Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Various Shaum's Outline Series books are great for review or supplemental resources.
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
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.
Upon completion of the course, the student should understand and be able to solve problems involving the following
- 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
- 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)
- 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
Schedule subject to change.
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
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
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These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish
this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities.
In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law
will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special
assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary
to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners
with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law,
the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures
related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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