Section 4  Instructor:

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M W F 2:403:30 pm  Office Hours:

Email:

232 Lockett  Office:

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Text:
Stewart, Calculus, Fifth Edition (Early Transcendentals Version)
We will cover (portions of) chapters 14 though 16.
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 (Calculus II).
Description: In the third semester of the Calculus sequence, we extend the basic notions from firstyear Calculus, differentiation and integration, and their interpretations and applications (tangents, optimization, area, volume...) to functions of several variables. We also study Vector Calculus, generalizing integration to line and surface integrals. These integrals arise in a number of applications (work, fluid flow, electricity and magnetism...), and are related to their predecessors by analogues of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
Catalog Description: Threedimensional analytic geometry, partial derivatives, multiple integrals.
The departmental syllabus may be found at www.math.lsu.edu/courses/syllabi/2057.html.
Homework: This course will use the computer package WeBWorK for the assigning and grading of some homework problems. The first graded WeBWorK assignment will be given at the end of the first week of classes. Your initial WeBWork assignment will be to successfully log on to the system at webwork.math.lsu.edu/webwork/MATH205704/ and complete the introductory problem set ("Set 0"). This problem set is designed to acquaint you with using WeBWorK, and will not be graded. I will check near the end to the first week of classes to make sure everyone has successfully completed this problem set. If you are enrolled in the course, but are not able to access WeBWorK, contact me (preferably by email at ).
I will assign other homework problems from the text (to be done by hand for practice) essentially every class. Homework may occasionally be augmented with short inclass quizzes. These homework assignments will be announced in class, posted at www.math.lsu.edu/~cohen/courses/PastSemesters/FALL06/M2057/M2057hw.html, and occasionally discussed in class as necessary.
Exams: There will be three hourlong, inclass exams. These exams will tentatively take place during the weeks of September 18, October 16, and November 13. No makeup exams, except in extreme cases. If you must miss an exam, you should notify me before the exam takes place.
Final: There will be a comprehensive final exam on Friday, December 15, 12:302:30 pm.
Grade: The final exam will be worth 30% of the the total grade and the homework and exams will each contribute 17.5%. It is possible that course grades will be curved slightly. In any case, 90100% is assured an A, 8089% a B, and so on.
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Notes: Calculators, computers, books, notes, etc. may not be used on the exams, any quizzes, or the final exam.
Blue Books: For redistribution for the exams and final, please bring four (blank) blue books to class by Friday, September 8.
Bear in mind that you are taking this course under the guidelines of the Code of Student Conduct.