Martin
Flashman's Course Pages
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
James
Stewart.
- Catalog Description:Vectors; parametric equations;
three-dimensional
analytic
geometry;
vector-valued functions; partial derivatives; multiple integrals;
introduction
to line integrals.
- SCOPE: This course will deal with the elementary theory and
application
of what is often described as "calculus of several variables and vector
calculus." We will cover essentially the same topics treated by other
class
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
will be
several tests in this course. There will be several reality check
quizzes,
two self-scheduled midterm exams and a comprehensive final
examination.
- We will use
the
HSU Moodle
for some on-line reality quizzes as well as Webassign.
- Homework assignments are
made
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
the
first class meeting. Assignments
will be discussed in class on a daily basis. Homework
assignments
will be used in
determining
the 125 course points.
- LATE
HOMEWORK MAY NOT BE GRADED 48 HOURS AFTER THE DUE DATE.
- You
must submit a written request at the start of class for me to discuss
in
class a problem or a question you have about the previously assigned
reading.
I will be available after class and during my office hours for other
questions.
- Midterm Exams will be self-scheduled and announced at
least
one week
in advance.
- THE FINAL EXAMINATION WILL SELF- SCHEDULED.
- The final exam will be comprehensive, covering the
entire
semester.
- MAKE-UP TESTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN
EXCEPT FOR
VERY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES!
- It is the student's responsibility to request a makeup promptly.
- Cooperative Partnership Summaries: Every
two weeks you will
be
asked to submit a summary of what we have covered in class. (No more
than
two sides of a paper.) These may be organized in any way you find
useful
but should not be a copy of your class notes. I will read and correct
these
before returning them.
- The summaries are to be submitted
in a partnership (2-3 members). Each individual partner will
receive corrected
photocopies.
Your summaries will be allowed as references at the final
examination
only.
Summary work will be used in
determining 25 course points.
*** DAILY ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE A HABIT! ***
- GRADES: Final grades will be determined taking into
consideration
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
will
not
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
worth either
200 or 300 points determined by the following rule:
The final grade will use the score
that
maximizes the average for the term based on all possible points .
Reality Quizzes |
100 points |
2 Midterm Examinations |
200 points |
Homework |
125 points |
Cooperative work |
25 points |
Final Examination |
200/300 points |
Total |
650/750 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
participation
is essential to forming a good foundation for your grades as well as
your
learning.
MORE THAN 4 ABSENCES MAY LOWER THE FINAL GRADE FOR POOR
ATTENDANCE.
•Students with
Disabilities:
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:
- No drops will be allowed
without
"serious
and compelling reasons" and a fee after this date.
- No drops allowed after this
date.
- Students wishing to be graded
with either
CR or NC should make this request using the web registration
procedures.
Students are responsible for knowing
the University policy, procedures, and schedule for dropping or adding
classes.
•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
•Attendance and
disruptive behavior: Students
are responsible for knowing policy regarding attendance and disruptive
behavior: http://studentaffairs.humboldt.edu/judicial/attendance_behavior.php
- TECHNOLOGY:
- 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
small
enough to fit on a 3.5" disc and can be used on any Windows PC on
campus.
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
class.
- Graphing Calculators: Though much of our work this
semester will
be using
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
have
one already, let me know. Students wishing help with any graphing
calculator
should plan to bring their calculator manual with them. I will try to
help
you with your own technology when possible during office hours or by
appointment
(not in class).
- Use of Office Hours: Many
students find the third semester of calculus difficult because of
weakness
in their Calculus I, II, and pre-calculus background skills and
concepts.
A grade of C in Math 110 or Math 109 might indicate this kind of
weakness.
Difficulties that might have been ignored or passed over in
previous
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
background
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
improve
through a steady approach to mastering skills and concepts.
- Don't
be
shy about asking
for an appointment outside of the scheduled office hours.
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