MATH 301-01, Fall 2010

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Instructor: Jake Wildstrom
Office: Natural Sciences Building 231
Primary office hours: Monday 16:00–17:00, Thursday 12:00–13:00
Secondary office hours: Monday 12:30–13:30, Tuesday 11:00–12:00, or by appointment\\ Phone number: (502)852-5845 (x5845)
Lecture: MWF 11:00–12:15 in Natural Sciences Building 212E 212E
Prerequisites: MATH 206 or ENGR 102
Description: Differential and integral calculus of functions of several variables, vector analysis, solid analytic geometry, introduction to topics in differential equations.
Special notes: Credit may not be received for both MATH 301 and ENGR 201.
Textbook: Calculus, Early Transcendentals by James Stewart, sixth edition.
Responsibilities: You are responsible for attending class on a regular basis and maintaining comprehension of the scheduled class objectives for each day. You are expected to be active participants in class, and to attend examinations. Assignments are provided for your benefit and you are expected to work on them as necessary to grasp concepts for the course.
Special needs: Any scheduled absence during a quiz or examination, or any other special needs, must be brought to my attention during the first week of class. Unscheduled absences will be handled on a case-by-case basis, with exceptions generally made only for documented emergencies.
Calculators: Calculators are unnecessary for any in-class work, and may not be used on quizzes or examinations. Calculators will also be unnecessary for most homework problems, but may be used at your discretion. For any calculation more complicated than the evaluation of functions, you are expected to show your work.
Honesty: There are many resources available to help you succeed in this class, including consultation during office hours, secondary texts, and cooperation with other students. It is important, however, that all papers handed in be the result of your individual comprehension of the course material. Duplication of others' work is both a disservice to your own education and a serious violation of the university's academic honesty policy.
Grades: Homework is ungraded and is provided for study purposes. Quizzes will be based on the homework problems, and will account for one-sixth of your grade. The three midterm examinations will each be worth one-sixth, and the final examination is worth one-third. A 90% overall guarantees a grade of A–, 80% guarantees a B–, and 70% guarantees a C–.
Changes: The syllabus is subject to change. Changes will be announced in class and updated online.

Course schedule

This schedule is tentative and may not reflect our progress at any particular time in the class; treat this as a rough guide only.

Week Monday Wednesday Friday
August 23
Section 12.1
August 25
Section 12.2
Add/drop date
August 27
Section 12.3
Add/drop date
August 30
Section 12.4
September 1
Section 12.5
September 3
Section 12.6
Quiz #1
September 6
Labor Day
September 8
Section 12.6
September 10
Section 13.1
September 13
Section 13.1
September 15
Section 13.2
September 17
Section 13.2
Quiz #2
September 20
Section 13.3
September 22
Section 13.4
September 24
Exam #1
September 27
Section 14.1
September 29
Section 14.2
October 1
Section 14.3
Quiz #3
October 4
Section 14.4
October 6
Section 14.5
October 8
Section 14.6
October 11
Midterm break
October 13
Section 14.7
Withdrawl date
October 15
Section 14.8
Quiz #4
October 18
Section 15.1
October 20
Section 15.2
October 22
Exam #2
October 25
Section 15.3
October 27
Section 15.4
October 29
Quiz #5
November 1
Section 15.5
November 3
Section 15.6
November 5
Section 15.7
November 8
Section 15.8
November 10
Section 15.9
November 10
Section 16.1
Quiz #6
November 15
Section 16.2
November 17
Section 16.3
November 19
Section 16.4
November 22
Exam #3
November 24–26
November 29
Section 16.5
December 1
Section 16.6
December 3
Section 16.7
Quiz #7
December 6
Section 16.8
December 8
No class
Monday, December 13
Final exam, 11:30–14:00

Schedule of assignments

Boldface problems are particularly advanced and will test problem-solving skills beyond the core of the course material.

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