MATH 3403-Syl-Fall 93 - Oklahoma State University

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Math 4013 – Calculus of Several Variables
4:30 – 5:45 TR
Spring 2006
David Miller
North Hall 367A
TR 3:15 - 4:30 P.M. and after class; If you have a conflict with these times then
come talk with me and arrangements will be made to make sure your questions
are answered. I will be at OSU-Tulsa all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
(918) (OSU – Tulsa office) (405)744 – 7995 (OSU – Stillwater office)
[email protected] (This is another good way to contact me.)
Course information is available through my home page at:
Vector Calculus, 4th Edition, by Jerrold E. Marsden and Anthony J. Tromba.
Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and knowledge of Linear algebra.
Examinations: There will be a total of three one hour exams and a comprehensive final (see calendar
below) during the spring 2006 term. Each exam will be worth 15% of your final grade for the course,
totaling 45% for the 3 regular exams, and the final will be worth 25% of your final grade for the course.
Make-up examinations will be given only for very serious and unavoidable conflicts, and only if your
request to present a make-up examination is approved by your instructor in advance. If this condition is not
satisfied, it is understood that the opportunity to present a make-up examination is voided. In the instance
that a make-up examination is appropriate, it will be given the last day of Finals Week during the period
scheduled for make-up exams.
Homework Grade: Homework is a very important part of this class. To ensure that students are
completing their homework, twelve homework assignments will be given during the spring 2006 term (see
course calendar). The lowest two homework assignments will be dropped from your overall homework
grade. Homework will need to be turned in during class on the day that it is due or prior to the due date,
otherwise the homework will not be accepted. Homework should be written up with great care. Illegible
homework will be given a zero for that homework assignment. In addition, you should submitted homework
that shows all steps that is needed to solve the problems. Submitting solutions only or solutions with very
few steps will not be acceptable. You will find that well written solutions will only benefit you when
studying for the exams. The homework for the course will be worth 30% of your final grade.
Attendance: Attendance is important for you success in the course. I will record attendance most days
and use it at the end of the semester to determine grades in borderline cases.
Drop and Withdrawal Policy (General University Policy 2-0206). "Dropping" means
withdrawing from a specific course while "withdrawal" means withdrawing from all courses and leaving the
University for the balance of the term. The drop and withdrawal dates are noted on the attached calendar. IT
those listed below will NOT result in approval for dropping a course after the deadline (from OSU Policy
a. Student's lack of knowledge or misunderstanding of the deadline.
b. Student waited to get the results of an exam or other assignment.
c. Student's grades have declined since the deadline.
d. Student doesn't need the course for graduation.
e. Different deadlines existed at a previous school.
Incomplete Grade: The grade of "I" is given to students who satisfactorily completed the majority of
the course work and whose work averages "D" or better, but who have been unavoidably prevented from
completing the remaining work of the course. The conditions, including appropriate time limits, for the
removal of the "I" are indicated on the official class roll by the instructor. A condition that the students must
repeat the course in order to remove the "I" is not permitted. The maximum time allowed for a student to
remove an "I" is one calendar year.
Math 4013 – Calculus of Several Variables
4:30 – 5:45 TR
Spring 2006
Academic Dishonesty/Misconduct: The University has explicit rules governing academic
dishonesty and academic misconduct. The policies are detailed in the document "Student Rights and
Responsibilities Governing Student Behavior." It is available from the Deans' Offices, the Provost's Office,
and various other places around campus. The university policies will be followed in this class. The
minimum penalty for an act of academic dishonesty will be the assignment of a grade of 0 on the
examination or homework assignment Working with another person or in study groups on problems can be
helpful in learning the material. I encourage you to work together if you find it helpful. However, all
written work submitted must be your own. Copying someone else's problem solution or showing your
written solution to someone else is prohibited. In order to be successful in learning the material and doing
well on the examinations you must think very hard about the problems themselves before discussing them
with anyone else.
Special Accommodations for Students: "If any member of this class feels that he/she has a
disability and needs special accommodations of any nature whatsoever, the instructor will work with you
and the Office of Disabled Student Services, 326 Student Union, to provide reasonable accommodations to
ensure that you have a fair opportunity to perform in the class. Please advise the instructor of such disability
and the desired accommodations at some point before, during, or immediately after the first scheduled class
period." (from M. S. Keener, August, 2000)
Course Evaluation. Course grades will be determined according to the following distribution.
Examination 1
Examination 2
Examination 3
Letter grades will be assigned according to the following scale*.
90% - 100%
80% - 89%
70% 79%
60% Below 60%
*In case grades need to be curved, the instructor reserves the right to lower this grading scale.
Note: The syllabus attachment in the course catalogue or at the website below should be considered
as part of this document. pdf
Final Note. Any changes in this syllabus will be communicated to you in class by the instructor.