
TEXTS: Calculus 4th Edition by James Stewart.
SCOPE: This course will deal with the elementary theory and application
of what is often described as "calculus of several variables and vector
calculus." We will cover essentially the same topics treated by other class
of this course (Chapters 11:14; 13; 14:1,2,4; 15:17; 16:14,7,8) as well
as some topics that the other class may not cover. Supplementary
notes and text will be provided as appropriate.

TESTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: There will be
several tests in this course. There will be an oral quiz on the chain
rule, several reality check quizzes, two selfscheduled midterm
exams and a comprehensive final examination.
Homework assignments are made regularly and should be passed in on
the due date. Work is graded Acceptable/Unacceptable with problems to be
redone. Redone work should be returned for grading promptly.

Exams will be announced at least one week in advance.

THE FINAL EXAMINATION WILL BE SELF SCHEDULED.

The final exam will be comprehensive, covering the entire semester.

MAKEUP TESTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN EXCEPT FOR VERY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES!

It is the student's responsibility to request a makeup promptly.
*** DAILY ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE A HABIT! ***

Writing Assignments: At the beginning of each class you will submit a brief
statement (at most four sentences) describing the content from previous
class and any topics you would like to discuss further either in class
or individually. I will read these and return them the next class.

Team Activities: Every two weeks your team will be asked to submit
a summary of what we have covered in class. (No more than two sides of
a paper.) These may be organized in any way you find useful but should
not be a copy of your class notes. I will read and correct these before
returning them. Team participants will receive corrected photocopies.
Your summaries will be allowed as references at the final examination
only.
Every week (with some exceptions) teams will submit a response to
the "problem/activity of the week."
All cooperative problem work will be graded +(5 well
done),
ü(4
for OK), (3 acceptable), or unacceptable(1) and will be used in determining
the 140 points allocated for cooperative assignments.

The Reading Assignment: Each student is
expected to read at least 3 short notes or articles from periodicals or
the world wide web on some application of the calculus. A short report
/ synopsis of these readings and any reactions you have to them will collected
on Thursday, March 1st, March 29th, and April 26th. On May 9th each student
will be expected to make a 510 minute oral presentation based on one of
these readings. You may propose an alternative to the oral presentation.

GRADES: Final grades will be determined taking into consideration
the quality of work done in the course as evidenced primarily from the
accumulation of points from tests and graded "team" assignments.

Reality quizzes will be used to determine 100 points.[I will not use the
lowest 20% of these scores.]

The oral presentation will be graded on a honors(10 points)/credit(7 points)/no
credit(0) basis.

Midterm exams will be worth 100 points each.

The work on the daily writing will be worth 40 points.

Your reading reports will be worth 30 points.

Homework performance will count for 60 points.

Cooperative problems of the week and summaries assignments will be worth
60 points.

The oral quiz on the chain rule will be graded on a credit(20 points)/no
credit(0) basis.

The final examination will be be worth either
200 or 300 points determined by the following rule:
The final grade will use the score that
maximizes the average for the term based on all possible points .
Reality Quizzes 
100 points 
Oral Quiz 
20 points 
2 Midterm Examinations 
200 points 
Homework and daily writing 
100 points 
Cooperative work 
60 points 
Reading & Oral Presentation 
40 points 
Final Examination 
200/300 points 
Total 
720/820 points 
The total points available for the semester is 720 or 820 ponts. Notice
that only 400 or 500 of these points are from examinations, so regular
participation is essential to forming a good foundation for your grades
as well as your learning.
MORE THAN 3 ABSENCES MAY LOWER THE FINAL GRADE FOR POOR ATTENDANCE.
See the course schedule for the dates related to the following:

no drops will be allowed without "serious and compelling reasons" and a
fee.

no drops will be allowed.

Students wishing to be graded with either CR or NC should make this request
through the recording office.
See the Fall course list for a full list of relevant days.

TECHNOLOGY:

The computer or a graphing
calculator can be used for many problems.

We will use Winplot. Winplot
is freeware and may be downloaded
from
Rick Parris's website or directly from this link for Winplot.
This software is small enough to fit on a 3.5" disc and can be used on
any Windows PC on campus. You can find introductions to Winplot on the
web.

A version of X(PLORE) is available
at the bookstore for MAC based PC's along with the PC version we
may use.Windows and DOS versions of X(PLORE) are also available online...X(PLORE)
for Windows.

Students wishing help with any graphing
calculator should plan to bring their calculator manual with them to class.

Graphing Calculators: Though much of our work this semester will be using
the computer, graphing calculators are welcome and highly recommended.
The HP48G, HP 49 and the TI89 and 92 are particularly useful for some
3dimensional work though most graphing calculators will be able to do
much of this work. HP48G's will be available for students to borrow for
the term by arrangement with the Math department. Supplementary materials
will be distributed if needed. If you would like to purchase one or have
one already, let me know. Students wishing help with any graphing calculator
should plan to bring their calculator manual with them. I will try to help
you with your own technology when possible during office hours, optional
"5th hour"s, or by appointment (not in class).

Optional "5th hour"s: Many students find the third semester of calculus
difficult because of weakness in their Calculus I, II, and precalculus
background skills and concepts. A grade of C in Math 110 might indicate
this kind of weakness.
Difficulties that might have been ignored or
passed over in previous courses can be a major reason for why things don't
make sense now. If requested I will organize and support additional
time with small (or larger) groups of students for whom some additional
work on these background areas may improve their understanding of coursework.
Later in the semester optional hours may be available to discuss routine
problems from homework and reality check quizzes as well as using technology.
These sessions should be especially useful for students having difficulty
with the work and wishing to improve through a steady approach to mastering
skills and concepts.