MW 11:00 11:50, WOOD 233

Calculus II

Fall 2014



Dr. Krista Cohlmia


WOOD 215




Office Hours:

MTWTH 8-9:30AM and 1-2PM



Welcome to Calculus II!  This sheet will tell you about the course, including subject matter, homework, quizzes, exams and term grade.  Almost all of your questions about the course can be answered by reading this handout.  If anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to ask for clarification.  Good Luck!!!

Subject Matter

Differentiation and integration of transcendental functions; parametric equations and polar coordinates; techniques of integration; sequences and series; improper integrals. The teaching process will emphasize concepts, problem solving and critical thinking 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Use the concepts of definite integrals to solve problems involving area, volume, work, and other physical applications.

2. Use substitution, integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, partial fractions, and tables of anti-derivatives to evaluate definite and indefinite integrals.

3. Define an improper integral.

4. Apply the concepts of limits, convergence, and divergence to evaluate some classes of improper integrals.

5. Determine convergence or divergence of sequences and series.

6. Use Taylor and MacLaurin series to represent functions.

7. Use Taylor or MacLaurin series to integrate functions not integrable by conventional methods.

8. Use the concept of polar coordinates to find areas, lengths of curves, and representations of conic sections.

Required Materials

Textbook:  Calculus with Analytic Geometry by Larson, Hostetler and Edwards, 10th Edition, Boston: Houghton Miffin Co, 2014.

Supplies:  Pencil, Paper, Scientific Calculator (NO graphing calculators allowed!!!)

Term Grade

Your term grade will be determined according to the following distribution:




Exams 1-4

Final Exam



60% total or 20% each







Percentage (%)










Below 60



Quizzes will be given weekly on Thursdays and will consist of previously assigned homework problems.  As indicated above, your two (2) lowest quiz grades will be dropped before computing your term grade.  There are no make-ups for missed quizzes. There are 4 midterm exams scheduled.  The final will be comprehensive, and it cannot be dropped.  The final is scheduled for Thursday, December 11th  from 11:00 1:30.  Any student who does not take the final exam will receive an F for the course.


Homework will be assigned at the end of each class.  Although homework will not be collected or graded, it is in your best interest to complete the assignments, as each of these problems is fair game for quiz questions.  If you do your homework, you will have seen the quiz problems in advance.


Although attendance is not factored into your term grade, attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class period.


All students will be expected to abide by the Odessa College Code of Classroom Etiquette.  I have provided a copy for you.  If you fail to abide by these rules, you will be asked to leave the classroom or be removed completely from the class.  A further list of class rules can be found on the class website.  This is titled the Understanding Sheet.  Your signature on this page will be your first quiz grade in the class, so you will need to go to our website at and print out this page.


Cheating is not tolerated in this class.  The first time you are caught cheating, you will receive a 0 for that assignment.  The second time you are caught cheating, you will be removed from the class permanently and receive an F for the course.  If you are caught allowing someone to cheat from your work, the same punishment applies as that of the cheater.


Tutoring is available through Developmental Studies and online through Smarthinking.

Special Needs

Odessa College complies with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  If you have any special needs or issues pertaining to your access to and participation in this or any other class at Odessa College, please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns.  You may also call the Office of Disability services at 432-335-6861 to request assistance and accommodations.

For more information regarding this course, please view the official course syllabus in Blackboard.