MATH 2433-Section 001 CALCULUS III

This is the syllabus for Mathematics 2433, Section 001, for the Spring Semester 1999. It is your responsibility to acquaint yourself with all the information in this syllabus, 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:
Office Hours: Mon 9:30 - 10:30, Wed 10:00 - 11:00, Fri 1:15 - 2:15.

Text and Course Outline: The textbook for this course is Calculus (3rd Edition), by James Stewart. We shall cover Chapters 9, 10 and 11. In this course, we will study some of the many applications of limits and calculus. We begin with a careful examination of infinite sequences and series (chapter 10). At the end of this section you will be able to think of the exponential and trigonometric functions as some form of generalized polynomials. 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 other coordinate systems and about vectors in 2 and 3 dimensions.

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 rough 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 your totals from Homeworks, Quizzes, Midterms, and a Final Examination as follows:

Homeworks 15%
Quizzes 6%
Midterm Total 54%
Final Examination 25%

Below, there is a detailed description of each of these components. The total number of points in the course is 1000.

Homework: The homework total is 150 points. 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 will not be accepted. They upset the grading process and are unfair to other students.

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. Each quiz is worth 20 points. Here are the quiz dates.

Quiz 1: Wednesday, January 27.
Quiz 2: Wednesday, March 3.
Quiz 3: Wednesday, April 7.

Midterms: There are three midterms, which are held during regular lecture times. Each midterm is worth 180 points. They are held on the following dates:

Midterm 1: Friday, February 12.
Midterm 2: Friday, March 12.
Midterm 3: Friday, April 16.

Final Examination: The final examination is cumulative. It is worth 250 points. It is scheduled for Friday, May 7, 10:30am-12:30pm.

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

Withdrawal Policy: Until January 25 , there is no record of grade for dropped courses. From January 26 through February 19, you may withdraw and receive a W grade, no matter what scores you have so far achieved. From February 22 through March 26 you will need my permission to withdraw. From March 29 on, University regulations specify that you may withdraw only with the permission of the Dean.

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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