MATH 227: Calculus II
Calculus 227 is the second four credit hour course in the calculus
sequence taught at San Francisco State University. The textbook for the
Early Transcendentals by James Stewart. We shall
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This page contains the many links related to the lectures.
The central object of the study in calculus is the concept of a
Functions are used to describe the real world around us. Calculus
two fundamental concepts which enable us to describe and investigate
These are: the derivative and the integral. The derivative describes the
behavior of a function at a particular time. The integral carries
about the history of a function. We begin our course by studying
the integral. We then
investigate various applications of integrals. We shall
conclude the course with a
study of sequences and series.
Time and Location
Lecture: TH 210, MWF 13:10-14:00
Discussion: TH 210, Thursd. 14:10-15:00
Arek Goetz, office hours: Monday and Wednesday between 10:10-11:30 in
TH 925 phone:
(415) 338-7719, email email@example.com (please restrict the use of email
and voicemail only to important matters)
Teaching Assistant: Jonathan Freedman, Office: (415) 338 -
3894, Science 170B, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, office hour: Thurs. 1-2
Grading and Exam Policy
Use of technology
There will be a final examination and two fifty minute midterm exams,
In addition, there will be quizzes
on the assigned homework problems and the examples in class. Final grades
for the course will be determined by curving the total numerical score
accumulated during the course. Your total numerical score will be
by applying the following weighting scheme.
The best midterm
The other midterm
The discussion grade will be based on the performance on quizzes (30%),
homework, technology projects, and students' participation (70%).
During the course an approximate letter grade maybe be assigned upon
Yet, students are reminded that the total numerical score earned during
the semester will be the basis for the final letter grade.
Graphic calculators are allowed to be used during the examinations.
Every student must take his/her final examination during its scheduled time.
Important: there are NO makeup exams in this course. If you
miss an exam you will receive a zero for that exam. The valid exceptions
include hospitalization, serious illness, or a family or personal
emergency. In such
cases, after providing a written explanation, the missed midterm score
be will derived from a portion of the final examination covering the
Calculations and mathematical ideas can be elucidated using
Students will be required to use computers (Mathematica).
order to deepen the understanding of the material, students
will be assigned a series of short technology projects.
Solutions of exams, hints to various problems and other important
will be delivered to you via email. It is important therefore, to check
your email regularly and and learn how to read email attachments (and then
delete them as they may eventually take up all your disc space).