MA212 Calculus and Analytic Geom III

for S2AA 2007

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MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III


S2AA 2007 LC


Miller, Russel


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Semester Dates

19 March - 13 May 2007

Class Days


Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM


MA 211

Credit Hours



Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards. Calculus, 8th Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

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

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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:

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.

Core Assessment:
  • Periodic assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Tests

Class Assessment:

- Daily Quizzes/participation
- Major quizzes
- Exams


- 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.



Reading Assignment



Calculus I & II Review, Techniques of Integration

8.1 -8.6



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

11.1 - 11.5



Surfaces in space, vector-valued functions

11.6 - 12.1

Major Quiz #1


Differentiation, integration, and applications of vector-valued functions

12.2 - 12.5

Mid-term Exam


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

9.1 - 9.4



Alternating series, ratio and root tests, Taylor polynomials

9.5 - 9.7

Major Quiz #2


Power, Taylor, and MacLauren series

9.8 - 9.10



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 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

Disability Guidelines:
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