Room 443, in the DMF Center for Science and Mathematics (near the Rondileau Campus Center).

Monday 11:00-12:00 and Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:30.

You can also drop in and ask me a question:

Any time you find me in my office (DMF 443).

Syllabus

The Syllabus for Math 261. This is your source for course pacing, grading, and some helpful hints on group work and studying.

To approximate your course grade, enter each of the following averages (out of 100%). Then click "Compute Grade"
Approximate Final Grade:
If you plug in your own personal current grades for the different categories, you can see what grades are possible based on your final exam score. By trying out different possible future quiz averages, exam scores, etc., you can get a better sense of what your final grade might look like.

This video shows (i) how to use use trigonometry to plot a tricky parametric curve, and (ii) how to use trigonometric identities to find a cartesian equation for the curve. (Note: there is a typo at 8:40 in the video, which is fixed in the PDF notes)

Class 06: Area under Polar Functions

This video walks you through an interesting, and very subtle, example of computing the area under a polar curve. See the PDF Notes for the result of evaluating each of the trigonometric functions.

Important Textbook Information

You will need both the textbook, and a lot of paper for notes, homework, and scrap paper.

Textbook:Calculus Early Transcendentals, 3^{rd} edition by Rogawski (note: versions labeled "single variable" do not cover the appropriate chapters).

We will need the online access code for WebAssign. If you choose to use another book, you will need to purchase a one- or multi-semester access key through the online homework system.