Calculus II
MA163 Winter 2021 : Northern Michigan University

This is the syllabus for Calculus II, Math 163. Here you'll find information on prerequisites, grading policy, homework, study resources, exam dates and a tentative course schedule.


  • Dr. Josh Thompson | Campus Office - JAMR 2226 | zoom office | email
  • Classroom

  • Math 163-02 | WEST 2901 | 10:00 - 10:50 pm | MWRF
  • Math 163-01 | JAMR 3103 | 1:00 - 1:50 pm | MWRF
  • Online: [Virtual Classroom]
  • Your daily attendance is required. You are expected to come to class daily, to be fully awake, to pay attention to and participate in the class discussion. I will do my part to make class something you look forward to rather than dread.


    You need either:

  • C or better in MA161
  • a satisfactory score on the Math Placement Exam.
  • Course Webpage

  • Textbook

  • Required: Calculus 2 - OpenStax.
  • Office Hours

  • Tuesday: 2pm - 3pm
  • Thursday: 12pm - 2pm
  • Friday: 12pm - 1pm
  • Office hours will be held online [here].


  • Homework 25%
  • Team Quizzes 5%
  • Exams 50% (4 @ 12.5% each)
  • Final 25%
  • WeBWork

    Homework will be adminstered via WeBWork, and is due each Monday at 8am. Any additional written homework will turned in on Friday. Learn how to use WeBWork immediately!

  • Your username is your NMU username. [eg., joshthom]
  • Your password is your student IN.
  • Help can be found here.
  • Here are hints on how to enter answers in WeBWork.
  • Exams

  • Exam 1 - February 11/12
  • Exam 2 - March 10/11
  • Exam 3 - April 1/2
  • Exam 4 - April 22/23
  • MA163-02- Tues April 27, 10am - 11:50am
  • MA163-01- Wed April 28, 12pm - 1:50am
  • NMU's Final Exam Schedule.

  • Calculators

  • You are not required to have a calculator
  • A great online calculator is
  • Calculators may be used on most exams.
  • You are not allowed to have any information saved in your calculators during examinations.
  • Laptops & Phones

    Do not use your laptop, phone or electronic media device in class unless instructed to do so.

    Other Resources

    Some of the best math videos on YouTube:

  • Krista King
  • Patrick JMT
  • Nancy Pi
  • Math Doctor Bob
  • Socratica
  • Kahn Academy

  • Both free and paid tutoring is available, in the tutoring lab on the 2nd floor of Jamrich.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Select and apply the appropriate integration techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of parametric equations
  • Evaluate infinite sums and series and apply them to concepts such as convergence and divergence.
  • Evaluation of these learning outcomes will be done through a mix of assignments, class exercises, projects, research papers, group work, written & oral quizzes and tests.

    Course Description

    We will cover the all 7 chapters of the textbook.

  • Chapter 1 | Integration | Week 1
  • Chapter 2 | Applications of Integration | Weeks 2-3
  • Chapter 3 | Integration Techniques | Weeks 4-6
  • Chapter 4 | Integration | Weeks 8,9,10
  • Chapter 5 | Differential Equations | Weeks 11
  • Chapter 6 | Power Series | Week 12-13
  • Chapter 7 | Parametric Equations | Week 14
  • Natural Sciences Requirement This course satisfies the Foundation of Natural Sciences/Mathematics requirement. Students who complete this course should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of mathematical logic; use mathematics to solve scientific or mathematical problems in college classes; express relationships in the symbolic language of mathematics; and appreciate the role of mathematics in analyzing natural phenomena.

    Academic Honesty: Cheating is not only unethical and pathetic, but is a violation of the Northern Michigan University Student Code and University Policy and grounds for your dismissal from the University.

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    Americans with Disabilities Act Statement: If you have a need for disability-related accommodations or services, please inform the Coordinator of Disability Services in the Dean of Students Office at 2001 C. B. Hedgcock Building (227-1737 or Reasonable and effective accommodations and services will be provided to students if requests are made in a timely manner, with appropriate documentation, in accordance with federal, state, and University guidelines.

    The Registrar: Withdrawing from any course or any matters relating to registration are the responsibility of the student. For more information regarding this topic, check out the Registrars Website.