MATH 131 - Spring 2020
Calculus II

Professor: Erika L.C. King
Email: eking@hws.edu
Office: Lansing 304
Phone: (315) 781-3355
Home Page

Class: MWF 1:30-2:30pm in Coxe 7
Lab: Th 10:30am-Noon in Gulick 2000

Office Hours: M: 10:00-11:30am, T: 9:45-11:15am, W: 2:45-3:45pm, Th: 4:00-5:00pm, and by appointment
Math Intern Hours with Sam LeGro at the IC: Su: 4:00-6:00pm; and in Lansing 310: Su: 7:00-10:00pm, M-Th 2:00-5:00pm and 7:30-10:30pm

Course Syllabus for Section 1
Course Homework Guidelines
Course Grade Scale

WeBWorK Home Page for Our Class
WeBWorK Instructions and FAQs
WeBWorK Syntax and List of Functions


WEEK 9: March 23 - March 27

During Spring Break I will be working to determine how best to organize our class for remote learning. I encourage you to read your emails closely, and to contact me with any questions, concerns or suggestions you have. If you have issues with internet accessibility, please let me know what those are. While this will not be ideal, we will work together to make the best learning experience we can. Feel free to start chatting on that chat group you formed at the end of class on March 13th. Make sure everyone in the group is receiving the information I am sending out and posting, just in case it is ending up in someone's spam box!

Look for an email from me no later than Sunday, March 22nd detailing our strategy for proceeding. At this point, you should plan to be available for class at the usual time on Monday, March 23 (1:30pm EST), perhaps via Zoom, but again, I will determine that in the next week.

I may contact you via email in the middle of spring break to ask questions about some options and will appreciate responses as soon as it is possible for you to give them. While it will be helpful for all of us to stay on track with material and assignments, we will need to be a bit more flexible with some deadlines. Be in contact with me about your needs as the semester progresses.

For this next week, you do not need to work on material for this course (although it may be fun and a good distraction for you!); concentrate more on planning for how we will work for the rest of the semester and more importantly on your health (physical and emotional) and your family. Again, I encourage you to come to me with any questions, concerns or suggestions you have. Thank you for your patience with me as I learn new tools like Canvas and Zoom. Also thank you for being a great class; that gives me hope that we can still have a good rest of the semester in whatever form(s) it takes!


WEEK 8: March 9 - March 13

Our second exam, covering Sections 6.1-6.7, will be on Thursday, March 12th in Gulick 2000, our normal lab space. Make yourself a review sheet for these sections and then compare it to the one I post early in week 8!

Homework due Monday, March 9:

Due to our exam on Thursday, there will be NO Main Exercises assignment due on Wednesday!

On Wednesday, March 11th at 5:00pm in Napier 201, there will be a colloquium given by Catalina Garcia Tomas, Kaitlyn Geraghty, Connor Parrow, and Yifei Tao about their trip to the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics. Refreshments will be served at 4:45pm. I hope you can make it!

Check out this answer key for the Week 6 Lab! Make sure your answers were correct and that these ideas make sense to you! Look for what makes a solution complete.

Homework due Wednesday, March 11:

Check out this answer key for the Week 7 Lab! Make sure your answers were correct and that these ideas make sense to you! Look for what makes a solution complete.

Homework due Thursday, March 12:

Homework due Friday, March 13:


WEEK 7: March 2 - March 6

Homework due Monday, March 2:

Homework due Wednesday, March 4:

Homework due Friday, March 6:


WEEK 6: February 24 - February 28

Homework due Monday, February 24:

Homework due Wednesday, February 26:

On Thursday, February 27th at 4:30pm in Napier 201, there will be a colloquium given by William Smith alum Avery Wickersham '19. She will be telling us about her experience studying abroad in the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education program. Refreshments will be served at 4:15pm. I hope you can make it!

Because of the colloquium, my office hours on Thursday will be as soon as I get back to my office (likely before the usual 3:45pm start time) from my other class until about 4:20pm. If you cannot make that time and have questions, please be sure to contact me to make alternate arrangements.

Homework due Friday, February 28:


WEEK 5: February 17 - February 21

Remember our first exam, covering sections 5.1-5.5, will be during lab on Thursday, February 20th in Gulick 2000, our normal lab space. Make yourself a review sheet for these sections and then compare it to the one I post early in week 5!

Homework due Monday, February 17:

Due to our exam on Thursday, there will be NO Main Exercises assignment due on Wednesday!

Remember that the Section61andReview assignment that was due on Monday has an extension until 10:00am on Tuesday! Make sure you have it finished.

Please double-check that you have your textbook. There was a textbook left in our classroom after class on Friday and I am pretty sure it belongs to one of you!

Homework due Wednesday, February 19:

Check out this answer key for the Week 3 Lab! Make sure your solutions were correct and that these ideas make sense to you! Look for what makes a solution complete.

Check out this answer key for the Week 4 Lab! Make sure your solutions were correct and that these ideas make sense to you! Look for what makes a solution complete.

Homework due Thursday, February 20:

Homework due Friday, February 21:


WEEK 4: February 10 - February 14

Homework due Monday, February 10:

Homework due Wednesday, February 12:

Homework due Friday, February 14 (Happy Valentine's Day!):


WEEK 3: February 3 - February 7

Due to needing to visit another professor's class, I need to adjust my Monday office hours. They will be 9:30am-10:45am this Monday, February 3rd. If you have a question and cannot make this time, please email me.

Homework due Monday, February 3:

Homework due Wednesday, February 5:

Homework due Friday, February 7:


WEEK 2: January 27 - January 31

Homework due Monday, January 27:

Homework due Wednesday, January 29:

Homework due Friday, January 31:


WEEK 1: January 20 - January 24

Welcome to Calculus II!!!

Homework due Thursday, January 23:

Although I will not normally assign homework to be due on lab days, this week we will need to in order to get started and refresh our memories. Please complete the following:

Homework due Friday, January 24:



Hobart and William Smith Colleges: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Erika L.C. King