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
section 1, MTuWF 10-11am, Robert Krasny, 1372 East Hall
section 2, MTuWF 11-12pm, Robert Krasny, 1372 East Hall
section 3, MTuWF 8-9am, Ling Xu, 2062 Palmer Commons
section 4, MTuWF 9-10am, Ling Xu, 2062 Palmer Commons
first day handout,
lecture notes (complete to Tues Nov 24)
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
Fri Sept 25, meet in B727 East Hall
1st midterm exam, Wed Oct 7, 6:15-7:45pm, 1202 SEB (School of Education Building),
2nd midterm exam, Wed Nov 18, 6:15-7:45pm, 1202 SEB (School of Education Building),
review classes for 2nd midterm exam: Nov 16, 5-6pm, 1060 East Hall (Xu), and Nov 17, 5:30-6:30pm, 4096 East Hall (Krasny)
final exam, Thurs Dec 17, 8-10am, Angell Hall Auditorium D
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 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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"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