Calculus and Analytical Geometry
Instructor: Bruce Armbrust, phone: 541-4660 ext. 314, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Room A210, Mon. 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Tues. 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Thurs. 12:00 Ė 1:00 PM
GMC G4, Mon. & Wed. 9:30 - 10:30 AM
And as always, by appointment.
Class Time and Location: Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thurs. 8:00 - 9:05 AM, E106
Textbook: Calculus, 7th Edition, by Larson, Hostetler, & Edwards
Calculator: A graphing calculator is required for this class. I will be demonstrating with the TI-92. I should be able to help you individually if you have another type of calculator.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of MAT 106. It covers sequences and series, Taylor polynomials, polar coordinates, and differentiation and integration of multivariate functions.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MAT 106 or equivalent.
The successful student will:
1) exhibit a proficiency in the topics covered in the course;
2) engage in logical and critical thinking;
3) read technical information; and
4) demonstrate the solution to problems by translating written language into mathematical statements, interpreting information, sketching relevant diagrams, analyzing given information, formulating appropriate mathematical statements, and checking and verifying results.
Course Grade: Your final letter grade will be based on the usual grading scale:
A 90-100%, B 80-89%, C 70-79%, D 60-69%, F 0-59%
The following items will make up the course grade:
Homework: 100 points
Quizzes: 150 points
Exam1 (April 26)
Exam2 (May 17): 450 points
Exam3 (June 7)
Final Exam (June 21): 300 points
You may check your grades at any point in the quarter by going to the following website:
Homework: Homework will be due by 2PM the day after it is assigned. Homework not turned in at this time will be considered late. You may turn in homework up to one week after it is assigned for half credit. If all homework is turned in, and no more than three are late, the lowest regular exam score will be dropped.
Quizzes: There will be seven quizzes given over the quarter. They will occur every Monday we donít have an exam scheduled (and Tuesday, June 1). These quizzes will be designed to help prepare you for the exams, and quiz problems will be taken directly from the homework assignments of the previous week. Your lowest quiz score will be dropped. Since your lowest score will be dropped, missed quizzes may not be made up.
Exams: All exams will be given in two sections: one portion will allow calculators while the other will not. If you cannot make it to an exam (final not included), you may take it up to 2 school days prior to the scheduled date with proper arrangements. Otherwise, the exam may be made up after the scheduled date with a penalty of 10% per day.
Registration Information: You must register for this class at the Office of Admissions and Records. You may drop the class with no penalty or mark on your record on or before April 30. After April 30, you may drop the class and receive a grade of W until June 4. After June 4, if still enrolled, you will receive a grade of A, B, C, D, F or I.
How to Succeed in a Math Class: I am often asked how to successfully pass a math class, and here is my advice:
I) Come to every class session. Be prepared, and plan on participating.
II) Do your homework. Remember that what I assign is what I consider a bare minimum. If you need more practice, do it.
III) Read the book. You paid good money for it, so you might as well use it.
IV) Make use of available tutors and my office hours. You will find tutors who know the subject matter in this course at the GMC.
V) Do math every day. Math is just like everything else: if you donít practice, you become rusty.
Learning Disabled Students: It is important that students who are identified as being learning disabled speak to me about their special needs. I am more than willing to grant you reasonable accommodations.
Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty of any form will not be tolerated. Students caught cheating on exams or quizzes will receive a score of zero on the assignment for the first offense and a course grade of F for the second offense. Students may work together on homework assignments (and, in fact, are encouraged to) as long as all students understand the material covered.
The following is a tentative schedule. If things change, I will let you know.
5 8.1 Sequences
6 8.2 Series and Convergence
7 8.3 Integral Test and p-Series
8 8.4 Comparison Test
12 8.5 Quiz I, Alternating Series
13 8.6 Ratio and Root Tests
14 8.7 Taylor Polynomials
15 Flex Day (Did you remember to file your taxes?)
19 8.8 Quiz II, Power Series
20 8.9 Representing Functions with Power Series
21 8.10 Taylor and Maclaurin Series
22 9.1 Conic Sections
26 Exam I
27 Go Over Exam I
28 9.2 Parametric Equations
29 9.3 Calculus and Parametric Equations
3 9.4 Quiz III, Polar Equations
4 Flex Day
5 9.5 Calculus and Polar Equations
6 10.1 Vectors in the Plane
10 10.2 Quiz IV, Vectors in Space
11 10.3 Dot Products
12 10.4 Cross Products
13 10.5 Lines and Planes in Space
17 Exam II
18 Go Over Exam II
19 10.6 Surfaces in Space
20 Flex Day
24 10.7 Quiz V, Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates
25 12.1 Multivariable Functions
26 12.2 Limits and Continuity
27 12.3 Partial Derivatives
31 NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY
1 12.4 Quiz VI, Differentials
2 12.5 Chain Rules
3 12.6 Directional Derivatives and Gradients
7 Exam III
8 Go Over Exam III
9 12.7 Tangent Planes and Normal Lines
10 12.8 Extrema for Functions of Two Variables
14 Quiz VII, Flex Day
15 12.9 Applications of Extrema
16 12.10 Lagrange Multipliers
21 Final Exam Note: The final is from 8:00 - 10:00 AM
The following is a list of all homework assignments for this course. The due dates for the various sections will be given in class.