MA212 Calculus and Analytic Geom III

for S2B 2007

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MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III


S2B 2007 BL


Belanger, Fred


Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty


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

Office Location

Ft. Bliss, TX

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

23 Mar-11 May 2007

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM



Credit Hours



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

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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.

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. 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 able to perform triple integration
Core Assessment:
  • Periodic assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Tests

Class Assessment:

   Two examinations consisting of representative problems associated with the topics presented.


The final grade in the course will be determined as follows:

    Exam I........50%         A............90% or above
    Exam II.......50%         B............80 to 89.99%
                                       C............70 to 79.99%
           Total...100%        D............60 to 69.99% 
                                       F............Below 60%

    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


     23 Mar   11.1-11.5 Vectors

     30 Mar   12.1-12.4 Vector-Valued Functions

      6 Apr   13.1-13.3 Functions of several variables

                        Review, Chapters 11, 12, & 13

     13 Apr             Exam, Chapters 11, 12, & 13

     20 Apr   13.4-13.8 Functions of several variables -cont

     27 Apr   14.1-14.3 Multiple Integration

      4 May   14.4-14.7 Multiple Integration-cont

                        Review, Chapter 13 & 14

     11 May             Exam, Chapter 13 & 14


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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 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 "W".
  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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