Honors Calculus II


Franz Pedit, LGRT 1542 & 1535
Office hours: Wed 2:00-3:30 and by appointment


Tetsuya Nakamura, LGRT 1423C
Discussion meeting: Fr 9:05-9:55
Office hours:  Tu 9:00-10:00,  Fr 10:00-12:00, Tu 10:00-11:00 in CTC
Group project meetings: TBA


Manan Patel

This 4-credit course, which is part of a TEFD project and thus run somewhat differently from the other sections, will cover integration, infinite series, and applications to differential equations, geometry, and physics.
Historical perspectives, wider contexts, and emphasis of the underlying theory will be central to the development of the material. Prospective students must have a very thorough understanding and very good working knowledge of Calculus I. If Calculus I were etudes, this course will be your first (easy) Beethoven sonata. Intellectual curiosity, the ability to deviate from a formulaic/recipe oriented thought process, and active participation during class and home work projects are crucial to be successful in this course. Peer collaboration, weekly meetings with the TA, and seminar style interactions are strongly encouraged. Recommended, but not obligatory, texts include

Calculus (any edition) by Michael Spivak.
Analysis by its History, Ernst Hairer & Gerhard Wanner.

Calculus: Early Transcendentals (any edition) by James Stewart.


Home work problems will be assigned on a regular basis and graded. There will be a midterm exam and a final exam.
The total grade will be the equally weighted average of those three grades.  D is in the range of 50-61, C 62-74, B 75-87, and A 88-100.

Midterm Exam:  Tuesday, October 22, in class (please arrive on time or a bit earlier)
Final Exam:  scheduled

Home Work

class notes hw 1    hw 2 hw 3 hw 4 hw  5 hw 6 midterm solutions hw 7 hw 8 hw 9 hw 10 final projects

Last year's home work problems
hw 1 hw 2 hw 3 hw 4 hw 5 hw 6  midterm hw 7 hw 8 hw 9 hw 10 hw 11 final

Course contents

Week 1:  Concepts of length and area; definition of the Riemann integral.
Week 2:  Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Antiderivatives. Area.
Week 3:  Techniques of integration and examples.
Week 4:  Special substitutions.
Week 5:  Improper integrals and curve length.
Week 6:  Volume of solids. Area of rotational surfaces.
Week 7:  y'=y and infinite series.
Week 8:  Applications of Taylor series.
Week 9:  Complex numbers and Taylor series 1.
Week10: Complex numbers and Taylor series 2.
Week11: Euler's formula.
Week 12: Applications to geometry and physics.
Week13: What comes next? An outlook.