Math 125 A & B - Calculus II - Autumn 2016

I will be in my office to return Final exams between 12-1pm on Monday, January 9. You will need to show your UW ID to pick up the exam - it can not be given to someone else.


9:30 - 10:20 and 10:30 - 11:20
Thomson Hall (THO) - 101


Professor Daniel Pollack
Padelford Hall C-550
Phone: 206-543-1809


Jordan Weaver (AA and AB)
Padelford Hall C-402

David Clancy (AC and AD)
Padelford Hall C-20

Nathan Lee (BA)
Lewis Hall 202

Gerardo Zelaya-Eufemia (BB)
Padelford Hall C-8B

Nicolas Courts (BC and BD)
Padelford Hall C-8M


The Course

This course is an introduction to integral calculus. We will review antiderivatives and then study the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. We will use this theorem to compute areas and volumes, as well as a number of other applications. A variety of techniques will be be studied and used to compute difficult antiderivatives. The course will conclude with an introduction to differential equations. If you want a good grade in this class, you should expect to spend at least 12 hours a week on homework.


Your final grade will be determined based on your total score for the course, which is computed as follows:

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Weekly Homework

Homework will be assigned and collected using webassign, an online homework grading service. You will need to purchase an access code for this. There are several ways to do this. You can buy the code bundled with the textbook (at the UW bookstore). You can buy a standalone access code at the bookstore (if you already have the textbook). You can also buy the code online when you first go the to webassign website:

  • The UW Webassign website

    The homework assignments are accessed, turned in aand graded online via Webassign. There are 9 homework assignments and they are due (usually) on Wednesdays at 11:00pm. The due dates are clearly indicated on the assignments and will be announced in class each day (and indicated on the daily highlights). Webassign will stop accepting homework after the specified time on the specified due date. You can begin working on the the homework as soon as it becomes available on Webassign (typically on the Monday before due date of the prior assignment). No late homework is accepted.

    It is very important to keep up with the homework and do all of it in order to learn the material. The significant amount of effort which you will make in completing and mastering all of the homework each week will be directly reflected in your homework grades, and indirectly will have a big influence on your performance on the exams. It is important to keep up with the homework. The homework will play a key role in your learning the material.

    The best way to be sure you get the most out of your homework is to work with others. I strongly urge you to form a study group and work collaboratively on the homework problems. This way you'll learn more, and you'll maximize your chances of getting all the problems correct. You of course must each submit your own solutions on Webassign. (Caution: note however that problems may differ numerically from student to student, so copying answers will often yield the incorrect solution.)

    Quizzes and Exams

    There will be a 15 or 20 minute quiz most weeks of the quarter (definitely not the first week of classes or the weeks of midterms). These will cover the early part of the homework from the preceding week. In particular the problems on the quizzes will be taken directly from the HW. Making sure that you understand how to do each and every HW problem is the best way to insure good scores on the quizzes. The TA's will grade them and return them to you the following week. The quizzes are closed book/closed notes and you are not allowed to use calculators (I will pick problems that do not require a calculator). There are no make up quizzes, but I do drop your lowest quiz score.

    There will be 2 midterm exams. They will be given on Thursday, October 20 (Week 4) and Thursday, November 17 (Week 8) as listed in the Syllabus. You must bring a Photo ID to all exams.

    The final exam will take place on Saturday, December 10 at 1:30 PM in Kane Hall Room 110 (for Math 125 A) and Kane Hall Room 210 (for Math 125 B). (see Ground rules for common finals).

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    Rules for taking exams

    You are allowed to use one handwritten, two-sided 8.5 by 11 sheet of notes.

    There are no make-up exams. If you have a compelling and well-documented reason (which means mandatory attendence at a University sanctioned event) for missing a midterm, speak to the professor about it at least one week before the exam.

    Calculator Policy

    The only calculator which may be used during the Midterm Exams or the Final is the Ti-30x IIS. No calculators are needed for the quizzes.

    TA sections

    On Tuesdays and Thursdays you will meet with a Teaching Assistant in a smaller group. This gives you a chance to get more of your questions answered. Tuesday's TA section will be 50 minutes long. In addition to working on Homework problems you will often have short quizzes during the Tuesday TA section.

    Thursday's TA section will be 80 minutes long so that, in addition to getting help with your homework, there will be time for a worksheet that you can work on while the TA circulates and answers questions. You must do the worksheet during the section, you may not hand in an already completed worksheet for credit. You must print out the scheduled Worksheet and bring it with you to your TA section. At the end of the class the TA will collect the worksheets and give you one of three possible scores: 0 (if you did nothing or did not hand in a worksheet), 1 (if you left early or did very little), or 2 (if you clearly made an honest effort to complete the worksheet). The average of these grades will be converted into a score out of 10 points which will contribute to your overall course score as described above. It should be clear that you should all plan on easily getting all of these 10 points.

    The midterm exams will be held in Thursday TA Sections.

    The TA's are:

    AA & AB Jordan Weaver PDL C-402
    AC & AD David Clancy PDL C-20
    BA Nathan Lee LEW 202
    BB Gerardo Zelaya-Eufemia PDL C-8B
    BC & BD Nicolas Courts PDL C-8M

    Text and WebAssign Access Code

    The textbook for the course is "Calculus" by Stewart, vol.1 available in the UW bookstore. This is a portion of the hardbound text "Calculus, 7th Edition, Early Transcendentals" by Stewart. Either text will work. The custom version vol. 1 covers Math 124/125 at UW. The custom version vol. 2 covers Math 126/324 at UW.

    In addition to the textbook, you will need a "WebAssign access code"; please go to the Math 125 Materials Website. for more information regarding obtaining a WebAssign access code.

    Cell phones

    As a courtesy to your instructor and your fellow students, please be sure to turn off your mobile phones before coming into the classroom. Any calls received during class will bring the classroom discussion to an abrupt halt and all attention will be diverted to the call recipient until the call is ended and phone turned off.


    A grade of Incomplete will be given only if a student is doing satisfactory work up until the end of the quarter, and then misses the final exam due to a documented medical or family emergency.

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