MA212 Calculus and Analytic Geom III

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MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geom III


FA 2009 HO


Pogge, James Todd


Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Information Systems, and Mathematics


Ph.D., Mathematics (Number Theory)
M.S., Mathematical Sciences (Pure Mathematics)
B.S., Mathematics/Computer Science (double major)

Office Location

SC 105C (Must enter through SC 105)

Office Hours

Monday, 9:00-11:00; Tuesday, 10:00-12:00; Wednesday, 9:00-11:00; Thursday, 10:00-12:00

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

17 August 2009 - 11 December 2009

Class Days


Class Time

2:25 - 3:40 PM


MA 211 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, equivalent, or consent of instructor

Credit Hours


Anton, Howard; Bivens, Irl; and Davis, Stephen. Calculus Early Transcendentals, Eighth Edition. Wiley John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2005. (ISBN: 0471-47244-1) (ISBN 13: 9 780471 472445)

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Course Description:
MA212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III: 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:

I believe that most things are easy once shown, but tend to be difficult until shown. So a student shall be encouraged to address mathematical concepts several times primarily through doing problems.
Class time is primarily presentation with slight time for refinement, but time is made for general questions. However, teaching often takes place during an office hour where individual questions and problems can be addressed more adequately.

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:
Grades are determined from quizzes, tests, and the final examination. Grades of A(90%), B(80%), C(70%), D(60%), and F(less than 60%) will be given. A final is mandatory. The final examination is worh 200 points. The other three tests are all worth 100 points each. There will be quizzes. However, your lowest quiz score will be dropped. NO SYMBOLIC CALCULATORS CAN BE USED ON ANY TEST (exempli gratia: TI 89, TI 92, Casio FX 2.0, et cetera). The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus.

See Above

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "zero".

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to be present and on time with homework assigned completed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

§9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4
§10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
§11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5, 11.6
§12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, 12.5, 12.6, 12.7, 12.8
§13.1, 13.2

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 "F".
  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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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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