MA 166 -- Calculus II


Instructor: Dr.Peter Dragnev

Meeting Time: MTWR 6:00-7:05 -- KT 218

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

Office Hours: TWRF 8:30-9:00 a.m.; TR 10:15-11:00 a.m.; and MTWR 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Book: James Steward -- Calculus: Concepts and Contexts

Course Description: I shall cover chapters 5, 6, and 8, part of 7, as well as Appendixes H, and I (a departmental handout on complex numbers). The main content of the course is devoted to techniques of integration, applications of integration, 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 four tests(100 pts each), nine quizzes and four projects (10 pts each), and a comprehensive final. Weakly homework will be collected. The semester grade will be formed from the 10 best quizzes and projects - 15%, homework - 10%, three best tests - 25% each. 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 collected and graded weakly. 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.