Courses

01:640:152 - Calculus II for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences - Summer 2021

Math 152 (Calculus II for Math and Physical Sciences) is a continuation of Math 151, and is part of the first year calculus sequence at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Math 152 covers the integral calculus and its applications, the theory of infinite series and power series, parametric curves, polar coordinates, and complex numbers.

In Summer 2021, all sections of Math 152 will be taught online. Classes will have two components: lecture and workshop, both of which will be conducted online through a video conference service. The lecture is where new material is covered by the course lecturer. The workshop is where students work in-depth on problems in groups assigned by the lecturer. Students may be asked to work problems in advance of the workshop, and may be asked to turn in several problems after solving them in the workshops. The workshop problems will form the basis for some of the problems that students will encounter on midterm quizzes and on the final exam.

Here is some other information about the course:

  • The required textbook is Thomas' Calculus: Early Transcendentals (14th edition), by Hass, et al. with MyMathLab access code. You may use either the hardcover edition or the eBook; they contain exactly the same material. Both are available through the Rutgers bookstore.
    • The ISBN for the physical textbook with MyMathLab access is 978-0134768762.
    • The ISBN for the eBook with MyMathLab access is 978-0134764528.
  • Please see the approximate schedule of topics for each lecture and a list of homework assignments.
  • Your course section has a Canvas site, where you will see grades and turn in workshop assignments. Go to http://canvas.rutgers.edu.
  • Our online homework system is MyLab Math (also called MyMathLab). Go to www.mymathlab.com (but make sure you first access the system from your class's Canvas site; doing this will automatically enroll you in the correct MyLab course).
  • Three midterms will be given online on three different Monday evenings. The window of access for each midterm quiz is 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (ET). Students will have 60 minutes complete each midterm, so one must start no later than 10 p.m. to have the full 60 minutes. Please see the syllabus for the midterm schedule.
  • The final exam will be given online and the date and time will depend on your particular class. Please see your syllabus for specific dates and times.
  • If you previously took Math 135 instead of Math 151, or if you took Calculus I in high school or at a community college, see this page for some self-study you should do to get up to speed.
  • If you took Math 152 in the Spring of 2021 and need to see the department's Math 152 page from that semester, you may find it here.

 

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