This is the homepage for MATH 1953 (Calculus III), Section 5. This page will be updated throughout the term with important information for our course, including
homework assignments, review materials, solutions to assignments, and more. |
Text: Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals 8th Edition by Stewart.
This book is available at the DU Bookstore.
The sections which we will be covering in the text are 4.4, 7.8, 10.1-10.4, and 11.1-11.11.
This course has two main parts. In the first, we will examine some applications of the material from Calc I and Calc II, including L'Hopital's rule (4.4), improper integrals (7.8), and finding areas and lengths for curves defined using parametric or polar coordinates (10.1-10.4). In the second half of the course (11.1-11.11), we will study various aspects of sequences and series of real numbers. Much of our focus will be on the question of convergence of an infinite series of numbers; when does it make sense to "sum up" an infinite set of numbers? Finally, we finish the course with Taylor series. Taylor series are a beautiful marriage of calculus and infinite series, essentially allowing us to approximate most common functions (trigonometric, exponential, etc.) by a sort of "infinite polynomial."
The most important advice I can give you for this course is to honestly evaluate your own progress. Mathematics, perhaps more than any other subject, allows for constant easy self-evaluation; either you know how to complete exercises from the section on your own, without outside help, or you do not. If you are having trouble, come see me or Thomas! Either of us will be happy to discuss any aspect of the class which is causing trouble, either informally after class or during office hours. A difference of even a couple of days in seeking help can be absolutely devastating in such a fast-paced course, so PLEASE do not hesitate.
Your term grade will consist of online and written homework assignments (roughly 1 each per week), four one-hour exams, and a final exam, broken down in the following way:
30% Final exam
45% Midterm exams (15% each; lowest dropped)
10% Written homework
Some homework assignments will be posted and collected using WebAssign, an online tool for problem dissemination. Your lowest two homework assignment grades will be dropped. To get started, go to http://webassign.net and create an account. To do this, go to the right-hand side of the page, and look for a link that says "I have a Class Key." (This is right under the words "Log in.") Your class key for our section is du 6908 3964. With this, you should be able to create an account with your own username and password and start learning about the system.
You will also have written homework assignments, posted below and due in class on Wednesdays. Assignments turned in after the first 15 minutes of class will be counted as late, and subject to the usual late homework penalty scheme (described below.) These written assignments will be posted here at least one week in advance.
Late homework assignments will have a percentage subtracted according to the following policy:
You will have four exams, all in our classroom during class time on Fridays (dates will be finalized soon). Your lowest exam grade will be dropped. For this reason, I will not give makeup exams except in the case of an excused absence out of your control, such as sickness or a DU athletic event. Our final exam will be on Wednesday, June 12th in our classroom from 4:00 - 5:50 p.m. More information about the exams will be posted later in the term.
Documents from Hwajin's Friday classes
You may use a simple scientific calculator for all exams and quizzes. Graphing or programmable calculators are not allowed as well as calculators that can perform any kind of calculus or symbolic operations. Use of a non-approved calculator will be considered a violation of DUís honor code. If you have any questions about your calculator please see me.
Makeup exams will only be offered in the event of extreme circumstances. If you think you have a problem which will force you to miss an exam, come talk to me as soon as possible!!!