Vector and Tensor Calculus   MA 2251   C01


TIME / PLACE
        MTThF   3:00 - 3:50PM / SL 104
Conference: C01: Wednesday, 3:00 - 3:50PM;   C02: Wednesday, 12:00 - 12:50PM / SH 309

WEB PAGE
http://www.math.WPI.edu/Course_Materials/MA2251C01/

TEXT
P. C. Matthews, Vector Calculus, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1998. Please bring the text to class.

INSTRUCTOR
Joseph D. Fehribach ( 201C Stratton Hall,  831-5069,   bach@wpi.edu )

OFFICE HOURS
11:00am - noon, M; 4:00 - 4:30 PM, TThF; and by appointment. Please see me after class, call or send e-mail for an appointment.

PLA
Matt Hilt ( matthilt@wpi.edu )

HOMEWORK
Recommended homework problems are listed on the syllabus. Symbiotic student interactions are encouraged; parasitic interactions are discouraged. No homework will be collected; solutions of all text exercises are in the back of the text.

QUIZZES
On five Fridays (19 January, 26 January, 9 February, 16 February and 23 February), 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.

EXAMS
There will be two in-class exams, the Mid-Term on Friday, 2 February 01, and the Final on Thursday, 1 March 01. In general, the exam will be graduated-the first question being easiest, the last, hardest. Each exam will be worth 100 points.

GRADING
Of the five quizzes given, the four highest grades will count. Hence the total value of the quizzes is 100 points. A grand total of 300 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 270; for a B, 240; for a C, 210. 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.

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

NOTICE
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.


Written by: JDF (E-Mail: bach@wpi.edu)
Last Updated: Friday, 9 January 2001
Copyright 2001, Joseph D. Fehribach