MA212 Calculus and Analytic Geom III

for FA 2007

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MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III


FA 2007 HO


Smith, Charlie L.


Associate Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics Department Chair


B.A. in Mathematics, William Jewel College, 1981
M.A. in Mathematics, University of Kansas, 1983
Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2002

Office Location

SC 308

Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. or by Special Appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

August 20 - December 10, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 8:50 AM


MA 211

Credit Hours


Anton, Bivens, and Davis.  Calculus: Early Transcendentals.  Eight Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2005.

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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. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: MA211.

Educational Philosophy:
A famous old adage says that mathematics is not a spectator sport. In order to learn mathematics, students must attempt a significant number of problems. Drill and practice are essential in order to succeed. In addition, the material should not be covered too quickly. Student comprehension always takes priority in the educational process.

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:

Regular Homework Assignments (60%)
Mid-term Examination (15%); Tentative date: Monday, October 8, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Final Examination (25%); the final examination will be comprehensive and will cover all Core Learning Outcomes.  Date: Monday, December 10, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
All tests will be CLOSED REFEERENCE tests, meaning that you are NOT allowed to use any books, notes, or handouts.  you will of course be required to bring a calculator.  PLEASE take each test on the day that it is scheduled.  any make-up test given will be significantly more difficult than the original test.  The instructor may deny this option depending upon circumstances.  Once taken and recorded, your test score is final and cannot be changed.


Regular Homework Assignments 60%
Midterm Examination 15%
Final Examination 25%
85-100% = A
70-84% = B
60-69% = C
50-59% = D

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework assignments MUST be turned in on the announced due date.  LATE PAPERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  You will either turn in an assignment on the date that it is due, or you will not turn it in at all.  An assignment MUST be received by class time on the announced due date.  If it is not received by this time, then a score of ZERO will be recorded for that assignment.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  NO EXCUSES.  Athletes who are traveling out of town with a Park University team must turn in the assignment before departure.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Expectations (What are the things that the student needs to do in order to succeed in this course?) 
1.  Regular attendance is ESSENTIAL.
2.  PLEASE bring your textbook to every class session.
3.  Listen carefully and pay attention.
4.  Take thorough, accurate class notes.  For better retention, review your notes as soon as possible after each class session.  Review your notes regularly throughout the semester. 
5.  VOCABULARY, TERMINOLOGY, and NOTATION are extremly important in learning mathematics.
6.  ASK QUESTIONS DURING CLASS whenever you need more explanation.
7.  Read your textbook over and over until you understand the material completely.
8. Consult with the instructor if you are having ANY DIFFICULTY WHATSOEVER.  That's why they pay me the big bucks.
9. Tutoring assistance is available through the Academic Support Center, Mabee Underground Room 406, phone 6330.
READING ASSIGNMENTS: Read chapters and sections from the textbook as assigned.  You may have to read a chapter several times until you understand the material completely.  Each chapter contains several Examples.  Study these carefully and thoroughly, making sure that you follow and comprehend the reasoning behind each step of the solution.

BEHAVIOR: Show respect for the instructor.  Show respect for your classmates.  Disruptive behavior in any form will not be tolerated.

RESPONSIBILITY: The student is entirely responsible for obtaining and learning any material missed because of absence.  Get handouts and assignments from the instructor.  Get class notes from another student in the class.

CALCULATOR: Each student will need a scientific (not statistical or business) calculator.  Graphing calculators are optional but will not be needed. Please make sure that the calculator has trigonomic, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse function capabilities.  Try not to spend more than $25 or so.  You can prpbably find one on sale somewhere.  Most students use Texas Instruments, Casio or a comparable brand name.

Miscellaneous: What materials are you responsible for understanding?  EVERYTHING.  Of course, it would be impossible for you to reproduce everything or demonstrate total knowledge on homework and tests, but you are expected to strive for excellence in everything that we cover, so that you will be prepared for anything.  As mathematics and science majors, any effort on your part less than this cannot be considered satisfactory.

The instructor reserves the right to make changes in the syllabus due to time constraints, speed of coverage, or other factors.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1   Chapter 6
Week 2   Chapter 7
Week 3   Chapter 7
Week 4   Chapter 7
Week 5   Chapter 7
Week 6   Chapter 8
Week 7   Chapter 8
Week 8   Midterm Exam, Chapter 8
Fall Break
Week 9   Chapter 8
Week 10   Chapter 10
Week 11   Chapter 10
Week 12   Chapter 10
Week 13   Chapter 10
Week 14   Chapter 10
Week 15   Chapter 10
Week 16   Finals Week

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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