MA212 Calculus and Analytic Geom III

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MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III


F1AA 2006 LC


Ottum, Joseph A.

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Semester Dates

21 Aug 06 – 15 Oct 06

Class Days


Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM


MA 211

Credit Hours


Larson 8th 0-618-50298-X

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Course Description:
The algebra and calculus of vectors and vector functions, constant termed sequences and series, power series and convergence criteria. PREREQUISITE: MA 211. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Two Tests

Participation/Homework Notebook

Final Examination

Two Tests 25% of final grade each
Participation/Homework Notebook 25% of final grade
Final Examination 25% of final grade

Gades A:90-100 B:85-89 C:80-84 D:70-79

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments should be turned in on the specified due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to participate fully in class learning activities.  Phones and beepers are to be placed on “vibrate” or turned off.  Students are required to exercise courteous behavior between themselves and with the instructor.






Vectors, Norms, Inner and Outer Products, Projections, Vectors in Space



Vectors in Space, Applications of Vectors, Intro to Vector Valued Functions



Test 1, Unit tangent and normal vectors, vector arclength, curvature



Multivalued functions, contour, partial derivatives, directional derivatives, gradients, optimization



Lagrange Multipliers, Double & Iterated Integrals, First and Second Moments, Test 2



Lagrange Multipliers, Double and Iterated Integrals, Applications, Jacobian



Sequences and Series, Taylor Series, Maclaurin Series, Power Series



Review and Final Exam

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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 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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