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MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
Miller, Russel


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Course

MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

Semester

S2AA 2006 LC

Faculty

Miller, Russel

Title

Senior Professor

Degrees/Certificates

BSEE
MSEE
PhD

Office Location

Phone/E-Mail/Appointment

Office Hours

Anytime

Daytime Phone

977-4259

E-Mail

russel.miller@park.edu

Web Page

http://captain.park.edu/millermath

Semester Dates

13 Mar - 7 May 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM

Prerequisites

MA 211

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards. Calculus, 7th Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Various Shaum's Outline Series books are great for review or supplemental resources.


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

Educational Philosophy:
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.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Use three-dimensional vectors to solve real-life problems
  2. Analyze lines, planes, curves, and surfaces in space
  3. Use vector-valued functions to analyze projectile motion
  4. Find the radius and interval of convergence of a power series
  5. Differentiate and integrate a power series
  6. Find a Taylor or Maclaurin series for a function
Class Assessment:
- Daily Quizzes/participation
- Major quizzes
- Exams

Grading:
- Daily Quizzes/Participation 10%
- Major 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 any time.

Week

Topic

Reading Assignment

Exams

1

Calculus I & II Review, Techniques of Integration

7.1 -7.6

 

2

Vectors in 2- and 3-dimensions, dot product, vector (cross) product, lines and planes in space

10.1 - 10.4

 

3

Surfaces in space, vector-valued functions

10.6 - 11.1

Major Quiz #1

4

Differentiation, integration, and applications of vector-valued functions

11.2 - 11.5

Mid-term Exam

5

Sequences, series, and convergence, integral test, p-series, comparison tests

8.1 - 8.4

 

6

Alternating series, ratio and root tests, Taylor polynomials

8.5 - 8.7

Major Quiz #2

7

Power, Taylor, and MacLauren series

8.8 - 8.10

 

8

Additional topics,Catch-up/review

 

Final Exam


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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