Multivariable Calculus   (Calculus IV)   MA 1024   D98

Maple Lectures

        MTF   8:00 - 8:50 am / HL 116
Conference: Thursday   8:00 - 8:50 am / D02: SH 308; D09: SH 202
Lab: Wednesday   D02: 9:00 - 9:50; D09: 12:30 - 1:20 / SH 306


Bradley & Smith, Calculus, Prentice Hall, 1995. Please bring the text to class.

Joseph D. Fehribach ( 201C Stratton Hall,  831-5069, )

9:00 - 9:50 am, MTTh, 1:30 -2:20 PM Monday, and by appointment. Please see me after class, call or send e-mail for an appointment.

Recommended homework problems are listed on the syllabus. Symbiotic student interactions are encouraged; parasitic interactions are discouraged. In this section, no homework will be collected.

On five Fridays (20 March, 27 March, 10 April, 17 April and 24 April), a short (approximately fifteen-minute) quiz will be given at the beginning of class. Each quiz will be worth 25 points. On each quiz, at least half of the points will be taken verbatim from the recommended homework.

There will be two in-lecture exams, the Mid-Term on Friday, 3 April 98, and the Final on Thursday, 30 April 98. In general, the exam will be graduated-the first question being easiest, the last, hardest. Each exam will be worth 100 points.

There will be four or five Maple labs. Labs meet on Wednesdays in SH 306. There will be no labs the week of Project Presentation Day, or the last week of term. Each Maple lab will be worth 25 points. The format of these reports is described on the web.

Of the five quizzes given, the four highest grades will count. Hence the total value of the quizzes is 100 points. Also the four highest Maple lab grades will count. So the total value of the Maple labs is also 100 points. A grand total of 400 points is available in the term. Grades are based on a floating scale; the scale is based on the difficulty of the questions/assignments. The maximum number of points required for an A is 360; for a B, 320; for a C, 280. Final letter grades will be assigned based on the total number of points earned, with some consideration given to consistency, progress in the course, etc.

In general no make-up quizzes or tests will be given, and late Maple labs will not be accepted. A grade of zero will be recorded for all missed work. Rare and unusual circumstances, however, will be considered.

The management reserves the right to change the above policies. Such changes (if any) will be announced at a regular class meeting or by e-mail.