Mathematics (MATH) 266

Introduction to Calculus II (Revision 7)

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Mathematics Diagnostic Assessment. This online test contains 70 questions that will help you assess your mathematical skills. Based on your score we will recommend which Athabasca University mathematics course you are likely ready to take successfully.

Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Science

Prerequisite: MATH 265

Precluded course: MATH 212

Centre: Centre for Science

MATH 266 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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MATH 266 continues the study of the calculus begun in MATH 265. The course focuses on definite integrals, which allow exact calculation of surface areas, volumes, the length of curves, and solutions of practical and theoretical problems.


  • Unit 1: Inverse Functions: Exponential, Logarithmic and Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • Unit 2: Techniques of Integration
  • Unit 3: Applications of Integration
  • Unit 4: Differential Equations
  • Unit 5: Infinite Sequences and Series


To receive credit for the course, you must submit all the course assignments and complete them to the satisfaction of your tutor. You must also achieve a grade of at least “D” (50 percent) on each examination, and a course composite grade of at least “D” (50 percent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

Assignment 1 Assignment 2 Assignment 3 Assignment 4 Midterm Examination Final Examination Total
10% 5% 5% 10% 35% 35% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Stewart, James. Math 266: Introduction to Calculus II. Custom Publication of Stewart: Single Variable Calculus, 5e. Scarborough, ON: Thomson Nelson, 2009.

Stewart, James. Math 266: Introduction to Calculus II. Custom Publication of Stewart: Single Variable Calculus, 5e. Student Solutions Manual. Scarborough, ON: Thomson Nelson, 2009.

Online Assistance

All students in this course have access to a website that accompanies the textbook: home.php

Other Materials

The course materials include a study guide, and a student manual.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.

Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the MATH 266 challenge registration, you must complete the two parts of the challenge exam and achieve a minimum grade of at least “D”(50 percent) on both parts. The two parts of the exam must be written on the same day, or on two consecutive days.

Part 1: Exam Part 2: Exam Total
50% 50% 100%

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 7, September 13, 2013.

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