MATH 261 - Calculus III

Fall 1999
MATH 261.00 (4 credits), MTu_ThF, 10:00AM-10:50AM, Wickersham 105
Textbook:
Calculus, 6th edition, Swokowski, Olinick, and Pence PWS Publishing Company, 1994.
Instructor:
Dr. Buchanan
Office: Wickersham 113, Phone: 872-3659, FAX: 871-2320
Office Hours: 9:00AM-10:00AM (MTu_ThF), or by appointment
Email: Robert.Buchanan@millersville.edu
Coverage:
Objectives:
The student will:
Prerequisites:
A grade of C- or better in MATH 162 (Calculus II) is a prerequisite for this course.
Attendance:
Students are expected to attend all class meetings. If you must be absent from class you are expected to complete class requirements (tests and/or homework assignments) prior to the absence. Students who miss a test should provide a valid excuse, otherwise you will not be allowed to make up the test. Tests should be made up within one week of their scheduled date. No final exam exemptions.
Homework:
Students are expected to do their homework and participate in class. Not only is the homework your opportunity to determine if you understand and reinforce the material, all of the test and exam problems will be taken from the homework exercises in your textbook. The student solutions manual to the homework problems for this course will be placed on reserve in the Ganser Library. You may check out the solutions for a maximum of three hours at a time by asking for the ``Buchanan MATH 261 Solutions Manual'' at the reserve desk.

Students should expect to spend a minimum of twelve hours per week reviewing notes taken during class and working assigned homework exercises. Preparation for the tests and final exam will require additional hours of study. Students will find it beneficial to review all lecture notes and other relevant material collected from the beginning of the semester until the present time at least once per week.

Assignments by Section
Tests:
Three 50-minute tests (tentatively scheduled for 09/27/99, 10/29/99, and 11/19/99) and a comprehensive final exam (Saturday, December 18, 8:00AM-10:00AM).

If you feel that an error was made in the grading of a test, you should explain the error on a separate sheet of paper and return both it and the test to me within three class periods after the test is returned to you.

Grades:
Course grade will be calculated as follows.
Core Calculus Test 5%
Tests 60%
Exam 30%
Class Participation 5%

The course letter grades will be calculated as follows.

90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
0-59 F
Final Word:
Math is not a spectator sport. What you learn from this course and your final grade depend mainly on the amount of work you put forth. Daily contact with the material through homework assignments and review of notes taken during lectures is extremely important.

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