Math 109, Calculus II (Math, Phys. Sci., and Eng.), Spring 2017

Instructor: Xudong Zheng

Office: 313 Krieger Hall
Tel: +1-(410)-516-0156

Lectures: MWF 10:00 - 10:50 Bloomberg 272
Office Hours: 9 - 10 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Textbook: Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th Ed. James Stewart
Syllabus: pdf.


TA sections:

Midterm 1: March 3, Friday. Covering to 10.2.
Midterm 2: April 19, Wednesday. Covering from Midterm 1 to 11.7.
Final Exam: May 10, Wednesday, 9-12 noon.

Brief description: The goal of MATH 109 is to continue the study of calculus on the real line, which you started in Calculus I, with a focus on integration, the basics of differential equations, as well as sequences and series.

This course covers chapters 7, 9-11 in the textbook.

Grade Policy: The following components contribute to your total grades. Grades will be regularly updated in Blackboard.

Missed exams: There will be no make-ups on exams.

Lecture Notes: Hand-written notes will be posted here after each lecture.


Homework: Homework assignments will be posted on the course website regularly. Check the due dates in the syllabus. You are encouraged to do your homework in groups. You are required, however, to write up your homework on your own. There will be five problems from each homework set to be graded. The grades reflect both your analytical and reasoning skills on the graded problems and the completeness of the entire set. Problems marked with an asterisk are challenging, hence not required (5 graded problems will not include any such). Your TA and I will be more than happy to discuss about those challenging problems.

PILOT Learning: A peer-led team learning program that supports our students in the gateway science courses. PILOT Learning has been supporting students at JHU since 2008 and 97% of students would recommend PILOT to others. Students enrolled in PILOT are placed into groups of classmates and lead by a peer leader who has taken the course before and received an A or better. Each PILOT group meets for 2 hours per week for the entire semester to work on problem-sets that compliment homework problems and concepts that are taught in lecture. The peer leader (PILOT Leader) works as a facilitator who helps guide them through the problem but encourages conversations and collaborations from the group to spearhead the problem-solving.

Help Room: 213 Kreiger Hall. The hours are 9am - 9pm on Monday through Thursday, and 9am - 5pm on Friday. This free service is a very valuable way to get one-on-one help on the current material of a class from other students outside the course. It is staffed by graduate students and advanced undergraduates.

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