Math 01141 – Accelerated Calculus II


Prerequisite: Math 01140 - Accelerated Calculus I (grade of C- or better)

Math 01141 Accelerated Calculus II                                                                         4 s.h.
This course covers sequences and infinite series, vectors, vector functions, velocity, acceleration, partial differentiation, directional derivatives, and multiple integrations. The student is expected to use computer software, such as Mathematica, in addition to a graphing calculator.  


Students will demonstrate the ability to: (i) determine convergence and divergence of infinite series and find Taylor Series and their interval of convergence, (ii) calculate dot and cross products; (iii) identify and find equations for lines, planes and quadric surfaces, (iv) compute partial derivatives; and (vi) evaluate double and triple integrals and find area and volumes with them. 


1.  Sequences and Series:
Sequences, Series, Convergence Tests (Integral, Comparison, Ratio, Root), Power Series,  Taylor and Maclaurin Series and their applications

2.   Vectors                                                                   
Vectors in two and three dimension, The Dot and Cross products, Equation of Lines and Plane

3    Vector Functions
Vector functions and space curves, Calculus of vector functions, Arc length and Curvature, Motion in space

4.   Partial Derivatives
Limit and continuity of functions o several variables, Partial derivatives, Tangent Planes and Linear Approximations, The Chair Rule, Directional Derivative and the Gradient, Optimization problems 

5.   Multiple Integrals 
Double Integrals and Iterated Integrals, Double integrals in polar coordinates, Applications of Double integrals, Triple integrals and their applications, Triple Integrals in Cylindrical and Spherical coordinates

REMARKS:  In each chapter we will be studying a little about the history of the development of Calculus through a brief study of the biographies of the great mathematicians who developed it.  In addition, we will begin to learn to use Mathematica as a tool.
Examples of textbooks suitable for this course:

Rogawski, Jon, Calculus: Early Transcendentals Combo (Mathematica) & CalPortal, 2008, Freeman
Stewart Calculus: Concepts and Contexts 3rd edition
Larson et al Calculus Early Transcendental Functions 2nd edition
(Note:  There are many suitable texts available that cover the same material at the same level. Among these are those by Finney/Thomas, Stein, Hunt and Leithold).