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Math 210 Calculus III Spring, '10
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MTRF 1100-1150 KA 104
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***PREREQUISITE: Math 110 (One Year
of Calculus) or permission.
- TEXTS: Calculus [Early Transcendentals] 6th Edition by
- Catalog Description:Vectors; parametric equations;
vector-valued functions; partial derivatives; multiple integrals;
to line integrals.
- SCOPE: This course will deal with the elementary theory and
of what is often described as "calculus of several variables and vector
calculus." We will cover essentially the same topics treated by other
of this course (Primarily Chapters 12-15; 16:1-4) as well
as some topics that the other class may not cover. Supplementary
notes and text will be provided as appropriate through this web page.
- TESTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: There
several tests in this course. There will be several reality check
two self-scheduled midterm exams and a comprehensive final
- We will use
for some on-line reality quizzes as well as Webassign.
- Homework assignments are
regularly. We will use Webassign
to assign and
grade homework. Link to Student Quick Start Guide (pdf file).
Homework results should be recorded by 10:30 am of the
due date to receive full credit. I will discuss this further at
first class meeting. Assignments
will be discussed in class on a daily basis. Homework
will be used in
the 125 course points.
HOMEWORK MAY NOT BE GRADED 48 HOURS AFTER THE DUE DATE.
must submit a written request at the start of class for me to discuss
class a problem or a question you have about the previously assigned
I will be available after class and during my office hours for other
- Midterm Exams will be self-scheduled and announced at
- THE FINAL EXAMINATION WILL SELF- SCHEDULED.
- The final exam will be comprehensive, covering the
- MAKE-UP TESTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN
VERY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES!
- It is the student's responsibility to request a makeup promptly.
- Cooperative Partnership Summaries: Every
two weeks you will
asked to submit a summary of what we have covered in class. (No more
two sides of a paper.) These may be organized in any way you find
but should not be a copy of your class notes. I will read and correct
before returning them.
- The summaries are to be submitted
in a partnership (2-3 members). Each individual partner will
Summary work will be used in
determining 25 course points.
Your summaries will be allowed as references at the final
*** DAILY ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE A HABIT! ***
- GRADES: Final grades will be determined taking into
the quality of work done in the course as evidenced primarily from the
accumulation of points from tests and assignments.
- We will use Moodle
for some on-line reality quizzes.
- On-line Reality quizzes will be used to determine 100 points.[I
use the lowest 20% of these scores.]
- Midterm exams will be worth 100 points each. Any points for
work on the
POW's will be added to these points.
- Homework performance will count for 125 points.
- Cooperative summaries assignments will be worth 25 points.
- The final examination will be be
200 or 300 points determined by the following rule:
The final grade will use the score
maximizes the average for the term based on all possible points .
|2 Midterm Examinations
|| 25 points
The total points available for the semester is 650 or 750 ponts. Notice
that 250 of these points are not from examinations, so regular
is essential to forming a good foundation for your grades as well as
MORE THAN 4 ABSENCES MAY LOWER THE FINAL GRADE FOR POOR
Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations should
contact the Student Disability Resource Center in House 71, 826-4678
(voice) or 826-5392 (TDD). Some accommodations may take up to several
weeks to arrange. http://www.humboldt.edu/~sdrc/
•Add/Drop policy: ** See the
University rules and
dates related to the following:
Students are responsible for knowing
the University policy, procedures, and schedule for dropping or adding
- No drops will be allowed
and compelling reasons" and a fee after this date.
- No drops allowed after this
- Students wishing to be graded
CR or NC should make this request using the web registration
•Emergency evacuation: Please review the evacuation plan for
the classroom (posted on the orange signs) , and review http://studentaffairs.humboldt.edu/emergencyops/campus_emergency_preparedness.php
for information on campus Emergency Procedures. During an emergency,
information can be found campus conditions at: 826-INFO or http://www.humboldt.edu/emergency
•Academic honesty: Students are responsible for knowing
policy regarding academic honesty: http://studentaffairs.humboldt.edu/judicial/academic_honesty.php
disruptive behavior: Students
are responsible for knowing policy regarding attendance and disruptive
- The computer or a graphing
calculator can be used for many problems.
- We will use Winplot. Winplot
is freeware and may be downloaded from
Rick Parris 's website or directly from one of these links for Winplot1
or Winplot2 . This software is
enough to fit on a 3.5" disc and can be used on any Windows PC on
You can find introductions to Winplot on the web.
- Students wishing help with any graphing
calculator should plan to bring their calculator manual with them to
- Graphing Calculators: Though much of our work this
the computer, graphing calculators are welcome and highly recommended.
The HP48G, HP 49 and the TI-89 and 92 are particularly useful for some
3-dimensional work though most graphing calculators will be able to do
much of this work. Supplementary materials
will be distributed if needed. If you would like to purchase one or
one already, let me know. Students wishing help with any graphing
should plan to bring their calculator manual with them. I will try to
you with your own technology when possible during office hours or by
(not in class).
- Use of Office Hours: Many
students find the third semester of calculus difficult because of
in their Calculus I, II, and pre-calculus background skills and
A grade of C in Math 110 or Math 109 might indicate this kind of
Difficulties that might have been ignored or passed over in
courses can be a major reason for why things don't make sense now.
You may use my office hours for some additional work on these
areas either as individuals or in small groups. My office time is also
available to discuss routine problems from homework and reality check
quizzes as well as using technology. Regular use of my time
outside of class should be especially
useful for students having difficulty with the work and wishing to
through a steady approach to mastering skills and concepts.
shy about asking
for an appointment outside of the scheduled office hours.
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