General Information for Math 6A(1) Calculus IIA Section 1

Important note: This course is a one-half credit course which meets for the first half of the semester only.

Instructor: My name is Thomas Hunter. My office in the mathematics department is in Dupont 185. You can reach me by phone at 328-8244 or by email at

Office Hours: Tuesdays from 10 to 11am, Wednesdays from 8 to 10 pm, Thursdays from 3 to 4 and by generous appointment. The stated slots are times you can be sure to find me in my office and willing to talk. Other times are fine, but to be sure that I am available, you should make an appointment with me. Of course you should feel free to stop by anytime and see whether I am available.

Text: We will use the text Calculus by Deborah Hughes-Hallet, et al. It is available at the bookstore.

General Game Plan: We will cover chapters seven and eight of the text together with as much of Chapter nine as is possible. A more detailed plan but quite tentative is included with this document and should be updated periodically.

Meetings: Regular lectures will be 09:30am-10:20am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Dupont 133.

Homework:I will assign homework in lecture and each week's worth of homework will be due in class the following Friday. (Wednesday if there is an exam.) I expect to have a grader for the course, but I will try to keep close track of how the grading is going.

Exams: There will be one mid--term and a final exam. Both will be held during our regularly scheduled class meetings. The midterm will be Friday, February 7. The final will be Friday March 7. I will announce any changes in these dates at least a week before the actual date of the test.

Grades: The mid--term will be worth 100 points. The final will be worth 200 points. Your grade will be based on the sum of these scores.

Computer and Electronic resources: There is a web page (you may be reading it right now) associated to this course. You may find it via my home page at Other resources you may find useful are the Macintosh graphing calculator, Mathematica, and Maple. Use of these or any other computational tool will not be a required part of the course. (In fact I will ban calculators on most tests.) However, in class demonstrations will all use one or another of these tools and you may find them very useful for learning the concepts. Copies of all programs for all classroom demos will be stored in our class folder on the Classes server.

Clinic: Math Clinic will be run every evening which precedes a weekday, starting sometime in the first or second week of the semester. The Clinic is a great resource for all students---not just for those with difficulties. It is a place where you can work together with other students and know that help and encouragement are available whenever you need it.

Late work: Generally speaking late work will never be accepted and exams may never be taken late. In the case of irreconcilable conflicts you may schedule an exam earlier than the official time, but make up exams will not be given after the regularly scheduled exam except for the most extraordinary circumstances. (For example, global invasion by extraterrestials.)

Tentative Schedule

Date Topic Problems
Mon. Jan. 20 Intro &
7.1: The Fundamental Theorem again
3--6, 26--33, 51--53, 56, 57.
Wed. Jan. 22 7.2: Substitution I 1--5, 12--17, 38--43, 45.
Fri. Jan. 24 7.3: Substitution II 1, 5, 6, 10, 11, 15, 16, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 33.
Mon. Jan. 27 7.4: Parts 7.4: 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 15, 16, 50.
Wed. Jan. 29 7.5: Tables 7.5:5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,64,65.
Fri. Jan. 31 7.6: Approximations I 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 20.
Mon. Feb. 3 7.7: Approximations II 1, 2, 11, 12, 16--19, 21.
Wed. Feb. 5 7.8: Impropriety 7.8: 1, 5, 6, 10, 11, 15, 16, 20, 21, 25, 26, 30.
Fri. Feb. 7 Midterm
Mon. Feb. 10 7.9: More Impropriety (Please correct me if these are not exactly the ones I assigned in class.) 1, 5, 6, 10, 11, 15, 16.
Wed. Feb. 12 7.10: Antiderivatives Exist 1--3,5b,6--13.
Fri. Feb. 14 8.1 & 8.2: Riemann Sums I
Mon. Feb. 17 8.3: Riemann Sums II
Wed. Feb. 19 8.4: Economics
Fri. Feb. 21 8.5: Distributions
Mon. Feb. 24 8.6: Probability
Wed. Feb. 26 9.1 & 9.2: Intro to DE
Fri. Feb. 28 9.3: Euler's Method
Mon. Mar. 3 9.4: Separation of Variables
Wed. Mar. 5 9.5: Growth and Decay
Fri. Mar. 7 Final