Calculus 2 (Math 230)

Instructor: Dr. Scott Sarra
          Class Info: TR 6:30 - 8:20, SH 509
Office Hours: TR 12:15 to 12:30 and 1:45 to 4:00, SH 325
Course Description:  Applications and techniques of integration, and infinite series. Polar coordinates and parametric equations

TextbookCalculus: Early Transcendentals, 6th edition, J. Stewart, ISBN: 0495011665.

Course Learning Objectives:

After completing the course, the student will be prepared for a third course in calculus and will have gained mathematical tools to use in their major classes.

Credits: 4


MTH 229


In class exams, unannounced quizzes, hand in homework, and possibly a project will be averaged and the final grades will be assigned according to the average as:

90<=x <=100 -> A; 80<=x <90 -> B; 70<=x <80 -> C; 60<=x <70 -> D; x <60 -> F


For each topic we discuss in class homework problems from the textbook will be suggested.  It is your responsibility to master the problems in a timely manner.   Test and quizzes questions will be based on the problems.  You are encouraged to ask questions about and discuss the homework problems at the beginning of each class.  The problems will not be collected, they are for your benefit in assisting your with understanding the material.

Makeup exams: 

If you are unable to take an exam due to an excused absence, you must contact me prior to the exam time and furnish the proper written verification of the absence as defined by the MU undergraduate catalog in order to take a make-up exam.  Excused absences, as defined by the MU undergraduate catalog, fall into three categories: (1) university sponsored activities; (2) absences as a result of illness or death in the family; (3) absences resulting from major religious holidays.  Consult the catalog for details. 

Attendance Policy:

Attendance is at your discretion. However, you are responsible for what is covered in class and for being present to take quizzes.  I strongly advise you to attend every class as in my experience the best grades are earned by students that attend and are prepared for every class.  Borderline grade decisions will be determined by attendance.  Quizzes will be unannounced, thus missing a class may mean missing a quiz.  Quizzes may only be made up due to an excused absence that is properly documented.

Documented learning disabilities:

Accommodations will be made to assist students with documented learning disabilities.  Students should make arrangements with the Help center to provide the instructor with a notice of accommodation.