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MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
Willcox, John


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Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

Semester

S2FF 2006 FA

Faculty

Willcox, John

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BS Mathematics
MA Logistics Management
MA Industrial Management

Office Location

Fairchild AFB, WA

Office Hours

30 Minutes Prior to Class

Daytime Phone

509 276 9466

E-Mail

john.willcox@pirate.park.edu

johnowx@peoplepc.com

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:45 - 10:25 PM

Prerequisites

MA 211

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards.  Calculus with Analytic Geometry.  8th edition.  Boston Mass, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002. Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
The algebra and calculus of vectors and vector functions, constant termed  sequences and series, power series and convergence criteria.  Prerequisite:   MA211.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Two graded examinations will be provided.  The final will be comprehensive and both tests will cover assigned reading, homework and quizzes.    Reviews will be conducted to assure that the student fully grasps areas which will be tested. The examinations will cover 95% of your grade while classroom participation will cover the other 5%.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Perform integration by choosing and executing correctly appropriate techniques: substitution, by parts, by partial fractions.
  2. Use L'Hopital's rule to compute limits that have indeterminate forms.
  3. Determine whether an improper integral converges (and then evaluate) or diverges.
  4. Determine whether an infinite series converges or diverges using standard tests.


Class Assessment:
The course will be assessed in accordance with the course objectives listed earlier.  This includes participation and the mid term and final examination.  Students who prepare for classes by doing the assigned homework and (no grade) quiz, should do well in course assessment.

Grading:
:  The final course grade will be determined using the following percentages:
Final Exam 47.5%
Mid Term Exam 47.5%
Class Participation  5.0%

GRADING SCALE:  The following grading scale will be used:

A      90% or higher D      60% to 69.9%
B      80% to 89.9% F      Below 60%
C      70% to 79.9%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
:  The student is responsible for submitting materials on time. All Exams will be completed as scheduled.  If the student does not complete the Final Examination, the total class grade will be a F.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are responsible for reading all assignments from the text.  Assignments (problems from the text) will also be given throughout the term.  Students are required to obtain information from other students regarding assignments made during absences.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS: The following reading assignments and examinations will be covered during the periods indicated.  These assignments may vary or be altered to meet unforeseen situations such as Military commitments.
 
Date     Chapter Topic                                    
 
Mar 14, 16 Introduction
10 Conics, Parametric Equations, and Polar Coordinates
Mar 21, 23 11 Vectors and Geometry of Space
Mar 28, 30 12 Vector Valued Functions
10-12 Quiz
Apr 4 10-12 Quiz Critique and Mid Term Review
Apr 6 10-12 Mid Term Examination
Apr 11, 13 10-12 Mid Term Examination Critique,
13 Functions of Special Variables
Apr 18, 20 14 Multiple Integration
Apr 25, 27 15 Vector Analysis
  10-15 Quiz
May 2 10-15 Quiz Critique and Mid Term Review
May 4 10-15 Final Examination

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. 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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