General Student Information


CALCULUS III,  MA1023.          

The instructors for this class are Prof. Bogdan Vernescu (Sections A05A-A06A, noon in SH308) and Prof. Florin Catrina (Sections A07A-A08A at 8:00 in HL116 and Sections A09A-A10A at 4:00 in AK233)


Calculus (Early Transcendentals Version) 6th Edition by Edwards and Penney.

Course Goals:

In this course you will deepen your mathematical understanding and extend your calculus skills. The objectives of this course are:
    Gaining factual knowledge about
      1. limits involving indeterminate forms;
      2. convergence or divergence of improper integrals and infinite series;
      3. power series representations for functions;
      4. polar coordinates, parametric equations, and vector algebra.
    Learning fundamental principles, generalizations, or theorems. Learning how to relate the concepts and techniques studied.
    Learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, decision making, and life in general.)

Grading Policy:

Grades of A, B, C are guaranteed by final averages 90, 80, 68 percent, respectively. The final grade can be affected by factors such as attendance, participation, effort and progress. Here is the distribution of points.

2 Tests


Lab Reports


Quizzes, Participation, Effort






EXAMS: The tests are scheduled for Thursday, September 15, and Tuesday, October 11 during class time. The exams are closed-book, and calculators will not be allowed. Students are allowed to have one page of notes for the tests.

MAPLE LABS: There will be five Maple lab reports during the term. A missed lab cannot be made up. Note that all labs count toward the course grade.

QUIZZES: There will also be quizzes during class periods (and maybe during conferences). For quizzes you are allowed to have one page of notes which you should keep updating regularly.

HOMEWORK: The only way to learn calculus is to work problems. The problem sets will be posted on the homework page. Odd problems should be done on paper (show all your work) and handed in on the dates indicated. The answers for the even numbered homework problems should be entered online in PhGA. At the start of most class periods and during conference there will be time available for discussion of the homework questions. Each student must take personal responsibility for doing sufficient study and practice on the course material.

Help Sessions:

Every week a number of help sessions are available during office hours. You can find them here.

Special Accommodations:

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you have medical information to share with your instructor, please make an appointment as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, students with disabilities, who believe that they may need accommodations in this class, are encouraged to contact the Disability Services Office (DSO), as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. The DSO is located in Daniels Hall, (508) 831-5235.