SYLLABUS MAC 2312- Fall 2004

INSTRUCTOR:  Professor Hilbert Levitz

OFFICE: 206 love

OFFICE HOURS : Hours:  T, R  3:00-4:30

CLASS SCHEDULE:    Section 10 M      HTL 0114  5:15 PM - 6:05 PM
                                                                T,R  HTL 0217  5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

                             Section 11    M      HTL 0114  6:45 PM - 7:35 PM
                                                                T,R  HTL 0217  6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

ELIGIBILITY. You must have the course prerequisites listed below and must never have completed with a grade of C- or better a course for which MAC 2312 is a (stated or implied) prerequisite. Students with prior credit in college calculus are required to reduce the credit for MAC 2312 accordingly. It is the student's responsibility to check and prove eligibility.

PREREQUISITES. MAC 2311 or MAP 2483.  or appropriate score on a mathematics placement examination.  This course  must must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the  content.

TEXT. Calculus (Early Transcendentals) (Fifth Edition), by James Stewart

COURSE CONTENT.  Roughly chapters 7-9, 11 of the text. A detailed listing of the topics is below.

COURSE OBJECTIVES. The purpose of this course is to continue with techniques and applications of integration, and to provide students with an introduction to the topics of differential equations, polar coordinates, and infinite series.

GRADING. There will be three unit tests and a cumulative final exam. There will be quiz on the Tuesday of each week in which there is no test, except that there will be no quiz the first week or in the week of November 10. Each of the 10 quizzes is worth 10 points. The quiz average will be computed as: (Total number of points)/7, 100 maximum. (Thus, full quiz credit is possible for a student who misses 3 quizzes.) Numerical course grades will be determined by the largest of Av1 and Av2, where Av1 =  6U+Q+3E)/10, Av2 = (3U+Q+6E)/10, U = unit test average, Q = quiz average, and E = final exam grade. Letter grades will be determined from numerical grades as follows. A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69; F: 0-59. Plus/Minus letter grades may be assigned to high/low numerical grades. A grade of I will not be given to avoid a grade of F or to give additional study time. Failure to process a course drop will result in a course grade of F.

EXAM POLICY. No makeup tests or quizzes will normally be given.   A missed test will  be excused if the student presents sufficient verifiable evidence of acceptable extenuating circumstances. If a test absence is excused, then the final exam will be used for the missing test grade. An unexcused absence from a unit test will be penalized.  Absences from tests and quizzes or missed homework due to family social events will not be excused. Acceptable medical excuses must state explicitly that the student should be excused from class. Students must take the final examination at the scheduled time. Students must bring FSU ID cards to all tests.

MATH HELP CENTER. The Math Help Center is located in 110 MCH (Milton Carothers Hall) next door to the Love Building.

ANCILLARY MATERIALS. The publisher packed two CD-ROMS  with the text book.  The use of these materials is not required. Use them to the extent that you find them helpful. A description of other ancillary materials is on page xxiv-xxv of your text.

The publishers web sites are and

OTHER WEB SITES.  Here we list web sites that some students have reported as being helpful.

One student described the tutorials at  in very glowing terms.

Another book recommended  by a student  Visual Calculus

TESTS AND EXAMS.  While the primary emphasis on each test is on the specific sections to be covered, knowledge of all preceding sections will be assumed. The final exam is cummulative.

First Test           September 23
Second Test     October 21
Third Test         November 18

Final Exam       Section 10      Wednesday  5:30 - 7:30   In the Monday Classroom
                          Section 11       Wednesday 8:00 - 10:00   In the Monday Classroom.

NOTE:  Our classes are being treated like MWF classes for purpose of final exam schedule.

TOPICS SCHEDULE: The following is an approximate schedule for discussing the various sections of the text. It may vary slightly owing to the fact that all class periods are not of the same length. I anticipate that at the end of each week we shall be back on schedule. In the list of problems below, specification of a range of problems refers to odd numbered problems; thus 7-19 means "the odd numbered problems from 7-19". Even numbered problems will be named individually.  Answers to odd number problems are in the back of the text book. Complete worked out solutions to the odd number problems can be purchased; (See page XXV of the text.)
Week Starting

Aug 22

7.1   probs 1-33,  55-57

7.2   probs 1-47

7.3   probs 1-11, 23-25

Aug 29

7.4  probs  1-15, 39-41 

7.5  probs  1-21

7.6  Skip til later. 

Sept 5

7.7 Skip til later

7.8  probs 1, 5-13, 27-29, 35-37

Sept 12

8.1 probs 5-19

8.2 probs 1-7, 13-15

Sept 19

Test 1

Sept 26

9.1 probs 1-5

9.2  no probs 

9.3  probs 1-17

Oct 3

9.4 probs 1-3, 9, 19.

10.1  probs 1, 9-13

10.2  probs 1-7, 13-15, 31, 39, 57

10.3  probs 1-9,  13-17, 23, 29, 37, 55

Oct 10

10.4  probs 1-5, 9-11, 17,  37-39, 45-47

10.5 probs 1, 5, 13, 15, 21, 23, 33, 37, 43

10.6 probs  1-15

Oct 17

Test 2

Oct 24

11.1  probs 5-25

11.2 probs 11-21 25


Oct 31



Nov 7



Nov 14



Test 3

Nov 21



Nov 28 




ALGEBRA REVIEW:  There is a decent brief online algebra review, with problems and answers, on the
web site for our text. You can access it without a password.

Go to

On the left side of the page, click on "Student Book Companion Sites." Some pictures of book covers will come up. Our book is the one in the upper left corner. Click on it. Now on the left column, click on Algebra Review.

HONOR CODE. The Academic Honor System of The Florida State University is based on the premise that each student has the responsibility 1) to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity in the student's own work, 2) to refuse to tolerate violations of academic integrity in the University community, and 3) to foster a high sense of integrity and social responsibility on the part of the University community. Please note that violations of this Academic Honor System will not be tolerated in this class. Specifically, incidents of plagiarism of any type or referring to any unauthorized material during examinations will be rigorously pursued by this instructor. Before submitting any work for this class, please read the ``Academic Honor System" in its entirety (as found in the FSU General Bulletin and in the FSU Student Handbook and ask the instructor to clarify any of its expectations that you do no understand.

AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT. Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should: 1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC); 2) bring a letter to the instructor from SDRC indicating you need academic accommodations. This should be done within the first week of class.

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