Math 265 Section E     Spring 2014


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Weekly Topic Schedule
Grading Policy
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Homework Assignments
Exams and Solutions

Important Announcements

Go Cyclones!

The final exam will be a departmental exam, given to all sections
on Thursday evening of exam week:

Date: Thursday, May 8th
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Place: Gilman 1002

The exam will be comprehensive over Chapters 11-14. There are
old final exams posted online. Use the link above to go to the
Math Dept Calculus Homepage, and then follow the links given
there to reach the exams. Below is an extensive list of
problems. This list is meant to highlight the most important
sections in the four chapters. Unfortunately not much is being
ruled out. Good luck!

11.3 -- 3(a),21,29,65
11.4 -- 3,7,11,17
11.6 -- 1,13,23,25
11.7 -- 3,27,41,51
12.4 -- 1,7,11,19
12.5 -- 7,9,17
12.6 -- 5,13
12.7 -- 1,5,17
12.8 -- 3,13,17
12.9 -- 1,5
13.3 -- 3,15,21,35
13.4 -- 7,21
13.5 -- 3
13.6 -- 1,7,15
13.7 -- 7,11,21
13.8 -- 7,15,17,23
13.9 -- 17
14.1 -- 13
14.2 -- 5,7,19
14.3 -- 1,13
14.4 -- 3,23
14.5 -- 5,9,21
14.6 -- 5,9
14.7 -- 1,7

Instructors

Michael W. Smiley
Professor of Mathematics
Office: 458 Carver Hall
Office phone/voice mail: 294-6420
email: mwsmiley@iastate.edu
office hours: MTRF 12:30-1:30 & W 2-3; and by appointment

Email, Office Hours, and Grades

The office hours are intended to be used to help students with questions about mathematical problems. They can also be used to discuss exam scores and a student's progress in the course. Email will not be used for these purposes. As a standard policy, no grades or exam scores will be sent out to students via email or given over the phone.

Course Description (from ISU Catalog)

Math 265, Calculus III, Cr. 4. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in Math 166. Geometry and vectors in 2 and 3 dimensions, multi-variable differential and integral calculus, vector calculus and the divergence theorem.


Textbook

Calculus (9th ed.) , by Varberg, Purcell and Rigdon .


Course Syllabus



Weekly Syllabus of Sections Covered
Week Dates Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday
1 Jan. 13-17 11.1 11.1-11.2 11.2 11.3
2 Jan. 20-24 University Holiday 11.3-11.4 11.4 Quiz
3 Jan. 27-31 11.5 11.5-11.6 11.6-11.7 11.7
4 Feb. 3-7 11.7 review Exam 1 12.1-12.2
5 Feb. 10-14 12.2-12.3 12.3 12.4 12.5
6 Feb. 17-21 12.6 12.7 review Quiz
7 Feb. 24-28 12.7-12.8 12.8 12.9 review
8 Mar. 3-7 Exam 2 13.1 13.2 13.3
9 Mar. 10-14 13.1-13.3 13.4 13.4-13.5 13.5
10 Mar. 17-21 Spring Break classes recessed
11 Mar. 24-28 13.6-11.8 13.6 13.7 Quiz
12 Mar. 31 - Apr. 4 13.3-13.7 11.9 13.8 13.8
13 Apr. 7-11 13.8 13.9 review 14.1
14 Apr. 14-13 Exam 3 14.2 14.3 14.4
15 Apr. 21-25 14.2-14.4 14.5 14.5 14.6
16 Apr. 28 - May 2 14.6-14.7 14.7 14.4-14.7 review
17 May 5-9 final exams ---- ---- semester ends



Grading Policy

Course grades will be determined from student performance on exams and quizes. There will be four exams: three 50 minute in-class exams and a final exam. The three in-class exams, which are indicated on the syllabus above, will be given during the hour normally used for lecture. These exams will be written by the instructor, and will test only the material covered since the previous exam. In contrast the final exam, which will be given during the week of final exams, will be a departmental cummulative exam. All of the exams will consist of problems similar to the homework problems assigned throughout the semester.

Homework will be assigned on a daily basis. The daily homework assignments will not be collected nor graded. However, it is important for learning and understanding that these problems be done as they are assigned. They should be thought of as required for success in the course (see Strategies for Success ).

The exams will be weighted as follows:

Exam 1 100 points
Exam 2 100 points
Exam 3 100 points
Final Exam 150 points
  --------
Total 450 points

All quizzes will be announced ahead of time and usually weighted as 25 points, although the weighting may vary. The final course grades will be determined by the percent of points earned out of the total number of points (i.e. exams + quizzes). A straight scale will be used so that A's, B's and C's correspond to the percent ranges 100-90, 90-80 and 80-70 respectively. At the discretion of the instructor these percentage cut-offs may be lowered to allow for "curving" of the overall difficulty of the exams. However they will not be raised for any reason, and in this sense are guaranteed grade ranges. Plus/minus grading will be used.

Strategies for Success

Math 265 is a course in multivariable calculus, and like the first two semesters of single variable calculus (Math 165 & 166) it is a problem solving course. Most if not all of the homework exercises are computational problems. The same can be said about the exam questions, which will be based on the suggested homework problems. Like any other skill, problem solving requires practice. And like any other skill, the more you practice the more proficient you become. In order to be successful in this class there are two time commitments on your part that are essential: i) attend the lectures regularly and ii) stay current in completing the homework assignments . If you have trouble with the homework you should seek help immediately so that you do not fall behind. The course moves quickly and falling behind may very well spell disaster. There are several sources of help.

Sources of Help

Disability Resources

Iowa State University complies with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact the instructor early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You should contact the Disability Resources office for information on appropriate policies and procedures. The Disability Resources office is located on the main floor of the Student Services Building, Room 1076; their phone is 515-294-6624.

Homework Assignments





Current Homework Problems
Section
14.1
14.2
14.3
14.4
14.5
14.6
14.7
Problem Numbers
3,7-10,13,15,17,19,29
1,3,5,7,9,13,15-19,21,23,27
1,3,5,9,11,13,15,17,25
1,3,5,7,9,11,15,19,21,23
1,3,5,7,9,11,13,17,19,25,27,29
1,3,5,7,9,13,15-17
1,3,5,7,9,11



Previous Homework Assignments
Section
11.1
11.2
11.3
11.3
11.4
11.5
11.6
11.7
12.1
12.2
12.3
12.4
12.5
12.6
12.7
12.8
12.9
13.1
13.2
13.3
13.4
13.5
13.6
13.7
11.9
13.8
13.9
Problem Numbers
1,3,5,7,9,11(a),13,15,17,21,23,37,43
1,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21
1(c,f),3(a,c),6,7,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29
31,33,37,39,43,38,51,53,59,61,63,65,67,71
1,3,5,7,9,11,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,35
1,3,5,9,11,13,19,21,23,25,29,31,33,35,41,43
1,3,5,9,11,13,15,17,23-25,27
1,3,5,7,9,13,27,29,33,41,47,51,54,57,59
1,5,7,9,11,17,19,25,27,31,33
1,3,5,7,9,11,13,17,19,21,25,29,35,39
1,3,5,7,9,11,17,19,27,29
1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19
1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19
1,3,5-7,9,11,13,15,17,19
1-3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19
1,3,5-7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,25,29,33,35
1,3,5-7,9,11,13,21
1,3,5-7,9,15,19,21
1-3,5,7,9,11,15,17,21,25,27,29,31,33,35,37
1,3,5-9,11,15,17,21,23,25,27,31,33,35,37
1,3,5,7,9,13,17,19,21,23,27,29,31,37
1-3,5,7
1,3-5,7,9,11,13,17,19,25,26
1,3,5,7-9,11,15,17,19,21,23,27,29
1,3,5,7-11,17,19,23
1-3,5-7,9,11,13,15,17,21-23,27
1,3,5,7,11,17,19,21


Exams and Solutions


Quiz 1 and Solutions


Exam 1 and Solutions


Quiz 2 and Solutions


Exam 2 and Solutions


Quiz 3 and Solutions


Exam 3 and Solutions


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