IMA211: Course Syllabus

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I. Course

IMA 211 Calculus 2

Credits: 3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: IMA210 Calculus 1

II. Course Description

This course addresses the theory and applications of integral calculus of a single variable, partial derivatives, techniques of integration, sequences and series

III. Course Objectives

On successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Understand the theoretic basis for integrals and their relation to derivatives
  • Master various integration techniques
  • Intuitively and analytically understand sequences and series
  • Extend their calculus techniques to functions of multiple variables
  • Build upon their understanding of vectors with vector calculus

IV. Course Organization

Lectures:                    Monday, Wednesday  12:30 – 14:00

Locations:                  Pentecost (PC) 319

Instructor:                Aluma Dembo (Full time instructor)


office Pentecost Building (PC) 314

phone (053) 851478-86 ext. 7221

Office Hours:             Friday 1:00 – 2:00

V. Course Texts and Webpage

Students are expected to complete the reading prior to the lecture for which it was assigned. Given that this is not always possible students who did not understand a certain lecture, or are struggling with an assignment are HIGHLY encouraged to complete reading assignments prior to the next lecture. The textbook is available on reserve at the library for student use.

(B&C) Briggs, William L.; Chochran, Lyle. Calculus: Early Transcendentals. Pearson 2011. ISBN: 0321570561

Homework, solution sets, announcements, and additional resources will be posted on the course website:

VI. Grading

Weekly problem sets are due at the beginning of class on the assigned due date. There will be one midterm during the week of December 13 – 18, and one inclusive final during the weeks of February 28 – March 12.

The grade breakdown for this course is as follows:

Assignments:                20%

Midterm exam:            35%

Final Exam:                  45%

VII. Content overview

There will be a few weeks with classes canceled due to holidays. The students and instructor will decide on a time for the makeup class in order to cover all the material.

Week Topics Reading # lectures # HWs
1 Review of topics 2 0
2 Integration B&C 5 2 1
3-4 Applications of Integration B&C 6 4 2
5-6 Integration techniques B&C 7 4 2
7 midterm review none 2 0


2 weeks holiday

8 Sequences and Infinite Series B&C 8 2 1
9 Power series B&C 9 2 1
10 Functions of several variables B&C 12 2 1
11-12 Multiple Integration B&C 13 4 2
13 Vectors B&C 11 2 1
14 Vector calculus B&C 14 2 1
15 final review none 2 0


VIII. Course Policies

Although students are encouraged to work together on homework assignments, they are required to submit separate homework and to write up solution methods independently. Plagiarism is not tolerated- any student found plagiarizing, or aiding another student in plagiarizing will receive a zero.

For information on the consequences of cheating on an exam, students are encouraged to read the Curriculums and Regulations for International Programs handbook.

It is the student’s responsibility to maintain a minimum attendance of 80%. Any student with less than the minimum required attendance cannot take the final exam.

Letter grade evaluation is based on the Payap University Grading Scale shown below

Grade Letter Grade Score out of 4 Transcript Legend
80-100 A 4 Excellent
75-79 B+ 3.5 Very Good
70-74 B 3 Good
65-69 C+ 2.5 Fairly Good
60-64 C 2 Fair
55-59 D+ 1.5 Poor
50-54 D 1 Very Poor
0-49 F 0 Fail

I Incomplete

W Withdraw

P Pass (same requirements as a C)

NP Not Pass