Math 156  Applied Honors Calculus II  Fall 2015
Math 156 (Applied Honors Calculus II)
is designed for engineering and science students who received a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement
Calculus exam (AB or BC).
Math 156 is an alternative to Math 116 (Calculus II).
For more details see the
course description.
section 1, MTuWF 1011am, Robert Krasny, 1372 East Hall
section 2, MTuWF 1112pm, Robert Krasny, 1372 East Hall
section 3, MTuWF 89am, Ling Xu, 2062 Palmer Commons
section 4, MTuWF 910am, Ling Xu, 2062 Palmer Commons
Information
schedule,
syllabus,
first day handout,
lecture notes
Homework
hw1 due: Tues Sept 15
hw2 due: Tues Sept 22
hw3 due: Tues Sept 29
hw4 due: Tues Oct 6
hw5 due: Fri Oct 16
hw6 due: Tues Oct 27
hw7 due: Tues Nov 3
hw8 due: Tues Nov 10
hw9 due: Tues Nov 17
hw10 due: Wed Dec 2
hw11 due: Wed Dec 9
Computer Lab
worksheet,
Fri Sept 25, meet in B727 East Hall
Exams
1st midterm exam, Wed Oct 7, 6:157:45pm, 1202 SEB (School of Education Building),
review sheet,
solutions
2nd midterm exam, Wed Nov 18, 6:157:45pm, 1202 SEB (School of Education Building),
review sheet,
solutions
final exam, Thurs Dec 17, 810am, Angell Hall Auditorium D,
review sheet,
solutions (some still to be completed)
review classes for final exam:
Mon 12/14, 5:306:30pm, 4088 East Hall (RK);
Tues 12/15, 56pm, 4096 East Hall (LX)
Study Groups
The Science Learning Center offers study groups for Math 156 students.
The groups meet weekly to review course material.
Each group has 812 members and is facilitated by a student who took the class previously.
Group membership is voluntary,
but requires active participation and regular attendance.
See SLC website for more details.
Student Data Form
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FAQ
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You have to generate many ideas and then you have to work very hard only to discover that they don't work. And you keep doing that over and over until you find one that does work." 
John Backus, lead developer of Fortran
Links

videos from Khan Academy, by Salman Khan

videos from Virginia Tech,
by James E. Shockley, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech

Math Department policy on granting AP credit

Advanced Placement homepage

torus cover illustration from Physics Today, Feb 2005

information on majoring or minoring in math

Undergraduate Math Club

Proof Without Words: Double Sum for Sine and Cosine,
by Hasan Unal, The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 41 (2010) p. 392

Proof Without Words: Sine Sum Identity,
by Long Wang, The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 45 (2014) p. 190

Research on Student Notetaking,
by D. DeZure, M. Kaplan & M. A. Deerman
[pdf]
Occasional Paper No. 16,
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
[CRLT]
"... Research on student notetaking shows that taking notes in class
and reviewing those notes (either in class or afterward)
have a positive impact on student learning. ..."

student fellowships, summer programs, etc.

The Math Forum @ Drexel  Calculus

Portrait of Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler: His Life, the Man, and His Works, by Walter Gautschi, SIAM Review, vol. 50, no. 1 (March 2008), pp. 333

Euler and Infinite Series,
by Morris Kline, Mathematics Magazine, vol. 56 (1983) pp. 307314.

Euler's solution of the Basel problem

Active Learning materials from CRLT

Active Learning,
by Donald R. Paulson and Jennifer L. Faust, California State University, Los Angeles

Max Planck: the reluctant revolutionary,
by Helge Kragh, Physics World, December 2000, pp. 3135