Calculus of functions of a single variable continued; additional applications of definite integration to moments, centroids, arc length, surface area and work. Transcendental functions, infinite series, methods of integration, review of conic sections.Unofficial Better Title: "Integrals as the Mathematics of Unification, Used to Handle Wholeness"
Many students who take Math 121 also take Physics 223 (Mechanics and Sound). Also, a fair number of questions on the Math Subject GRE and various math PhD qualifying exams are based on Calc 2: seehttps://www.math.umass.edu/graduate/sample-qualifying-exams https://www.math.umass.edu/graduate/sample-qualifying-exams http://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/practice_book_math.pdf http://www.ets.org/gre/subject/about/content/mathematics/For math majors and physics majors (but not math-education majors), I recommend that you take Computer Science (COSC) 120: Matlab Programming as soon as you can. Calc isn't even a prerequisite--you could take them together if they are offered the same semester. Let your friends know too! For those who are going farther in the calculus sequence, I STRONGLY recommend that you sign up for Linear Algebra (Math 122) this semester (right now!) and then Calc III the semester after that. Calculus is sort of like a language, and if you skip it for a semester, your skills will decay. Let your friends know too! Follow-up courses: Math 223 (Multivariable Calc a.k.a. Calc III), other math and physics courses.
Section 2 CRN 20933: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 2:00pm-2:50pm; Pray-Harrold 3214 credit hours.
Class meetings will be mostly interactive lectures, with some time to work on problems in class, and some time to go over problems from the homework. For some class sessions I'll ask you to bring a laptop, or buddy up with someone who has one, to use spreadsheets. Exams will also be held during class meetings.I expect that you will work on Math 121 for 8 to 12 hours per week outside of class. The federal standard for what a credit-hour means is a _minimum_ of 2-hours-outside-class for every credit hour, and our class is 4 credit hours, so that's at least 8 hours/week outside class.
Mon/Wed 1:30- 2:00 Office Hours 2:00- 2:50 Math 121, PH 321 (CRN 20933) 3:00- 3:30 Office Hours Tue/Thu 10:00-11:00 Office Hours 11:00-12:15 Stat 360-0, PH 405 12:15- 1:00 Office Hours, lunch 1:15- 1:45 faculty research meeting (Thursdays only) 1:30- 2:00 Office Hours 2:00- 2:50 Math 121, PH 321 (CRN 20933) 3:00- 3:30 Office Hours 5:00- 5:30 Office Hours 5:30- 6:45 Math 419W/519, PH 324 (CRN 26352/26362) Fri: no schedule--I'm often on campus, though. I have various meetings to go to. Send e-mail to make an appointment.
I am also happy to make appointments if you cannot come to the general office hours. Please send me e-mail to arrange an appointment. However, I am not available when I am teaching other classes (see above).
The Mathematics Student Services Center (or "Math Lab") is also here to help you, in Pray-Harrold 411. Their hours are posted here.
A good place to study, if the Math Lab doesn't suit you, is the Math Den, Pray-Harrold room 501.Another resource on campus is the Holman Success Center, formerly the Holman Learning Center.
I am a very applied mathematician. Applied, applied, applied. Not pure. Impure. I try to focus on real-world problems, rather than artificial drill problems (though I do recognize the need for some drill). My classes spend much more time on formulating problems (going from the real world to math notation and back) than on proving theorems. If you want the theoretical basis for anything we are discussing, please ask!
My general math interests are in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR). In particular, I do research in applied probability and queueing theory, the mathematics of predicting how long it takes to wait in line for service. You can learn more about this in Math 319 and 419 when I teach them. I also enjoy teaching about cost-minimizing/profit-maximizing methods called Non-Linear Programming (NLP) in Math 319 and Math 560.
I was a licensed amateur radio operator, and enjoy bringing aspects of electronics and the physics of sound/music into the classroom. You will see lots of sines and cosines in my classes, and exponentials/logarithms, but not much in the way of tangent, secant, etc.
I am also one of the leaders of the push for Data Science and Analytics at EMU--a combination of statistics, computer science, and business. One of the important function shapes in that field is the s-shape, like Logistic functions, so we'll use those a fair bit.
Our required text is chapters 5 through 11 of "Calculus, Early Transcendentals", mostly the 7th edition but 8th is okay too. by James Stewart published by Thomson--Brooks/Cole. There are three ways to get it: (These are 7th-edition links)
The textbook should be available at all the usual bookstores on and around campus.
Reading a math textbook takes certain skills! Here are some guides:
A TI-83/84 calculator is strongly recommended. A TI-89 or TI-Nspire is not required, but is allowed just as much as a TI-84 sort of calculator. I'd have a hard time helping you with it, though. Some exams might have a section with no calculator allowed.
I will post data files, homework assignment files, etc. on my home page.
We will use the Canvas system to record scores. You are expected to keep an eye on your scores using the system, and get extra help if your scores indicate the need.
Chapters and Topics: Almost all of these sections will have a homework assignment.
|5.4||Integrals: Review, Net Change|
|5.5||Integrals: the substitution rule|
|6.1||Areas between curves|
|6.3||Volumes by cylindrical shells|
|6.5||Average Value of a Function|
|7.1||Integration by Parts|
|7.4||Integration of rational functions by partial fractions|
|7.5||Strategy for integration|
|8.2||Area of a surface of revolution|
|8.3||Applications to physics and engineering (pressure, centroids)|
|10.1||Parametric curves in the plane|
|10.2||Calculus of Parametric curves|
|10.4||Calculus of Polar curves|
|11.3||The integral test and estimates of sums|
|11.4||The comparison test|
|11.6||Absolute convergence and the ratio and root tests|
|11.7||Strategy for testing series|
|11.9||Representations of functions as power series|
|11.10||Taylor and Maclaurin series|
|11.11||Applications of Taylor Polynomials|
1 1/4/2017 Wed Introductions; Syllabus, etc. 2 1/5/2017 Thu 5.4 Integrals: Review, Net Change 3 1/9/2017 Mon continued 4 1/10/2017 Tue 5.5 Integrals: the substitution rule 5 1/11/2017 Wed continued 6 1/12/2017 Thu 7.7 Approximate integration 7 1/16/2017 Mon MLK day 8 1/17/2017 Tue 6.1 Areas between curves 9 1/18/2017 Wed 6.2 Volumes 10 1/19/2017 Thu continued 11 1/23/2017 Mon 6.3 Volumes by cylindrical shells 12 1/24/2017 Tue 6.4 Work 13 1/25/2017 Wed 6.5 Average Value of a Function 14 1/26/2017 Thu continued 15 1/30/2017 Mon review day 16 1/31/2017 Tue exam 1 17 2/1/2017 Wed 7.1 Integration by Parts 18 2/2/2017 Thu continued 19 2/6/2017 Mon 7.2 Trigonometric integrals 20 2/7/2017 Tue continued 21 2/8/2017 Wed 7.3 Trigonometric substitution 22 2/9/2017 Thu 7.4 Partial fractions 23 2/13/2017 Mon 7.5 Strategy for integration; 7.8 warmup 24 2/14/2017 Tue 7.8 Improper Integrals 25 2/15/2017 Wed continued 26 2/16/2017 Thu review day; last day before Break Week 27 2/27/2017 Mon first day after Break Week; 8.1 Arc Length 28 2/28/2017 Tue exam 2 29 3/1/2017 Wed 8.2 Area of a surface of revolution 30 3/2/2017 Thu 8.3 Physics & Engr (pressure, centroids) 31 3/6/2017 Mon continued 32 3/7/2017 Tue 10.1,2 Parametrics & calculus 33 3/8/2017 Wed 10.3,4 Polar & calculus 34 3/9/2017 Thu 11.1 Sequences 35 3/13/2017 Mon continued 36 3/14/2017 Tue 11.2 Series 37 3/15/2017 Wed continued 38 3/16/2017 Thu 11.3 Integral test; estimates of sums 39 3/20/2017 Mon continued 40 3/21/2017 Tue 11.4 The comparison test 41 3/22/2017 Wed continued 42 3/23/2017 Thu 11.5 Alternating Series 43 3/27/2017 Mon 11.6 Absolute convergence; ratio & root tests 44 3/28/2017 Tue 11.7 Strategy for testing series 45 3/29/2017 Wed review day 46 3/30/2017 Thu exam 3; start 11.8 pre-lab exercise 47 4/3/2017 Mon 11.8 Power series 48 4/4/2017 Tue continued 49 4/5/2017 Wed 11.9 Representations of functions as power series 50 4/6/2017 Thu continued 51 4/10/2017 Mon 11.10 Taylor and Maclaurin series 52 4/11/2017 Tue continued 53 4/12/2017 Wed 11.11 Applications of Taylor Polynomials 54 4/13/2017 Thu continued 55 4/17/2017 Mon Bonus topics: Fourier? Filtering? DiffEq? 56 4/18/2017 Tue review day; last day of classes 4/19/2017 Wed other classes having finals 4/20/2017 Thu other classes having finals 4/24/2017 Mon other classes having finals 4/25/2017 Tue Final exam 1:30-3:00---a HALF-HOUR EARLY
Students should be able to:
Regular attendance is strongly recommended. There will be material presented in class that is not in the textbook, yet will be very useful. Similarly, there are things in the textbook that are might not be covered in class, but are still very useful. If you must miss a class, arrange to get a copy of the notes from someone, and arrange for someone to ask your questions for you. If you are stuck on occasion without your usual child care, you may bring your child to class, and need not even get advanced permission (this is my personal policy--I don't know if EMU has a policy). Please be considerate to your classmates if your child becomes disruptive.
My lectures and discussions mostly use the document camera, along with demonstrations in Excel and other mathematical software. I do not usually have PowerPoint-like presentations, and thus cannot hand out copies of slides.
Homework will be assigned for most class periods. Ideally, you'd complete it in advance of the next class session.
We might have short quizzes. Some of these might be announced; others might be unannounced.
No scores will be dropped by default, unless a valid medical excuse with evidence is given. In the unfortunate event of a medical need, the appropriate grade or grades may be dropped entirely (at the professor's discretion), rather than giving a make-up. You are highly encouraged to still complete the relevant assignments and consult with me during office hours to ensure you know the material.Your overall score will be computed as follows:
Most homeworks and worksheets will be graded as credit/no credit instead of graded in detail. These homeworks might then be counted with less weight than the occasional graded-in-detail homework. If a student falls hopelessly behind in the homeworks, they may request a grand make-up assignment (which might be done at home or in the math testing room, at the instructor's discretion). This request might or might not be granted, at the instructor's discretion.
An important part of getting into graduate school is showing the ability to do research. Research doesn't just mean looking stuff up online or in the library--it means asking interesting questions and solving problems that nobody has solved before, or solving in new ways. Most of my classes (even Calculus 1) involve a mandatory project to get you thinking about research. While my Calc 2 class doesn't have a mandatory project, I encourage you to do a project for extra credit. Email me or come talk to me if you're interested.
I am open to doing contract honors for this class for students in the Honors College. Please contact me if you are interested in doing so.
From the book "Learning and Motivation in the Postsecondary Classroom" by Marilla D. Svinicki: "researchers have demonstrated that students who are initially allowed to generate their own ideas about a problem before they receive a lecture on it better understand the concepts behind the problem than students who are simply told what those concepts are." What does this mean for you in this class? Most of the time, after the first class meeting about a new section of the book, I will want you to try the homework that night and ask questions during the next class meeting, then you have the night after that to finish up the homework and turn it in at the start of the next class meeting. There is a temptation to not try it the first night, and just sit and try to absorb information about the problems from the discussion the next day. The research cited above says this is not good for your learning.
Also, "students who learn to monitor their own understanding and take steps to modify their thinking in light of that monitoring become much better problem solvers in the long run." I almost always want you to check your work by comparing to sensible upper and lower bounds, guesses, etc., or by taking a derivative to check an integral formula you just found. This way, you are monitoring how well you can do the problems in real-time, without having to wait for feedback from me grading your paper. The research I just mentioned shows that this makes you a better problem solver. AND, you get more credit because you can fix the problems you find you got wrong, even before turning it in!
The University Writing Center (115 Halle Library; 487-0694) offers one-to-one writing consulting for both undergraduate and graduate students. Students can make appointments or drop in between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. The UWC opens for the Winter 2017 semester on Monday, January 9, and will close on Thursday, April 20. Students are encouraged to come to the UWC at any stage of the writing process.
The UWC also has several satellite locations across campus (in Owen, Sill, Marshall, Porter, Pray-Harrold, and Mark Jefferson). These satellites provide drop-in writing support to students in various colleges and programs. The Pray-Harrold UWC satellite (rm. 211) is open Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The locations and hours for the other satellites can be found on the UWC web site: http://www.emich.edu/uwc.
UWC writing consultants also work in the Academic Projects Center (116 Halle Library), which offers drop-in consulting for students on writing, research, and technology-related issues. The APC is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Additional information about the APC can be found at http://www.emich.edu/apc.
Students seeking writing support at any location of the University Writing Center should bring a draft of their writing (along with any relevant instructions or rubrics) to work on during the consultation.