Spring 2009

MAT 123 Calculus II and MAT 225 Calculus III


Calculus – Single Variable Edition

by Hughes-Hallet et al.

4th Ed


There will be 2 in class exams plus a cumulative final. Each exam is worth 100 points and the final is worth 200 points. The lowest 100 points will be dropped.

There will be additional assignments that will be counted as part of the final (approximately 10%).

Sample Grade Calculation: Exam 1: 85/100, Exam 2: 80/100, , final 140/200.
Since the final (70/100) is the lowest grade, the grades used are 85 + 80+ 70 = 235/300
Final Grade: 235/300 = 78 = C+


A graphing calculator is required. Suggested is a TI 83, TI 86 or TI 89. If you do not know how to use the features of this calculator, it is advised you bring the manual with you.

MATH Center:

Students are strongly encouraged to make use of the Math Center, B 130. The Math Center has both scheduled tutoring sessions and drop in help. Also available in the Math Center is the Instructor Answer Manual which contains the answers to all problems fully worked out. The Manual can be borrowed but not removed from the Center. The answer Manual is also available in the Library. I suggest you save your money and not buy the student answer key as it contains few answers with no worked out problems.

You can obtain a course outline from the MAT/CS/ITE Office, Room B 3028


All day and evening classes are canceled, Wednesday, 10/15/08 due to the Presidential debate at Hofstra University.


All students better read the following and comply: http://www.ncc.edu/StudentLife/StudentSupportServices/OfficeOfHealthServices/Fall_08_immunization_require.htm

If you are dropped due to non-compliance, there is nothing I can do.  I must not let you in the class. 

This applies to both new and returning students. 

So before it is too late, get your records in and / or fill out the other form.

The college is providing wireless access in the Library and Food Court areas to students.  It may be seen from other possible points.

The access point is NCCstudent1, and it is open (not secured).  After connecting,  use your web browser to authenticate.  The username is the same as the banner “N’ number, and the password is the banner pin.  For help and support connecting, students can go to the Academic Computer Services lab (2nd floor of the Library).


2234 songs

For the student who had 2,234 songs in her iTunes, she can make this many playlists (the cardinality of the power set)















This is a 674 digit number.

NCC Email Down

Just to let you know, the NCC email server is down so if you emailed me, it may be awhile before I answer.

The fact that the approximate time of the crash and the Nassau County mosquito spraying program was purely coincidental and in no way should any jokes about computer bugs be made.

CMP 217 Wiki available

The Wiki for the C Programming class is available at:


In order to access the wiki, you need to send me an email containing the screennmae you wish to use.  An invite will be sent back to the address you used.