San Francisco State University
Department of Mathematics
Math 227:  Calculus  II
Spring, 2016

Instructor:  Dr.  Shidong Li
Office:        TH 929      Phone:   338-1481    Email:
Office Hours:  Tu 1:00 - 2:00, or by appointment.
Prerequisite:  C or better in Math 226.

Text:  Thomas' Calculus - Early Transcendentals, by Weir, Hass, Pearson Publishing, 13th Edition.

Chapter                                        Topics
     5     Integrals (5.4 for review, 5.5, 5.6 )
     6     Applications of definite integrals.
     7.2    Exponential growth.
     8     Techniques of integration.
     10     Infinite Sequences and Series.
     11     Polar Coordinates.

Writen Homework 15%
Quizzes 25%
Mid-term (tentatively Thur, March 17, 2016) 30%
Final Exam: 9:35 Section: Thursday May 19, 8:00-10:30; 11:00 section: Tuesday May 24, 10:45-1:15. 30%

Exam/Quiz policy:  There will be generally 1 quiz each TUESDAY with an exception on exam weeks.  Quizzes are based on homework and lectures of the previous week. No make-up quiz will be allowed.   2 lowest quiz grades will be dropped from the course grade.   Make-up exams may be allowed only if you have verifiable and compelling reason(s).  In this case, the student should notify the instructor prior to the exam. Such a notification should be done through email or a written notice.

Please pay close attention to the school Academic Calendar for Grade Option change and class withdrawal deadlines.

Homework Policy:  There will be homework assignment for each lecture, and it is due every Tuesday.  Graded homewok will be returned to you on Thursday.  You should expect to spend a minimum of 4-6 hours each week on HW assignments.   The assigned problems prepare you minimally for the exams.   Doing homework promptly is by far the most important activity you will be engaged in and the best predictor of  your success in this course.

Working in a group on homework is strongly encouraged!

Students with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations are encouraged to contact the instructor. The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC)] is available to facilitate the reasonable accommodations process. The [DPRC] is located in the [Student Service Building and can be reached by telephone (voice/TTY 415-338-2472) or by email (

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