Calculus II Syllabus for 2021-2022
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SUMMER I 2022  (May 23 to July 01, 2022)

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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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(4 sem hrs; 3 lec, 2 lab)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


Calculus, Second 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: Notebook paper (8.5" X 11") and blue-lined graph paper - 4 or 5 squares per inch or engineering paper, stapler, a straight edge, pencils, erasers, a highlighter in your favorite color.  You can get free graph paper at


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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If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

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.  BE ON TIME:  Students need to be on time to every class meeting.  It is distracting and disrespectful to the class when you arrive late or leave early.

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 HW

Drop lowest 2 assignments


Written Lab

Drop lowest 2


Major Exams



Final Exam



Daily Homework:  Expect to have homework every day in this course!  Homework will be graded on a point scale.  Your daily homework score is determined by the number of problems you attempted to work following the guidelines outlined below, not the number of problems you worked correctly.  At the end  of the semester, I will drop your lowest scored two homework grades.  Turning in all your homework is one of the best things you can do to improve your grade! 

Labs:  There will be Labs given over the prior lecture and/or homework.  At the end of the semester, I will drop your two lowest Labs grades to allow for sick days or "My dog ate my Lab and I was not able to submit it" days.  Use these days wisely.

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.  

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 this course is Thursday June 23, 2022. If you decide to withdraw from the course, you must let me know by noon on  June 22, Wednesday.  Students who stop attending class and do not officially drop will receive a grade of F if their average falls below a 60.
Attendance in lab is mandatory.  If you are absent from the lab, you will receive a zero for that lab assignment.  You must stay for the duration of the lab.


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


Lecture and Exams


7.1, 7.2A, 7.2B


 7.2C, 7.3, 7.5, 7.6, Exam 1


8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5


8.8, Exam 2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4


9.5A, 9.5B, 9.6, Exam 3, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4


11.1, 11.2, 11.3, Final Exam

Additional Information

1.  Expect to have homework/lab assigned each day.  It must be turned in at the beginning of the next class period.  Late homework/lab will not be accepted.  Late is defined to be anything turned in after the start of the class period.
2.  Homework/lab must be done in pencil.  Anything that is wrong or needs to be corrected must be clearly erased.  Don't write, doodle, or perform mathematical calculations in the margins.  Homework/lab 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.  Do not tear your paper out of a spiral and leave jagged edges.  Any assignment with jagged edges will not be accepted and will be recorded with a grade of zero.
4.  If you have more than one page to turn in, the pages must be stapled together in the top left corner.  Multiple pages that are not stapled or held together by a paperclip, folded corner, etc. will not be accepted and will be recorded with a grade of zero.  You must staple multiple pages together.
5.  Homework/lab must be presented in an orderly manner with the problem running a single column down the left half of the page.  You may use the right half of the page for graphs and drawings.  Any problem (excluding graphs) with work presented in anything except the first column will not receive credit.  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.
6.  You will place your name in the top right corner of each page.  Under your name place the course name, number, and section.  In the top left corner of each page list the appropriate section of the homework assignment (for example Section 7.1) and place the due date underneath.  Notice that "Section" is not abbreviated and the date must be in a standard format.  Any assignment without the proper heading will not be accepted and will be recorded with a grade of zero.
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to contact another student to find out the homework/lab assignment for the following class.  You may also email me, but you take the chance that I may not see the email before the assignment is due.
Free Help:  If you feel yourself getting behind in class or having problems with certain concepts covered, get help immediately.  It is YOUR responsibility to get help outside of class.
The following are a few ways to get FREE help outside of class:
1.  Contact your instructor to make an appointment for help.
2.  Get free tutoring from the Outreach Tutoring Center (Durrett, Room 104, 371-5119).  You will need your AC ID to sign in.  Hours:  MTWRF 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sun closed.
3.  If you are not on campus and it is an emergency then you may sign up for free using your student email by searching "EasyMath College" in the App Stores or Text "Math" to 71441 from 8am-8pm M-F and 9am-8pm on Saturday.
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:

05/22/22 8:37 AM

Last Edited on:

05/22/22 5:08 PM