Mathematics 250

Calculus III

Spring 2002

 

Times and Locations:

11:00-11:50 M SL 1221 11:00-11:50 W SL 1221

11:00-11:50 T PH 0312 11:00-11:50 R PH 0304

Labs are every other Thursday (sec. 1 8:00-9:50 R; sec. 2 12:00-1:50R) in SL 1211A beginning in week 2.

 

Instructor: Steven E. Rigdon, SL1330, (618) 650-2193, srigdon@siue.edu

 

Office Hours: 3:00-4:25 MTR

 

Prerequisite: MATH 152 or equivalent, with a grade of C

 

Textbooks: Calculus, 8th Edition by Varberg, Purcell, and Rigdon

Student Solutions Manual, Available in Bookstore (Recommended, but donít rely too much on it.)

 

Grading Scheme:

 

 

Item

Points

 

Total Points

Percentage

Grade

 

Best 3 of 4 50-point exams

150

 

315-350

90%-100%

A

 

Lab Reports (4 @ 20)

80

 

280-314

80%-90%

B

 

Homework (See section below)

20

 

245-279

70%-80%

C

 

Final Exam

100

 

210-244

60%-70%

D

 

TOTAL

350

 

0-209

0%-60%

F

 

Course Schedule:

 

Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday Class

Thursday Lab

1

13.1

13.1

13.2

13.3

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2

13.3/13.4

13.4

Mathematica/13.5

13.5

Intro. to Mathematica

3

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13.5/14.1

14.1

14.2

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4

14.3

14.3/14.4

14.4

14.5

Tech Proj 13.2

5

14.5

14.6

Review

EXAM 1

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6

14.7

15.1

15.1/15.2

15.2

Tech Proj 14.2

7

15.3

15.4

15.4/15.5

15.5

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8

15.6

15.7

15.7/15.8

15.8

EXAM 2

9

15.9

16.1

16.1/16.2

16.2

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10

16.3

16.3

16.4

16.5

Tech Proj 15.2

11

16.5

16.6

16.6/16.7

16.7

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12

16.8

16.8/Ch of Var

Ch of Var/Review

EXAM 3

Tech Proj 16.2

13

17.1

17.2

17.2/17.3

17.3

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14

17.4

17.4

17.5

17.5/17.6

EXAM 4

15

17.6

17.7

17.7/Review

Review

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Final

Exam

April 29

10:00-11:40 am

 

Exams:

 

Exam

Date

Class/Lab

Open/closed

Book

Material Covered

Computing equipment allowed

Exam 1

R February 7

Class

Closed

Chapters 13-14 except 14.7

Part I: no calculator

Part II: calculator

Exam 2

R February 28

Lab

Open

Chapters 13-15 except 15.9

Calculator & computer allowed

Exam 3

R April 4

Class

Closed

Chapters 15-16

Part I: no calculator

Part II: calculator

Exam 4

R April 18

Lab

Open

Chapters 15-16;

and 17.1-17.5

Calculator & computer allowed

Final Exam

M April 29

Class

Closed

Chapters 13-17

Part I: no calculator

Part II: calculator

 

To Do Well in Calculus: Here are some suggestions for doing well in this class:

 

Come to class regularly.

 

Come to class prepared (read the sections before they are covered in class, do the four problems in the CONCEPTS REVIEW section, and do the first two problems in each PROBLEM SET)

Promptly do all of the assigned homework. Don't get behind!!

 

Write clear and concise solutions to the homework, so that when you are studying for an exam, you will be able to understand what you have done.

 

If you have difficulty, see the instructor, the tutors in the Tutor Lab (SL1224), or another student in the class. The Tutor Lab hours will be posted early in the term. No appointment is necessary, and the service is provided free of charge. The Student Solution Manual, available in the Bookstore, may also be helpful.

 

 

Technology Projects: There will be computer labs every other Thursday beginning in Week 2. You will be using Mathematica, a powerful package for doing calculus. In weeks 4, 6, 10, and 12 you will be given Technology Projects to work on. (The first lab is a tutorial, and the other two are exams.) These technology projects should be started in the computer lab and, if necessary, completed outside of the lab time. These projects will be turned in on the Monday following the lab. Answer the questions that are asked completely and thoroughly. Use complete English sentences. Explain what you did and what you learned; don't just tell us what your computer told you. Turn in the assignments on time. The penalty for late work is 5 points if the assignment is turned in by the end of the day. Work will not be accepted after the due date.

 

 

Writing: I expect excellent writing on your lab reports. On tests, you will have limited time, I don't expect as much. Do, however be careful of a few things.

 

The more you can explain to me (in words, pictures, equations, etc.) the more partial credit I can give. An incorrect answer showing that you began the problem correctly will get some partial credit. An incorrect answer with disorganized or missing work will get nothing.

 

Honor the equal sign. "=" means "equals". When you claim that two expressions are equal, they better be equal!!! When two expressions are equal, then say so!!!

 

Organize. Align the equal signs. Write neatly.

 

Important Notes: *** No make exams ***

A grade of I can be given only under the following circumstances:

 

The student is prevented by a medical or similar emergency from completing a small portion of the course requirements.

The student presents valid documentation of the emergency.

The student is passing the course at the time of the emergency.

A grade of I cannot be given as an alternative to an F, WF, or UW.

 

See the official schedule or the university web site for drop deadlines.

 

Criteria for Grading Homework and Lab Reports:

Correctness and Completeness

Responses are complete and correct. Arguments are valid and reasoning is correct. All statements are unambiguous and correct.

/10

Organization and Development

Structure of report is well thought out and organized according to the appropriate style. Uses supporting elements (Figures, Tables, Mathematica code, etc.) that are accurate and appropriate. Conclusions are prominent and follow from students reasoning.

/4

Writing Style and Presentation

Report uses complete sentences and appropriate words. Paragraphs flow smoothly. Report shows mastery of punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. Presentation of mathematics follows established conventions.

/4

Neatness

/2

TOTAL

/20

 

Homework: A number of homework problems will be assigned. You should work these problems in a large notebook. Find a notebook that will be large enough to fit all of your MATH 250 (only) assignments. If you write big, you will need a big notebook. Tape or past the homework assignment sheet (when the full version is distributed or posted on the web) on the inside front cover of the notebook, and check the box next to each problem when you have completed it. I will collect these notebooks during exams 1, 3 and the final exam, and once at another time during the semester. Although I will not grade them carefully, I should be able to tell who is keeping up with the homework and who is not. Grades (0-5) will be assigned each time, making the homework worth 20 points out of 350 for the semester.

5 = all or nearly all (>98%) of all homework done neatly and correctly

4 = most homework done correctly and neatly or all homework done sloppily

3 = less than 4

2 = less than 3

1 = little homework done, or done very sloppily

0 = virtually no homework done

 

On-Line Materials: The syllabus and homework assignments can be obtained from the links at http://www.siue.edu/~srigdon.