Spring 2017  Calculus II  Math 1230 
Instructor  Niloufer Mackey (nil.mackey{at}wmich{dot}edu)  
Office  6618 Everett; Phone (269) 3874594.  
Office Hours  M: 2  4 p.m. TR: 3:15  4 p.m. F: 11  noon. You may also see me by appointment. However, right before class is definitely not a good time to see me.  
Class Time  MTRF 1  1:50 p.m., Rood 3309. Please turn beepers and cell phones off during class. Regular attendance is required.  
Prerequisite  Completion of Math 1220 or 1700 (Calculus I) with a grade of C or better.  
Text  Thomas' Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Thomas, Weir, Hass, Addison Wesley, 13th Edition. Please bring this text with you to every class. We will study Chapters 6  10.  
The accompanying Student Solutions Manual is strongly recommended.  
Calculator  A graphing calculator (TI89, V200 or Nspire) is recommended by the department for this course.  
Free help available in Rood 3378 Check http://www.wmich.edu/math/computertutorlabs. 

Other Resources 
Calculus, Schaum's Outlines Series: 3000 solves problems in Calculus.
Lowpriced, with oodles of solved practise problems, used by generations of calculus students. Look for it online.
You can access an electronic copy at no cost through Waldo Library. Another lowpriced resource is How to Ace Calculus: A Streetwise Guide by Adams, Hass and Thompson. Summarizes the important ideas, gives frank advice with generous helpings of humor. Finally, a nocost resource is Calculus by Gilbert Strang, available online through the MIT Open Courseware project. 
Course Rationale: Calculus has been described as the mathematics of change. In the real world, when we are trying to understand a quantity or process, we do not usually start with a formula. Rather, we start with some knowledge of the way in which the quantity changes. Calculus provides us with a precise language and a powerful tool for exploring this change, no matter what its source. Thus you will encounter the ideas of calculus throughout science  in astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, economics, physics, psychology....
This is the second semester of the calculus sequence. The ideas of calculus took centuries to develop and then refine, so you should expect to spend many hours of hard thinking every week to understand them!
Course Objectives:
Attendance: Regular attendance is required. Good attention spans and disciplined study habits are vital!
Homework will be assigned on a daily basis, but will not be collected. It is essential to do it promptly. Working together in study groups is highly recommended. Maintain a separate notebook of solutions. Write up neat, complete solutions, including reasoning and explanatory sentences. The list of homework problems will be maintained at http://homepages.wmich.edu/~mackey/Teaching/123/hw123sp2017.pdf
Quizzes: 15minute quizzes will be held each week, usually on Fridays. Problems will be similar to those done in class or assigned for homework. Come prepared so you can finish in the allotted time. Your lowest quiz score will be dropped.
Exams: Three 50minute exams will be given on or around Feb 3, Mar 2, Apr 7. In addition, a comprehensive twohour Final Exam will be held on Tue April 25, 2:45  4:45 p.m.
Basic Skills Test: The purpose of this test is to ensure that you are adequately prepared in the basic skills of calculating derivatives and antiderivatives. Students are allowed three attempts to pass this test. The first opportunity will be in class on Thursday 12 January. To pass, your solutions to 9 out of 12 problems must be completely correct. Retakes will be administered outside of class, during the following two weeks. Those who do not pass the test after three attempts will have their final course grade lowered by half a letter grade. Further information, including practise tests, can be found at
Makeups will be permitted only when a student documents a genuine medical or personal emergency.
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Important Dates:
Fri Jan 13:
Registration Closes, Last Day to Drop/Add
Mon Jan 16:
MLK Day, no classes
Fri Mar 3;
Spirit Day, no classes
Mon Mar 6 through
Mar 10: Spring Recess
Mon Mar 20:
Last day to Withdraw
Fri Apr 21:
Last day of instruction (for this class)
Tue Apr 25
2:45  4:45 p.m., Final Exam (for this class)
Academic Integrity: You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate Catalog that pertain to Academic Integrity. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. 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 me if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.
Incompletes: Departmental rules will be followed regarding ``I'' (Incomplete) grades. An ``I'' grade may be assigned only when circumstances beyond the student's control prevent completion of a small segment of the course. Incompletes will not be granted under any circumstances when a student is doing unsatisfactory work; such students are advised to withdraw from the course.
University email policy: The only email address to be used for communication between WMU students and faculty and staff is the email address associated with a BroncoNet ID. Students can access this email account or get instructions for obtaining a BroncoNet ID at GoWMU.wmich.edu.
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