Math 152: Syllabus - Fall 2019

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This page contains general syllabus information. Individual lecturers will provide their own details.


Math 135, Math 151, or equivalent.

Required Textbook:

Rogawski, et al., Calculus (Early Transcendentals), 4th edition, with Sapling Plus access. (Note that if you have previously taken Math 151 or 152 and purchased the 3rd edition with WebAssign access, you do not need to purchase a new textbook.) Please see the Math Department Master Textbook List for details on what to purchase.

Other Required Resources:

You will need to obtain access to Sapling Plus for online homework assignments. If you purchase the 4th edition of Rogawski from the Rutgers bookstore, your textbook will come with Sapling access. If you have previously taken Math 151 or 152 and purchased the 3rd edition of Rogawski with WebAssign access when you took either of those courses, then you will be given access to Sapling Plus and do not need to purchase additional access.

Use of Calculators:

A graphing calculator, such as the TI-84, may be helpful to you during workshops and while doing homework assignments, but use of calculators will not be permitted on any quiz or test. If you do not have a graphing calculator, there are free online tools, such as Desmos (, that can provide the functionality that you will need.

Learning goals:

To understand the fundamentals integral calculus and its applications, the theory of infinite series and power series, parametric curves, polar coordinates, and complex numbers. The successful student should be able to solve problems similar to those on the official list of homework problems, those assigned in Sapling Plus, and those demonstrated in other parts of the course.

SAS Core Curriculum learning goals:

  • QQ: Formulate, evaluate, and communicate conclusions and inferences from quantitative information.
  • QR: Apply effective and efficient mathematical or other formal processes to reason and to solve problems.


Your course grade at the end of the term will be based on the following components:

Exam 1   19%
Exam 2  19%
Final Exam   38%
Quizzes  9%
Workshops  8%
Sapling  7%
Total  100%

How letter grades are calculated in Math 152:

The exact method that is used to determine your course letter grade at the end of the term can be found here.

The date of the Final Exam:

The Final Exam is on Monday, December 16, 4:00-7:00pm. The location of your exam will be announced by your lecturer.

Midterm Exams:

In addition to the final exam, there will be two midterm exams. These exams will be at the same place and time as you usually attend lecture. Your lecturer will announce the exact dates of the midterm exams.

Sapling Plus Access:

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Canvas Access:

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Attendance Policy:

This class moves through material fast, so attendance is expected at every class period unless unavoidable due to illness, funeral, court appearance, other legitimate emergency. See the Rutgers University attendance policy at

Academic Integrity:

All Rutgers students are expected to be familiar with and abide by the academic integrity policy ( Violations of the policy are taken very seriously.

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This material is posted by the faculty of the Mathematics Department at Rutgers New Brunswick for informational purposes. While we try to maintain it, information may not be current or may not apply to individual sections. The authority for content, textbook, syllabus, and grading policy lies with the current instructor.

Information posted prior to the beginning of the semester is frequently tentative, or based on previous semesters. Textbooks should not be purchased until confirmed with the instructor. For generally reliable textbook information—with the exception of sections with an alphabetic code like H1 or T1, and topics courses (197,395,495)—see the textbook list.