Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Graphing calculator is required. TI-83 or better.
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/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: My philosophy is based on constructivist view of mathematics learning. Students construct their own schema. Instructor provides guidance like lectures, HW assignment and tutoring but learning task is placed entirely on student's shoulders. Full use of technology is one of the ways instructor guides students.
Learning Outcomes:1. Solve problems using two- and three-dimensional vectors
2. Find angles and relationship between vectors.
3. Find orthogonal vectors and planes.
4. Sketch surface area of three-dimensional shapes
5. Find limits, derivatives and integrals of vector valued functions
6 Find tangential and normal components of acceleration
7 Use Vectors to deduce Kepler laws of motions.
8 Determine convergence of series.
9 find radius of convergence for power series.
10 Find power series representation for functions
Course Assessment: 1 midterm, 1 comprehensible final, at least 5 Quizzes and Homework for every section covered.
Midterm, final, quizzes and HW consist of questions and mostly problems at the level of and based in textbook.
Grading: HW 20%
FINAL 40 %
ADD/DROP: June 6 - June 13, 2005
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW: July 10, 2005
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission is only allowed in cases of medical, personal or family emergency to the instructor's discretion.
Make-up examinations are allowed only in cases of medical, personal or family emergency to the instructor's discretion.
Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell phones must be turned off to prevent unnecessary disruptions during the class. Disruptive behavior, racist, or sexist speech out of context will not be tolerated.
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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