William H. Nesse


Math 1220-005, Spring semester 2012.

Instructor: Dr. William Nesse

Quite literally, The Calculus is the one of the greatest achievements in human civilization. Calculus II covers the general material related to integration and infinite series.

The syllabus is HERE. Read it carefully, it will be followed to the letter. It is a contract between the instructor and the student.

Assigned homework is HERE.


When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm–6 :50pm

Where: Redwood campus, Technology Building (R) 309 Class

Homework from weekly assigned sections will be collected the following monday of the next week. Required credit will also be given to three in-class student homework presentations. The presentation will include going up to the board and working out a problem for the class, or a student representing a group of students doing in-class group work.

There will be four mid-term exams and one final. The final grade  percentage for this course will be computed as a weighted average of 16% homework scores, 51% midterm exam scores, 3% for in-class homework presentations, and 30% final exam. Letter grades will break down in the standard way from the total percentage, with 60% or less qualifying as an E, and incrementing a up letter grade for every 10% higher than 60%. Plus and minus grades will attached to letters if the score is in  the upper and lower third of the 10% increment, respectively (i.e., if you get a 82% you get a B-, while an 84% gets a B, and an 87% gets a B+). The only exception is for an A+ grade, which does not exist.

No calculators will be allowed on the exams.

There are no make-up exams, and no late homework. The lowest exam will only count as 3% of the total exam percentage.

Week-by-week schedule, Spring Semester 2012. Homework assigned for the week will be collected the Monday of the following week.

Week 1  (1/9-1/13): Review, 6.1, 6.2, 6,3

Week 2 (1/17-1/20)   6.4, 6.5.   (6.1-3 due Weds)

Week 3 (1/23-1/27) 6.6 and exam review on Mon., 6.4-5 due Mon; 6.7, EXAM 1 on Weds.

Week 4 (1/30 – 2/3): 7.1, 7.2, 7.3  (1/30 Last Drop Day)

Week 5 (2/6-2/10): 7.4 ,7.5, 7.6;  7.7,  7.8

Week 6 (2/13-2/17): 7.8, 8.1, 8.2

Week 7 (2/21-2/24):  EXAM 2  (2/20 Presidents Day, no class)

Week 8 (2/27-3/2): 8.3, 8.4, 8.5

Week 9 (3/5-3/9): 8.5, 8.6, 8.6, 9.1

Week 10 (3/12-3/16):  9.2, Exam 3  (3/13 Last day to withdraw)

Week 11 (3/19-3/23): Spring Break—NO CLASS

Week 12 (3/26-3/30): 9.3, 9.3, 9.4, 9.4

Week 13 (4/2-4/6): 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.3

Week 14 (4/9-4/13): 10.4, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3

Week 15 (4/16-4/20): 11.4, Review, Exam 4

Week 16 (4/23-4/26)  Review

Week 17 (4/30-5.4): FINAL  (Grades available May 9)


1 Comment »

  1. Sweet! A class where I don’t have to hope the professor is in a good mood… everything is made clear from the start and I know what I have to do to get my “A!” This is why I’m not a history major.

    Comment by Carie — January 11, 2012 @ 6:42 am

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