# MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSE OUTLINE

```MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COURSE OUTLINE
1.
COURSE TITLE:
Math 231
Calculus III
NUMBER OF CREDITS:
Three ( 3)
ABBREVIATED COURSE TITLE: Calculus III
DATE OF OUTLINE:
February 2004
2.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: Studies functions of several variables including
vectors, vector functions, the calculus on these functions, and 3-dimensional analytic
geometry.
Lecture – Three ( 3 )
3.
CONTACT HOURS PER WEEK:
4.
PREREQUISITES:
Math 206 with at least a C grade, and ENG
100 with at least a C or concent, and ENG 100 with at least a C or concurrent
enrollment in ENG 100, or consent.
COREQUISITES:
N/A
skills.
Prepared by Alfred Wolf
APPROVED BY
DATE
5.
GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES:
a.
To expose students to some interesting and exciting ideas in mathematics.
b.
To acquire the use of numeric, graphical and algebraic techniques as
mathematical tools for solving problems.
c.
To expose students to and have them acquire some knowledge of the
methods and logic of mathematics so they may use it in solving problems.
d.
To be able to use the techniques of differentiation and integration to solve
problem in higher dimensional settings.
e.
To use mathematical writing and symbols in solving problems.
f.
To use the calculator/computer as a tool of mathematics.
g.
To state and demonstration the interconnection between graphical,
numerical and algebraic representation of information for the functions,
their derivatives and integrals.
h.
To interpret the derivative and integral in mathematical situations.
i.
To write, graph and analyze vector functions and parametric functions.
6. SPECIFIC COURSE COMPETENCIES:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
Draw a complete and adequate picture of the relationship of a function in
3 and 4 dimensions. Use algebraic, numerical, and graphical techniques to
locate specific points or regions (Solve equations and inequalities).
Describe the characteristics of the relation (domain, range, asymptotes,
continuity, extreme points) for a function given by a data set, graph, or
equation.
Be able to find the derivative and limit for the functions in higher
dimensions and vector functions.
Interpret the meaning of the derivative and limit.
Find maximum/ minimum points and points of inflection for a function.
Use these techniques to solve optimization problems.
Find an approximating tangent line and plane to a surface at a point.
Use vector computations and apply them in functional settings.
Write, graph and analyze parametric equations and parametric surfaces.
Use the computer as a tool in solving mathematical problems
7. RECOMMENDED COURSE CONTENT:
Week 1:
Introduction to the course and a background check
to assess readiness for the course. Introduction to
the Calculator and computer technologies used in
the course. h
Weeks 2-6: Graphing and describing functions of several variables including
contour plots, continuity, and limits. Vector mathematics of sums, differences, products
and sketches. TEST 1 a, b, c, f, h
Weeks 7- 11: Partial derivatives, Gradients, Finding maximums and minimum
including Lagrange multipliers.
TEST 2 b, c, d, e, f, h
Weeks 12-15: Parameterized curves and surfaces, Vector fields. Final Exam Test
3 a, e, f, g, h
Care must be taken to coordinate with the other Colleges in the UH System so that
students may transfer easily, especially to UH Manoa.
8. RECOMMENDED COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Specific course requirements are at the discretion of the instructor at the time the
course is being offered. Suggested requirements might include, but are not
limited to:
Written or oral examinations
In-class exercises
Homework assignments
Quizzes
Projects or research (written reports and/or oral class presentations)
9. TEXT AND MATERIALS:
An appropriate text(s) and materials will be chosen at the time the course is to be
offered from those currently available in the field. Examples include:
Texts: McCallum, Multivariable Calculus , John Wiley, 2001
Software: DERIVE, MPP3D, and MPP
Materials:
Text(s) may be supplemented with:
Accompanying Practice Set if available
Articles and/or handouts prepared by the instructor
Other:
Appropriate films, videos or internet sites
Television programs
Guest Speakers
Other instructional aids
Examinations (written and/or oral)
In-class exercises
Homework
Practice set
Quizzes
Projects/research
Bonus projects and work
40-80%
0-30%
0-30%
20-40%
0-30%
0-40%
0-8%
11. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
Instructional methods vary considerable with instructors and specific instructional
methods will be at the discretion of the instructor teaching the course. Suggested
techniques might include, but are not limited to:
Lecture, problem solving, and class exercises or readings
Class discussions or guest lectures
Audio, visual or presentations involving the internet
Student class presentations
Group or individual projects
Other contemporary learning techniques (e.g., Service Learning, Co-op,
School-to-Work, self-paced, etc.)
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