Math 156 - Applied Honors Calculus II - Fall 2013
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
section 1, MTuWF 10-11am, Robert Krasny, 553 Dennison
section 2, cancelled
section 3, MTuWF 11-12pm, Robert Krasny, 553 Dennison
section 4, cancelled
section 5, MTuWF 1-2pm, Michael Dabkowski, 553 Dennison
section 6, MTuWF 2-3pm, Michael Dabkowski, 553 Dennison
section 7, cancelled
first day handout,
lecture notes (complete)
hw1 due: Tues Sept 11
hw2 due: Tues Sept 17
hw3 due: Tues Sept 24
hw4 due: Tues Oct 1
hw5 due: Tues Oct 8
hw6 due: Tues Oct 22
hw7 due: Tues Oct 29
hw8 due: Tues Nov 5
hw9 due: Tues Nov 12
hw10 due: Tues Nov 26
hw11 due: Tues Dec 3
Fri Sept 20, meet in B743 East Hall
1st midterm exam, Wed Oct 9, 6:15-7:45pm, Auditorium 4, Modern Language Building (MLB)
2nd midterm exam, Wed Nov 13, 6:15-7:45pm,
1640 Chemistry Building (Dabkowski),
2260 Undergraduate Science Building (Krasny)
final exam, Tues Dec 17, 8-10am,
1400 Chemistry Building (Dabkowski),
1202 School of Education (Krasny)
solutions (some still to be completed)
The Science Learning Center offers study groups for Math 156 students.
The groups meet weekly to review course material.
Each group has 8-12 members and is facilitated by a Group Leader trained by the SLC.
Group membership is voluntary,
but requires active participation and regular attendance.
See SLC website for more details.
Student Data Form
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"You need the willingness to fail all the time.
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
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
Research on Student Notetaking,
by D. DeZure, M. Kaplan & M. A. Deerman
Occasional Paper No. 16,
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
"... 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. 3-33
Euler and Infinite Series,
by Morris Kline, Mathematics Magazine, vol. 56 (1983) pp. 307-314.
Euler's solution of the Basel problem
Active Learning materials from CRLT
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. 31-35