which is available in the computer labs on campus. It is also available for download at http://software.wesleyan.edu. However, if you prefer to use (and know how to use) another software package or device such as a graphing calculator instead, you should feel free to do so. I do not recommend buying a graphing calculator solely for the purpose of this class.
Although technology can be a useful tool, it is important that you do not become depend on it. For this reason (as well as some logistical reasons), you may not use calculators during exams.
Two midterms and a final will be given.
The course grade will be computed as follows:
There will be three extra credit projects assigned during the semester:
Each of these can increase your final course grade up to 2 percentage points.
It is the policy of Wesleyan University to provide reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Students, however, are responsible for registering with Disabilities Services, in addition to making requests known to me in a timely manner. 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. Students with disabilities should also contact Dean Lazare. Please see http://www.wesleyan.edu/deans/disability-students.html for more information.