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MTRF 1000-1050 SH 116
Math 210 Calculus III Spring, '03
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***PREREQUISITE: Math 110 (One Year of Calculus) or permission.
TEXTS: Calculus 4th Edition by James Stewart.
Catalog Description:Vectors; parametric equations; three-dimensional analytic
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 (Chapters 11:1-4; 13; 14:1,2,4; 15:1-7; 16:1-4,7,8) 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.
Homework assignments are made regularly and should be passed in on
the due date. Work is graded Acceptable/Unacceptable with problems to be
redone. Redone work should be returned for grading promptly.
Exams will be announced at least one week in advance.
THE FINAL EXAMINATION WILL BE 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.
*** DAILY ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE A HABIT! ***
Team Activities: Every two weeks your team 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. Team participants will receive corrected photocopies.
Your summaries will be allowed as references at the final examination
Every week (with some exceptions) teams will submit a response to
the "problem/activity of the week."
All cooperative problem work will be graded +(5 well
for OK), -(3 acceptable), or unacceptable(1) and will be used in determining
the 60 points allocated for cooperative assignments.
The Reading Assignment: Each student is
expected to read at least 2 short notes or articles from periodicals or
the world wide web on some application of the calculus. A short report
/ synopsis of these readings and any reactions you have to them will collected
on Friday March **th
and April **th. On May **th each
student will be expected to make a 5-10 minute oral presentation based
on one of these readings. You may propose an alternative to the oral presentation.
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 graded "team" assignments.
We will use Blackboard
for on-line reality quizzes. Click
here for some information on how to use Blackboard.
You can also go directly to the HSU Blackboard
On-line Reality quizzes will be used to determine 100 points.[I will not
use the lowest 20% of these scores.]
The oral presentation will be graded on a honors(10 points)/credit(7 points)/no
Midterm exams will be worth 100 points each.
Your reading reports will be worth 20 points.
Homework performance will count for 60 points.
Cooperative problems of the week and summaries assignments will be worth
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 .
|2 Midterm Examinations
|| 60 points
|| 60 points
|Reading & Oral Presentation
|| 30 points
The total points available for the semester is 650 or 750 ponts. Notice
that only 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
MORE THAN 4 ABSENCES MAY LOWER THE FINAL GRADE FOR POOR ATTENDANCE.
See the university course schedule for the dates related to the following:
no drops will be allowed without "serious and compelling reasons" and a
no drops will be allowed.
Students wishing to be graded with either CR or NC should make this request
through the recording office.
See the Spring course list for a full list of relevant days.
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.
A version of X(PLORE) is available
at the bookstore for MAC based PC's along with the PC version we
may use.Windows and DOS versions of X(PLORE) are also available online...
X(PLORE) for Windows.
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. HP48G's will be available for students to borrow for
the term by arrangement with the Math department. 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 after they have been
discussed in class and reality check quizzes as well as using technology.
Representatives from groups with questions about the Problem of the Week
are also welcome. 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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