Math 1710 - Calculus II, Science & Engineering

Section 105, Control number 13460
Spring Semester 2009
Department of Mathematics
Western Michigan University

Updated January 5, 2009.

Time and location:  Class meets 10 - 10:50 a.m., MTRF, in 1155 Schneider Hall.  Final exam is Monday, April 20, 8 -10 a.m.

Instructor:  Jay A. Wood, 6617 Everett Tower, 387-4812, email: jay(dot)wood(at)wmich(dot)edu .

Office hours:  11 a.m. - noon, TF, or by appointment.

Course description (from the undergraduate catalog):  "A continuation of MATH 1700, with further applications and preparation for science and engineering. Techniques of integration, more on trigonometric functions, sequences and series, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, and more on elementary differential equations."  Additional course information, with a tentative outline of topics, is available from the mathematics department at .

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 1700 (recommended) or (MATH 1220 and departmental approval).

Credits: 4 hours

Textbook:  Phillip Zenor, Edward E. Slaminka, Donald Thaxton, Calculus with Early Vectors, Prentice Hall, 1999.

Calculator:  The department requires a TI-89 (or higher) calculator for this course.  See .

Basic Skills Test:  The department requires a Basic Skills Test in all sections of Math 1230 and Math 1710.  For information, please see .  Please be aware of this provision: "If a student does not pass this basic skills exam their final grade will be lowered by a half
letter grade at the end of the course."

Homework:  Here is the list of homework assignments for the semester.  Due dates will be announced in class (usually Mondays and Thursdays).  Homework will usually be graded on an attempted/not attempted basis.

Grades:  Course grades will be determined by an accumulation of points from homework (up to 100 pts), quizzes (up to 100 pts), three in-class exams (up to 300 pts, 100 pts each), and a final exam (up to 300 pts).  That is a total of 800 possible points.  I will be at least as generous as follows:  A-at least 720; BA-at least 680; B-at least 640; CB- at least 600; C-at least 560; DC-at least 520; D-at least 480.  Please remember the provision regarding the Basic Skills Test: "If a student does not pass this basic skills exam their final grade will be lowered by a half letter grade at the end of the course."

Exam dates:  Tuesday, January 27; Friday, February 20; and Friday, March 27---all in class.  Final exam is Monday, April 20, 8 -10 a.m.

Collaboration:  You may work together on homework, but not quizzes or exams.  If you do work together, or if you receive assistance from someone else, please say so on your paper (e.g., "I worked with Leonhard Euler on problems 5 and 7, and with Karl Gauss on problems 10 and 15").  Each person is responsible for writing up his/her own version of the solution.

Accommodation for Disabilities:  Any student with a documented disability (e.g., physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations must contact Ms. Beth Denhartigh at 387-2116 or at at the beginning of the semester. A disability determination must be made by this office before any accommodations are provided by the instructor.

Student Conduct and Academic Honesty (wording courtesy of the WMU Faculty Senate's Professional Concerns Committeee):
"You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. [The policies can be found at under Academic Policies, Student Rights and Responsibilities.] If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with your instructor if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test."

Please visit and to access the Code of Honor and general academic policies on such issues as diversity, religious observance, student disabilities, etc.