MA 164 -- Calculus II


Instructor: Dr.Peter Dragnev

Meeting Time: MWF 11:00-11:50 and TR 10:30-11:45 -- KT G51

Office: KT 290, tel. 481-6382, e-mail:

Office Hours: MW 10:00-11:00 a.m. and TR 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Book: James Steward -- Calculus: Concepts and Contexts

Course Description: I shall cover chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8, as well as Appendixes B, H, and I (a departmental handout on complex numbers). The main content of the course is devoted to techniques of integration, applications of integration, introduction to differential equations, infinite sequences and series, polar coordinates, complex numbers, and conic sections. The objective of the course is to master these topics and concepts, as well as improve problem solving skills and critical thinking.

Grading: There will be five tests(100 pts each), ten quizzes and four projects (10 pts each), and a comprehensive final. The 10 best grades from the quizzes and projects will form a quiz grade, which (if higher) will substitute the lowest testgrade. The average forms the semester grade. There will be a comprehensive Final Exam (100 pts). The grade for the course is based on 75% of the semester grade and 25% of the Final exam according to the scale:

A 90 -100; B 80-89; C 70-79; D 60-69; F below 59.

No make up tests or quizzes will be given (unless proper excuse is provided).

Homework: Homework will be assigned, but not graded. However, students are expected to do their homework on time. It is the instructor's experience that keeping up with the homework is an essential part of the preparation for the course. The problems on the tests and the quizzes will be similar to the homework.

Enclosed is the tentative teaching schedule.