Vector and Tensor Calculus   MA 2251   C99

dV in Spherical Coordinates

dV in Cylindrical Coordinates

        MTThF   3:30 - 4:20PM / SL 104
Conference: C01: Wednesday, 3:30 - 4:20PM;   C02: Wednesday, 12:30 - 1:20PM / SH 204


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

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

3:00 - 3:30 PM, MTTh, 4:30 -5:00 PM MTTh, and by appointment. Please see me after class, call or send e-mail for an appointment.

Yan Huang ( 104 Stratton Hall,  831-5546, ) TA Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30PM to 2:30PM, Wednesday 2:30PM to 3:30PM.

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.

On five Fridays (22 January, 29 January, 12 February, 19 February and 26 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.

There will be two in-class exams, the Mid-Term on Friday, 5 February 99, and the Final on Thursday, 4 March 99. In general, the exam will be graduated-the first question being easiest, the last, hardest. Each exam will be worth 100 points.

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.

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.

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.