Calculus II (Fall 2001-Allegheny College)
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
-- John von Neumann, Nobel Prize winner.
- Time and Place: MTWF 9 a.m., at Carr 141
- Instructor: Peter Saveliev
- Office: Carr 239 (to the right of the main entrance)
- Office Hours: Monday 3:30-5:00, Tuesday 10:00-11:00, Wednesday 10:00-11:00, Thursday 2:30-5:30, or by appointment, or any time I am there (see my complete schedule)
- Office Phone: x2910
- Home Phone: 337-0390 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
- E-mail: psavelie (put Math 170 as the subject)
- Class Web-Page: http:\\saveliev.net, then go to Math 170
- Mailbox: Carr Hall, Box 29
- Prerequisites: excellent
algebra skills, good understanding of limits, the
derivative and the
- Text: Calculus by Thomas and Finney. Chapters: 5. Applications of Integrals (5.1, 5.2, 5.5, 5.8), 6. Transcendental Functions (6.1-6.6, 6.8, 6.9), 7. Techniques of Integration (except 7.5), 8.
Infinite Series (except 8.11), 9. Conic Sections,
Parametrized Curves, and
Polar Coordinates (9.6, 9.7, 9.9).
- Goals: fluent integration, understanding infinite series, familiarity with the elements of multivariable calculus
- Group Problems: due weekly (please, staple!), each Friday unless specified otherwise
- Quizzes: based on the practice problems assigned daily, once or twice a week
- Grade Breakdown:
group problems + quizzes: 25% (1-2 may be dropped)
3 exams: 15% each
final exam: 30%
- Letter Grades: A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F: <60
From the Catalogue:
170 Calculus II
A study of the applications of the definite integral; logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions; techniques of integration; sequences and series; and indeterminate forms. Students completing Mathematics 170 with less than a "C" grade must request permission of the instructor to enroll in subsequent courses in Mathematics. Prerequisite: Placement in the course based on consultation with the department chair or the completion of Mathematics 156 or 160 with the grade of "C" or better. Four 50-minute lectures per week.
How to start
- From the Mathematics department web page follow -> Faculty -> Peter Saveliev -> Personal Page -> click on Math 170. Or type saveliev.net, then go to the class page. Bookmark it! Or even better, create your own web-page with a link to the class page. This way you can get there quickly from any computer.
- Read the Policy.
- Fill in the form under Students.
- Try to set up a group (3-4 members) by next Friday, then e-mail the list to me. If you don't you'll be assigned to a group at random.
- Check out the page of Math 170 I taught last fall.
- Plan to visit my office during the next two weeks to say "Hi".