MTH 252 : Calculus II

Includes antiderivatives, the definite integral, topics of integration, improper integrals, and applications of differentiation and integration. Graphing technology is required, such as Desmos and/or GeoGebra which are available at no cost.

This class is a foundational course for many STEM majors. Some topics are of particular importance for students continuing into MTH 253 including: using L’Hospital’s rule to evaluate limits, improper integrals, and error estimates for definite integrals. Students may be taking this course concurrently with calculus based physics courses. It can be beneficial for these students if the integral symbol is introduced early on to represent anti-derivatives.  Partial fractions are a particularly important technique for engineering students (which will be revisited in MTH 253 and MTH 256). Students should be able to do simple partial fraction expansions by hand, but may use the “expand” command on their CAS for more complicated problems. Because this course is also a pre-requisite for MTH 261, logic and correct application of theorems should be emphasized.

Lab time shall be used by students to work on group activities.

Effective Summer 2018, students will no longer be required to have physical graphing calculators in MTH 252. Where physically possible instructors will demonstrate using Desmos, GeoGebra, or other online programs in class. Assessments requiring the use of a graphing calculator will be done outside of the proctored exam grade component.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT.

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