# Calculus II

Calculus II A continuation of MATH 0121, may be elected by first-year students who have had an introduction to analytic geometry and calculus in secondary school. Topics include a brief review of natural logarithm and exponential functions, calculus of the elementary transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals, applications of integrals including problems of finding volumes, infinite series and Taylor's theorem, polar coordinates, ordinary differential equations.

I took this class as a freshman just looking for the next level of math after calc 1. I forgot a lot from calc 1 coming into this as I took it junior year during covid (online) but there’s a couple week review that helped me remember a lot. Every week you’ll have an online assignment with 15-20 problems usually from the week but we only had to get 85% correct to get all points for it. There is also a feedback assignment which is like 5 questions but much more difficult and usually with multiple parts. Big benefit with Professor Crodelle (probably others too?) is you can redo Feedback assignments and quizzes within the week to try improving your grade. But it’s definitely medium/fast paced, you gotta keep up, ask questions if you don’t know something, it’s not a class you can suffer in silence on bc it’ll get a lot worse if you do. I’ve enjoyed the class overall just as it’s something to think about, but there are definitely times you might regret signing up for it bc nothing makes sense. Anyway, in summary it’s a tough course but if you’re up for it, it’s good, I liked professor Crodelle although I believe our class had mixed opinions, and if you understood calc 1 decently enough you can survive this class. Oh one other thing is you’re theoretically supposed to do readings every day in the textbook but I think I only did the first 2 or 3 because that would add so much homework time and she goes over the main points in class. just take good notes.

I took this class as a freshman just looking for the next level of math after calc 1. I forgot a lot from calc 1 coming into this as I took it junior year during covid (online) but there’s a couple week review that helped me remember a lot. Every week you’ll have an online assignment with 15-20 problems usually from the week but we o …Read more

Professor Kubacki was very helpful in explaining new concepts in this class. This class is very fast-paced, and if you want to do well on the exams: do the homework, and redo it again and again. There is a lot of homework, but it's the best and most effective way to learn. The exams are also very similar to the problems in the homework, so you should have no trouble with them if you consistently work on the problem sets every week.

Professor Kubacki was very helpful in explaining new concepts in this class. This class is very fast-paced, and if you want to do well on the exams: do the homework, and redo it again and again. There is a lot of homework, but it's the best and most effective way to learn. The exams are also very similar to the problems in the homewo …Read more

Prof Crodelle was extremely enthuastic and presented the material in a way that made sense to me. While there was a lot of course work, I felt that the workload forced me to understand the material. Favorite math class at Midd thus far! Would highly recommend taking a class with Prof Crodelle!

Prof Crodelle was extremely enthusiastic about the material. Her lectures were very organized and structured. There was a lot of homework but it was manageable and the exams were very fair and related to the material seen in class. I really enjoyed the points-based system since it made exams seem less intimidating and allowed me to focus on actually learning the material.

This class was pretty good. Prof. Crodelle's homework and grading methods are really nice. We had two assignments a week that could usually be done within three hours. Most weeks I had to get help from a tutor on one or two questions but they were easy to find and Crodelle had usually given them the answers.

Professor Crodelle lead a very structured and helpful lecture. All material was well organized and made clear through canvas. While there was a lot of homework, it was manageable and could get done ahead of time. There were lots of opportunities to gain points back and mastery of the material was prioritized over getting everything exactly perfect. The points-based system made exams seem less intimidating and allowed me to focus on actually learning the material

Professor Crodelle lead a very structured and helpful lecture. All material was well organized and made clear through canvas. While there was a lot of homework, it was manageable and could get done ahead of time. There were lots of opportunities to gain points back and mastery of the material was prioritized over getting everything e …Read more

I took this course as it is required by the graduate schools I will be applying to. I enjoy math a lot, but I would not be disappointed if this were the last math course I ever have to take, as it was incredibly mentally and emotionally draining, even if I did learn a lot. I definitely enjoyed the projects the professor assigned - they were all incredibly well thought out and enjoyable to complete, either with a group or as an individual. The final project was focused on fractals, which was a fun divergence from the regular material of the course (mostly on integrals and derivatives.) That said, I would not encourage a friend (or even my worst enemy) to take this course for fun, especially if they value their gpa. If you're a math major you can take all this with a grain of salt, as I'm sure this is just the tip of the iceberg for the math department.

I took this course as it is required by the graduate schools I will be applying to. I enjoy math a lot, but I would not be disappointed if this were the last math course I ever have to take, as it was incredibly mentally and emotionally draining, even if I did learn a lot. I definitely enjoyed the projects the professor assigned - th …Read more

Professor Jen is willing to provide help at any time, even when her office hours have not started. You must complete the readings before class to understand what you are learning, and this can be difficult because of other assignments for this class on top of it.

Jen is great- her grading is easy to understand and designed to make you learn from your mistakes. Exams are not insane but difficult enough, but not weighted super highly. The course material can be challenging, but \grading is extremely fair.

The class was slightly challenging at times, but the grading was fair, and there were extra credit opportunities. The professor was also really helpful during office hours and helped me understand concepts I didn't grasp during class.

Crodelle is super sweet. The class is just on a difficult topic and you need to be able to put in the time and effort to learn the material. She has a nice grading and point distribution system that makes grading pretty fair.

I don't know if I'm just bad at math, but this was the hardest class I've ever taken. The homework was impossible (took hours and was graded for completion), and there was a problem set due every class. I took it for the DED credit, and I enjoyed calc I in highschool, but this was a different level. If you don't need to, don't take this class.

To be fair, I am not good at math so it's no wonder this class was really hard for me. I took Calc 1 in high school during covid, and simply didn't know enough to do Calc 2 here. If you are good at math i'm sure it would be fine!

I took this class as a part of the Math major/minor. I had already taken Calc2 in high school and wanted a bit of a refresher to learn the material again. I found the class had more work than I was hoping as well as a lot of class time. It is a helpful class however.