Calculus II Syllabus for 2020-2021
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Instructor Information

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Engineering 201C

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Office Hours:

I will be holding my office hours everyday after class!  If you need me during the day, you can see my class schedule to see which room I wil be in and I will be happy to meet with you after ANY of my classes (not just the one you are in!)

** I am also always available through email if you need immediate assistance – please email (You will reach me by email much faster than by my office phone).

You will be provided with my cell phone number (and rules!) during the first class..

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MATH-2414-001 Calculus II


Prerequisite: MATH 2413-minimum grade of C

Course Description

Differentiation and integration of transcendental functions; parametric equations and polar coordinates; techniques of integration; sequences and series; improper integrals.

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Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

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(4 sem hrs; 3 lec, 2 lab)

Class Type

Tech Supported

Syllabus Information


Calculus, Third Edition, by William Briggs and Lyle Cochran, with the assistance of Bernard Gillett, Pearson Education Publisher


Calculator:  A graphing calculator is required for this course. All classroom demonstrations will be done on the TI-84 Plus. Other forms of Texas Instruments or Casio calculators will be permitted at the instructor's discretion. However, the TI-89, TI-92, or TI-Nspire calculators may not be used during exams.

Graphing Calculator Checkout: Students unable to afford the purchase of a graphing calculator can apply to check one out for the semester.  These calculators are checked out on a "first come, first served" basis.  Bring a copy of your schedule to the Adult Students Program, Student Services Center, Room 130, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Monday through Friday.  You must complete an application and be enrolled in a math class to receive this assistance.

Students who lose (due to accident/theft/any other mishap) or damage in any way a loaner graphing calculator will be required to replace the lost, stolen, or damaged calculator with a new TI-84 or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.  Failure to do so will result in immediate action(s) taken by Amarillo  College. 

Basic:  Paper, pencil/pen, eraser, access to a working computer, brain (it is imperative that you one bring this with you everyday!)

Student Performance

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Use the concepts of definite integrals to solve problems involving area, volume, work, and other physical applications.
2. Use substitution, integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, partial fractions, and tables of anti-derivatives to evaluate definite and indefinite integrals.
3. Define an improper integral.
4. Apply the concepts of limits, convergence, and divergence to evaluate some classes of improper integrals.
5. Determine convergence or divergence of sequences and series.
6. Use Taylor and MacLaurin series to represent functions.
7. Use Taylor or MacLaurin series to integrate functions not integrable by conventional methods.
8. Use the concept of polar coordinates to find areas, lengths of curves, and representations of conic sections.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Expected Student Behavior

Students are expected to behave in the classroom in a manner that is supportive of a positive learning environment.  Behaviors that are not supportive include but are not limited to:  tardiness/leaving early, electronic device noises, talking during lecture, texting or participating in social media during lecture, and abusive, offensive, or disrespectful language or demeanor towards AC faculty, staff, students, or property.

Students who fail to comply with the standards outlined in the syllabus and "Student Rights & Responsibilities" will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include but is not limited to: removal from the classroom, consultation with the department chair or other AC authority, or withdrawal from the course or college.

In order to receive credit for a course, all material listed on the syllabus must be covered.  The State of Texas sets the requirements; therefore, this course will move at a pace to ensure that these requirements are met.  Complaining about the pace will not result in less material being covered.

Scholastic dishonesty (cheating)  of any kind will not be tolerated in this course.  Cheating is defined in Webster's College Dictionary as "taking an examination in a dishonest way, as by having improper access to answers."  Improper access includes, but is not limited to, copying from another student's paper and using unauthorized sources of information while taking a test.  Each student must fully understand that if the student cheats, or attempts to cheat on any test the student will receive an automatic “F” in the course.  This grade will go on the student’s permanent transcript and cannot be removed.  Cheating includes, but is not limited to:  the illegal use of books, notes, cell phones, and the use of cell phone calculators, copying or leaving the classroom with a test or questions from a test.  Cheating also includes helping, or attempting to help, other students to cheat on a test.”  If you are caught with a cell phone out during an exam for ANY reason, you will receive an F for the course.  Further action at a higher level may be sought if necessary.  Scholastic dishonesty is clearly defined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities. 


1.  Participate!!!  You will get the most out of this course if you participate.  Ask questions when you need to, and don’t be afraid to speak up!  We will have a much better class if everyone is engaged in the material and trying to figure out the problem!

2.  BE PREPARED:  Students need to have all homework completed and ready to discuss when class begins.

3.  NO DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR will be tolerated.

4.  SUBSTITUTE BEHAVIOR:  If a substitute should come in to teach the class, you are expected to be on your best behavior and treat him/her with the highest respect.  I would not send anyone in to teach who is not fully capable of doing so.

Grading Criteria

Your semester grade (90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, below 60 F) will be calculated using the following weights: 







Written Lab



Major Exams



Final Exam



Daily Homework:  Suggested homework assignments are posted in blackboard (they are problems that are in a pdf for each chapter that you may print).  While you will not be given a "grade" for your homework, it is your responsibility to be sure you know how to do all of the suggested homework problems.  However, I am willing to give you 2 points on your overall average at the end of the semester if you have turned in all of your completed homework assignments before each major exam.  Note:  You will not recieve them back so you might want to make copies of them.

Labs:  There will be Labs given over the prior lecture, homework, or chapter.

Exams:  Three major exams will be given this semester in addition to a comprehensive final exam.  If you miss a major exam, the grade on your final exam will be used to replace the missing grade.  I do not offer make-up exams.  If you know ahead of time that you will be missing an exam, you may schedule to take the exam early.  If you miss more than one exam (remember the first missed one is replaced by your grade on the final exam) a second missed exam will be recorded as a zero.  If you do not miss any exam and your final exam grade is higher than your lowest test score, I will replace  the lowest test score with your final test grade.  Major exams will be administered in class (in which case they must be completed by the end of class), in the testing center, or as a take home test.  

** If you make below a 70 on any of the major exams you will be required to spend, at least, one hour of mandatory tutoring in the Math Outreach Center.  Here you will be able review any material that you struggled with on the exam, remember - you will see this material on the Final Exam (and beyond this class!), and it is therefore your responsibility to show mastery of each topic.  You may also work on homework or lab assignments during this time.  

Final:  Under NO circumstances will the final be given late (i.e. No Make Ups)!  The comprehensive final will be administered in the classroom in accordance with Amarillo College’s official Final Exam Schedule.  NOTE:  The Final Exam WILL replace your lowest exam grade (if it helps), however, even if it does not end up replacing an exam the final counts as 20% of your grade NO MATTER WHAT.

I do not give extra credit work.



It is the responsibility of the student to attend class everyday.  While I do not take attendance, to be successful in any Math course it is imperative that you do not miss. If an absence occurs, THE STUDENT is responsible for obtaining the information that was covered and any assignments that were given. 
Note that the last day to withdraw from any 6 week course is June 24, 2021.  If you do find yourself needing to withdraw it is in your best interest to get the required paperwork printed and signed by me prior to this date. This will ensure that you fulfill all needed steps to withdraw  from the course. Students who stop attending class and do not officially drop will receive a grade of F if their average falls below a 60. 


The following schedule is subject to change by the instructor at any time.


Lecture and Exams


Syllabus, Review


 7.1, 7.2A


7.2B, 7.2C


7.3, 7.5




Exam 1 ( 7.1-7.5), 8.3


8.4, 8.5


8.8, Mixed Integrals


Mixed Integrals, Exam 2 (8.2-8.5)


9.1, 9.2, 9.3


9.4, 9.5A


9.5B, 9.6


10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4


Exam 3 (7.6, 8.8, 9.1-9.6), 11.1, 11.2


11.3, Final Review


Final Exam:  The comprehensive final will be administered in the classroom in accordance with Amarillo College’s official Final Exam Schedule.

Additional Information


1.  Expect to have a lab, and suggested homework assigned each day.  Due dates for homework/lab assignments will be announced in class.  Late homework/lab will not be accepted.  Late is defined to be anything turned in after the start of the class period.

2.  Labs must be neat and legible.  I will be the judge as to what is neat.  Just because you can read it doesn't mean that I can interpret it.

3.  Labs must be presented in an orderly manner and All final answers must be boxed or circled to receive credit.  Any problem with the answer not circled or boxed in will not be graded.

If you are absent, it is your responsibility to contact another student to find out the lab assignment for the following class. You may e-mail me at, but you take the chance that I may not retrieve the message before the due date.


COVID-19 UPDATE:  Tutoring may be completed in the Academic Success Center for Math in person on campus (Durrett Hall Room 104) or virtually by Zoom.  Find more information at

To join an ongoing Zoom Meeting for tutoring, go to  Use the Meeting ID:  541 139 851

Outreach Tutoring Center Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 8:00pm
8:00am - 8:00pm
9:00am - 8:00pm
Additional Contacts:  Penelope Davies, Department Chair (806) 371-5142;
A Note from the Instructor:  As you already know, success in a math class takes work, commitment, and perseverance.  As your instructor, I am here to facilitate your efforts to reach your educational goals.  I am looking forward to working with each and every one of you this semester.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need help.

Syllabus Created on:

05/22/21 2:42 PM

Last Edited on:

05/22/21 2:49 PM