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MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
Green, Kathleen R.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

 

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 & Analytical Geometry III

Semester                  F1F2005

Faculty                      Green, Kathleen

Title                            Professor

Office Location       Mountain Home AFB, ID

Office Hours            By Appointment

Daytime Phone       208.794.6341

E-Mail                         kathyg@verdeaviation.com

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

 

Additional Resources:

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.

 

**To help with Calculus problems-check out:  www.purplemath.com

Metropolitan District of Washington Park Site http://www.park.edu/virginia 

Park University Library http://www.park.edu/library/index.asp

Fort Myer Post Library http://www.fmmcmwr.com/librarymyer.htm

 

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.

 

Learning Outcomes:

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.

 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

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

 

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 .

 

 

 

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 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 .

 

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

 

Copyright:

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MA212- Calculus & Analytical Geometry III

 

Summary of Assignments and Point Values

 

 

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