MTH 2003 - Day Semester
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
llinois Valley Community College
Course: MTH 2003, Calculus and Analytic Geometry III, 13/SP
Description: This course is the third in a three semester sequence of analytic geometry and calculus. Topics include: vectors in a plane, three dimensional vectors, parametric equations, analytic geometry, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, and line integrals.
Prerequisite: MTH 2002, Calculus & Analytic Geometry II, with a "C" or better; or equivalent coursework with a "C" or better.
E-mail (preferred): Dawn_Wiggins@ivcc.edu
Phone: (815) 224-0339
Address: 815 N. Orlando Smith Ave.
Oglesby, IL 61348
Office Hours: E-307
Web Site: http://www.ivcc.edu/dwiggins
Correspondence Replies: Barring unforeseen circumstances, I will check and reply to messages at least once per day MTWRF. I will check and reply to messages once over the weekend. I hope that my schedule for checking messages will result in a reply within at least 48 hours, but most likely less than 24 hours.
Text: Calculus (ninth edition), Larson
Other Materials: Graphing calculator (TI-89 recommended), pencil, notebook or loose leaf paper with binder for class notes and practice exercises
Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, the student should have
demonstrated proficiency in the following:
1. Fundamental concepts of vectors
2. Fundamental concepts of vector-valued functions.
3. Fundamental concepts of partial derivatives.
4. Fundamental concepts of multiple integrals.
5. Fundamental concepts of vector calculus.
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Schedule: Course Schedule Link
Practice Exercises and Study Recommendations: The exercises are to help you gain proficiency with the material. (You may need to complete more exercises than those assigned to master the material.) Class time will be devoted to answering questions from the exercises. To keep on schedule, you are expected to complete a sectionís practice exercises after the material has been covered in class, but before the next class period. I strongly recommend, however, that you read the section and preview the exercises prior to the material's coverage in class. On average, you should spend 2-3 hours studying outside of class for each hour that you are in class.
Practice Exercise Link
Practice Exercise Quiz - taken during class; you will be allowed to use your practice exercises, but not your book. You must take the quiz on the day it is given. If you are not in the classroom when it is given, it cannot be made up.
In-Class Quiz - taken during class; generally, notes, books, and practice exercises may not be used. Questions will consist of material from class and the assigned practice exercises. You must take an in-class quiz on the day it is given. If you are not in the classroom when an in-class quiz is given, it cannot be made up.
Take-Home Quiz (THQ) - completed outside of class; due at the beginning of the next class period, unless specified otherwise.
You will earn a score of zero if you miss class on the day of a quiz or submit a take-home quiz after the assigned due date/time. (See Attendance.)
Exams: You are expected to take each exam in pencil on the day it is given. (A 5 point penalty will result if you do not use pencil.) If you know that you will miss an exam, you may take the exam early. I will need at least two days notice. Otherwise, you may make up the points for a single missed exam at the end of the semester with your final exam score. You will earn a score of zero for any subsequent missed exam(s).
Replace Lowest Exam Score: If the percentage on your final exam is higher than your lowest exam score, then your lowest exam score will be replaced with the percentage from your final exam. The final exam percentage can only be used to replace a single exam score in the course. So, if you have missed an exam, then the final exam score will be used to replace the score for the missing exam.
Retakes of Exams and/or Extra Credit: Retakes of assignments and extra credit are not allowed on an individual basis.
Academic Conduct: Academic honesty is expected. Violations will not be tolerated. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, copying answers off another student's exam, submitting another personís work as your own, having an unapproved crib sheet during an exam, and using an unapproved graphing calculator during an exam. I reserve the right to assign a score of zero on any assignment where academic dishonesty occurs. I also reserve the right to file an Academic Dishonesty Report with the office of Academic Affairs. Other possible disciplinary action includes failure of the course or withdrawal from the course; and, possibly, withdrawal from the college.
Attendance: You are expected to attend classes regularly. Attendance is taken to maintain records for financial aid, state auditing, and athletic progress reports. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to keep up with the course (e.g. check the schedule, work on assigned practice exercises, complete any online homework assignments, get class notes from a classmate, etc.). If you have specific questions on the missed course content, see me during office hours.
If you arrive late or leave early, it may be noted on the attendance sheet.
Special Needs Educational Support Services: You may be eligible for academic accommodations through the Disability Services Office if you have a documented physical, psychiatric, or cognitive disability such as a learning disability or ADD/ADHD. If you have a disability and need more information regarding possible accommodations, please contact Tina Hardy at 224-0284 or Judy Mika at 224-0350; or, stop by office B-204.
School Closings: In the event of inclement weather, please tune to a local radio station for possible school closings. Any assignments that are due on a day that the school is closed will be due during the next scheduled class period. If an exam is scheduled for such a day, it will be conducted during the next scheduled class period.
Class Cancellations: To determine if class is cancelled, check IVCC's Class Cancellations page (http://www.ivcc.edu/cancellations.aspx?id=2810). Relevant announcements will be posted with the cancellation notice. In addition, any assignments that are due on a day that class is canceled will be due during the next scheduled class period, unless noted otherwise. If an exam is scheduled for such a day, it will be conducted during the next scheduled class period, unless noted otherwise.
Electronic Devices: To avoid disruptions to fellow students, please silence all electronic devices (e.g. cell phones, pagers, etc.) prior to the beginning of each class. Unless it is an emergency, you will assume a 5 point penalty if your device "rings" during an exam.
Withdrawals: All withdrawals earn a grade of "W", which does not affect the GPA, but deletes the course credit(s) for the involved course(s). Withdrawal from the course is NOT automatic. Even if you cease all activity in the course, you must be withdrawn from the course. All students on the roster at the end of the course will be assigned a grade. The last day for withdrawal is Thursday April 11th, 2013.
To initiate a withdrawal, you can
Email your name AND student ID number to
Complete the form in the Records Office or online at http://www.ivcc.edu/admissions.aspx?id=1984. (IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal in cases of academic dishonesty or at the instructorís discretion.)
You should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that you consult with me, with a counselor, and with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course of action for you.
It is your responsibility to make sure the withdrawal is handled prior to the deadline.
NOTE: This course contract is subject to change to meet the learning needs of the students and/or the needs of the instructor.
Last Updated: 08 January, 2013
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