MAC 2282, Fall 2009

Calculus for Engineers 2


Dr. Hongwei Long, office: SE 268, phone: 297-0810, e-mail: 

Course homepage:


Time and Place:

MW 7:10-9:15pm in ED 114.


Office Hours:

MWF 1:00-3:00pm in SE 268.

Other times by appointment or just stop by the office.



Thomas’ Calculus-Early Transcendentals, 11th Edition, Part One (Media Upgrade) based on the original work by George B. Thomas, Jr. as revised by M. D. Weir, J. Hass and F. R. Giordano, ISBN: 978-0-321-49874-8, published by Pearson (Addison Wesley).


Course Description and Objectives:

This is continuation of an introductory course to calculus. Topics will be selected from Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11. We will cover applications of integration, techniques of integration, additional applications of integration, parametric equations and polar coordinates, and infinite sequences and series. Applications will be emphasized with many examples drawn from engineering and some examples from physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, economics, and the social sciences, The over objective is to motivate the student to use the power of calculus as a problem-solving tool. This course is suggested for engineering students. We will focus on development of an engineering skill set.



(Undergraduate level MAC 2281 Minimum Grade of C or Graduate level MAC 2281 Minimum Grade of C ) or (Undergraduate level MAC 2253 Minimum Grade of C or Graduate level MAC 2253 Minimum Grade of C) or (Undergraduate level MAC 2311 Minimum Grade of C or Graduate level MAC 2311 Minimum Grade of C)




Midterm 1

Wednesday, September 30, 8:15-9:15 pm in class. Closed book exam.

Midterm 2

Monday, November 9, 8:15-9:15 pm in class. Closed book exam.

Final Exam

Sunday, December 6, 4:00-6:30 pm, Room: GS 119. Closed book exam.




Computer Assistance:

ALEKS: We are making available online systems to help you hone skills in “Preparation for Calculus” and development of an engineering skill set. Please refer to You are able to take the course by registering in ALEKS with the following code: YJCTJ-P9L36. The course name is Fall 2009-MAC 2282 / Preparation for Calculus with Limits. You will also need an individual Access Code for ALEKS (20 characters). This code can be purchased for $30.00 online at the following web address and give you 6 weeks of access to ALEKS:  Work on ALEKS has a substantial impact on your course grade for two reasons: (1) It counts as 10% of your grade; (2) It ensures you are prepared for calculus material. You are able to monitor your progress in ALEKS yourself.

MyMathLab (CourseCompass) will be used for homework assignments. The new Thomas book includes an access code to MML. You may also purchase an e-book version of Thomas with access to MyMathLab by going to and using the course ID: long46425.



Some of the suggested homework problems may require use of a calculator. Graphing calculators will be not permitted for quizzes or exams. You must show your work to receive credit on quizzes and exams (including final exam).


Homework and Quizzes:

Homework assignments will be given on MyMathLab (CourseCompass). You must follow the due dates for HW posted on MML with the assignment. No extensions on homework assignments. Almost every week there will be a short quiz. The quiz will usually be on Wednesday. The quiz will last about 10 to 15 minutes.



Grading will be based on the following weighting:


10% Homework

15% Quizzes

20% Midterm 1

20% Midterm 2

25% Final exam 

There will be no make-up for any midterm exam under any circumstances. If you miss a midterm exam for any reason, the weight of this exam will be shifted to the final. Make-up final exam will be given only under exceptional circumstance, and written, verifiable excuses must be provided


Grading Scale:

The grading scale will be A: 90-100%, B: 80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%. You should try to meet the above scale to be assured of the grade you want.


Guide to Success:

Success in Calculus generally requires both adequate preparation and a willingness to work hard, and attend class regularly. Students should expect to spend a lot of time outside of class working on homework problems. Students are encouraged to read the section of the day before class, do the homework problems timely, and ask questions in class. If students have any questions about homework or course material, please do not hesitate to see me during my office hours or to seek help from tutoring service provided by the mathematics department.



Students are recommended to consult the undergraduate catalog for statements on incomplete grade, academic integrity, classroom etiquette, and advice for Students with Disabilities (OSD).





Last modified: December 1, 2009.