Course Description: Elementary transcendental functions, techniques of integration, sequences, series, Taylor's formula, conic sections, parameterized curves, and polar coordinates. Each student must have a graphing calculator.
Prerequisite: MATH 1634 with a grade of C or better
Textbook: Calculus (Early Transcendental Functions, 5th ed) by Larson and Edwards
Grading: The student’s final grade will be calculated out of a total of 650 points. The breakdown of points is as follows:
quizzes (10@10 pts each) 100 points
exams (100 pts each) 400 points
final exam 150 points
total 650 points
The following percentages will be used to calculate the student’s grade:
A 90%-100% 585-650 points
B 80%-90% 520-584 points
C 70%-80% 455-519 points
D 60%-70% 390-454 points
F less than 60% less than 390 points
Attendance policy: Although attendance does not count as a specific number of points out of your final grade, it is strongly recommended that you attend every class. Attendance will be taken at every class. Any student who is late to class or who leaves early may be counted absent. This will result in a zero on any quiz or other assignment for the day. Any student who misses more than 7 classes may be dropped from the course.
Homework: Homework will not be collected on a regular basis. However, quiz and exam problems are based on homework problems, so it would benefit you to complete every homework assignment. I will answer questions concerning homework at the beginning of each class. I reserve the right to collect homework at any time and for any reason.
Quizzes: There will be twelve quizzes given throughout the semester, each worth 10 points. Only ten of the quizzes will count toward your final grade—the lowest two quiz scores will be dropped. For this reason, make-up quizzes will not be given for any reason.
Exams: There will be four exams and a final exam. The dates of the four exams are:
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The date of the final exam is Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 3:30-5:30pm. The final exam is comprehensive.
Make-up exams are given at the discretion of Dr. Knox. If an exam is missed, every effort must be made by the student to notify Dr. Knox as soon as possible. (A phone call to Dr. Knox is better than an email in this situation.) NOTE: You are not allowed to use a TI-89 or higher on exams.
See the MSU student handbook for university policies on academic honesty. This can be found online at
Please note that a student with a disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided.