Martin Flashman's Course Pages
Math 210 Calculus III  Spring, '03
MTRF  1000-1050 SH 116
Check Blackboard for Quiz 11.
Final examination will be allowed 2 hours.
Review session in LIB 56: Sunday 5:30-8:00
 Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1020-1220 Room: SH 116 Room: SH 116  Math 109 Scheduled Room: SH 116 Room: SH116  Math 210 Scheduled No Exams 1300-1500 Room: TBA Room:TBA Room: TBA No Exams Office Hours  [1400-1600] No Exams 1500-1700 No Exams No Exams  Office Hours No Exams  Office Hours Room: TBA

 1. Vectors and parametric equations   a. Algebra (addition and scalar multiplications)   b. Visualizing vectors.   c. Lines and planes.   d. Dot product   e. The Cross Product.   f. Vector valued Functions   g. Derivatives: tangent vectors, velocity, speed, and acceleration.   h. Arc Length.   i. Integrals and differential equations with vectors.  2. Single valued functions of 2 or more variables.   a. Visualizing functions.   b. Limits and continuity.   c. Partial derivatives.   d. The Tangent plane to the graph, Linear approximations and the Differential.   e. The chain rule(s).   f. The gradient and directional derivatives.   g. Extreme values- Critical points and the Discriminant.   h. Lagrange Multipliers.   i. Surfaces. 3. Integration of single valued functions.   a. Double integrals and iterated integrals    i. Over rectangles.    ii. Over general compact regions.    iii. Changing the order of integration.    iv. Polar coordinates in the plane.     b. Triple Integrals.    i. Cartesian coordinates.    ii. Cylindrical coordinates.    iii. Spherical coordinates    iv. Application to density and mass.  4. Vector Fields  a.Integral curves in Vector Fields  b.Gradient Vector Fields  c. Integration of Vector Fields over curves.[ Line integrals of vector fields.]

Last updated: 1/20/03

OFFICE: Library 48                             PHONE:826-4950
Hours (Tent.): MTRF 12:15-1:20  AND BY APPOINTMENT or chance!
On-line Math chat : I will frequently attend my math chatroom Tuesday and Thursday evenings at about 9:00 pm.
E-MAIL: flashman@humboldt.edu     WWW: http://www.humboldt.edu/~mef2/
***PREREQUISITE: Math 110 (One Year of Calculus) or permission.

• TEXTS: Calculus 4th Edition by James Stewart.
• Catalog Description:Vectors; parametric equations; three-dimensional analytic geometry;

• vector-valued functions; partial derivatives; multiple integrals; introduction to line integrals.
• 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 11:1-4; 13; 14:1,2,4; 15:1-7; 16:1-4,7,8) as well as  some topics that the other class may not cover. Supplementary notes and text will be provided as appropriate through this web page.

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• TESTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: There  will be several tests in this course. There will be several reality check quizzes, two self-scheduled 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.
• MAKE-UP 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! ***

• 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 60 points allocated for cooperative assignments.

• The Reading Assignment: Each student is expected to read at least 2 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 Friday March  7th   and April 28th. On May  5th each student will be expected to make a 5-10 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.
• We will use Blackboard for on-line reality quizzes. Click here for some information on how to use Blackboard.
• You can also go directly to the HSU Blackboard .
• On-line 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.
• Homework performance will count for 60 points.
• Cooperative problems of the week and summaries assignments will be worth 60 points.
• 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 2 Midterm Examinations 200 points Homework 60 points Cooperative work 60 points Reading & Oral Presentation 30 points Final Examination 200/300 points Total 650/750 points

The total points available for the semester is 650 or 750 ponts. Notice that only 250 of these points are not from examinations, so regular participation is essential to forming a good foundation for your grades as well as your learning.
MORE THAN 4 ABSENCES MAY LOWER THE FINAL GRADE FOR POOR ATTENDANCE.

See the university 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 Spring 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 one of these links for Winplot1 or Winplot2 . 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 TI-89 and 92 are particularly useful for some 3-dimensional 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 or by appointment (not in class).
• Use of  Office Hours: Many students find the third semester of calculus difficult because of weakness in their Calculus I, II, and pre-calculus background skills and concepts. A grade of C in Math 110 or Math 109 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. You may use my office hours for some additional work on these background areas either as individuals or in small groups. My office time is also available to discuss routine problems from homework after they have been discussed in class and reality check quizzes as well as using technology. Representatives from groups with questions about the Problem of the Week are also welcome. Regular use of my time outside of class should be especially useful for students having difficulty with the work and wishing to improve through a steady approach to mastering skills and concepts.
•  Don't be shy about asking for an appointment outside of the scheduled office hours.