Transcendental functions and their calculus. Integration techniques. Applications of the integral. Indeterminate forms and improper integrals. Polar coordinates. Numerical series and power series expansions. (4-1-5) (C)
Cell phones must be silenced. No texting whatsoever. You may only use laptops/handhelds etc. to access software directly related to the course, such as Mathematica or Webassign. In fact you are encouraged to try things in Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha, etc. during lecture provided you don't lose track of the discussion. Violators will receive one warning and then be dismissed from the classroom for the day. In general you may not use your electronic devices for any purpose not directly related to the class, including email, texting, facebook, instant messaging, game playing, etc.
In short, "No student may seek to gain an unfair advantage over another." Don't cheat, and actively avoid plagiarism. See page 255 of the course catalog for the summary statement, and page 29 of the Student Handbook for the full statement. My personal request is that you additionally not tolerate anyone who cheats or plagiarizes, because these behaviors devalue the records of all honest students.
See http://iit.edu/csl/am/programs/pdf/Syllabus_Math_152.pdf. This document is a skeleton for the material you see below.
Mathematica version 8 (available at IIT Computer Labs)
WebAssign (institution=iit, course ID number provided in class)
2. The student should become proficient in the basic techniques of integration for the evaluation of definite, indefinite, and improper integrals.
3. The student should learn to solve first-order separable and linear differential equations with initial values.
4. The student should learn parametric curves and polar curves and their calculus.
5. The student should learn infinite series, power series and Taylor polynomial and series, and their convergence properties.
6. The student should be able to utilize the computer algebra system Mathematica to explore mathematical concepts, illustrate them graphically, and solve problems numerically or symbolically.
7. The student should become a more effective communicator by developing his/her technical writing skills in the preparation of several Mathematica lab reports.
How to fail this class: answer your WebAssign homework by guessing or without writing down full solutions.
Arriving after attendance is collected counts as absent; this could be 5-15 minutes after the start time. Excused absences include official IIT activities for which the instructor is given advance notice, and documented emergencies.
WebAssign. It is your responsibility to check for assignments and their due dates. You are expected to work out a solution on paper before submitting the answer in WebAssign, and must do so if you ask for help from the ARC/TA/professor. Writing out the solution also increases the chances that you are actually learning the material rather than guessing.
Recitation attendance and participation is required (alternating on Fridays with Lab meetings at the 1:50p-3:05p time). Recitation participation consists of three main components, with minor variation at the discretion of the TA:
Allowable aids/resources for various components of the course are as follows.
Use your common sense to extrapolate from these guidelines or contact the instructor regarding uncertainties. It is recommended to practice a problem until you can solve it quickly without calculator or Mathematica in order to prepare for exams. For even problems and labs, solution manuals and solution sets from previous courses are strictly prohibited.
These labs can be done in groups of at most two students. The allowed collaboration is the same as for homework except that you may freely consult your lab partner; in fact you and your partner (if any) will submit only one lab report. You can obtain a free version of Mathematica from OTS for personal use.
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