MATH 230 - CALCULUS II,    FALL 2017

Student Information Sheet

TEXTBOOK: Calculus by Stewart, Edition 8 or NIU edition.

MATERIAL COVERED: Most material in Chapters 5 -- 8 and Chapter 11.

PREREQUISITE: Math 229 with a grade of C or better.

WITHDRAWAL: The last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a full-semester course is Friday, October 20, 2017.

GRADING SYSTEM: Your grade will be based on 650 points as follows:
3 one-hour exams   300 points
Final Exam   200 points
Homework/quizzes   150 points

FINAL EXAM: The comprehensive departmental final exam is scheduled for Thursday, Dec 14, Noon-1:50 PM. Your instructor will announce the room location.

CALCULATORS: Students are asked to have a graphing calculator with roughly the capabilities of the TI-83. You will find this useful for investigating the concepts of the class, so you can experiment with additional examples. You may also want to verify parts of your homework calculations. Calculators are NOT allowed during the final exam; all of the problems can be solved without their use.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: You are expected to acquire not only computational facility with the topics introduced, but also a good understanding of the concepts and theory of calculus. Mathematics is a truly universal language; we want you to become more fluent in reading, writing, and using this precise language.

ACADEMIC CONDUCT: Academic honesty and mutual respect (student with student and instructor with student) are expected in this course. Mutual respect includes being on time for class and not leaving early, being prepared to give full attention to class work, not reading newspapers or other material in class, not using cell phones or pagers during class time, and not looking at another student's work during exams. Academic misconduct, as defined by the Student Judicial Code, will not be treated lightly.

DRC STATEMENT: Northern Illinois University is committed to providing an accessible educational environment in collaboration with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Any student requiring an academic accommodation due to a disability should let his or her faculty member know as soon as possible. Students who need academic accommodations based on the impact of a disability will be encouraged to contact the DRC if they have not done so already. The DRC is located on the 4th floor of the Health Services Building, and can be reached at 815-753-1303 or

ADVICE: Perhaps the single most important factor in your success in this course is your study habits. Think of learning math as "working out" in the gym. Study at least 3 times per week; do not wait until the day before the exam. Learn mathematics like you would learn a language. Work on the concepts until they make sense. Don't just memorize facts and then forget them a few weeks later. You will need to know this stuff for Calculus III and other courses. Master each homework problem---beyond just getting a correct answer. Be aware of your mistakes in algebra and trigonometry. Always come to class! While you're there, listen, think, and ask questions.