CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III
|Course page:||ON CAMPUS: http://www.math.fsu.edu/~mesterto/CalcIII.html (this
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|Office hours:||Please click here. Note that office hours are primarily for personal matters that cannot be addressed in class (as opposed to tutorial help, for which see under Course format and How to study below)|
|Phone:||(850 64) 42580|
|Main website:||Professor M-G's Home Page Email:|
|Goal:||The purpose of this course is to introduce multivariable calculus and some of its applications|
|Class meets:||In 213 HCB, Mondays and Wednesdays 12:20 p.m.01:10
p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 p.m.01:45 p.m.
|Text:||Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals/Multivariable Calculus: Early Transcendentals), 7th edition (Cengage, 2012, ISBN 978-1-285-15128-1/978-0-538-49787-4), Chapters 12-16|
|Credit:||5 semester hours|
|Eligibility:||Is your responsibility. You must have the prerequisites listed below, and must never have completed with a grade of C- or better a course for which MAC 2313 is a (stated or implied) prerequisite. Moreover, if you have more than eight hours of prior credit in college calculus, then you must reduce your credit for MAC 2313 accordingly|
|Communication:||I will send email to your FSU email account on a regular basis. It is your responsibility to check it regularly (or arrange to have my messages forwarded, if you prefer to read your email elsewhere)|
|Course format:|| The course
will be based on 21 lectures interspersed by much interactive problem
solving, on which we plan to spend most of our time. The current
version of every lecture is posted here. I may
edit a lecture at any timein particular, if I discover an error
during classbut whenever I do so, will email you a new PDF file.
The text will serve primarily as a source of problems (though it will
also be handy for its colored diagrams of surfaces and as a reference).
After each period I will set homework for the following period, usually
by email. Often homework will include reading the next lecture before
we actually cover the material in class. I will always assume that you
have both read (not necessarily understood) the assigned reading and
have at least attempted (not necessarily completed) a significant and
representative sample of any homework problems. Questions may be asked
at any timeand should be, if there's anything you don't
understand. (Perhaps you have a question that you anticipate being
answered by one or more of the problems we work together, in which
case, it may well be socially minded not to ask your question at the
outset. However, if it turns out that you anticipated incorrectly,
then be sure to ask your question before the
class is over!)
You should understand that the purpose of the lectures is to introduce the essential material. Their coverage is not exhaustive: some of the things I expect you to know will be introduced only when the need for them arises in a problem.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will attempt to end the formal class period after 55-60 minutes so that the last 15-20 minutes can be devoted to individual tutorial help
|First homework:||Please read the first lecture, Cartesian coordinates in three dimensions, before our first meeting at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, January 6, and come to class prepared to ask about anything you didn't understand|
|Test format:||You must write your answers in ink. If you make a mistake, just cross it out and make a correction (a far more efficient process, by the way, than erasing pencilling). Begin each question (but not subsequent parts of the same question) on a fresh sheet of paper, use one side of the paper only, and have your solutions stapled together in order at the end of the examination (without the question sheet, which is yours to keep). Please do not use dog ears; I will bring a stapler to the classroom. Needless to say, your name must appear on Page 1 of your solutions (as opposed to the question sheet, which you are keeping)|
|Calculator policy:||You are allowed to use a Texas Instruments TI30XA Scientific Calculator or a four-function calculator for classroom tests. The use of any other calculator for a classroom test is strictly forbidden|
|Grades:||Will be based on three classroom
tests (15%, 15% and 20%), a take-home test (20%) and a cumulative final
examination (30%). Note that it is not enough merely to produce an
answer. The method by which you obtain it must be sound, and clearly
demonstrated: show all necessary steps in your method, with enough
comments and/or diagrams to convince me that you thoroughly understand.
Because quality of presentation is so important, there will be
penalties (commensurate with degree of infraction) for bad
the take-home test.
Precise cut-off points for A, B and C will be determined by the distribution of grades at the end of the semester, but are likely be in the vicinity of (and perhaps a little lower than) 90%, 80% and 70%, respectively. In borderline cases, a smaller number of completely correct solutions will carry more weight than a proportionate number of fragmentary answers; later test scores will carry more weight than earlier test scores; and a record of active participation in class will carry more weight than a record of passive attendance (in that order of relative importance among these three factors). Plus or minus grades may be assigned in a manner consistent with standard University practice.
Please note that partial credit will be awarded only when part of a solution is completely correctnot when all of a solution is partially correct, whatever that means, if anything. A score for a question worth 10 points should be interpreted as follows:
|Test solutions:||Will always be posted online (along with the test itself). There are two advantages. First, online solutions make grading far more efficient: instead of writing the same corrections on numerous manuscripts, I simply identify the point(s) at which a solution goes awry. Second, the online tests and solutions together form a test bank for use by students in future years (all accessible to you from the top of this page). I caution you, however: never read my solution to a problem until first of all you have seriously attempted the problem yourself. If you have at least made a serious (and I do mean serious) attempt, theneven if you were unable to complete the problem yourselfyou will benefit from reading my solution to it; if not, then not (rather, you will merely form a false impression of how well you understand ... as indicated by the above learning-versus-pain diagram)|
|Attendance policy:||You are expected to attend class regularly, and bear the full responsibility for learning anything covered during any class that you miss. On the other hand, it would be extremely anti-social to attend class if you either have, or are coming down with, a contagious disease. So please keep me apprised (by email) of any illness or other emergency, so that I can make any necessary adjustments (and please make friends within the class as soon as possible if you haven't done so already, so that there is someone you can call upon to borrow notes if the need should arise)|
|Exam policy:||No makeup exams. An absence may be excused given sufficient evidence of exceptional or extenuating circumstances (in which case, extra weight will be attached to the other exams). But you must either have discussed the matter with me (well) in advance; or, in the case of illness, have brought me a note from a physician explicitly stating that you were too ill to attend class on the day in question. An unexcused absence will result in a grade of zero|
|Etiquette:||You are firmly bound by Florida State University's Academic Honor Code. Briefly, you have the
responsibility to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity in
your own work, to refuse to tolerate violations of academic integrity
in the University community, and to foster a high sense of integrity
and social responsibility on the part of the University community. Even
more briefly, you must neither cheat nor enable others to cheat. The
penalties for violations can be severe. Please carefully read the
section in the FSU Student Handbook on the Honor Code and official
procedures for dealing with students who violate it. If you are in any
doubt at all as to what constitutes acceptable behavior in this regard,
you should ask me for clarification.
You are also bound by the ordinary rules and customs of polite behavior that prevail in a civilized society. I assume that you know these rules and customs, and I expect you to comply with them. (In particular, you are not allowed to use a cell phone or otherwise have private conversations with others during class.)
|Probable test dates:||Thursday,
January 30 (actual test date: Tuesday, February 04because of a
closure on January 29)|
Thursday, February 27
Thursday, March 27Thursday, April 3
Tuesday, April 22
|Final:||Thursday, May 1, 3:005:00 p.m. in 213 HCB|
|How to study:||There is a lot of material to be covered in this course, so it is
important that you keep up from the very beginning, always attempting
as many as possible (or as necessary) of the homework problems. If you
get stuck, then send me a question by email. As soon as I possibly can,
which might be as soon as within half an hour, but might also be a day
or two later (I have a life, too, you know), I will replynot to
you, but rather to the class alias (after carefully concealing your
identity, just in case you are inexplicably bashful about being
perceived as smart enough to ask a question).
Note, however, the following. First, you must identify yourself (i.e., you remain anonymous to the other students in the class, but not to me) in the body of your message (because your username does not identify you to me, and I don't reply to anonymous email). Second, you should be as specific as possible in describing your difficulty: the more precisely you identify how you got stuck, the more helpful my reply is likely to be
|Disabilities:||If you have a disability requiring academic accommodations, then not only should you register with the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC), but also you should bring me written confirmation from SDRC during the first week of class. This and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.|
University Attendance Policy:
Excused absences include documented illness, deaths in the family and other documented crises, call to active military duty or jury duty, religious holy days, and official University activities. These absences will be accommodated in a way that does not arbitrarily penalize students who have a valid excuse. Consideration will also be given to students whose dependent children experience serious illness.
Academic Honor Policy:
The Florida State University Academic Honor Policy outlines the University's expectations for the integrity of students' academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those expectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty members throughout the process. Students are responsible for reading the Academic Honor Policy and for living up to their pledge to ". . . be honest and truthful and . . . [to] strive for personal and institutional integrity at Florida State University." (Florida State University Academic Honor Policy, found at http://fda.fsu.edu/Academics/Academic-Honor-Policy.)
Americans With Disabilities Act:
Students with disabilities needing academic accommodation should:
(1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center; and
(2) bring a letter to the instructor indicating the need for accommodation and what type. This should be done during the first week of class.
This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.
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