Syllabus |

Math 170 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**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 integral, fluent differentiation.**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
- 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".