MATH 232 Spring 2020

| Catalogue description | Prerequisite | Course Objectives | Text | Syllabus | Homework | Grading | Webpages for certain sections | Tutoring Center Midterm Exam | Final Exam | Previous Final Exams | Calculators | Resources on the web | Academic conduct | DRC Statement || Some advice |

CALCULUS III (4 semester hours) Continuation of MATH 230.

PREREQUISITE: MATH 230 with a grade of C or better.


  • To understand and connect concepts of the calculus with real world problems and other scientific disciplines.
  • To value mathematics and develop an ability to communicate mathematics, both in writing and orally.
  • To develop mathematical reasoning, and an ability to solve problems.
  • To attain computational facility in integral calculus, and sequences and series.

TEXT: Calculus (eighth edition) by James Stewart, published by Cengage Learning.

Some additional references:
    Thomas and Finney, Calculus and Analytic Geometry.
    Edwards and Penney, Calculus and Analytic Geometry.
    Swokowski, Calculus with Analytic Geometry.
    Leithold, The Calculus with Analytic Geometry.

SYLLABUS: Click here for suggested lecture pace.

HOMEWORK: Click here for the list of suggested homework exercises.

GRADING: Grades will be assigned on the basis of 650 points, as follows:

  • 3 hour exams worth 100 points each
  • Quizzes and/or homework, 150 points total
  • Final exam, 200 points
Your instructor will provide more specific information about grading policies in your section.

CALCULUS TUTORING CENTER: The Calculus Tutoring Center (located in DU 326) provides free tutoring for 211, 229 and 230 (and 155 when needed). The primary focus is on 229 and 230. Tutoring videos and a schedule is available at this link.

MIDTERM EXAM: The Second Exam (Midterm) is scheduled for 6:00-6:50 PM, March 5, 2020. The second exam is a departmental examination. All sections of the course will take the same second exam at the same time.

FINAL EXAM: The Final Exam is scheduled for 8:00 - 9:50 AM, Thursday, May 7, 2020. The final exam will be a comprehensive, departmental examination. All sections of this course will take the same final exam at the same time. Please note that the exam will likely NOT be in your regular classroom. Room assignments from the university are usually made one to two weeks before the final exam week.

PREVIOUS MIDTERM EXAMS: Note that the course changes and so do the exams. Our goal is to help you learn the material in Calculus 3, not specifically to prepare you for the midterm exam.
Midterm Exam (Spring 2019)

PREVIOUS FINAL EXAMS: Note that the course changes and so do the exams. Our goal is to help you learn the material in Calculus 3, not specifically to prepare you for the final exam.
Final Exam (Spring 2019)

CALCULATORS: Students may consider having 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. A scientific calculator (no graphing or text capabilities) will be allowed on the midterm and final exams.

Understanding Mathematics: a study guide, from the University of Utah.
Calculus resource list from the Math Archives, from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Symbolic calculators which will compute derivatives and integrals.

ACADEMIC CONDUCT: Academic honesty and mutual respect (student with student and instructor with student) are expected in this course. Mutual respect means 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 in Suite 180 of the Campus Life Building, and can be reached at 815-753-1303 or

Last update: August 20, 2019 (D. Grubb)