MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geom III
U1T 2012 DL
Benny Phillips, Ph.D.
B.S., M.S, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
Textbook: Optional Textbook (hard copy):
University Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 2/E
Joel Hass, University of California, Davis
Maurice D. Weir, Naval Postgraduate School
George B. Thomas, Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Open source software tool (Maxima) will be used for homework, and weekly discussions.
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.
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
Class Assessment: Homework – Weekly homework will contain exercises derived from your textbook to be submitted by the
deadline indicated in the syllabus (usually by the Sunday of the corresponding week). Each homework
assignment contains 10 questions.
Quizzes – Each week includes 1 quiz. The weekly quiz is timed and may be submitted 3 times for a better
score. The quizzes are due by 11:59 CST on Sunday of the academic week. No late submissions are
allowed. Each quiz contains 10 questions.
Weekly Discussion – Respond at least once to a topic for that week, and post a ‘thoughtful’ comment to
someone else's posting. Refer to discussion thread instructions for more details on discussion requirements.
Final Exam – Complete the final exam in Week 8.
Grading: Discussion: 10%
Final Exam: 30%
The final grade will be according to the following scale:
90 – 100 %: A
80 – 89 %: B
70 – 79 %: C
60 - 69%: D
< 60 %: F
Late Submission of Course Materials: No late submissions and posting are accepted for the two quizzes and the weekly discussion. These learning
activities must be completed within the online week to which they refer.
Late submission of homework may be accepted under special circumstances.
It is unfair to other students to allow some individuals to submit assignments after the scheduled due date. The
following is a list of valid reasons for submitting late work:
A medical emergency or a serious acute illness. All medical emergencies and illnesses must be verified
by a note on letterhead by an M.D., D.O., P.A., or R.N. I will not normally accept a note from other
health professionals (e.g., Ph.D., MSW, D.C., Physical Therapist) because their professional functions
rarely involve medical emergencies or acute illnesses. I will accept late work for students who can
provide evidence of a verified medical emergency (but not acute illness) involving a child, spouse,
parent, sibling, or grandparent.
An Accident or Police Emergency. I will require an accident report or note on letterhead from an
appropriate law enforcement officer to accept late work due to accidents or police emergencies (e.g.,
assault on student, student taken hostage, detained witness of a crime).
Unforeseen Jury or Witness Duty. I will require a note on letterhead from a judge or attorney to accept
late work due to jury or witness duty.
Unforeseen Military Deployment or Activation. I will require a note on official letterhead from your
Funerals for Immediate Family Member (e.g., parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts/uncles, first
cousins). I will require a copy of the obituary or a note from a minister or funeral director.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: WEEK1:
This week presents the theory of infinite sequences and series to find out how to add infinitely many numbers
Chapter 9 – Infinite Sequences and Series (Sections 9.1 to 9.5)
Syllabus - MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geom III - Park University http://park.edu/syllabus/syllabus.aspx?ID=884098&print=yes
3 of 5 4/29/2012 3:00 AMThis week introduces techniques for representing elementary functions as power series.
Chapter 9 – Infinite Sequences and Series (Sections 9.6 to 9.10)
This week examines curves or conic sections, derivatives, and integrals in polar coordinates.
Chapter 10 – Polar Coordinates and Conics (Sections 10.1 to 10.6)
This week presents definitions and applications of vector operations in two and three dimensions.
Chapter 11 – Vectors and the Geometry of Space (Sections 11.1 to 11.3)
This week shows application of vector methods for analyzing lines and planes in space.
Chapter 11 – Vectors and the Geometry of Space (Sections 11.4 to 11.6)
This week introduces the calculus of vector-valued functions, including their derivatives and integrals, to
study paths, velocities, and accelerations of moving bodies.
Chapter 12 – Vector-Valued Functions and Motion in Space (Sections 12.1 to 12.3)
This week presents applications of the calculus of vector-valued functions to find arc length, curvature,
tangential and normal components of acceleration vector.
Chapter 12 – Vector-Valued Functions and Motion in Space (Sections 12.4 to 12.6)
Material review and final exam
Discussions – Initial Posts by Friday at midnight CST, follow-up post by Sunday at midnight CST.
Assignments (Homework and Quizzes) – By Sunday at midnight CST
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Plagiarism: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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:5/17/2012 5:51:39 PM