Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Graphing Calculator (recommend TI-89)
Course Description: The algebra and calculus of vectors and vector functions, constant termed sequences and series, power series and convergence criteria. Pre-requisite: MA211. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes:COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, the student should understand and be able to apply the following mathematical concepts:
• Component Form of Vector, Vector Operations, Unit Vectors, Applications of Vectors
• Coordinates in Space, Vectors in Space, Application of Vectors in Space, Inner Product
• Orthogonal Vectors, Projections, Outer Product, Triple Scalar Product
• Lines and Planes in Space, Distance between Points, Lines, and Planes
• Cylindrical Surfaces, Surfaces of Revolution, Cylindrical Coordinates, Spherical Coordinates
• Space Curves and Vector-Valued Functions, Differentiation of Vector-Valued Functions
• Velocity and Acceleration, Projectile Motion, Tangent and Normal Vectors
• Arc Length, Curvature, Functions of Several Variables, Level Curves and Surfaces,
• Neighborhoods in the Plane, Limit and Continuity of Two and Three Variable Functions,
• Partial Derivatives, Higher Order Derivatives, Differentials, Approximation by Differentials,
• Chain Rule for Multiple Variable Functions, Implicit Partial Differentiation, Directional Derivative
• Gradient of Two Variable Function, Absolute Extrema of Functions of Two Variables
• Second Partial Test, Applied Optimization, Lagrange Multipliers, Constrained Optimization
• Iterated Integrals, Area of Plane, Double Integrals and Volume, Properties of Double Integrals
• Double Integrals in Polar Coordinates, Center of Mass and Moment of Inertia
• Double Integrals and Surface Area, Triple Integrals, Triple Integrals in Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates
• Change of Variables, Jacobians
Course Assessment: COURSE ASSESSMENT:
- Final Examination
Grading: Two Tests 25% of final grade each
Homework Notebook 15% of final grade
Final Examination 35% of final grade
Grades A:90-100 B:85-89 C:80-84 D:70-79
Homework should be done and maintained in a notebook along with note and other work. The notebook will be presented during the final examination for evaluation.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments should be turned in on the specified due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to participate fully in class learning activities. Phones and beepers are to be placed on “vibrate” or turned off. Students are required to exercise courteous behavior between themselves and with the instructor.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week Date Topic(s) Chapter(s)
Vectors in the Plane, Space Coordinates, Vector Products
Distances in Space, Cylindrical and Spherical
Coordinates, Vector Valued Functions Chapters 10-11
TEST 1, Differentiation and Integration of Vector Valued
Functions Chapter 11
Velocity and Acceleration, Tangential and Normal
Vectors, Functions of Several Variables Chapters 11-12
Differentials and Chain Rule of Functions of Several
Variables, Directional Derivatives and Gradients
Extrema of Functions of Two Variables, Lagrange
Multipliers, Test 2 Chapter 12
Iterated Integrals, Double Integrals, Polar Coordinates,
Center of Mass and Moments of Inertia Chapter 13
Surface Area, Triple Integrals, Jacobians, FINAL
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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