Courses

01:640:152 - Calculus II for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences - Fall 2020

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 Fall 2020, all sections of Math 152 will be taught online. Most will have two scheduled lectures and one scheduled workshop, all 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 a smaller class meeting with a Teaching Assistant (TA), where students work in-depth on problems in groups. 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.
    • If you were enrolled in Math 151 or 152 during the Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 semester and purchased the Rogawski textbook with Sapling access, you will be given access to the Thomas ebook and MyMathLab access. If this applies to you, sign up on MyMathLab using the code for the grace period, and we will announce how to claim your long-term access a few weeks into the semester.
    • You can see how to obtain temporary MyMathLab access with a grace period, and how to later upgrade to permanant paid your access.
  • 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).
  • Five midterm quizzes will be given online on five Mondays at 9:40pm (Eastern time) throughout the semester. Midterm quizzes will be on Mondays at 9:40pm regardless of the scheduled time of your lecture or workshop. The exact dates of the midterm quizzes will be announced.
  • The final exam is on Tuesday, December 15, at 4:00pm, and will be given online.
  • To see how your final course grade will be determined and how much weight will be given to the individual assignments, see this document.
  • 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 2020 and need to see the department's Math 152 page from that semester, you may find it here.

Schedule of Sections

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