MAC 2312-09
Fall 2003

Instructor: Mark van Hoeij Email:
Office: 211 LOV Phone: 644-3879
Web page:
Class Hours: M 5:15 - 6:05 pm, TR 5:15 - 6:30 PM. Room: LOV 107.
Office Hours: MW 3:00 - 5:00 pm. You are welcome at other hours too (call or e-mail me first so I'll be in my office).
Eligibility. You must have the course prerequisites listed below. It is the student's responsibility to check and prove eligibility. If in doubt, please contact the instructor.
Prerequisites. You must have passed MAC 2311 (Calculus I) with a grade of C- or better or have satisfactorily completed at least four hours of equivalent calculus courses.
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 four unit tests and a cumulative final exam. There will also be homework and short quizzes. Numerical course grades will be determined by (T1+T2+T3+T4 + 2E)/6 where T1..T4 are the unit tests grades, and E = final exam grade. Let P = grade for homework+quizzes. If P is higher than the lowest unit test grade (T1, T2, T3, or T4) then you can replace this unit test grade by P. Letter grades will be based on numerical grades as follows: A = 92-100, A- = 90-91.9, B+ = 88-89.9, B = 82-87.9, B- = 80-81.9, C+ = 78-79.9, C = 72-77.9, C- = 70-71.9, D+ = 68-69.9, D = 60-67.9, F = 0-59.9. A grade of I will not be given to avoid a D or an F, or to provide additional study time.
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, at least one day before the test, of extenuating circumstances. If a test absence is excused, the final exam grade will be used in its place.
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 16.
Test 2: Tuesday, October 14.
Test 3: Tuesday, November 4.
Test 4: Tuesday, November 25.
Final exam: Final Exam: Wednesday Dec 10, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This is the exam period for M 5:15 pm classes. See also: