Math 225, Fall 2017

Calculus 3


Course description: The course is devoted to the study of multivariable calculus. We begin the course by looking at parametric equations and other ways of viewing curves in the Cartesian Plane. We then introduce vectors and vector functions. We will go through techniques and applications of differentiation and integration of multivariable functions and other coordinate systems. Finally we will conclude with a rigorous study of vector calculus. Click here for a more detailed schedule

Instructor: Barry Balof

Office: 220 Olin Hall

Location: 201 Olin Hall Time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00-2:20 PM or 2:30-3:50 PM

Textbook: Calculus by David Guichard. We will be covering chapters 10 and 12-16

Homework: We will assign homework from each section of the text. We may discuss it in class, though it will not be collected. For each section, I will assign 7-10 WeBWork problems, which you will be responsible to complete. More details on WeBWork will follow in class. I will also offer occasional challenge problems for extra credit.

In addition, there will be a weekly quiz, given each Friday, over the previous week's material. These quizzes will be approximately 40 minutes long and the problems will be similar to those seen on the homework exercises.

WebWork can NOT accept late assignments. Please tell me in advance if you need to turn in an assignment late. Your lowest homework score will be dropped. I will also drop your lowest quiz grade.

Tests: This class will have two exams, as well as the final exam. Dates are approximate. All exams will be announced at least one week in advance.

First exam: October 13th

Second exam: November 8th

Final exam: Tuesday, December 12th

Note that you mat take your exam with either section. As this is the case, no earlier finals may be given.

Grading: Grades will be assigned on a rougly 90-80-70 scale, with grades weighted as follows.
Midterm Examinations 20 % Each
Final Examination  30 %
Quizzes  20 %
Homework & Class Participation 10 %

Academic Honesty: Students are allowed, and in fact, strongly encouraged, to collaborate on homework assignments. However, the work that you turn in must be your own. No copying from any source! Exams and quizzes, with rare exceptions, will be closed book, closed notes, and closed colleague. You may use a calculator for your exams but you may use it for arithmetic, trigonometry, logarithmic, and exponential functions only.

Classroom Community: Mathematics is a highly collaborative enterprise, and we learn better when we learn together. In order to achieve our goals, we must foster mutual respect, regardless of background or beliefs. Racism, sexism, or other forms of discrimination have no place in the classroom or at the college. All students are capable of success, and it is imperative that we work under that ethos.

Special Needs: If you are a student with a disability who will need accommodations in this course, please meet with Antonia Keithahn, Assistant Director of Academic Resources: Disability Support (Memorial 326, 509.527.5767, for assistance in developing a plan to address your academic needs. All information about disabilities is considered private; if I receive notification from Ms. Keithahn that you are eligible to receive an accommodation due to a verified disability, I will provide it in as discreet a manner as possible.

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