Math 126 Calculus With Analytic Geometry III Section A by aqo41539


									          Math 126: Calculus With Analytic Geometry III
                        Section A: Summer 2009

Instructor: Mark Hubenthal
Class Website:∼hubenjm/m126
126 Materials Website:∼m126
Office: Padelford C-20
Office Hours: Mon 11:30am-12:30pm, Wed 11:00am-12:00pm, or by appointment
Teaching Assistant: Joel Barnes,

   Lecture: MWF 1:10 - 2:10 in SIG (Sieg) 227
   Quiz section: TuTh 1:10-2:10 in BLM (Balmer) 413

The Course: This course covers a few miscellaneous topics from calculus. Most of our time will be spent
on calculus in three dimensions. This part of the course is interesting because we actually live in three
dimensional space. We first cover the basics of analytic geometry in three-space. We then discuss parametric
equations and introduce the differential calculus of vector valued functions. This part of the class finishes
with an introduction to multivariable integration. The last two weeks are devoted to a study of sequences
and series. This culminates in Taylor’s beautiful theorem. This material is useful for solving differential
equations and for making approximations. We will use locally produced notes for this part of the class
instead of the textbook. These notes are available online at∼m126

                                            Worksheets      5%
                                            Homework       15%
                                            Quizzes        20%
                                            Midterm        20%
                                            Final          40%

    There is weekly homework, assigned daily. The problems assigned during the week will be collected in
lecture on the following Wednesday. Since the answers to many of the exercises are available to you, it is
important that you write out complete solutions to all assigned problems. No credit will be given for simply
writing the correct answer. You are encouraged to talk to your classmates and discuss both the homework
and the material you are learning. However, please make sure you write up solutions on your own. It is
essential to fully understand how to solve the homework problems and to acquire enough practice to be able
to do problems relatively quickly.
    Unfortunately, the amount of homework that can be graded is limited. Each week two of the problems
will be chosen at random to grade. They will be worth 3 points each. This makes a total of 6 points.
In addition to this, you will receive a score out of 4 points reflecting the percentage of the homework you
completed. (For example, if you completed about 75% of the assignment, you would receive an additional 3

points.) Thus the total possible score for each assignment is 10 points. The lowest weekly homework score
will be dropped. No late homework will be accepted.
    The homework problems assigned will be posted on the course webpage.
    The homework makes up 15% of your course grade.

Quizzes: There will be a 20 minute quiz on most Thursdays that there is not a worksheet, see the course
webpage:∼hubenjm/m126. These will usually cover the homework from the
preceeding Monday or Friday. They will be very similar to the homework problems. The TA’s will grade
them and return them to you the following Tuesday. The quizzes are closed book/closed notes and you
cannot use a graphing calculator. Makeup quizzes can be arranged only if you have a valid reason and come
talk to me or your TA in advance. I will drop your lowest quiz score.
    The quizzes make up 20% of your course grade.

    There are worksheets to be completed on Thursdays in the quiz section. You will do these problems
in small groups and your TA will help you work through them. Worksheets give you enough supervised
practice to go off and do the homework. They may also be used to introduce new ideas and methods that
have not been covered in lecture. Treat the worksheets seriously as they help you learn how to think and
write mathematics with your TA present to help you if you make a mistake. Your TA will will keep a record
of your participation and performance in these worksheet sessions.
    The worksheets are posted on the course website∼hubenjm/m126. You
should bring a copy of the worksheet to the quiz section.
    The worksheets make up 5% of your course grade.

    There will be one midterm exam and one final exam. The midterm exam will be held in the Tuesday
quiz section on July 21 (week 5). The final exam will be given during the last two days of class on August
20 and 21 (Thurs/Fri), in two parts.
    You must bring a photo ID to each exam. You may bring one 8.5x11 handwritten sheet of notes (writing
allowed on both sides). You may use a scientific (but *not* graphing) calculator.
    The exams count for 60% of your course grade – 20% for the midterm and 40% for the final.

   Late homework assignments and worksheets will not be accepted for any reason. However, the lowest
weekly homework score will be dropped.
   There are no make-up exams. If you have a compelling and well-documented reason for missing a test,
speak to the instructor about it.

   Graphing calculators are *not* allowed on the exams and quizzes. You may use a scientific calculator
with trigonometric functions, logarithms and exponential functions.

Other Resources:
  1. The math study center:∼perkins/MSC/
  2. CLUE:
  3. My office hours (see above).

  The course text is Multivariable Calculus by James Stewart (The Sixth Edition).

    Note: We are using the new 6th edition this year and the homework problems are different from the 5th


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