Math 172 (Sections 501, 502) -- Spring 2017


lectures:  501: 9:35-10:50  BLOC 161,
                502: 11:10-12:25 BLOC 161

recitation: 501: Wed 9:10-10:00 BLOC 148
                502: Wed 8:00-8:50 BLOC 121

Course Description:

See /courses/math172/currentsyl.html

Course Information:

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Young

Office Hours: M: 9:00-11:00, Th: 1:00-2:00

Office: Blocker 641G


Textbook: Calculus:early vectors by Stewart.  See /courses/math172/ for more information

Course Syllabus: See /courses/math172/currentsched.html

Computational Aids: None should be necessary, but calculators without graphing, programming, or linear algebra capabilities will be allowed on exams.

Prerequisites: MATH 147, MATH 151 or MATH 171 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Credit will not be given for more than one of MATH 148, MATH 152 and MATH 172.

Exam Schedule:

There will be 2 in-class exams during the semester, as well as a cumulative final exam. The dates and times are listed below.

Exam 1

Exam 2

Final Exam


Tuesday, February 14

Tuesday, March 28

501: Thursday, May 4, 12:30-2:30
502: Thursday, May 4, 3:00-5:00


In class

In class



Your final grade will be determined by the total number of points obtained on exams and homework. Each component contributes to your grade as follows:





Exam 1


Exam 2


Final Exam


The following grade distribution will be used in determining final course grades:


Percentage of Total Points












Homework will be collected once per week for a grade. Homework assignments will be sent to your email address.

Course Policies:

Missed Work: Making up missed work (including missed exams, quizzes, and homework) will be arranged according to University policies only. A university approved excuse must be provided to the instructor in writing (e-mail is sufficient) within 1 working day for exams and within 2 working days for other work.

Academic Dishonesty:

“An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do.”

It is not permissible to hand in the work of others for a grade, including work on exams, quizzes, and homework. You are allowed to discuss homework with others, but your write-ups are expected to be done on your own and in your own words. Copying the work of others will be prosecuted to the full extent possible under University policies.

Cheating during an exam will be sanctioned by assigning 0 points on the exam. Further action will be taken in agreement with Texas A&M University Student Rules on Academic Honesty and the Aggie Honor System Code.

Disability Assistance:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact Disability Services, currently located in the Disability Services building at the Student Services at White Creek complex on west campus or call
979-845-1637. For additional information, visit

Copyright information: All printed handouts and web-materials are protected by US Copyright Laws. No multiple copies can be made without written permission by the instructor.

Contact information: Course announcements may occasionally be made via e-mail (e.g. in case of a change to office hours or to correct potential errors in homework problem sets).  Students should regularly check their TAMU e-mail accounts.

Page maintained by Matt Young, Dept. of Mathematics, Texas A&M University.