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MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geom III
Phillips, Benny


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Course

MA 212 Calculus and Analytic Geom III

Semester

U1T 2012 DL

Faculty

Benny Phillips, Ph.D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S., M.S, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

E-Mail

benny.phillips@park.edu

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


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

ISBN-10: 0321717392
ISBN-13:  9780321717399

Publisher:  Pearson
Copyright:  2012
Format:  Cloth; 1080 pp
Published:  02/01/2011

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.

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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:
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

  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. Apply techniques to determine the convergence of sequences and series.
  2. Become familiar with well-known sequences and series.
  3. Represent elementary functions using power series.
  4. Construct parametric equations to represent conic sections, sketch their graphs in Cartesian and polar coordinates, and use conic sections to model paths of moving objects.
  5. Define and apply vector operations in two and three dimensions.
  6. Define and apply vector methods to analyze lines and planes in space.
  7. Differentiate and integrate vector-valued functions and find position, velocity, acceleration, curvature, and arc length associated with an object moving along a space curve.
  8. Use software tools for problem solving.
Core Assessment:
  • Periodic assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Tests

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%
Quizzes: 20%
Homework: 40%
Final Exam: 30%
TOTAL: 100%

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
commanding officer.
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
together.
Chapter 9 – Infinite Sequences and Series (Sections 9.1 to 9.5)

WEEK2:

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)

WEEK3:

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)

WEEK4:

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)

WEEK5:

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)

WEEK6:

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)

WEEK7:

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)

WEEK8:

Material review and final exam

ACTIVITIES:

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.

  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.
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

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 .

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Last Updated:5/17/2012 5:51:39 PM