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MT 136-52
Calculus & Analytic Geometry II
Spring, 2013


Text: Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, 4 th ed., by James Stewart (Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning).

Important Note: Access to the Enhanced WebAssign electronic homework Riemann sumsand learning system is required for this course. If you already own the book from your MT 135 course in Fall 2012, your WebAssign access may still work, depending on what WebAssign package you purchased. (If you're not sure, try it before purchasing access again.) If you do not own the book, and wish to purchase it from a source other than the JCU Bookstore, the ISBN is 0-495-55972-5. As an alternative to a hard-copy book, you may wish to consider the option of using an e-book, which can be purchased for a modest amount over the cost of the basic WebAssign access.

Course Content:  MT 136 is a continuation of the study of calculus that you began in MT 135. In this course you should develop a deeper understanding of the concepts of calculus, and extend your ability to apply the methods of calculus in solving problems. Topics covered include inverse trigonometric functions, parametric equations, the epsilon-delta definition of limit, differentials, related rates, L'Hospital's Rule, Newton's method, applications of the integral, techniques of integration, differential equations, polar coordinates, sequences and series.

CalculatorTechnology Requirement: Students in this class are required to have a Texas Instruments TI-84 calculator, which should be brought to class regularly.  (The older model in this series of calculators, the TI-83, is also satisfactory.  If you already own a TI-83, it will not be necessary to purchase a new calculator.) There will also be occasional assignments that involve use of the computer algebra systems Derive and Maple, both of which are available in labs on campus.

Please note that TI-81, TI-85 and TI-86 calculators do not have all of the features of the TI-83/84, and for this reason are not suitable for use in this course.  The TI-89 and TI-Nspire CAS calculators, while more powerful than the TI-84, will not give you an advantage in the course.  Moreover, many students experience difficulties with trying to use these models, since classroom calculator instructions will be geared to the TI-83/84.

If you have any questions about the course or the calculator requirement, please contact me (Dr. Carl Spitznagel).

More:  Students enrolled in this course are invited to visit the course Blackboard site for additional information.

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