MA 228 Technical Calculus


Instructor: Dr. Peter Dragnev

Office: KT 290, tel. (260) 481-6382


Office hours: TR 10:00-10:30 and 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Book: Technical Calculus with Analytic Geometry by Allyn J. Washington 4th Ed.

Course description: MA 228 is a continuation of the Technical Calculus I course MA 227. I intend to cover material from Chapters 9-14. The topics are various integration techniques, introduction to partial derivatives and double integrals, polar coordinates, Taylor and Fourier series, and first-order differential equations. Different numerical methods and applications will be discussed. As a tool we shall use the Computer Algebra System Maple.

Grading: There will be four tests, ten quizzes, and a comprehensive final. The contribution of each is as follows: quizzes -- 10%; best three tests -- 60%; homework -- 5%; Final -- 25%. The grade for the course is 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 weekly. 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.