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MAT 261 Section 01 : M 8-8:50, 9-9:50, W 9-9:50,

F 9-9:50
Calculus & Analytic Geometry III
Fall 2016
Instructor Mark McKibben
Office Room UNA 113
Office Phone 610 436 2148
Email Address
Office Hours MWF 11:30am 12:30pm, TTh 1:00pm 1:50pm
WCU Emergency Number 610 436 3311

Textbook: Rogawski, Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 2nd edition, W.H. Freeman.

Course Description:
This course covers parametric equations; polar coordinates; vector geometry; vector-valued
functions; definition, techniques, and applications of the multivariable derivative and integrals;
line and surface integrals; and the fundamental theorems of vector analysis. This corresponds to
Chapters 11 - 17 of the textbook.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the course, you will be able to
describe motion and geometry in 3-space using vectors, parametric equations, and
various coordinate systems;
compute limits, derivatives, and integrals associated with functions of several variables;
apply properties of partial derivatives and multiple integrals to solve problems involving
rates of change, optimization, volume, and center of mass;
state and apply theorems of vector analysis;
use logical reasoning and correct mathematical notation to present clearly written
solutions to multi-step problems.

Course Format:
The course will be taught primarily using an interactive-lecture style, meaning that I will present
the topics in class and quite frequently request from the audience suggestions as to how to
proceed in a given discussion. Your active participation is essential to the learning process, and
you are encouraged to pose questions at any time during class. Occasionally, you will be asked
to work in small groups during class. As a common courtesy, if you intend to miss class for any
reason, please inform me at least the day before you are going to be absent, unless of course an
emergency prevents you from doing so.

Keep in mind that obtaining any announcements, changes in assignments, class notes, etc. is your
sole responsibility. Class materials (e.g., handouts, lectures, HW solutions, etc.) will be posted
on West Chester Universitys Desire 2 Learn website at

Late assignments will NOT be accepted except under very extreme circumstances that can be
documented (e.g., "I went home for the weekend." is not a valid excuse.).

There are two main categories of homework: Text Problems and Collected Work. Both are
equally important to your study of your calculus and neglecting either one will undermine
any true attempt to master the material. These two are described below.

Text Problems
This category consists of all reading assignments from the text, together with the
corresponding assigned problems in the text. You will be given a list of these problems
for each chapter. This work will not be collected for a grade, but is essential to your
learning the material. Solutions to all of these problems will be posted online on WCUs
Desire 2 Learn website.

Collected Work
With rare exception, a short collected problem set will be assigned and graded each week.
Each is worth 20 points. With occasional exception, they will be given on Wednesday of
Week A and will be due on Wednesday of Week B; please refer to the tentative 15-week
schedule at the end of this syllabus for exact due dates. Note that you will have at least
one class between when the problems are assigned and when they are collected in order
to allow time for you to ask questions. Late assignments will not be accepted.

There are two objectives behind doing these problems. One, they are designed for you to
synthesize the mathematics you have learned. Two, you will gain experience in correctly
communicating mathematics by way of writing up mathematical solutions, complete with
all pertinent details in a clearly-organized, logical manner which can be understood by
another calculus student.

Exams: There will three 50-minute in-class exams during the semester on the following
Wednesdays: September 23, October 28, and December 2. There is also a comprehensive
2-hour final exam scheduled during finals week (see registrars website for day/time).

All exams are to be done individually without the use of books, calculators, computers, and
notes unless you are explicitly told otherwise.

Generally, make-up exams will not be granted unless a documentable emergency arises.

Grading Scheme:

The lowest two collected assignment scores of fourteen will be dropped at the end of the
semester. This will yield a total score out of 240 points. This score will be converted to
one out of 100 points when computing the final course grade.
The final exam is computed out of 100 points and counts twice. Each of the three in-
class exams is worth 100 points. In total, there will be five scores out of 100 points. The
lowest of these five scores will be dropped, yielding a total score out of 400 points.
The homework score and exams score will be summed and divided by 500 to get the final
course grade. The following are the percentage ranges for each letter grade:
A 92.5 100.0 C+ 76.5 79.4 F 0 59.4
A- 89.5 92.4 C 72.5 76.4
B+ 86.5 89.4 C- 69.5 72.4
B 82.5 86.4 D+ 66.5 69.4
B- 79.5 82.4 D 62.5 66.4
D- 59.5 62.4

There is no extra credit and there will be no curve.

Academic Integrity:
All West Chester University policies regarding ethics and honorable behavior apply to this
course. Dishonest behavior includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism, collaboration during an
examination or quiz, altering a grading exam and then claiming it was improperly marked, and
facilitating dishonest acts by others. Any breach of these policies will be handled swiftly
according to the rules and regulations specified in the university handbook.

Excused Absence Policy:

It is known for students participating in University-sanctioned events (e.g., Marching Band,
musical ensembles, athletic events, etc.), there will be the occasional need to miss a scheduled
class. Students must submit original documentation on University letterhead signed by the
activity director, coach, or advisor detailing the specifics of the event in advance. Post facto
excuses for missing class will not be accepted. The following are in effect on such occasions:

Responsibility for meeting academic requirements rests solely with the student;
Student must notify the professor about their impending need to miss class in a timely
manner, especially when the rescheduling of an exam is the result of the absence;
Student is expected to complete the work requirement for each class and turn in collected
assignments prior to the due date if the assignment is due on the day of the absence;
If the scheduled event is postponed or canceled, the student is expected to attend class.
Athletes are not excused from classes for practice or training-room treatment on nongame
In the case that an exam must be rescheduled, the alternative time will be determined by
the professor.

Attendance Policy:
Regular attendance is expected; your attendance record can impact your final grade in a
borderline situation. If you miss a class, you are responsible for learning the material and
obtaining any announcements made in class. There is simply not time to repeat lectures during
office hours.

Class Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a class must be cancelled, you will be informed at a prior class meeting, or a
note (on departmental stationery, date stamped, and signed by the Math Department secretary)
will be posted on the classroom door. Any other nonofficial posting should be ignored.
Additional Policies:
Students are expected to observe appropriate classroom decorum; examples of disrespectful
behavior include texting, web-surfing, reading novels, and chatting with neighbors during
lecture. Additional policies concerning ADA, disruptive student behavior, academic honesty, and
grade appeals can be found in the University Catalog.

ADA Compliance:
We at West Chester University endeavor to make accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Please make your needs known to me and to the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities
(ext. 3217). Sufficient notice is needed in order to make the accommodations possible.

Tentative Semester Schedule:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8/29 8/30 8/31 9/1 9/2
Intro to MAT 261 & Section 11.1 Conference
Section 11.1
No class
HW 1 given

9/5 9/6 9/7 9/8 9/9

Labor Day Section 11.2 Section 11.3

No class HW 1 due; HW 2 given

9/12 9/13 9/14 9/15 9/16

Section 11.3 Section 12.1 Section 12.2
HW 2 due; HW 3 given

9/19 9/20 9/21 9/22 9/23

Sections 12.2 & 12.3 Section 12.4 Exam 1:
Chapter 11, 12.1,
HW 3 due; HW 4 given
and 12.2

9/26 9/27 9/28 9/29 9/30

Sections 12.5 & 12.7 Section 12.7 Section 13.1
HW 4 due; HW 5 given

10/3 10/4 10/5 10/6 10/7

Sections 13.2 & 13.3 Section 14.1 Section 14.1
HW 5 due; HW 6 given

10/10 10/11 10/12 10/13 10/14

Break Break Section 14.2 Section 14.3

No class No class HW 7 given HW 6 due

10/17 10/18 10/19 10/20 10/21

Sections 14.3 & 14.4 Section 14.4 Section 14.5
HW 7 due; HW 8 given

10/24 10/25 10/26 10/27 10/28

Sections 14.5 & 14.6 Section 14.6 Exam 2:
HW 8 due; HW 9 given Chapter 12,
Chapter 13,
and 14.1 14.4

10/31 11/1 11/2 11/3 11/4

Section 14.7 Section 14.8 Section 15.1
HW 9 due; HW 10

11/7 11/8 11/9 11/10 11/11

Section 15.2 Section 15.3 Section 15.3
HW 10 due; HW 11

11/14 11/15 11/16 11/17 11/18

Sections 15.4 & 15.6 Section 16.1 Section 16.1
HW 11 due; HW 12

11/21 11/22 11/23 11/24 11/25

Section 16.2 Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
HW 12 due; HW 13 No class No class No class

11/28 11/29 11/30 12/1 12/2

Sections 16.2 & 16.3 Section 17.1 Exam 3:
14.5 14.8,
HW 13 due; HW 14
Chapter 15,
and 16.1 16.2

12/5 12/6 12/7 12/8 12/9

Sections 16.4 & 16.5 Section 16.5 Section 17.2

12/12 12/13 12/14 12/15 12/16

Section 17.3
HW 14 due