Math 131: Calculus II

Offered:     Fall 2015
Instructor:  Kevin J. Mitchell
Office:      Lansing 305 
Phone:       (315) 781-3619
Fax:         (315) 781-3860

Office Hrs:  M & W 2:30-4:00, Tu 2:00-3:30, F 1:30-2:30. Available at other times by appointment.

Class:       Section 131-01: M-W-F 8:00 to 8:55 in Napier 201
             Lab: Thursday 10:20 to 11:45 in Gulick 206A
Final Exam:  Thursday, December 17, 2015 8:30-11:30 AM (NOTE: Exam time is for lab period.)
Text:        Calculus: Early Transcendentals, second edition
             by Briggs, Cochran, & Gillett
Math Intern: Ms Tasha Williams. Office Hours in Lansing 310
             Sun: 2:00-5:00, 7:00-10:00pm; Mon through Thurs: 3:00-5:30pm, 7:00-10:30pm 

Syllabus:    Course Information

WeBWorK:     WeBWorK Home Page for Math 131
             WeBWorK Instructions and FAQs
             WeBWorK Syntax and List of Functions

Course Materials and Links

Outline of Weekly Readings

This assumes a fairly rapid pace through the listed materials. We will adjust this schedule based on our actual work in class.

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