MATH142 Calculus II Spring 2023

Course Information

Instructor Dr. Changhui Tan
Lectures T Th 2:50pm - 4:05pm at LeConte 118 (sections 9,10)
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Office LeConte 427
Office Hours T 10:00am - 12:00am, or by appointment (subject to change)
Teaching Assistant Xinhang Wei This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Recitation W 10:50am - 11:50am (section 9) 12:00pm - 12:50pm (section 10), LeConte 123 
Lab M 10:50am - 11:50am (section 9) 12:00pm - 12:50pm (section 10), LeConte 123
TA Office Hours M 3:30pm - 4:30pm, LeConte 113
Additional Helps Student Success Center (SSC) -- Math Tutoring Center (MTC) -- Supplementary Instructor (SI)
Textbook George B. Thomas, Jr., Thomas' Calculus Early Transcendentals (15th Edition) Pearson.
Syllabus Click Here


Homework, Labs, and Quizzes

  • Homework will be assigned after each lecture, see HERE for the assignments. We do not plan to collect homework. But you are supposed to do them all. Remember: the more problems you do, the better you understand the material. The homework is not pledged. You are encouraged to discuss the problems. However, each student is responsible for the final preparation of his/her own homework papers.
  • SageMath Labs will be assigned and graded by the TA.
  • There will be weekly quizzes on Wednesday, at the end of each recitation session. The quiz problems will be either the same as, or very similar to those from the homework. Thus, if a student has made a good attempt at the homework, he/she should do well on the quiz. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped from the final grade calculation.
  •  Download Quizzes and Solutions.



  • There will be two gateways tests during the semester. The gateways are tests of skills that are important to Calculus II. The first test (Gateway 1 test) covers limits and derivatives and the second (Gateway 2 test) integration techniques. These tests are taken online at specific computer lab meetings or at home; during your computer lab sessions, your TA will explain this process. In order to pass a gateway test, you must correctly answer all but one of the total six problems. Gateway tests can be retaken once a week for the following open periods so that you have up to 3 attempts for each of the two gateway tests:
  • Gateway 1 open January 30th, close February 19th,
    Gateway 2 open March 13th, close April 2nd.
  • There will be two 75 minutes in-class midterm exams and a 150 minutes cumulative final exam. The tentative dates of the exams are listed as follows.
  • Midterm 1 Thursday, February 16th, in class.
    Midterm 2 Tuesday, April 4th, in class.
    Final Tuesday, May 2nd, 4:00pm - 6:30pm.
  • Exams are under the honor code. Be sure and hand in all the work you do on each problem. Good luck! 
  •  Download the Exams and Solutions.



  • Your grade is distributed as below:
  • Quizzes » 10% (drop lowest)
    Computer Labs » 10%
    Gateways » 10%
    Midterms » 20% each
    Final exam » 30%
  • You can monitor your grades via Blackboard.
  • The letter grade will be mapped by: 90+ A; 86+ B+; 80+ B; 76+ C+; 70+ C; 66+ D+; 60+ D; 60- F.


Contact Information

  • Contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.


Course Schedule

  • This is the tentative schedule which is subject to change.
     T 1/10 Review Ch. 5 (5.4) 5,17,29,39,47 (5.5) 5,13,19,37,49,55
     Th 1/12 8.1 (5.6) 9,31,47,75 (8.1) 1,5,11,15,25,27
     T 1/17 8.2 (8.2) 1,5,9,13,23,39,43,45,55
     Th 1/19 8.2-8.3 (8.2) 49,51,69,77 (8.3) 3,5,7,11,15,19 
     T 1/24 8.3 (8.3) 21,23,33,37,39,43,47,51,65
     Th 1/26 8.4  (8.3) 53 (8.4) 1,5,7,11,15,19,23,29,37
     T 1/31 8.4  
     Th 2/2 8.5  
     T 2/7 8.5,8.8  
     Th 2/9 8.8  
     T 2/14 Review Ch. 8  
     Th 2/16 Midterm 1   
     T 2/21 10.1  
     Th 2/23 10.1  
     T 2/28 10.2  
     Th 3/2 10.2-10.3  
     T 3/7 Spring Break  
     Tu 3/9 Spring Break  
     T 3/14 10.4-10.5  
     Th 3/16 10.5-10.6  
     T 3/21 10.7  
     Th 3/23 10.7-10.8   
     T 3/28 10.9-10.10  
     Th 3/30 Review Ch. 10  
     T 4/4 Midterm 2  
     Th 4/6 11.1-11.2  
     T 4/11 11.2   
     Th 4/13 11.2-11.3  
     T 4/18 11.5   
     Th 4/20 Review