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Math 210 Calculus III Spring, '13
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Last updated: 12/26/2012
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***PREREQUISITE: Math 110 (One
Year of Calculus) or permission.
- TEXTS: Required: Calculus,
7th edition [CET]
- 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 or Moodle.
- 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
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.
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. One
option is as listed on the University Exam schedule-
Friday, May 17 10:20-12:10.
Also possible are Monday May 13, 10:20-12:10; Tuesday May 14 10:20-12:10; and
Wednesday, May 15 12:40-14:30.
- The final exam will be comprehensive, covering the
- MAKE-UP TESTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN
EXCEPT FOR VERY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES!
- It is the student's responsibility to request a makeup
- Cooperative Partnership Summaries:
Every two/three 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
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! ***
- Bonus Points for POW: Every 2 (or 3) weeks (with some
exceptions) you may submit [individually or with a
partnership] a response to the optional "problem/activity of
This optional problem work will be graded 5 (well
done), 4 (OK), 3
(acceptable), or 1 (submitted/unacceptable and will be used
to give additional points toward your 125 points for
- 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
- 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.
- Homework performance will count for 125 points.Any points
for work on the POW's will be added to these points.
- Cooperative summaries assignments will be worth 25 points.
- A grade on the final
examination below 50% may result in a final grade of F without
offsetting high quality work on the other parts of the course.
- The final examination will be
be worth either 200 or 300 points determined by the
The final grade will use the score
that maximizes the average for the term based on all possible
|2 Midterm Examinations
|| 25 points
The total points available for the semester is 650 or 750
points. 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.
FINAL GRADES: Though
final grades for the course are subject to my discretion, I will
use the following overall percentages based on the total number
of points for your work to determine the broader range of grades
for the course. A 85-100% ; B 70- 84% ; C 60- 69% ; D
50- 59% ; F 0- 49%
MORE THAN 4 ABSENCES MAY LOWER THE FINAL GRADE FOR
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. Student
Disability Resource Center Website. http://www.humboldt.edu/disability/
(If you are a student with a disability, please
consider discussing your needs and possible accommodations with me
as soon as possible.)
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
- No drops allowed after this
- Students wishing to be
graded with either CR or NC should make this request
using the web registration procedures.
The computer or a graphing calculator can be used for many
- We will use Winplot,
Microsoft Xcel, and Wolfram|Alpha [and possibly SAGE].
- Winplot is freeware and may
be downloaded from
Rick Parris's website or directly from this link for
- Though designed for the
Windows operating system, Winplot can be used on a MAC
after installing Winebottler from http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/
- Online help for Winplot is
available from the following links.
- Graphing Calculators: Though
much of our work this semester will be using the computer, graphing calculators are welcome and
- A limited number of
graphing calculators are available for students to
borrow for the term through the Math department.
- If you would like to
purchase a graphing calculator, see me if you would like
- The HP48G, HP 49, TI-89 and 92 are particularly useful
for some 3-dimensional work. Most graphing calculators can
do much of this work.
- I will try to help you with your own technology when
possible during office hours or by appointment (not in
- Students wishing help with
any graphing calculator should plan to bring their
calculator manual with them.
- I do not use a hand-held
graphing calculator during class time.
- Lap top computers are
welcome in class at tools. (Not for other purposes.)
They will not be allowed on exams.
- Only handheld
calculators will be allowed on exams.
- 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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