Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
MTH 8, Section 1

Spring 2017, LIU Post

Instructor: Dr. Corbett Redden. Corbett.Redden [att] Office: Life Sciences 237. Phone 516-299-3487.

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 12:30p - 2:00p, or by appointment.

Course webpage:


Test 1 Review, Answers, Solutions
Test 1 Solutions
Test 2 Review, Solutions
Test 2 Solutions
Review Packet

Class Time: Mon/Wed 9:30a-10:50a, Fri 9:00a-9:55a, HM 130

Calculator: It is recommended that you have a graphing calculator, preferably the TI-83, TI-84, or TI-89. We will sometimes use the free program Desmos, which can be run through a browser or stand-alone app on mobile devices. See or your app store for download options. (In particular, you can use this program to draw slope fields.) On the final exam, however, you will not be allowed to use a phone, computer, or any other device that is not strictly a calculator.

Textbook: Calculus by Larson and Edwards, 10th edition, Cengage Learning. ISBN-10 1-285-05709-0, or ISBN-13: 978-1-285-05709-5.
The looseleaf version, hardcover version, and digital version are all acceptable. You do not need to bring the textbook with you to class.

Grading Scheme:
Homework  10%
Quizzes 30%
Tests 30%
Final Exam 30%

Homework: Homework is mandatory, though starred (*) problems indicate optional extra credit. You may work with others, but each each person should independently and neatly write up their own solutions that include all supporting work. You will turn in your homework digitally by uploading photos or a scan of the homework via the website; the password is "hw". Please write the following information at the top of EACH page: your last name, the assignment letter, and the page number for your homework (e.g. "Redden HW b p.2"). Each homework assignment will be graded out of a possible 10 points according to the following rubric:

10 - Good effort, work shown, mostly correct and complete
7 - Good effort and work, but missing several problems or containing many errors
5 - Good effort but incomplete, or mostly complete with little work shown
2 - Assignment mostly incomplete
Homework will be due by 11:59p of its due date. Homework that is less than one week late will be given partial-credit, and homework more than one week late will only be accepted at the professor's discretion. There will be 14 homework assignments, and the lowest 2 homework scores will be dropped.

Quizzes: There will be regular in-class quizzes throughout the semester, usually occurring on Wednesdays. If you are absent, you will receive a 0 for that quiz. The lowest 2 quiz scores will be dropped. At the professor's discretion, make-up tests may be granted for the following reasons: a school-sponsored event (e.g. athletic event), religious holiday, serious illness, or family emergency. In such a case, please inform the professor of the conflict as early as possible.

Tests: There will be 2 in-class tests, scheduled for Friday March 3 and Wednesday April 19. You are allowed to use your calculator, but you can not use a phone, computer, tablet, or any personal notes. Make-up tests will only be offered in the case of an extreme illness or family emergency. If this occurs, you must provide documentation and notify me as soon as possible.

Final Exam: The final examination will be CUMULATIVE and will take place in the regular classroom during the final exam week (most likely) on Wednesday 5/3 from 8:00a - 10:40a 9:00a-11:40a. The final will comprise 30% of your course grade, though I reserve the right to count the final as an even higher percentage for those students whose final exam grade is better than their test average.

Extra Credit: Most homework assignments will also include an optional extra credit problem that will improve your Quiz grade. If you do these problems on your homework, please clearly mark them. I also reserve the right to raise a student's grade by accounting for special circumstances. The best way to compensate for poor test grades is to complete the homework assignments, attend classes and office hours, and do very well on the final exam (see the note in the previous paragraph).

Cancelation: If class is officially canceled, we will resume the schedule at the first day missed.

Help: Help is available from a number of places and people. You are welcome to see Prof. Redden before/after class, in office hours, by appointment, or ask short questions via email. Office hours are times when I will be in my office and available to help you. You do not need to make an appointment to come during those times, but be aware that I will occasionally need to change/cancel office hours due to meetings. There is also free tutoring available in the Math-Lab, located in PH 201. No appointment is necessary. Their hours are posted on the door, but they are usually Monday - Thursday 9:30a - 5:00p and Friday 9:30a-1:00p. You are also encouraged to work with others on homework. Explaining concepts and techniques to fellow classmates is an excellent way for you to better understand them yourself.

Email communication: I will periodically send emails to the entire class, so please check your account regularly. I will sometimes email review sheets in pdf format, and I will send an email in the unlikely event that I have to cancel class due to illness. I make an effort to respond to emails in a timely manner, but I am not perfect. If you send me an email and I don't respond within 1.5 working days, please feel free to email me again (e.g. if I don't respond by Tuesday afternoon to an email sent Monday morning, or by Monday evening to an email sent Friday afternoon).

Course Description: This course covers the applications of the definite integral, the calculus of trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions, methods of integration, improper integrals, and infinite series. Pre-requisites: MTH 7 with a grade of C- or better or permission of the Department. (4 credits)

Important Dates:
Jan 18 First class.
Jan 30 Last day to add/drop or late register.
Feb 20 No classes. President's Day.
Feb 21 Monday classes meet.
Mar 3 Test 1
Mar 13-17   Spring recess, no classes.
Mar 31 Last day to opt for P/F or withdraw.
Apr 19 Test 2
Apr 24Last day of regular class.
Apr 26Snow day: makeup class/review
May 3Final Exam