Math 233 (Calculus III) Syllabus
- Instructors: Dr. Tyler Bongers firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Ari Stern, email@example.com
- Assistants to the Instructor (AIs):
- Office hours:
| Tyler Bongers || M 10:15-11:30, W 1:15-1:45, F 10:15-11:45 || Cupples I 203 |
| Ari Stern || Tu 10:30-12, Th 1:30-3 || Cupples I 211B|
- Course location and times:
| Section 1 (Stern) || Hillman 60 || 10-11 MWF |
| Section 2 (Stern) || Hillman 60 || 11-12 MWF |
| Section 3 (Bongers) || Rebstock 215 || 12-1 MWF |
We will follow Multivariable Calculus, 8th Edition
by James Stewart. Topics include differential and integral calculus of functions of two or three variables: vectors and curves in space, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line integrals, vector calculus. In the textbook, this material corresponds to most of Chapters 12-16, plus a brief review of Chapter 10. You can also use an older version of the textbook, which may be substantially cheaper.
You can also get an ebook directly from Cengage using the class key wustl 8234 6337. If you've already purchased Cengage unlimited (e.g. for a chemistry course), then this is included.
Homework, Exams, and Grading Scale
Course grades will be determined based on homework, exams, and the discussion sections.
- Homework: We will have two kinds of homework: online homework via WeBWorK (graded automatically and accessed via Canvas) and hand-graded homework submitted via Crowdmark. These will both typically be due on Tuesdays . Your lowest hand-graded homework will be dropped. You are encouraged to work together on homeworks, but submitted solutions must be your own individual work; that is, copying is not allowed and will be treated as an act of plagiarism.
Exams: There are three midterm exams, as well as a final. The midterms are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on February 6, March 6, and April 10. The final exam is from 3:30 pmto 5:30 p.m. on May 2. Attendance at each of these exams is required and no make-up exams will be given. If something happens that prevents you from taking an exam, you must contact the instructor as early as possible to make alternative arrangements. Adherence to the university's academic integrity policy is expected and required. Calculators are not allowed on any exam. Please check your seat assignment before each exam.
If your percentage on the final exam exceeds any of your midterm exam percentages, then the final exam will automatically replace the lowest midterm. If the course average (over all sections) on any exam is below 75%, then a fixed constant will be added to everyone's exam score in order to make the average 75%; for example, if the class average is 60% and your score is 90%, then 15% will be added to all scores and your adjusted score would be 105%.
Discussion Sections: These sections are on Thursdays. During a typical discussion section, you will work on problems in groups and turn in a common sheet which will be graded.
The points for the course will be distributed as follows:
| Discussion Sections || 5%
| WeBWorK || 10%
| Crowdmark || 10%
| Exam 1 || 15%
| Exam 2 || 15%
| Exam 3 || 15%
| Final Exam || 30%
Your final grade will then be assigned from the table below. If you are taking this as pass-fail, then the cutoff for a passing grade is C-. The grade of A+ will be given at the instructor's discretion.
| Grade || Percentage |
| A || ≥ 90% |
| A- || 85-89.9% |
| B+ || 80-84.9% |
| B || 75-79.9% |
| B- || 70-74.9% |
| C+ || 65-69.9% |
| C || 60-64.9% |
| C- || 55-59.9% |
| D || 50-54.9% |
| F || 0-49.9% |
There are many resources available to help you succeed in the course - remember that we are here to help you get the most possible out of your time here! Here are some suggestions:
- Attending lecture is strongly encouraged, although it is not required. We always strongly encourage questions during class - if there's a point to clarify, or any confusion, or suggestions of alternative methods, or other relevant thoughts please share them.
- We will have office hours throughout the week. If the fixed times don't work, please contact your instructor to make an appointment.
- The Calculus Help Room in Cupples I Room 8 is open from January 15 to May 2.
- Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) is available for this course.
Other Course Policies and Helpful Information
- Access for WeBWorK is through Canvas. Course grades will also be posted there.
- In the event that you cannot attend one of the required exams, please contact the instructor as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements. For arrangements in advance, you must contact your instructor at least one week before the exam; in case of emergency (e.g. illness), contact your instructor as soon as possible after the exam.
- Washington University is committed to providing accommodations and/or services to students with documented disabilities. Students who are seeking support for a disability or a suspected disability should contact Disability Resources at 935-4153. Disability Resources is responsible for approving all disability-related accommodations for WU students, and students are responsible for providing faculty members with formal documentation of their approved accommodations at least two weeks prior to using those accommodations. We will accept Disability Resources VISA forms by email and personal delivery. If you have already been approved for accommodations, we request that you provide your instructor with a copy of your VISA within the first two weeks of the semester.