**MATH 2433-Section 006 Calculus III Information Sheet**

This handout contains important information about Mathematics 2433, Section 006, for the Fall Semester 1999. It is your responsibility to acquaint yourself with all the information in this handout, and with any modifications to it that may be announced in class. If you lose your copy, please request a replacement from me.

**Instructor:** Dr. Noel Brady.

**Office:** 521 Physical Sciences Center [PHSC].

**Phone:** 325-0833 **E-mail:** nbrady@math.ou.edu

**Web Page:** http://math.ou.edu/~nbrady/teaching/f99-2433/index.html

**Office Hours:** Mon 11:30--12:30, Tue 12:30--1:30, Fri 12:30--1:30.

**Textbook:** *Calculus,* ($3rd$ ed.) by James Stewart, Brooks/Cole, 1994.

**Overview of Syllabus:** In this course, we shall cover most of the
material found in Chapters 9, 10 and 11 of the text. A detailed
list of the topics to be covered can be found on the attached
Class Schedule.

We begin with a careful examination of infinite sequences
and series (chapter 10). Topics include: tests for convergence of series,
power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series.
At the end of this section you will be able to
think of the exponential and trigonometric functions as some
form of *generalized polynomials*. You will also have an idea
of how a computer or calculator can compute roots, and trig function
values very accurately and quickly.

The other two sections (chapters 9 and
11) are devoted to studying functions which have values in the plane or in
3-dimensional space. This is where one encounters *real world*
applications of calculus [eg. in physics and engineering]. We'll get to
learn about polar, spherical and cylindrical coordinate systems,
space curves, arclength, velocity, acceleration, curvature,
vectors in 2 and 3 dimensions, lines and planes.

**Prerequisites:** Math 2423 (Calculus II), or instructor's permission.

**Lectures:** You are expected to attend all lectures, and are
responsible for all information
given out during them. In particular, this includes any changes to
the quiz/midterm dates or content.
The Class Schedule gives a rough indication of what topics we hope to cover
on specific days. Remember that this
is just a guide. As the semester develops, we may deviate
slightly from this schedule.
As in any course, you should try to read the relevant sections of the
textbook **before** attending lectures.

Not attending lectures is the road to disaster!

**Grading Scheme:** Grades will be assigned by weighting the totals
from your Homeworks, Quizzes, Midterms, and Final Examination as follows:

Homeworks | 15% |

Quizzes | 6% |

Midterm Total | 54% |

Final Examination | 25% |

$A\; 85-100\%;\; B\; 70-84\%;\; C\; 55-69\%;\; D\; 40-54\%;\; F\; 0-39\%.$

Here is a detailed description of each of the components listed above.

**Homework:** Homework will be due at the **start** of class on
Wednesdays. Homework assignments can be found on the Homework Sheets.
Minor modifications to
the homework sheets may be announced in class during the semester.

You are responsible for
ensuring that your homework gets turned in on time. Late homework
upsets the grading process and is unfair to other students, and so will
**not** be accepted. This includes homework that you *``have done,
but forgot to bring into class"*.

The homework assignments are there to provide you with a **minimum** level
of exposure to the materials outside of class time. You will need to do many more problems
before you feel comfortable with the concepts involved. Take it from experience (of generations
of students!) that the way to succeed in a math course is to work (and understand) a large number of
problems.

**Quizzes:** Three 10-minute Quizzes are held in class during regular
lecture times on the following dates:

*Quiz 1:*Friday, September 3.*Quiz 2:*Friday, October 1.*Quiz 3:*Monday, November 1.

**Midterms:** There are three midterms, which are held during regular
lecture times. They are held on the following dates:

*Midterm 1:*Friday, September 17.*Midterm 2:*Wednesday, October 20.*Midterm 3:*Monday, November 22.

**Final Examination:** The final examination is cumulative.
It is scheduled for Thursday, December 16, 10:30am-12:30pm in PHSC 117.

**Taking Examinations:** Here are a few notes on taking Examinations.

- I will hold extra Office Hours and schedule Review Sessions before the Midterms and Final Examinations. You are strongly encouraged to attend the Review Sessions, and to attend Office Hours regularly.
- You cannot use calculators/computers, books or any type of notes during the examinations.
- All examinations must be taken at scheduled times, except in
*very extreme circumstances.*So be careful not to make travel arrangements that conflict with examination times. If you cannot take an examination at a scheduled time, you should contact me*well in advance of the test time.*Otherwise, an absence at an exam will result in a score of zero.

**Policy on W/I Grades:** Until September 3 there is no record of grade
for dropped courses. From September 7 through October 1, you may
withdraw and receive a W grade, *no matter what scores you have so
far achieved*. From October 4 through October 29 you
will need my permission to withdraw. From November 1 on, University regulations
specify that you may withdraw only with the permission of the Dean.

Students who are failing the course should **not** expect to be able
to receive an I grade in place of an F. I will only consider giving an
I grade if the student is already maintaining a passing grade in the
course, has completed most of the work in the course (for example, all
but the final examination), and can demonstrate that they are unable
to complete the work at this time due to circumstances beyond their
control.

**Academic misconduct:** The following is taken from the University Academic
Misconduct Code. *It is the responsibility of each instructor and each student to be familiar
with the definitions, policies, and procedures concerning academic
misconduct.*

Cases of academic misconduct are inexcusable. Don't do it. All cases of academic misconduct will be reported to the Dean of Arts and Sciences for adjudication.

**Accommodation of Disabilities:**
Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him or her
from fully demonstrating his or her abilities should contact me personally
as soon as possible to discuss the accommodations necessary to facilitate his
or her educational opportunity and ensure his or her full participation in
the course.

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