Math 156  Applied Honors Calculus II  Fall 2023
Math 156
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
description.
section 1, MTuWF 1011am, Robert Krasny
section 2, MTuWF 1112pm, Robert Krasny
section 3, MTuWF 910am, James Wheeler
section 4, MTuWF 1011am, cancelled
section 5, MTuWF 121pm, James Wheeler
section 6, MTuWF 12pm, Xiao Ma
section 7, MTuWF 23pm, cancelled
Information
organization,
topics,
schedule,
lecture notes
Thanksgiving notes,
5 books
Homework
hw1 due: Tues Sept 5
Cesaria Evora
hw2 due: Tues Sept 12
Louis Armstrong
hw3 due: Tues Sept 19
Nina Simone
hw4 due: Tues Sept 26
Jacqueline du Pre
hw5 due: Fri Oct 6
Aretha Franklin
hw6 due: Fri Oct 13
Monte Alexander
hw7 due: Tues Oct 24
Gordon Lightfoot
hw8 due: Tues Oct 31
Gil Scott Heron
hw9 due: Fri Nov 10
Dion DiMucci
hw10 due: Mon Nov 20
Leonard Cohen
hw11 due: Fri Dec 1
Laura Nyro
Exams
1st midterm exam, Wed Sept 27, 67:30pm,
140 Lorch Hall,
review sheet,
solutions
2nd midterm exam, Wed Nov 8, 67:30pm,
140 Lorch Hall,
review sheet,
solutions
final exam, Fri Dec 8, 810am,
1202 SEB (School of Education Building),
review sheet,
solutions
review classes for final exam
Tues 12/5, 5:306:30pm in 335 West Hall (RK)
Wed 12/6, 5:306:30pm in 335 West Hall (XM)
Thurs 12/7, 5:306:30pm in 335 West Hall (JW)
Study Groups
The Science Learning Center
offers
study groups
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
Links

parabola movie 1,
parabola movie 2 at DTW,
trig substitution
by Hanliang Guo

parabolas at the Michigan League

Desmos demonstration of Euler's method
by James Wheeler

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
[pdf]
Occasional Paper No. 16,
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
[CRLT]
"... 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. 333

Euler and Infinite Series
by Morris Kline, Mathematics Magazine, vol. 56 (1983) pp. 307314.

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

Active Learning
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. 3135

Why is Maxwell's Theory so hard to understand?
by Freeman Dyson

How Imaginary Numbers Were Invented