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MAT 252-02 CALCULUS III SPRING, 2010 Times: MW 2:00 – 3:50, EN C009 Instructor: John ScheuermannOffice: EN D138 Office Phone: 392-5580 (You may leave voice-mail messages, but email preferred.)E-mail address: [email protected]: http://home.southernct.edu/~scheuermanj1 All of the quizzes and tests from the previous times I taught this course are here. I will email you a link to the site and a copy of the syllabus and the course goals.Office Hours: M: 10:00 – 11:10; T&R 10:50 – 12:30; F 9:40 – 10:10Also by appointment or chance. You are always welcome to stop by and see if I am in.Course Prerequisites: Successful completion (C- or better) of MAT 151.Text: Thomas’ Calculus Early Transcendentals, 11th Edition. We will cover 12.6 – 16.8.Equipment: Students must have a graphing calculator. TI-83’s are recommended. TI-89’s, TI-92’s and similar calculators are not permitted. We will also use MAPLE.General: You are responsible for any material covered in lecture, the text, and the assigned homework problems. Please bring your textbook and calculator with you to each class.According to University Policy, an average student should expect to work on course material at least two to three hours outside of class for each hour spent in class. Students are encouraged to seek help when needed from the instructor. Office hours have been established for that purpose. You do not need an appointment to see me during office hours. Don’t wait till the day before a test or the week before the final to get help! If you are not satisfied with how well you are doing in the class, come and talk to me. If you get D’s and F’s on your tests and don’t come and talk to me, Iwill assume you are satisfied with getting D’s and F’s.The University also offers a free tutoring service that many students have found useful. I will let you know the schedule for this course when it becomes available.I believe in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individualized and flexible basis. If you are a student with a documented disability, the University’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) determines appropriate accommodations through consultation with the student. Before you may receive accommodations in this class, you will need to make an appointment with the Disability Resource Center, located in EN C-105A. To speak with me about your approved accommodationsor other concerns, such as medical emergencies or arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment as soon as possible.Grading:Your grade will be determined as follows (no extra credit work will be given!):Quizzes 12% (2 lowest dropped)MAPLE Computer Projects 8%3 One-hour exams 16% eachCumulative Final Exam 32%A- (90-92.9), A (93-96.9), A+ (97-100) B- (80-82.9), B (83-86.9), B+ (87-89.9)C- (70-72.9), C (73-76.9), C+ (77-79.9) D- (60-62.9), D (63-66.9), D+ (67-69.9) F Below 60You will be graded on more than just your answers. Problems must be solved in a neat, clear, and mathematically correct manner using correct notation. You must be able to clearly communicate your results with others. If I cannot read it or understand it, it is wrong. Any answers that are given without sufficient supporting work or explanation will be given zero credit. All scratch paper used must be turned in with your work. If you lose any points because of the presentation of the answers on quizzes, you will be able to get the points back if you rewrite and resubmit the problems in an acceptable format. Note that this opportunity will not be given for tests or for answers without supporting work.I take off extra points for wrong answers that should have been easy to check (such as equations of lines) or for answers that you should have known were obviously wrong. If you know your answer is wrong but aren’t sure how to fix it, make sure to state that on the test.Making mistakes that Calculus students should not make (fractions, squaring 3x + 5, solving quadratics, etc.) will require an entire sheet of those problems to be solved 100% correctly.Portfolios: The Mathematics Department requires all math majors to keep an electronic portfolio for this course. Instructions will be e-mailed to you and are also available on the department’s website.Honesty: Cheating is anything the instructor decides is cheating. If there is any chance that what you want to do will be considered cheating, ask first! Cheating on any test (or quiz) will result in a grade of 0 (and willnot be dropped) for that work. You will also be reported to the dean. If you are caught cheating on a quiz or test that I let you take outside the scheduled time, you will automatically fail the course!Homework: Homework will be assigned daily, but will not be collected or graded. You should do as many of the assigned problems as you need to do in order to convince yourself that you could do all of those assigned. We will spend time at the beginning of each class going over any of the homework any student had trouble with. Students are encouraged to discuss the problems or work together with their classmates. Answers to the odd-numbered exercises are in the back of the book. Even though homework does not count directly toward your grade, the amount of homework you do will have a huge impact on how well you do in the course! Try not to fall behind – it is difficult to catch up in a math class.In every class I have taught so far, test results and quiz results are almost always very similar. Thus, bad quiz scores (less than 20 out of 25) should be taken as a warning! Don’t just write down the corrections for a wrong quiz problem and then think you can do it. Instead, go to my old tests or the book to find similarproblems and make sure you can get the correct answers.Keep all homework problems that you do together in a separate folder or place in a notebook. I may ask to see it if you are having trouble in class. Attendance Policy: Students are strongly urged to attend every class. Although attendance will not count directly toward your grade, regular attendance will also have a huge impact on how you do on the tests! I do not take attendance, but I do notice who does and doesn’t attend class. If you miss a class, get the notes from a friend, read the book, try the homework, and then come see me if you still need help. Do not call or email me requesting missed


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