Math 156 - Applied Honors Calculus II - Fall 2023
is a 2nd semester calculus class for STEM majors who took AP calculus in high school
(or the equivalent).
For more details see the course
section 1, MTuWF 10-11am, Robert Krasny
section 2, MTuWF 11-12pm, Robert Krasny
section 3, MTuWF 9-10am, James Wheeler
section 4, MTuWF 10-11am, cancelled
section 5, MTuWF 12-1pm, James Wheeler
section 6, MTuWF 1-2pm, Xiao Ma
section 7, MTuWF 2-3pm, cancelled
2023 lecture notes
complete to Fri Sept 22
2022 lecture notes
hw1 due: Tues Sept 5
hw2 due: Tues Sept 12
hw3 due: Tues Sept 19
hw4 due: Tues Sept 26
Jacqueline du Pre
1st midterm exam, Wed Sept 27, 6-7:30pm,
140 Lorch Hall,
Mon Sept 25 at 5:30-6:30pm in 4096 East Hall (Krasny)
2nd midterm exam, Wed Nov 8, 6-7:30pm,
140 Lorch Hall
final exam, Fri Dec 8, 8-10am
The Science Learning Center
for Math 156 students.
The groups meet weekly to review course material.
See SLC Math 156 for more information.
"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
parabola movie 1,
parabola movie 2 at DTW,
by Hanliang Guo
parabolas at the Michigan League
videos from Khan Academy by Salman Khan
videos from Virginia Tech
by James E. Shockley, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech
videos from MIT Open Courseware
by Herbert Gross
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
Proof Without Words: Sine Sum Identity
by Long Wang, The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 45 (2014) p. 190
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,
an alternative solution using light from 3Blue1Brown
a video about e by the Mathologer
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
Why is Maxwell's Theory so hard to understand?
by Freeman Dyson
How Imaginary Numbers Were Invented