Description from course listings: A course in multivariable calculus. Topics include differential and integral calculus of functions of two and three variables. Graphing calculator required. Matlab computer software will also be introduced. Prereq, Successful completion of Math 132, or a grade of 4 or 5 on advanced placement calculus BC. Four class hours a week. Credit 4 units.
Classes: There are two sections.
Examination Schedule: Exams, at which attendance is required, will be given at the following times for both sections.
Instructors:
Texts: The first two are required, the third is recommended. See Lesson Schedule for details.
Requirements: Students will learn the material by attending the lectures, reading the text book, doing practice exercises and doing the homework problems. Lectures will be divided between presentation of new material and illustrations of how the material is used in practice. Homework will be collected for grading every Monday. Attendance at the class is required for homework to be accepted. Exceptions can be made for reasonable excuses. Discuss these with your instructor.
Computer usage: The software package Matlab will be used in this course. This is high level numerical computation software widely used by engineers. Usage will be limited, primarily to graphics. No prior knowledge of Matlab is assumed.
The full professional version of Matlab v.5.3 and its Symbolic Toolbox are available (or shortly will be available, with v.5 presently available) on the approximately 35 PC's in the Artsci Computing Center, and on computers in the Engineering computer labs. Mathworks sells their new Student Version v.5.3 on the website http://www.mathworks.com/products/studentversion/ for $99. The Student Edition of Matlab v.5.3 can be purchased at the campus store for about $145. See the website http://www.mathworks.com/products/ for a comparison of the Student Version with the Student Edition. The system requirements are: Windows 95 or 98, 486, Pentium or Pentium Pro processor, 8-bit graphics adapter and display, 8 MB RAM (16 MB highly recommended) and Microsoft Word 6.0 or 7.0 (for the notebooks) and 50 MB disk space. The Student Edition v5 is also available for the Macintosh, but the newer v.5.3 is not, I believe.
Class attendance: Classes run from 7 minutes past the hour to the hour. Late arrivals and early departures are disruptive. For this reason we ask that you arrive and depart on time. If on occasion some appointment requires you to leave early, please let us know this at the beginning of class.
Homework: There will be a homework assignment due in class every Monday. They will be graded, with comments, and returned by the next Monday. The homework must be written on 8.5 x 11 paper, not torn from a spiral notebook. Multiple pages must be stapled together. Unstapled papers will be accepted from a given student only once during the semester. Computer graphics must contain your name in the title and axes must be labelled.
Collaboration: This course will follow the guidelines set down under "Statement of Student Academic Integrity" on page 23 of Course Listings Spring 1999. You are encouraged to form groups to study the material and to work on homework problems. The rule is, that any work you hand in must be your own. This means that even if you have figured out how to do a problem with the help of other people, you must then write up your homework on your own. At the end of your paper acknowledge all the people with whom you worked on any problem of the assignment, in accordance with guideline 2 of the academic integrity statement. Suspected violations of these guidelines will be referred to the Committee on Academic Integrity.
Calculators: A graphing calculator is required for this course. It may be used on all homework and exams. The recommended calculator is the TI83, but any comparable calculator is permitted. Any model that is approved for use on the College Board's AP exams in Calculus is acceptable. A list of these is avaiable from the Mathematics Department, or in the AP Calculus information booklet or on the internet at www.collegeboard.org/ap/math/html/exam003.html. The TI83 is also used in Math 320 (Introduction to Probability and Statistics).
Grades: Your grade for the course will be based on your three exam scores (15% per exam), your final exam score (30%) and your written homework (25%). Each of the four exams has a total of 30 points. If E1, E2, E3 are your three exam scores, F is your final exam score and H is your homework score scaled to 30, let
Lesson Schedule We will follow this lesson schedule closely. Any changes to the lesson schedule will be announced in class and subsequently changed on this link. You will find the lectures more valuable if you read the text material and try some problems before coming to class. Click on the Lesson Schedule link above to see it.
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