MATH 2433-Section 006 Calculus III Information Sheet

This handout contains important information about Mathematics 2433, Section 006, for the Fall Semester 1999. It is your responsibility to acquaint yourself with all the information in this handout, and with any modifications to it that may be announced in class. If you lose your copy, please request a replacement from me.

Instructor: Dr. Noel Brady.
Office: 521 Physical Sciences Center [PHSC].
Phone: 325-0833 E-mail:
Web Page:
Office Hours: Mon 11:30--12:30, Tue 12:30--1:30, Fri 12:30--1:30.

Textbook: Calculus, (3rd ed.) by James Stewart, Brooks/Cole, 1994.

Overview of Syllabus: In this course, we shall cover most of the material found in Chapters 9, 10 and 11 of the text. A detailed list of the topics to be covered can be found on the attached Class Schedule.

We begin with a careful examination of infinite sequences and series (chapter 10). Topics include: tests for convergence of series, power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series. At the end of this section you will be able to think of the exponential and trigonometric functions as some form of generalized polynomials. You will also have an idea of how a computer or calculator can compute roots, and trig function values very accurately and quickly.

The other two sections (chapters 9 and 11) are devoted to studying functions which have values in the plane or in 3-dimensional space. This is where one encounters real world applications of calculus [eg. in physics and engineering]. We'll get to learn about polar, spherical and cylindrical coordinate systems, space curves, arclength, velocity, acceleration, curvature, vectors in 2 and 3 dimensions, lines and planes.

Prerequisites: Math 2423 (Calculus II), or instructor's permission.

Lectures: You are expected to attend all lectures, and are responsible for all information given out during them. In particular, this includes any changes to the quiz/midterm dates or content. The Class Schedule gives a rough indication of what topics we hope to cover on specific days. Remember that this is just a guide. As the semester develops, we may deviate slightly from this schedule. As in any course, you should try to read the relevant sections of the textbook before attending lectures.

Not attending lectures is the road to disaster!

Grading Scheme: Grades will be assigned by weighting the totals from your Homeworks, Quizzes, Midterms, and Final Examination as follows:

Homeworks 15%
Quizzes 6%
Midterm Total 54%
Final Examination 25%

Here is the grading scale used in the course.

A 85-100%; B 70-84%; C 55-69%; D 40-54%; F 0-39%.

Here is a detailed description of each of the components listed above.

Homework: Homework will be due at the start of class on Wednesdays. Homework assignments can be found on the Homework Sheets. Minor modifications to the homework sheets may be announced in class during the semester.

You are responsible for ensuring that your homework gets turned in on time. Late homework upsets the grading process and is unfair to other students, and so will not be accepted. This includes homework that you ``have done, but forgot to bring into class".

The homework assignments are there to provide you with a minimum level of exposure to the materials outside of class time. You will need to do many more problems before you feel comfortable with the concepts involved. Take it from experience (of generations of students!) that the way to succeed in a math course is to work (and understand) a large number of problems.

Quizzes: Three 10-minute Quizzes are held in class during regular lecture times on the following dates:

Quiz 1: Friday, September 3.
Quiz 2: Friday, October 1.
Quiz 3: Monday, November 1.

Midterms: There are three midterms, which are held during regular lecture times. They are held on the following dates:

Midterm 1: Friday, September 17.
Midterm 2: Wednesday, October 20.
Midterm 3: Monday, November 22.

Final Examination: The final examination is cumulative. It is scheduled for Thursday, December 16, 10:30am-12:30pm in PHSC 117.

Taking Examinations: Here are a few notes on taking Examinations.

Policy on W/I Grades: Until September 3 there is no record of grade for dropped courses. From September 7 through October 1, you may withdraw and receive a W grade, no matter what scores you have so far achieved. From October 4 through October 29 you will need my permission to withdraw. From November 1 on, University regulations specify that you may withdraw only with the permission of the Dean.

Students who are failing the course should not expect to be able to receive an I grade in place of an F. I will only consider giving an I grade if the student is already maintaining a passing grade in the course, has completed most of the work in the course (for example, all but the final examination), and can demonstrate that they are unable to complete the work at this time due to circumstances beyond their control.

Academic misconduct: The following is taken from the University Academic Misconduct Code. It is the responsibility of each instructor and each student to be familiar with the definitions, policies, and procedures concerning academic misconduct.

Cases of academic misconduct are inexcusable. Don't do it. All cases of academic misconduct will be reported to the Dean of Arts and Sciences for adjudication.

Accommodation of Disabilities: Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him or her from fully demonstrating his or her abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible to discuss the accommodations necessary to facilitate his or her educational opportunity and ensure his or her full participation in the course.

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