Math 1206: Differential Calculus, Fall 2009, CRN 93876

TR 3:30 - 4:45 pm, Surge 104A


Graduate Student, Mathematics Department, Virginia Tech

*     Course Content

Math 1206 is a 3-credit integral calculus course. We will cover the material listed on the course syllabus, which deals mainly with the following topics: antiderivatives, integration and applications of integration. Any changes will be announced in class.

Each student is responsible for taking weekly on-line quizzes and completing assigned homework.


*      Text: University Calculus, 1st Edition, Haas-Weir-Thomas


*     Course Format

*      HW: Written homework assignments are posted on Blackboard ( ). Certain assignments will be collected and graded (without previous announcement). Students may work together on daily homework, but each student has to return his or her own material; copying of work is not permitted.

*      Online Tests (at the Math Emporium): There will be 6 tests that have to be taken at the Math Emporium. Dates and deadlines are below.

*      Common Final Exam: There will be a common final exam given on December 11th from7pm to 8pm.



*     Attendance

Attendance will be recorded during each lecture. Attendance does not count as part of the grade; but you are responsible for any announcements made in class, and for any material and assignments missed.


*     Tests

Each test opens for credit on Sunday (except Test 3 opens Monday after fall break) and is available until Friday of the same week.  Each test may be taken for credit a maximum of five times, and the highest score is used for the grade. You will be issued 5 electronic tickets. One will expire on Monday, and every day after so that on Friday, the final day of testing, the test may be taken only once and must be started by 1:00pm. Unlimited practice tests are available for every test. See

Test dates are:


Test 1:    Sept. 13 - 18

Test 2:    Sept. 27 - Oct. 2

Test 3:    Oct. 12 - 16

Test 4:    Oct. 25 - 30

Test 5:    Nov. 8 - 13

Test 6:    Nov. 30 - Dec. 4


IMPORTANT: In the event of inclimate weather, should the university close; the testing schedule dates will NOT be adjusted. Exceptions will be made ONLY if the closure is on the last day of the testing cycle.



*      Honor System:

            Virginia Tech Honor Code applies for all graded work..


*      Resource Links

*      1206 Course Contract – Fall-2009

*      1206 Syllabus

*      Math 1206C course web-page




*     Course content

*     Antiderivatives

*     Estimating Sums

*     The Definite Integral

*     Numerical Integration

*     The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

*     Indefinite Integrals and the Substitution Rule

*     Substitution with Definite Integrals

*     Trigonometric Integrals

*     Average Function Value

*     Area Between Curves

*     Volumes by Slicing and Rotation About An Axis

*     Volumes by Cylindrical Shells

*     Moments & Centers of Mass

*     Integration by Parts

*     Integrals of Trigonometric Functions

*     Trigonometric Substitutions

*     Integration of Rational Functions by Partial Fractions

*     Integral Tables

*     Strategies for Integration

*     Indeterminate Forms and L'Hopital's Rule

*     Improper Integrals






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           Revision Date: August, 2009