MATH 263B A04(04810), Winter 2008

Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

Catalog Description:
Integration, logarithmic, exponential, and other transcendental functions; indeterminate forms, improper integrals, and techniques of integration. Note: Students cannot earn credit for both 263B and either 163B or 266B.
Desired Learning Outcomes:
The list of specific learning outcomes is available at
A grade of C or better in MATH 263A or 266A. See also the Things to Know before MATH 263B sheet.
Martin J. Mohlenkamp,, (740)593-1259, 315-B Morton Hall.
Office hours: Monday 3-4pm, Tuesday 10-11am, Thursday 3-4pm, and Friday 10-11am.
Web page:
Class hours/ location:
MTuThF 2:10-3pm in 222 Morton Hall.
Essential Calculus: Early Transcententals, by James Stewart, Thompson-Brooks/Cole, 2007. This book has online supplements.
Several problems from each section of the book are assigned. These problems will not be collected or graded, but you will need to do them in order to learn.
Matlab Homework:
Five Matlab homeworks are assigned, and will be collected and graded. You may work in a group of two or three and turn in a joint solution.
Good Problems:
Six Good Problems are assigned, and will be collected and graded. These are homework problems that will be graded half on content and half on presentation. The idea is to practice writing mathematics regularly but in small pieces.
There will be four mid-term tests, in class. Calculators are not permitted.
Final Exam:
The final exam is on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 pm. Calculators are not permitted. This is a common final with all students taking 263B, and will consist almost entirely of the assigned homework problems. All material except for sections 6.2, 7.5, and 7.6 will be covered. The location of the final is room 219 Morton Hall.
Each Good Problem is worth 1 unit, each test is worth 2 units, the final is worth 7 units, and the Matlab homeworks are together 1 unit. Your lowest 2 units will be dropped and then your average is computed and a 90% guarantees you at least an A-, 80% a B-, 70% a C-, and 60% a D-.
Missed or Late work:
Only reasons given in advance of a missed test will be considered; otherwise a score of 0 will be given. Late Good Problems and Matlab homeworks are penalized 5% for each 24 hour period or part thereof, excluding weekends and holidays. You can resubmit good problems to improve your score, but the late penalty will apply.
Attendance is not counted in your grade. However, you should estimate that for each class you miss your average will decrease by one point due to the learning you missed. It is your responsibility to find out any announcements made in class.
Academic Dishonesty:
You are strongly encouraged to work together on the homework. You can work together on the Good Problems, but you must acknowledge in writing what help you received and from whom. The tests and final exam must be your own work, and without the aid of notes, etc. Dishonesty will result in a zero on that work, and possible failure in the class and a report to the university judiciaries.
Supplemental Instruction:
SI "provides free, out-of-class study sessions led by an Ohio University undergraduate student who has already taken the course. Used throughout the U.S. and the world, the SI program has proven highly successful in increasing student achievement and retention." Check with the academic advancement center for more information and the schedule.
Special Needs:
If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible so that your learning needs may be appropriately met.
Learning Resources:
  • Your classmates are your best resource. Use them!
  • The MATH 263 webpage has links to several resources, including the Student Handbook and online resources for the textbook.
  • The Academic Advancement Center's Math Center has drop-in help, tutors, online help, and a telephone hotline.
  • Schedule

    The Good Problems and Tests are fixed, but we may not cover sections on exactly the days shown.
    Week Date Section Homework/Materials (ungraded) Good Problem/ Matlab/ Test
    1 January 7 Introduction Matlab Assignments at OU
    January 8 4.7 1-29 every 4th problem, 31-37 odd, 41, 44
    January 10 5.1 1-9 odd
    January 11 A Very Brief Intro to Matlab; Entering Formulas in Matlab Good Problem 1: Mathematical Autobiography, using Layout
    2 January 14 5.2 1, 3, 5, 11, 19-21, 23, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 38-40
    January 15 5.3 1-29 odd, 37, 41-42, 47, 49, 52 Matlab homework 1: Antiderivatives
    January 17
    January 18 5.4 1-11 odd, 15, 17, 19 Good Problem 2: Section 5.2 #20, using Flow
    3 January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no class
    January 22 (drop deadline)
    January 24 Review
    January 25 study guide Test 1 on 4.7,5.1-5.4
    4 January 28 5.5 1-21 odd, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30, 34, 37, 41, 43, 49, 50
    January 29 6.1 1-29 odd, 39 Matlab homework 2: Riemann Sums
    January 31
    February 1 6.2 1-27 odd Good Problem 3: Section 6.1 #28, using Logic
    5 February 4 6.3 1-11 odd, 15-31 odd, 39
    February 5
    February 7 Review
    February 8 study guide Test 2 on 5.5,6.1-6.3
    6 February 11 6.5 5-17 odd (drop deadline with WP/WF)
    February 12 Matlab homework 3: Monte Carlo Integration
    February 14 6.6 1, 2, 5-33 odd, 41
    February 15 Good Problem 4: Section 6.5 #10, using Symbols
    7 February 18 7.1 1-15 odd, 21, 24
    February 19
    February 21 Review
    February 22 study guide Test 3 on 6.5,6.6,7.1
    8 February 25 7.2 1-13 odd, 26-28
    February 26 Matlab homework 4: Improper Integrals
    February 28 7.5 1, 5, 21, 33, 35, 39, 43
    February 29 Good Problem 5: Section 7.2 #12, using Intros
    9 March 3 7.6 1-15 odd, 35, 39, 43, 45
    March 4
    March 6 Review
    March 7 study guide Test 4 on 7.2,7.5,7.6
    10 March 10 9.1 1-21 odd, 22, 27
    March 11 9.2 1-15 odd, 21, 27, 29, 30, 33-39, 41-47 odd Matlab homework 5: Hyperbolic Functions and the Gateway Arch
    March 13 9.3 1-9 odd, 13-19 odd, 23-39 odd; Matlab Polar Coordinates
    March 14 Review Good Problem 6: Section 9.1 #6, using Graphs
    11 March 18 study guide Final Exam Tuesday at 7:00 pm, in 219 Morton Hall.

    Martin J. Mohlenkamp
    Last modified: Fri Sep 3 13:54:27 EDT 2010