Math 142 - Calculus II
Instructor: Brian Lins
Class Times & Location: MWF 9:30-12:20, T 1:30-2:20 Bagby 106
Office Hours: See my weekly schedule, and also by appointment.
Text: Calculus of a Single Variable, 9th Edition, by Larson & Edwards.
- Here is a copy of last year's Math 142 final exam. Here are solutions and hints for that exam.
- Here are review problems for midterm 3.
- Here is a list of project topics for the final presentation.
- Here are review problems for midterm 2.
- Here are review problems for midterm 1.
The schedule below is tentative, and may be subject to change. Changes will be announced in class, and you are responsible for knowing about any changes even if you miss the class when they are announced.
Math 142 will cover chapters 5-9, on logarithmic and exponential functions, differential equations, applications of integration, integration techniques, Taylor polynomials and Taylor Series.
Attendance in this class is required. Repeated absences may result in a forced withdrawal from the course. You are responsible for any material you miss due to absence. Please let me know ahead of time if you know that you will not be able to attend class.
The term grade will be based on the results of the examinations, the scores on homework quizzes, and on a final group presentation.
|  Homework Quizzes  ||  20%  |
|  Presentation  ||    5%  |
|  Midterm 1  ||  15%  |
|  Midterm 2  ||  15%  |
|  Midterm 3  ||  15%  |
|  Final Exam  ||  30%  |
There will be three in-class midterm exams and a cumulative final. The exams will be closed book and calculators will not be permitted.
Homework & Quizzes
Homework problems will be assigned after every lecture. You are expected to complete all problems assigned. The assigned problems will not be collected however. Instead, every Friday there will be a homework quiz during which you must copy problems from your homework to the quiz. You may also have to solve an additional problem similar to the homework problems. You may not use your textbook during the homework quizzes, but you may use your homework and notes. There are no make-up quizzes. The lowest homework quiz grade will be dropped from your average. As with the exams, no calculators are allowed during the quizzes, however you are encouraged to use calculators when you do the homework.
There will be a group presentation project assigned during the last weeks of the semester. There will be several suggested presentation topics, although you may suggest appropriate alternative topics as well.
In compliance with the Hampden-Sydney College policy and equal access laws, I am
available to discuss appropriate academic accommodations that may be
recommended for students with disabilities. Requests for academic
accommodations are to be made at the beginning of the semester
(except for unusual circumstances) so that appropriate arrangements can be
Students are required to contact the Office of Academic Success in order to verify
their eligibility for appropriate accommodations.