Fall 2019
Math 132

Section Day/Time Room Location Instructor
1 MWF 9AM-10AM Hillman 60 Prof Blake Thornton
2 MWF 10AM-11AM Hillman 60 Prof Blake Thornton
3 MWF 12PM-1PM Wilson 214 Prof Francesco Di Plinio
4 MWF 1PM-2PM Wilson 214 Prof Francesco Di Plinio
Instructors:
Prof Blake Thornton
Office: Cupples 1, Room 108A
Email: bthornton@wustl.edu
Office Hours:
    Mon 11AM-12PM
    Tues 3-4PM (Help session, Wilson 214)
    Wed 11-12PM
    Thurs 1-2PM
    Fri 11-12PM
    Or make an appointment
Prof Francesco Di Plinio
Office: Cupples 1 202
Email: francesco.diplinio@wustl.edu
Office Hours:
    Mon 9-11AM
    Tues 2-3PM
    Thurs 5:15-6:15PM (Help session, McDonnell 162)
    Fri 9-11AM
    Or make an appointment
Google Calendar of Math 132 Office Hours
Math Help Room Schuedule

Assistants to Instructors
Mary Barker: marybarker@wustl.edu
Ben Castor: bcastor@wustl.edu
Alberto Dayan: alberto.dayan@wustl.edu
Tiansi Li: litiansi@math.wustl.edu
Chang Liu: chang.liu@wustl.edu
Jeet Sampat: sampatjeet@email.wustl.edu
Zoe Yu: chuyi@wustl.edu

Help and Assistant Office Hours: Mathematics Help Room. Available M-F between 10AM-5PM.

Syllabus
At the link above (which should take you to the bottom of this page), you can find information on textbook, discussion sections, help, clickers, calculators, homework, PLTL, study suggestions, exams, grades, grading scale and more.


Tentative Schedue and Handouts:
The schedule is tentative and will be updated regularly.
(We will do our best to follow this schedule but don't be surprised if topics are shifted from one week to another as the semester progresses.)
Week Dates Sections
&
Recommended
Homework

(From Stewart Text)
(Tentative)
Notes
1 Aug 26-30 4.9: 1-15, 25-36
5.1: 3-5
5.2: 1,5,17,21-25
First day of class Mon Aug 26
2 Sept 2-Sept 6 5.3: 7-37
No Class Monday
3 Sept 9-Sept 13 5.4: 5-12,21-35
5.5: 1-36
6.1: 13-28, 31, 35
6.2: 1-18, 39, 47, 49, 55, 57, 58
4 Sept 16-Sept 20 6.3: 1-20
Exam 1 Thurs Evening
5 Sept 23-Sept 27 6.5: 1-17
7.1: 1-42
6 Sept 30-Oct 4 7.2: 1-49
7 Oct 7-Oct 11 7.3: 1-30
8 Oct 14-Oct 18 7.4: 1-38
Fall Break Mon/Tues
9 Oct 21-Oct 25 7.5: all
4.4: 8-64
7.8: 1-40
Exam 2 Thurs Evening
10 Oct 28-Nov 1 8.1: 1-22
8.2: 1-18
11.1: 1-56
11 Nov 4-Nov 8 11.2: 1-48 odd, 57-63 odd
11.3: 1-26 odd, 29-32
12 Nov 11-Nov 15 11.4: 1-32 odd
11.5: 1-34 odd
13 Nov 18-Nov 22 11.6: 1-38 odd
Exam 3 Thurs Evening
14 Nov 25-Nov 29 11.7: 1-38 odd
11.8: 1-28 odd
11.9: 3-32 odd
Thanksgiving Wed-Fri
15 Dec 2-Dec 6 11.10: 1-65 odd
11.11: 3-22 odd
Last day of class Friday
16 Dec 9-13 Final Exam Fri Dec 13, 10:30-12:30PM

 


 

Text 0 (Lecture Notes): Calculus 2 Lecture Workbook
You will probably want a physical copy of this to work through as it contains the problems that we will work through in lecture. Solutions/answers will be posted in the schedule above as we work through the book.
Feedback from students: Most, but not all previous students generally reported this text as being useful. This is not a required textbook, but we believe it can be helpful for you learning calculus.

Text 1 (Textbook): Stewart, Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 8th edition.
We will plan to cover most of chapters 5-8,11
I will be using the 8th edition, Early Transcendentals, but only as a rough guide. You will okay with any edition of this textbook.
Feedback from students: Many students report that they bought this book but did not use it. For this reason, I recommend going the cheapest route possible (options are listed below). Despite many students' reports, we still believe that it is a useful reference (and the best students both read the book as well as do the exercises in the book).

There are many options for acquiring this book.
For my money, I would buy a copy of the 6th or 7th edition, used, from Amazon for about $10-20.

Are you in the right class? We want you to succeed, without repeating a large amount of material.
Math 131 Calculus 1: Limits, Derivatives, maxima and minima, L'Hopital's Rule
Math 132 Calculus 2: Integration, area, volumes, surface area, infinite series, Taylor series
Math 233 Calculus 3: Partial derivatives, multiple integration, Green's theorem and vector calculus

Discussion Sections
You will meet with your Assistant to Instructor every Thursday (starting with the first Thursday of classes). In these meetings, you will learn new material and topics as well as work on problem solving. Come to these meetings prepared by doing your homework. You will have group work to do that will be graded and part of your grade.
We will drop two discussion section grades in computing your group work score.

Where to go for Help:

Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL)
The PLTL program is voluntary but highly recommended. If you want to participate, you must sign up the first week of class by completing an Application (this link won't work until the evening of Aug 26).
Students who fully participate in the PLTL program and attend at least 9 of the 11 sessions will be given the option to earn 1 credit hour for their participation. Grading will be pass/fail (or credit/no credit). Enrollment will take place within the PLTL groups at the end of September.

Calculators:
While you are free to use any calculator for your homework, you will not be allowed to use a calculator for exams:
NO CALCULATOR ALLOWED FOR EXAMS

Canvas
You can find your grades, access WeBWorK and more at Canvas. All the sections are merged into section 1, so log on to Math 132, section 1.
WeBWorK
To log in, go to Canvas (more details to come)
You will do weekly homework online. You are responsible for making sure this is done by the due date.
Important! There may be more than one set due each week!
Collaboration: Feel free to work together but remember, you have to be able to perform by yourself on exams!
We will drop two webwork grades in computing your webwork score.

Recommended Homework
The textbook contains an enormous number of homework exercises at the end of each section. You will get the most out of the course if you do all of these (yes, I really do mean all of these). I will recommend a subset of these problems for you to focus on. These will not be collected or graded.

Study Suggestions - What to do daily and weekly

Exams:
Exam Schedule
Exam Schedule
Exam 1 Thurs Sept 19, 6:30-8:30PM
Exam 2 Thurs Oct 24, 6:30-8:30PM
Exam 3 Thurs Nov 21, 6:30-8:30PM
Final Fri Dec 13, 10:30AM-12:30PM

Grades: Your final grades will be computed according to the following formula:
	  Grade = 0.75*( e1+e2+e3+ 2*e4 - min(e1, e2, e3, e4))/4
	  + 0.15*(WeBWork)
	  + 0.10*(Group Work)
	
Basically this means that all exams are weighted equally and worth 75% of your grade. The final exam can replace your lowest semester exam. Webworkis worth 15% of your final grade, discussion sections are worth 10%.

A+ TBA
A [90,infinity)
A- [85,90)
B+ [80,85)
B [75,80)
B- [70,75)
C+ [65,70)
C [60,65)
C- [55,60)
D [50,55)
F [0,50)

Pass/Fail Policy: You must get at least a C- to earn a "Pass".

Disability Resources (DR):
Special accommodations for exams are offered to students who have registered in a timely manner at Disability Resources (DR). Information about DR may be found at https://students.wustl.edu/disability-resources/. Students who desire to take advantage of this service should go to the DR early in the semester, well before the first exam. Once approved for accommodations, students should work with DR for these exams.


Links and Resources