BCUSP 125: Calculus II
Calculus II Integral Calculus
Tue Thu 11:00 - 1:00 UW2 305
Instructor: Prof. Eric Salathé, Science and Technology
Office: UWBB 253
Office Hours: Tue Thu 1-2pm or by appt.
On-line Text: WileyPlus. Instructions here.
Overview of Course:
This course is the second part of the calculus sequence and focuses on integral calculus. We will focus on three questions: 1) What is an integral? 2) How do we evaluate and integral? 3) How can we use integrals? Topics we will study are the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, methods of integration, and uses of integration to solve problems. (e.g. area, volume, and applications). The prerequisite for this course is a 2.0 or above in Calculus I (BCUSP 124 or an equivalent course). We will be drawing extensively on many of the quantitative reasoning skills developed in BCUSP 123 and BCUSP 124 in our interpretations of problems and their solutions.
Calculus depends heavily on algebra and geometry. If you feel your algebra skills are rusty, I would recommend reviewing the following topics: composition of functions, linear equations, expanding polynomials, factoring polynomials, adding fractions, exponent rules and general order of operations concepts which are often behind most algebra errors.
Calculus - Single Variable (5th Edition), Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, McCallum, et al
The online version through WileyPlus is required. The physical text is optional. Instructions for signing up for the on-line text are
- Help from me during scheduled office hours or make an appointment
- The course website and textbook
- Informal study groups. Connect with a few people in class.
- The Quantitative Skills Center (QSC): UW2-134, 425-352-3170, www.uwb.edu/qsc
- Private tutor (list at http://www.math.washington.edu/Undergrad/tutorlists.php )
A course website has been created on the WileyPlus system at
This site will be used for:
- Online homework assignments and quizzes.
- Posting documents (assignments, worksheets, solutions, syllabus, etc.)
- Providing useful links
Class participation will affect your grade, however if you do miss one or two classes during the quarter, it shouldn't have a huge impact. Nonetheless, you will be responsible for finding out what you missed.
Graded Work (this section is subject to revision at the instructor's discretion):
- In class work: Each class will consist of a combination of lecture and group work. Since much of the learning will be done with in-class projects and worksheets, it is important that you attend every class. Some of this work will be graded. Simply showing up does not guarantee full points on this part. However, you will receive no participation points for days you do not attend.
- Weekly Homework and Quizzes: Homework sets will be assigned weekly on the class website site. You should complete these problems, writing out your solutions with full details of how you got them before entering the answer on-line. You can work in groups to solve and discuss these problems. These problems should be done in a notebook (or on paper) separate from your class notes and worksheets. You will be quizzed regularly on these problem sets. You will be allowed to use your homework notebook (or sheets) for the quiz, but no other notes, books, or worksheets. There will be one problem on each HW Quiz that does not come from the homework problems, so you will work this problem as you would a regular quiz problem. Quizzes cannot be made up. To accommodate for unexpected absences, your lowest score will be dropped.
- Exams: Two midterm exams and a final exam will be given to test your knowledge on course content. Problems will be similar to those done in class and homework. A thorough review of material will be given the day before the exam. To get the most from this review, it is advisable to have looked over the material before the review. Make up exams will only be given in case of emergency. It is up to me to determine if something is an emergency (i.e. Sleeping through your alarm is not considered an emergency).
Tentative Exam Schedule:
Final grade: Your final grade will be based on the above work weighted according to the following table:
Assessment Tool Percent grade
In class work 10%
Homework assignments 20%
The following formula shows how your percentage score will be assigned to the UW decimal grade.
| ||A ||B ||C ||D|
|Grade||4.0|| 3.0|| 2.0|| 1.0|
To request academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact Disabled Student Services in the Counseling Center, (425) 352-5307, (425) 352-5303 (TDD). You can also find information online at: http://www.uwb.edu/students/services/dss/index.html. If you have a documented disability on file with the DSS office, please have your DSS counselor contact me.
All students are expected to be aware of and adhere strictly to the University of Washington Student Conduct Code. Any student found engaging in unauthorized collaborating on and/or copying course projects or the like will receive an F for the course and possibly be subject to additional University disciplinary action. More details on this can be found in the Student Handbook as well as online at: http://www.uwb.edu/students/policies/integrity.html
A student who cannot complete a course is not automatically granted an incomplete. University rules state, “An incomplete is given only when the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work until within two weeks of the end of the quarter and has furnished proof satisfactory to the instructor that the work cannot be completed because of illness or other circumstances beyond the student’s control.”
In Class Conduct:
NO CELL PHONES ARE TO BE USED IN CLASS
Computers may not be used unless directly relevant to class material.
Feel free to email me or drop by my office hours if you have any questions. You may also get help with any math related question from your homework, a lab, or even another class by visiting the UW Bothell Quantitative Skills Center located in UW2, room 134.
Note: All information in this syllabus is subject to revision at the instructor’s discretion.