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MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
Belanger, Fred


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Course

MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

Semester

S2B 2006 BL

Faculty

Belanger, Fred

Title

Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. General Engineering, U.S. Military Academy
M.S. Applied Science, University of California at Davis

Office Location

Ft. Bliss, TX

Daytime Phone

915-568=5717

E-Mail

p198749@pirate.park.edu

fred.belanger@otc.army.mil

Semester Dates

14 Mar - 4 May 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

Calculus and Analytic Geometry II - MA211

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Hostetler, et al, Calculus, Houghton Mifflin Company, 8th Edition, Boston, MA  2005.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
The study of multi-dimensional spaces, functions in multi-dimensional space, partial differentiation, and multiple integration.  Prerequisite:   MA211.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Impart knowledge and techniques to the student that will enable understanding and solutions to problems associated with the the calculus topics covered in the course.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn vectors in two and three dimensions
  2. Learn how to determine the dot and vector products of vectors
  3. Be familiar with vector-valued functions and space curves in addition to their limits, derivatives, and integrals
  4. Learn how to describe curvilinear functions
  5. Be familiar with functions of several variable
  6. Be able to take partial derivatives of functions
  7. Learn the properties of increments and differentials
  8. Know how to apply the chain rule to partial differentiation
  9. Know how to perform directional derivatives
  10. Be able to perform double integration
  11. Learn how to compute area and volume
  12. Be familiar with double integrals in polar coordinates
  13. Be able to compute surface area
  14. Be able to perform triple integration
Class Assessment:
      Three examinations consisting of representative problems associated with the topics presented.

Grading:
     The final grade in the course will be determined as follows:
    Exam I........33%         A............90% or above
    Exam II.......33%         B............80 to 89.99%
    Exam III......34%         C............70 to 79.99%
         Total...100%         D............60 to 69.99%
                              F............Below 60% or 3
                               unexcused absences         A grade of 'I' will not be allowed unless the student has met with the instructor and discussed the difficulties encountered.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Only accepted with prior approval of instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
     1. It is expected that all students will participate in the class by asking questions and by presenting problems as assigned.
    2. Three (3) unexcused absences will result in a grade of F.  All students are encouraged to consult with the instructor if he/she is expecting to be absent for legitimate reasons.
    3. A student turning anybody else's work as his/her own will not be tolerated.  If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course, the student involved will normally be given an immediate grade of F and dropped from the course.  The Dean of Academic Affairs will be notified in writing of the action taken.  The added recommendation will be made to the Dean that the student involved be dropped from the college.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
      Date    Chapter             Topic
    14 Mar   10.1-10.3 Vectors
    16 Mar   10.4-10.6 Vectors - cont
    21 Mar   11.1-11.4 Vector-Valued Functions  
    23 Mar             Review, Chapters 10 & 11
    28 Mar             Exam, Chapters 10 & 11
    30 Mar   12.1-12.2 Functions of several variables
     4 Apr   12.3-12.4 Functions of several variables -cont
     6 Apr   12.5-12.6 Functions of several variables -cont
    11 Apr   12.7-12.8 Functions of several variables -cont
    13 Apr    Review, Chapter 12
    18 Apr             Exam, Chapter 12
    20 Apr   13.1-13.3 Multiple Integration
    25 Apr   13.4-13.5 Multiple Integration-cont
    27 Apr   13.6-12.7 Multiple Integration-cont
     2 May             Review, Chapter 13
     4 May             Exam, Chapter 13

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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