21-117: Integration and Differential Equations


This course is a continuation of the ideas in 21-115 Differential Calculus and 21-116 Integral Calculus. These courses introduce the ideas of differentiation and integration, respectively.

The first half of the course extends the range of functions for which we can compute integrals. We introduce three new techniques for use in different situations. When combined with the Method of Substitution and Integration by Parts, these techniques allow us to integrate a wide variety of functions.

The second half of the course will be an introduction to differential equations, i.e. equations that involve the derivative of a function. Determining the original function generally involves computing an integral. Differential equations are ubiquitous in the natural sciences and social sciences, because they are useful in modeling the behavior of systems over time. We will discuss how to write a mathematical model for a physical system, and also how to compute solutions for two fundamental types of equations.


The text for this course is Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Fourth Edition by James Stewart.


Dr. David Handron (Sec. 13: 9:30 MWF, PH 100)(Sec 23: 10:30 MWF, DH 2210)
Office:WEH 6102
Telephone: 268-3546
Office Hours: 2:00-3:00 M, 3:00-4:00 W, or by appointment.

Teaching Assistants

Dr. Tim Flaherty (9:30 TuTh, DH 1211)(10:30 TuTh, BH 235A)
Office:WEH 6101
Office Hours (in WEH 6101): 3:30-6:00 MW, 3:30-5:00 F
Office Hours (in Old Student Cntr 125): 2:15-2:45 TuTh, or by appointment.

Matthew Jackson (8:30 TuTh, Old Student Cntr 200)(10:30 TuTh, PH A21)

Office:Physical Plant Building 342
Office Hours: 9:30-10:30 TuTh, 11:30-12:00 TuTh

Steven E. Pav (12:30 TuTh, Old Student Cntr 200)(1:30 TuTh, Old Student Cntr 203)

Office:WEH 7211
Office Hours: 2:30-3:20 M, 11:30-12:20 W

Cristina Popovici (3:30 TuTh, SH 324)(4:30 TuTh, BH 235A)

Office:Physical Plant Building 342
Office Hours: 4:30-6:30 M

Juan Vera (8:30 TuTh HBH 1003)(9:30 TuTh, Old Student Cntr 200)

Office: Physical Plant Building 342
Office Hours: 2:00-3:00 TuTh

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