MAC 2312-5
Fall 2002

Instructor: Mark van Hoeij Email:
Office: 211 LOV Phone: 644-3879
Web page:
Class Hours: TR 12:30 - 1:45 pm, F 12:20 - 1:10. Room: 217 HTL.
Office Hours: TR 2:00 - 3:00 pm. You are welcome at other hours too (e-mail me first to let me know when you want to come to my office).
Eligibility. You must have the course prerequisites listed below, and must never have completed with a grade of C- or better a course for which MAC 2312 is a (stated or implied) prerequisite. Students with prior credit in college calculus may be required to reduce the credit for MAC 2312 accordingly. It is the student's responsibility to check and prove eligibility.
Prerequisites. Any of the following will satisfy the prerequisites for this course:
   (1) credit for MAC 2311 (Calculus I) with a grade of C- or better, or appropriate transfer credits;
   (2) AMP Calculus score of 17 or higher;
   (3) AP score of 3 or higher.
   (4) credit by exam.
On the first day, you will receive sample questions from a Calculus I final. If this material is not fresh in your mind, I urge you to review the material immediately: it is very important to make sure that you do not fall behind. This is definitely not meant to discourage you. Quite the opposite, it is meant to ensure that you will have a productive and enjoyable semester. You are expected to know: (a) the definition and various interpretations of the derivative of a function; (b) the techniques of differentiation, especially the chain rule; (c) the definition and interpretation of integrals; (d) the fundamental theorem of calculus, and understand how to use this theorem for computing definite integrals.
Text. Calculus by Hughes-Hallet, Gleason, McCallum, et al., Wiley, 3rd edition.
Calculator. Students are required to have a programmable graphing calculator.
Course Content. Chapters 7-11. The material to be covered is naturally divided into three segments: (1) techniques of integration, using both analytical and numerical methods; we will explore applications of the methods learned to problems in geometry, physics, and economics; (2) an introductory study of series, a concept that may be new to most students of Calculus II; the discussion will be combined with the investigation of several applications; (3) an introduction to differential equations, from both analytical and graphical viewpoints; we will study a rich variety of problems modeled by differential equations, including a detailed investigation of the logistic model of population growth.
Course Objectives. This course is the second part of the calculus sequence. In Calculus I, you were introduced to the three fundamental notions upon which calculus is built: limits, derivatives and integrals. Our main objectives this semester are: (1) to deepen the comprehension of these notions through conceptual discussions and the investigation of many problems and applications; (2) to master more advanced methods and techniques, and apply them to the solution of a variety of problems.
Grading. There will be three unit tests, several short quizzes and class work, and a final exam. Your work will be weighted as follows: unit tests: 20% each; final exam: 20%. The remaining 20% will be determined by quizzes, classwork and possibly a project. Letter grades will be based on numerical grades as follows: A = 92-100, A- = 90-92, B+ = 88-89, B = 82-87, B- = 80-82, C+ = 78-79, C = 72-78, C- = 70-71, D+ = 68-69, D = 60-67. A grade of I will not be given to avoid a D or an F, or to provide additional study time. Failure to process a course drop will result in a course grade of F.
Exam Policy. No makeup exams will be given. An absence from a quiz or a unit test may be excused if the student presents sufficient evidence of extenuating circumstances. Absences from tests due to family social events will not be excused. If a test absence is excused, the final exam grade will be used in its place. For an excused quiz absence, the next unit test grade will be used.
Honor Code. The Academic Honor System at The Florida State University is based on the premise that each student has the responsibility 1) to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity in the student's own work, 2) to refuse to tolerate violations of academic integrity in the University community, and 3) to foster a high sense of integrity and social responsibility on the part of the University community. A copy of the University Academic Honor Code can be found in the current Student Handbook and you are bound by it in all your academic work.
American Disabilities Act. Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC), and bring a letter from the SDRC to the instructor indicating their needs.This should be done within the first week of class.
Test 1: Tuesday, September 17.
Test 2: Thursday, October 17.
Test 3: Tuesday, November 19.
Final exam: Tuesday, December 10, 10:00 am - noon. WRONG DATE.