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Course MA 212 Calculus & Analytical Geometry III
Faculty Green, Kathleen
Office Location Mountain Home AFB, ID
Office Hours By Appointment
Daytime Phone 208.794.6341
Semester Dates 17 October - 11 December 2005
Class Days Tuesday and Thursday
Class Time 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Perquisites MA 211 or equivalent
Credit Hours 3
Textbook: Swokowski, E. W., Olinick, M., Pence, D., (1994). Calculus, 6th ed. Boston, MA, PWS Publishing Co.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Cole, J. A., Rockswold, G. K. (1994). Student's Solutions Manual Vol. 1 & 2 Swokowski/Olinick/Pence, Calculus, 6th ed. Boston, MA, PWS Publishing Co.
Grassl, Richard M. (1994). Student's Solutions Manual Vol. 1 & 2 Swokowski/Olinick/Pence, Calculus, 6th ed. Boston, MA, PWS Publishing Co.
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Course Description: MA 212 is the algebra and calculus of vectors and vector functions, constant termed sequences and series, power series and convergence criteria.
Educational Philosophy: I believe in the primacy of learning over simply checking a block on the way to earning a piece of paper. Via a continuous cycle of two-way information exchange, we use the course material as the vehicle within which to develop a problem solving mindset. The full use of technology is one of the way the instructor will guide students. We leave the course better prepared to overcome the quantitative challenges we may encounter in our professional and educational careers.
To build on algebra and calculus skills developed in MA210 and MA211 and expand our approach by finding a way to express any function as an infinite sum - and therefore approximate it as a finite sum - and then expand our toolbox to include vectors and multiple variables. Students successfully completing this course will comprehend and be able to apply the following concepts:
A. Sequences and Series - why some infinite sums converge to finite answers;
B. Vectors and Surfaces - what vectors are, how they operate, their application;
C. Vector Valued Functions - extending functions from scalars to vectors;
D. Vector Calculus - how vector-valued functions work with multiple variables;
Course Assessment: The course is assessed based upon homework, quizzes, and/or final exam. Homework is submitted weekly and is graded for effort (i.e., did you attempt all the assigned problems). Quizzes are given weekly after the second week, are take-home in nature, and are submitted in person. These are based on the previous week's homework set. The final is also take-home and will be submitted either in person or by email as determined in class. While students are free to collaborate on the homework, the tests are strictly INDIVIDUAL EFFORT ONLY. Students may submit email questions to the instructor on the Homework or the tests - the instructor will answer as she sees fit and will provide both the question and the answer (if any) to the whole class via email.
Grading: Course grade determined by the weighted areas of evaluation shown
below using following percentage intervals:
100 - 90 A Homework 40%
89 - 80 B Test #1 15%
79 - 70 C Test #2 15%
69 - 60 D Test #3 15%
<60 F Test #4 15%
Late Submission of Course Materials: If a student misses class for an excusable reason, then he may submit the late assignment at the next session without penalty. Since the final maybe emailed, only extreme reasons will be accepted for a late final exam submissions.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
· Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.
· The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence, either prior to or immediately after the absence.
· Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines.
· Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
· Students are expected to respect other students' opinions and values, even if they disagree with those opinions and values.
· There should only be one person talking at a time. Side bar conversations will not be tolerated.
Topic One Chapter 8 - Infinite Series
Review Exercise - Pages 782-783 #27, 41, 53, 65, and 67
à Test #1
Topic Two Chapter 10 - Vectors and Surfaces
Review Exercise - Pages 918-919 #1, 27, 39, 43, and 47
à Test #2
Topic Three Chapter 11 - Vector-Valued Functions
Review Exercise-Pages 970-971 #3, 7, 11, and 15
à Test #3
Topic Four Chapter 14 - Vector Calculus
Review Exercise-Pages 1232-1233 # 1, 3, 7, 9, 19, 21, 23, and 27
à Test #4
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