## General information about Math 192, section 1, fall 2005

Math 192 is a second-semester calculus course. Its official title is
**Honors Calculus II**, and the course description implies that it
covers the same material as the standard calculus II course (now
numbered 152) "but in a more thorough and demanding fashion." Students
have usually been invited to enter Math 192. The selection criteria
for entering Rutgers students has included AP and SAT scores, and
appropriate interest.

Almost all of the students in Math 192 have
completed an AB Advanced Placement calculus course in high school.
Although such a course is usually equivalent to about 1.3 semesters of
our calculus sequence, the background which will be assumed
for Math 192 is good
knowledge of the
material covered in the standard first semester of calculus
instruction at Rutgers: Math 151. The textbook used in the first
three semesters (151, 152, and 251) of **Calculus for the
Mathematical and Physical Sciences** is *Calculus (Early
Transcendentals)*, 5th Edition, by James Stewart, published by
Brooks/Cole. This will also be the principal text in Math 192.

The course will cover the
topics of Math 152 with perhaps a few slight additions, and the
treatment will indeed probably be "more thorough and demanding" than
most 152 classes. Grades will primarily be based on two in-class exams
and a comprehensive three-hour final exams. These exams will be
announced in advance. Additional important information for the course
grades will be obtained from homework, workshop problems (to be graded
both for exposition and mathematical content), and other in-class
work.

Records of one previous instantiation of Math 192 taught by the same
instructor is available
on the web. There are notes and exams. Please realize that the
textbook was the third edition of Stewart, and the instructor is
now almost a decade older, and much more cranky.

Some dictionary definitions of *cranky* include

- Having a bad disposition; peevish.
- Having eccentric ways; odd.

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