Dr. Nestler's Math 8 (Calculus 2) - Spring 2017 - section 4269 - TTh 7:35-10:00pm - Room MC 66

Class information

        Syllabus (6-page PDF)

Additional resources

        Office hours:  MW 1:30-2:00, Tu 4:35-5:05 and Th 3:30-5:00; and Math 13 workshop Tu 3:30-4:30 in Math Lab

        Essential trigonometry identities and definitions and theorems from Calculus 1 (2-page PDF)

        Polar graph paper

        Math Lab

Documents in PDF form (1 page unless noted):  Please print and bring them to class.

          Tuesday, February 21  General exponential and logarithmic functions (5 pages)

          Thursday, February 23  Carbon dating

          Thursday, March 30  Surface area of surfaces of revolution (3 pages)

          Thursday, March 30  Moments and centers of mass (2 pages)

          Tuesday, April 18  Calculus of smooth parametrized curves (2 pages)

          Tuesday, April 18  Graphing a parametrized curve

          Tuesday, May 30  Taylor series and polynomials (5 pages) [new]

Optional reading:

An Application of Separation of Variables:  The Naive Product "Rule" (2 pages)

Intersecting Exponential and Logarithmic Graphs (2 pages)

The Completeness Axiom and a Proof of the Intermediate Value Theorem (4 pages)

Two Calculations of the Sum of the Alternating Harmonic Series (3 pages)

Grouping Terms of a Series (4 pages)

A Proof That e is Irrational

Rearrangements of Positive-Term and Absolutely Convergent Series (4 pages)

Interesting articles:

        Reexamining the Catenary by Paul Cella, copyright the Mathematical Association of America

        A Quotient Rule Integration by Parts Formula by Jennifer Switkes, copyright the Mathematical Association of America

        What's Harmonic about the Harmonic Series? by David Kullman, copyright the Mathematical Association of America