Calculus III, Math 2030, Fall 2017

First class -
Wednesday, 30 August, 9:30 AM
Labor Day -
Monday, 4 September. Class does not meet.
Thanksgiving break -
Wednesday - Friday, 22-25 November.
Last class -
Monday, 11 December, 9:30 AM.
Final Exam -
Monday, 18 December, 8:00 - 10:00 AM.

Here you will find anouncements and study materials that you may find useful, as the semester progresses.
Quizzes:   1   2   3
Solutions: 1   2   3

Tests and Solutions:

Table of Contents



Requirements and grades:

The secret to doing well is to attend class and to read the book. You should read each section before we talk about it in class, then again after class, before doing the homework for the section. If you have any trouble understanding it, read it several times, first, quickly for an overall idea what the section is about, then in detail, working out the examples the book uses to make sure you know why each statement is true. Only after this should you start the homework. You may be pleasantly surprised how much easier the homework is with this sort of preparation. You will certainly understand the material and retain more of it, if you study in this way.

Special attention will be paid to the quality of the writing you turn in. Mathematics consists of logical relations between ideas, not just formulas. Understanding the logical relationships will enable you to find solutions to problems, and explaining them makes your work easier to understand for those who read it.

There will be a quiz/worksheet each week. Two to four homework assignments will be given each week, as we cover the sections they are from. These will be posted on the web site linked here. Questions about the homework can be answered at class time or during office hours.

Your grade will be determined by your scores on 3 in-class tests, worth 100 points each, on your ten best quizzes, worth 10 points each, and a comprehensive final exam, worth 200 points, for a total of 600 points possible.

3 In-class exams 300
10 Best quizzes 100
Final 200
Total 600

Naturally, all work you turn in should be your own. The University has strict policies on intellectual honesty. (I know this link has died; I have asked the Dean of Students where it has gone. In the meantime, you can search their site for this information.)

Policy on absences: Makeup exams will be given only in the event of documented emergencies. Makeup quizzes are not given since only the ten best are used in determining your grade.

Policy on cell phones, calculators and computers: Cell phones, calculators and computers are not needed or permitted in class. If there is a situatin in which this creates problems for you, discuss it with me in advance and we will find a mutually satisfactory solution which is fair to everyone.


Here is a schedule of the topics and sections we will cover, as well as the dates of the tests.

Chapters 12 and 13   Vectors and Geometry
Test 1 Friday, September 22

Chapter 14 Multivariable differentiation
Test 2 Wednesday, October 18

Chapter 15 Multivariable integration
Test 3 Wednesday, November 15

Chapter 16 Vector Calculus - I will be giving you handouts which supplement the book's coverage of this topic.
You will be responsible for the material they cover as well as the material in the text.

FINAL EXAM Monday 18 December
123 State Hall 8:00 - 10:00 AM