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
Math 265, Calculus III, Cr. 4. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Math 166. Geometry and vectors in 2 and 3 dimensions, multivariable differential and integral calculus, vector calculus and the divergence theorem.
Calculus (9th ed.) , by Varberg, Purcell and Rigdon .
Week  Dates  Monday  Tuesday  Thursday  Friday 

1  Jan. 1317  11.1  11.111.2  11.2  11.3 
2  Jan. 2024  University Holiday  11.311.4  11.4  Quiz 
3  Jan. 2731  11.5  11.511.6  11.611.7  11.7 
4  Feb. 37  11.7  review  Exam 1  12.112.2 
5  Feb. 1014  12.212.3  12.3  12.4  12.5 
6  Feb. 1721  12.6  12.7  review  Quiz 
7  Feb. 2428  12.712.8  12.8  12.9  review 
8  Mar. 37  Exam 2  13.1  13.2  13.3 
9  Mar. 1014  13.113.3  13.4  13.413.5  13.5 
10  Mar. 1721  Spring  Break  classes  recessed 
11  Mar. 2428  13.611.8  13.6  13.7  Quiz 
12  Mar. 31  Apr. 4  13.313.7  11.9  13.8  13.8 
13  Apr. 711  13.8  13.9  review  14.1 
14  Apr. 1413  Exam 3  14.2  14.3  14.4 
15  Apr. 2125  14.214.4  14.5  14.5  14.6 
16  Apr. 28  May 2  14.614.7  14.7  14.414.7  review 
17  May 59  final exams      semester ends 
Course grades will be determined from student performance on exams and quizes. There will be four exams: three 50 minute inclass exams and a final exam. The three inclass 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 10090, 9080 and 8070 respectively. At the discretion of the instructor these percentage cutoffs 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.
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.
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 5152946624.




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