MATH 221 Calculus III
An appropriate thing to say regarding this course might be Welcome to 3-space! Why? Well the focus of MATH 221 Calculus III is the examination of mathematics in 3-space as well as differential and integral calculus for functions of two or more variables. We will explore vectors in the plane and then extend these ideas to vectors, lines, planes, and surfaces in 3-space and then examine vector-valued functions. We will explore conic sections and graphing functions of more than one variable, generating a variety of cylindrical surfaces. We will consider the Calculus for functions of two or more variables, examining partial derivatives, differentials, directional derivatives, gradients, optimization, multiple integrals, and some applications. So, you might consider this the course that allows you to bring the differential and integral calculus that you have previously studied into the space in which you live, 3-space!
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Quizzes: There will be eight (8) quizzes. Keeping up to date on the readings and practice exercises will help you to be ready to take the quizzes, if any. Since quizzes will be given at the beginning of class, you must be on time; you will not be given extra time during which to take/complete the quiz if you are late. If you miss an quiz, your grade will be recorded as zero (0). You are expected to be on-time for quizzes; you will not be given additional time during which to take/complete a quiz if you are late.
Exams: There will be three (3) examinations and one (1) cumulative final examination. The dates for these examinations are listed below. These examinations will be closed-book and you will not be allowed to use a calculator, a computer, any electronic devices, or scrap paper. You are expected to be on-time for the examinations; you will not be given additional time during which to take/complete an examination if you are late.
Please remember that your questions are important to me, that I want to help you to do well in the course, and that there is no such thing as a stupid question.