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MAT 241 Calculus II for Science
Reference No. 9773
Summer 2007

INSTRUCTOR: Peggy Beck, Department of Mathematics
OFFICE: Marlboro Hall room M3049
PHONE NUMBER: 301-322-0458
Please identify yourself by course (ex: MAT 242) and section (ex: online or in class)

OFFICE HOURS: MTWR 7:30 – 8:00 and 9:45 – 10:15, and by appointment

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The first course in a three semester sequence of university level calculus for science, engineering and mathematics majors. This first semester covers differential and introductory integral calculus and their applications. Prerequisite: Mathematics proficiency level or C or better in MAT 142 or MAT 133 or MAT 136 or MAT 137.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Use the concepts of the Calculus: limits, continuity, derivatives and antiderivatives, Riemann sums and integration as they apply to standard elementary mathematical functions: algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential.
2. Differentiate and integrate functions
3. Apply differentiation and integration to the concepts of other fields such as computer science, physics and engineering.
4. Utilize indeterminate forms and compute the associated limits.

REQUIRED TEXT: Weir et al. (2006). Thomas’ Calculus, Early Transcendentals. Addison Wesley Publishing Company, 11th Edition.

REQUIRED CALCULATOR: A graphing calculator is required; Texas Instruments TI-84 or TI-83Plus is strongly recommended and will be used in the classroom and on handouts. Any student using a different calculator will be responsible for its operation. I may or may not be able to help you. (I’ll try my best, but I’m not guaranteeing anything!)

REQUIRED SOFTWARE: CourseCompass (MyMathLab), access provided by new book purchase.
May also be purchased separately at

There will be three regular exams, which will be taken in the Student Assessment Services Center (Testing Center) in Bladen Hall. All exams are mandatory. You may take each test at any time the Testing Center is open, during the testing period. See the tentative course schedule for the specific dates.

Make-up exams will be given during the period Thursday 7/19 – Monday 7/23 only. Only one make-up exam may be taken. If you miss an exam for any reason, that must be the one you take in the make-up period. If you take all exams as scheduled, you may, if you choose, retake one during the make-up period.

Every week there will be two computer assignments on the sections covered, due each Monday and each Saturday. The assignment may be completed any time before the due date ends (11:59 p.m.). No late work will be accepted for any reason.

The Final Exam is comprehensive, covering all material in the course, and will be given in the classroom.

Exams 3 @ 100 points 300
CourseCompass Assignments (percentage * 2) 200
Final Exam 200
Total possible points 700

A 90 - 100%
B 80 - 89.9%
C 70 - 79.9%
D 60 - 69.9%
F 0 - 59.9%

HOW TO LOG IN TO BLACKBOARD: Blackboard is a web-based program that serves as the college's online classroom. You will use Blackboard to communicate with your instructor, to see your course materials and exam grades, and to discuss course ideas with your classmates.

To log in to your Blackboard course:
Go to NOTE: There is no "www" in the Blackboard address.
Log in to Blackboard using your myPGCC account
If you do not have a myPGCC account, go to to create a myPGCC account and receive the username and password you need to log in to Blackboard.
Reset your password if you created your myPGCC account prior to summer 2005. You must change your password at to access Blackboard.
If your login is successful, you will see the Blackboard "Welcome" screen. In the box labeled "My Courses", you will see the course or a list of courses in which you are enrolled. Click on the course name to enter your Blackboard course.
Immediately change your Blackboard email address. Change your email address as soon as you log in to Blackboard for the first time. Here are the steps for changing your Blackboard email address:
Click on Personal Information in the Tools Box on the left side.
Click on Edit Personal Information.
Change your email address to your preferred email address (the one you check the most often).
Click the Submit button in the lower right corner to save the changes you have made.

Students requesting academic accommodations are required to contact the Disability Support Services Office (M-1042) or call (301) 322-0838 (voice) or (301) 322-0122 (TTY) to establish eligibility for services and accommodations. Students with documented disabilities should discuss the matter privately with their instructors at the beginning of the semester and provide a copy of their Student/Faculty Accommodation Form.

The Prince George's Community College Code of Conduct defines the rights and responsibilities of students and establishes a system of procedures for dealing with students charged with violations of the code and other rules and regulations of the college. A student enrolling in the college assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible with the college's function as an educational institution. Refer to the 2006-2007 Student Handbook, beginning on page 43, for a complete explanation of the Code of Conduct, including the Code of Academic Integrity and the procedure for dealing with disruptive student behavior.

The college is an institution of higher learning that holds academic integrity as its highest principle. In the pursuit of knowledge, the college community expects that all students, faculty, and staff will share responsibility for adhering to the values of honesty and unquestionable integrity. To support a community committed to academic achievement and scholarship, the Code of Academic Integrity advances the principle of honest representation in the work that is produced by students seeking to engage fully in the learning process. The complete text of the Code of Academic Integrity is in the 2006-2007 Student Handbook (pages 44-47) and posted on the college's website.

CLASSROOM POLICIES: Students are expected to be respectful of other students while class is in session. This includes leaving and entering quietly if you must leave or enter the room while class is in session. Visitors (including children) may not be brought to class unless prior approval is obtained.

When the College announces a delayed opening, all classes with at least 45 minutes of class time remaining at the time of the opening will be held. For example, in the event of a 10 a.m. opening, a 9:30-10:45 a.m. class will be held. This procedure applies to all credit classes.

Student Development Services offers advising, individual counseling, and mentoring.

Computer and Learning Labs Location Phone
Open Computer Lab Bladen Hall Room 104 301-322-0999
Math Learning Center Marlboro Hall Room 3104 301-583-5257

Testing Center Bladen Hall Room 100 301-322-0090
Hours of Operation Mon-Thurs.: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Fri.: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, except July 6: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sat.: 9 am – 12:30 pm
No additional students will be admitted for testing 30 minutes prior to the posted closing time.