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# FAQ to Succeed in MAT225 – CALCULUS II

What math do I need to take to get into MAT225?

Who should take MAT225?

What will I learn in MAT225?

What materials will I need for MAT225?

What websites can I use to prepare for MAT225?

What if I have more questions?

What math do I need to take to get into MAT225?

Students may take this course after successfully completing MAT224, Calculus I, at Clinton Community College (CCC) or an equivalent course at another recognized institution.

Who should take MAT225?

This course is generally taken by students considering majors in math, science, computer science and engineering, however, students who excel in mathematics are encouraged to take this course.

What will I learn in MAT225?

This course is a continuation of MAT224. Course topics include applications of integration, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, polar coordinates, infinite series including the Taylor Series and some differential equations. The use of a graphing calculator is required for this course to further the exploration of these topics and their applications.  Near the end of the course, students will complete a comprehensive, departmental final exam.

Prerequisite:  MAT224 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I or equivalent, or placement

What materials will I need for MAT225?

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:

Calculus; 3rd Edition. Briggs, Cochran, and Gillett. Pearson.

OR

MyMathLab Access Code. Pearson. (An eTextbook is included with the access code.)
ISBN #9780134856889

The MyMathLab (MML) access code provides you access to the MML online learning system, which includes an e-text and online homework assignments. A hardcopy of the textbook is not required for this course.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

A graphing calculator (the TI-83, TI-83 Plus, or TI-84 Plus)

What websites can I use to prepare for MAT225?

The Math Department at CCC recommends that you review the following prerequisite topics to prepare for MAT225:

1. Algebraic Expressions: adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, simplifying
2. Logarithmic Functions: graphs, properties, inverses
3. Trigonometry: graphs, identities, derivatives, integrals, inverses
4. Limits: analytical, numerical, one-sided, properties of, infinite
5. Derivative Rules: power, constant, sum/difference, product, quotient, trig
6. Integrals: indefinite, definite, integration by substitution

(If you have one of the textbooks listed above, you should review chapters P-4. The chapter review exercises are a great place to start.)

You can do this from home by selecting any of the aforementioned topics on the math-tutorial websites listed below; there you will find links to math tutorial websites that provide practice problems, helpful tips, and the 9th edition textbook’s Appendix C, which reviews precalculus topics.

What if I have more questions?

Feel free to contact a member of the Math Department in person, by phone or via email. A list of department members can be found on the CCC website at:

For more details on MAT225 course objectives visit: MAT225 Course Information Sheet