MATH 2182H: Honors Calculus II

MTWThF  9:10-10:05 AM, in  Macquigg Lab 162 M,W,F and Bolz Hall 313 on Tu, Th. (Hope to change to the same room)

Instructor: Rodica D. Costin
Office Hours: M, Th 10:20-11:15, and by appointment
web page:


Textbook: Simmons, Calculus with analytic geometry, second edition.

General information

Every day after lecture you need to solve the homework problems (click here). The list of problems is updated daily after lecture.

You are responsible for solving these problems by the next lecture (yes, this usually means: by 9:10 AM of the next day).

Occasional quizzes will consist of problems very similar to these.
The quizzes will be worth 5 points each. No make-up quizzes will be allowed, but the two lowest scored will be dropped.

Writing up and turning in for grading:

Homework problems listed are a guide to help you master the material. To achieve this goal, you may need to solve more, or fewer such problems. These do not need to be turned in for grading. (Keep their solutions to help you review for the exams.)

Among these there will be problems selected to be solved, written up and turned in for grading. They are due each Tuesday, in class (unless otherwise specified on the website).

 The grader will randomly choose three problems for grading, each worth 2 points: one for a good solution, one for a good presentation and sufficient explanations. Always justify your answers and calculations!

No late homework will be accepted.

Writing up solutions: 
you need to show all your work (show calculations, provide explanations, cite theorems). An answer alone may not receive full credit!
How do you know how detailed your explanations should be?  
Imagine you need to explain to your friend how to solve that particular problem (for best results imagine a friend who questions everything before becoming convinced).
Also, I will always try (and hopefully succeed) to set a good example in class, and write on the blackboard what I would like to see in write-ups.

The final grade will be determined by your total number of points as follows:

Midterm exam I              100 points
Midterm exam II             100 points
Final exam                      200 points
Homework and Quizzes 150 points

Tests: The midterm exams are tentatively scheduled for Tu Jan 30, Wed March 7.
Final exam
: Friday Apr 27 10:00am-11:45am as posted at SP 2018 Final Examination Schedule (please, check!)

Academic Misconduct Statement:
“It is the responsibility of the Committee on Academic Misconduct to investigate or establish procedures for the investigation of all reported cases of student academic misconduct. The term “academic misconduct” includes all forms of student academic misconduct wherever committed; illustrated by, but not limited to, cases of plagiarism and dishonest practices in connection with examinations. Instructors shall report all instances of alleged academic misconduct to the committee (Faculty Rule 3335-5-48.7). For additional information, see the Code of Student Conduct at"

Disability Services Statement:
“Students with disabilities (including mental health, chronic or temporary medical conditions) that have been certified by the Office of Student Life Disability Services will be appropriately accommodated and should inform the instructor as soon as possible of their needs. The Office of Student Life Disability Services is located in 098 Baker Hall, 113 W. 12th Avenue; telephone 614- 292-3307,;”