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MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
Miller, Russel


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CourseMA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
SemesterU2AA2005
FacultyMiller, Russel
TitleSr. Professor
Degrees/CertificatesPh.D
MSEE
BSEE
Office HoursAnytime via telephone/e-mail
Daytime Phone210-977-4259
Other Phone210-523-7999
E-Mailrussel.miller@park.edu
Web Pagehttp://captain.park.edu/millermath
Semester Dates6 Jun - 31 Jul 2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:35 - 10:05 PM
PrerequisitesMA211 or equivalent
Credit Hours3


Textbook:
Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards. Calculus, 7th Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Various Shaum's Outline Series books are great for review or supplemental resources.

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:
Success in mathematics requires a lot of practice, and students are expected to work sufficient numbers of problems outside of class to attain an adequate level of proficiency. Math courses are not exercises in “memorization”, rather, upon completion of the course the student should have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals and be able to effectively apply the learned concepts to new problems and accurately interpret the results. Students must take responsibility for their own learning.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the student should understand and be able to solve problems involving the following mathematical concepts:
- vectors and vector valued functions
- scalar (dot) and vector (cross) products
- vector and non-vector based mathematical descriptions of lines, planes, and surfaces
- limits, derivatives, and integrals of vector valued functions
- curvalinear motion and the concept of curvature
- convergence/divergence of sequences and convergent sequence limits
- sequences of partial sums and their use in describing infinite series
- power series representation of functions

Course Assessment:
- Daily mini-quizzes/participation:
Most class periods will include a mini-quiz. These 10 minute quizzes cover fundamental concepts and are intended to provide both the student and the instructor feedback on the students' progress. The mini-quizzes also encourage the students to stay caught up...falling behind in math classes can be disasterous! Students fully participating in the class and working the recommended homework problems will easily excel on the mini-quizzes. On class days without a quiz, students will receive a participation grade, equal in weight to a mini-quiz. The participation grade will be adjusted according to the student's participation (e.g., absence=0, leaving midway through class=50%, etc.). Missing class detracts from the learning experience (whether the absence is legitimate or not), so there will be NO make-up's for mini-quizzes/participation grades under any circumstances.

- Major Quizzes (2)

- Exams (Mid-term, Final)

Grading:
- Mini-quizzes/participation, 10%
- Quizzes, 30% (2 @ 15% each)
- Exams, 60% (2 @ 30% each)

Final Grades will be assigned based on:
90 to 100 A
80 to < 90 B
70 to < 80 C
60 to < 70 D
< 60 F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments should be turned in on the specified due date. A penalty of 10% per class period beyond the due date will be assessed on late work, at the discretion of the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will be courteous and respectful to each other and the instructor at all times. Disruptions of the learning environment will not be tolerated. Students will not eat or drink (except water) in the classrooms at any time.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Schedule subject to change.

WeekLecture TopicReading AssignmentExams
1Calculus I & II Review, Conics, Parametric Equations9.1-9.3
2Vectors in 2- and 3-dimensions, dot product, vector (cross) product, lines and planes in space10.1-10.4
3Surfaces in space, vector-valued functions10.6, 11.1 Major Quiz #1
4Differentiation, integration, and applications of vector-valued functions11.2-11.5Mid-term Exam
5Sequences, series, and convergence, integral test, p-series, comparison tests8.1-8.4
6Alternating series, ratio and root tests, Taylor polynomials8.5-8.7Major Quiz #2
7Power, Taylor, and MacLauren series8.8-8.10
8Additional topics,Catch-up/reviewFinal Exam

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. Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH". A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

    Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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