MATH 1432 - Calculus II - University of Houston
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MATH 1432 - Calculus II

Section number: This information applies to all sections.

Delivery format: face-to-face lecture or online.

Prerequisites: MATH 1431.

Course Description: Techniques and applications of integration, sequences, series, polar coordinates and parametric equations. *Note: TCCNS Equivalent: MATH 2414

Core Category: Math/Reasoning (90)

TextbookSingle Variable Calculus, copyright University of Houston Mathematics Department. Available in electronic form (PDF) through CASA for all enrolled students via an Access Code*Note: If you misplace/lose your code, you will need to purchase another. There is no exception to this.

The information contained in this class outline is an abbreviated description of the course.  Additional important information is contained at your instructor’s personal webpage. You are responsible for knowing all of this information.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will understand and be able to apply the ideas of differential and integral calculus to transcendental functions, polar coordinates and parametric curves. They will develop skill in techniques and further applications of integration.  They will understand convergence of sequences and series and be able to test for convergence. They will understand and appreciate the importance of power series and Taylor polynomials.   Students will be able to use graphical information and symbolic expression simultaneously in solving mathematical problems.  They will be able to translate ordinary language descriptions of problems into mathematical expression, derive solutions by rigorous mathematical methods, interpret their results, and explain them.



  1. 4 Regular Exams
  2. Final Exam
  3. Online Quizzes 
  4. Written Quizzes – given weekly in recitation
  5. Homework – on each section of the textbook covered in class
  6. Poppers  – in-class quizzes given daily starting the 3rd week of classes.



Test 1 - 5%

Tests 2, 3, 4 - 15% each

Final exam - 25%

Lab Quizzes -  5%

Homework - 7%

Online Quizzes - 10%

In-class Poppers and Attendance - 3%


Note: The percentage grade on the final exam can be used to replace your lowest test score. 

Text:  The learning materials for Math 1432, including the textbook, are found online on the CourseWare site. Students are required to purchase an Access Code at the University Book Store to access the learning materials.


Calculus II Topic List

Chapter 7. Applications of Integration

Section 7.1. Integration Review
Section 7.2. Area
Section 7.3. Volume
Section 7.4. Centroids
Section 7.5. Arc Length and Surface Area
Section 7.6. Differential Equations and Exponential Growth/Decay
Section 7.7. The Hyperbolic Sine and Cosine Functions

Chapter 8. Techniques of Integration

Section 8.1. Integration by Parts
Section 8.2. Powers of Trigonometric Functions
Section 8.3. Trigonometric Substitutions
Section 8.4. Integrating Rational Functions
Section 8.5. Numerical Integration


Chapter 9. Sequences and Series

Section 9.1. Sequences and Convergence
Section 9.2. Numerical Series and Convergence
Section 9.3. Tests for Convergence
Section 9.4. The Power Series
Section 9.5. The Taylor Series


Chapter 10. Polar Coordinates and Parametric Equations 

Section 10.1. Polar Coordinates and Polar Curves
Section 10.2. Area and Arc Length in Polar Coordinates
Section 10.3. Parametric Equations
Section 10.4. Derivatives for Curves Given Parametrically
Section 10.5. Arc Length for Curves Given Parametrically
Section 10.6. Surface Area


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