Calculus 2 - Spring 2018 - MTWHF 8-8:50am - Room 228

Instructor: Ted Wetherbee

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

Office: W217
Phone: 218-879-0840

Spring 2018 Class Schedule:
  8-8:50am   MTWHF  Calculus 2       Room 228
  9-9:50am   MWF    Statistics       Room 228
  10-10:50am MWF    College Algebra  Room 228
  12-12:50pm MW     Intro. to Prog.  Room 208
Office Hours in Room W217:
  Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday
  11-noon 9-10am  11-noon   9-10am    11-noon

Course Website:

All materials handed out in class will be online from this web site. You can also naviage from this simpler URL:

All current and past assignments are on the course website listed by date under the tentative schedule.


Calculus, by Thomas & Finney; pub Addison Wesley
9th: ISBN: 0201531747 , or
Alternate: ISBN 0-321-19363-6
(These two editions are page-for-page identical.)

Calculators, Computers, PEDs (Personal Electronic Devices)

The TI 83+ and 84 are the most popular TI models, but the TI 85 and 86 also work well. Casio also has nice graphing calculators. The TI 89 is harder to use for this class and is just about the same cost as a mini- notebook computer which can be loaded up with free and better mathematical software. Get a cheap calculator and bring it to class. You can use these for exams and quizzes.

Do not play games, email, text, chat, surf, talk, etc. etc. on your PEDs. Turn these things off during class and put them away. At times a PED, laptop, or other computer device may be useful in class. Still, turn them off and put them away until you are told when they will be useful and allowed. PEDs and computers are not allowed for exams or quizzes.


This is software like Mathematica and Maple which can do symbolic algebra, graphing, and many other mathematical things, but SageMath is free. You can download it yourself from then install on a Gnu/Linux machine, but it is probably easier to use the FDLTCC server above.

You can also use URL because this is a secure connection which is redirected from; the "s" after "http" means secure. You may be told that there is no security certificate, and there is not one yet for this web site. You can safely add an exception for this sagemath website to just do math. (You should never do this for online banking or any other online service which handles anything personal which must be secure.)

Note that these are class accounts, so everyone will be able to see work done by everyone else. There is no privacy. Put nothing private or even identifiable to yourself online--which is excellent advice for everything on any Internet service. Make up worksheet names which you can remember yet which are not identifiable to yourself, and use these just for math.

Exams and Grading

4 tests     4x100 = 400
1 final             200
50 homework 2x50 =  100
                    700 total

90-100%   A
80-90%    B
70-80%    C
60-70%    D
0-60%     F

The Course

This course addresses FDLTCC liberal education requirements (Competencies Across the Curriculum) in problem solving and technology. You should come to class everyday! This is the easy way to do well in any course, and it is especially true for math classes. There are exercises in the text for you to do, and these are usually answered at the end of each chapter. You will also get homework assignments on handouts, and you should complete then hand these in at the beginning of the next class. You homework grade is based on completing and turning in these homework handouts. You will also get sample exams which will be similar in length and content to the in-class exams. Let me know if there is are accommodations you need for the class.

Tentative Schedule - Spring 2018

mon     1  jan08 7.1 integration formulas h1 7.1 1-33 alt. odds, 37,43,47,53,79
tue     2  jan09 7.2 integration by parts h2 7.2 1,5,9,13,17,25,29,43,44,45,46
wed     3  jan10 7.2
thur    4  jan11 7.3 partial fractions    h3 7.3 9,11,13,15,17,29,31,41
fri     5  jan12 7.3

mon     H  jan15 Holiday
tue     6  jan16 7.4 trig substitutions   h4 7.4 1,7,13
wed     7  jan17 7.4
thur    8  jan18 7.5 tables and CAS       h5 assigned integrals on SageMath
fri     9  jan19 7.6 improper integrals   h6 7.6 6,8,10,24,  47,48,50

Mon     10 jan22 7.6
tue     11 jan23 Review for Test 1 
Wed     12 jan24 Test 1
thur    13 jan25 8.1 limits of sequences 
Fri     14 feb26 8.2 calculating limits of sequences 

Mon     15 jan29 8.3 infinite series 
tue     16 jan30 8.3
Wed     17 jan31 8.4 integral test 
thur    18 feb01 8.5 comparison test 
Fri     19 feb02 8.6 ratio and root tests 

Mon     20 feb05 8.7 alternating series 
tue     21 feb06 8.8 power series 
Wed     22 feb07 8.8
thur    23 feb08 8.9 Taylor and Maclaurin series 
Fri     24 feb09 8.9

Mon     25 feb12 8.10 convergence of power series 
tue     26 feb13 8.11 applications of power series 
Wed     27 feb14 8.11
thur    28 feb15 Review for Test 2 
Fri     29 feb16 Test 2

Mon     H  feb19 Holiday
tue     NC feb20 No Classes
Wed     30 feb21 9.1 conic sections and quadratic equations 
thur    31 feb22 9.1
Fri     32 feb23 9.2 classifying conic sections by eccentricity

Mon     33 feb26 9.3 quadratic equations and rotations
tue     34 feb27 9.4 paramatrization of plane curves
Wed     35 feb28 9.6 polar coordinates
thur    36 mar01 9.7 graphing in polar coordinates
Fri     37 mar02 9.7

Mon     38 mar05 9.8 polar equations for conic sections
tue     39 mar06 9.9 integration in polar coordinates
Wed     40 mar07 9.9
thur    41 mar08 Review for Test 3
Fri     42 mar09 Test 3


Mon     43 mar19 10.1 vectors in the plane
tue     44 mar20 10.1
Wed     45 mar21 10.2 Cartesian coordinates and vectors in space
thur    46 mar22 10.3 dot products
Fri     47 mar23 10.3

Mon     48 mar26 10.4 cross products
tue     49 mar27 10.5 lines and planes in space
Wed     50 mar28 10.5
thur    51 mar29 10.6 cylinders and quadric surfaces
Fri     52 mar30 10.7 cylindrical and spherical coordinates

Mon     53 apr02 11.1 vector-valued functions and space curves
tue     54 apr03 11.1
Wed     55 apr04 11.2 modeling projectile motion
thur    56 apr05 11.2
Fri     57 apr06 11.3 arc length and the unit tengent vector T

Mon     58 apr09 11.4 curvature, torsion, and TNB frame
tue     59 apr10 11.5 planetary motion and satellites
Wed     60 apr11 Review for test 4
thur    61 apr12 Test 4
Fri     NC apr13 No Classes

Mon     62 apr16 12.1 functions of several variables
tue     63 apr17 12.2 limits and continuity
Wed     64 apr18 12.3 partial derivatives
thur    65 apr19 12.3
Fri     66 apr20 12.4 differentiability, linearization, and differentials

Mon     67 apr23 12.4
tue     68 apr24 12.5 chain rule
Wed     69 apr25 12.5
thur    70 apr26 12.7 directional derivatives, gradient vectors, tangential planes
Fri     71 apr27 12.7

Mon     72 apr30 12.8 extreme values and saddle points
tue     73 may01 12.8
Wed     74 may02 12.9 Lagrange multipliers
thur    75 may03 12.10 Taylor's formula
Fri     76 may04 12.10

Mon     77 may07 Review for Final Exam
tue     78 may08 Holiday 
Wed     79 may09 No Classes
Thur    T1 may10 
Fri     T2 may11 8-9:50 Room 228, 10-11:50 Room 228, 12-1:50 Room 208
Mon     T3 may14 9-10:50 Room 228
Tue     T4 may15

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