Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
Spring Quarter 2011
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Your grades will be posted this week.
Thank you for your collaboration. Good luck!
The course instructor is
Dr Jennifer Taggart
Office hours: Monday 2:00 - 4:00, Wednesday 2:30 - 4:30 at Padelford Hall C334
The teaching assistant is
Office hours: Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00, Thursday 4:00 - 5:00, Math Study Center, Communications Building B014, cubicle 1.
Math 126 EC
- Lectures on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:30 - 1:20 at Anderson Hall 223
- Quiz sections on Tuesday, Thursday, 12:30 - 1:20 at Loew Hall 113
Math 126 ED
- Lectures on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:30 - 1:20 at Anderson Hall 223
- Quiz sections on Tuesday, Thursday, 1:30 - 2:20 at Loew Hall 113
On some quiz sections, you will be given a set of Challenge Problems taken from old exams. This is a practice for midterms and the final exam. They are totally non-mandatory; solving or not solving them will not affect your grade in any way. I advise you to try to solve them during quiz section and then compare your solutions to the given ones.
Your grade will consist of:
- Homework -- 10 %
- Midterm 1 -- 27 %
- Midterm 2 -- 27 %
- Final Exam -- 36 %
Homework will be assigned and collected via Webassign. Homework will generally be due at 11:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Course Calendar: Due Dates for Homework
Extensions and extra submissions on homework will not be given under any circumstances.
There will be a certain number of grace points on homework, meaning you may miss that number of homework points and still receive a perfect score on homework at the end of the quarter. (The exact number of grace points will depend on the total number of homework points offered during the quarter and will be at least half of the average assignment value.)
In order to access and submit your homework for grading, you
will use Webassign. You will need a "Webassign access code" which you can purchase with or without the text at the University Bookstore or at
Here is a description of how to get registered on Webassign and begin
accessing the homework.
- Open a web browser (Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.)
- Go to this web address: https://www.webassign.net/washington/login.html
- Click on the "LOG IN"
button. You'll be asked to log in to your MyUW account. You should end up at a page with access to your Math 126 assignments
- Under "My classes" drop down menu, select our class. You will
then be able to access current assignments, grades etc.
- The "Guide" and "Help" links in the upper right corner may help
you find your way around Webassign.
- When you open up a homework assignment, you will see empty
boxes for your answers. Sometimes the answers
are numerical (e.g., 1.25 or 5/4),
sometimes symbolic (e.g., 2x + x2 ). A palette of mathematical symbols
is provided to allow you to enter symbolic notation
- When you open a homework assignment, you have the option to
submit an answer OR save your work for later. You can
also print out the entire homework, work on it away from the computer,
then return and enter answers later.
On most questions, you are allowed 5 tries to enter the correct answer.
After that, the correct answer pops up and you are given 0 on
that particular submission. (The number of submissions for a multiple choice question is generally 2. For a True/False or Yes/No questions, you get only one submission.)
- You will find that many of the problems have "randomized" numbers in them. For example, on a particular problem your homework may involve working with the equation
2 x2 + 3y2 = 7
However, when you look at your friend's homework, the same problem
might instead involve the equation
3 x2 + 5y2 = 7
These slight randomized changes insure that no single answer key
can be posted online for everyone to use.
Midterm 1. Tuesday, April 26, on quiz section
- Old 1st Midterms
- EC: mean 33.45, median 34, deviation 11.85
- ED: mean 33.08, median 33, deviation 12.12
- the whole E section: mean 33.19, median 34, deviation 11.2
Midterm 2. Tuesday, May 17, on quiz section
- Old 2st Midterms
- EC: mean 40.63, median 44.5, deviation 9.16
- ED: mean 39.95, median 41, deviation 8.65
- the whole E section: mean 40.06, median 42, deviation 8.32
Final Exam. Saturday, June 4, 1:30 - 4:20pm
Rules for taking exams
- For Midterms and Final Exam, you are allowed to bring
one page of hand-written notes of standard size.
- You will need a scientific calculator for Math 126. It must
have trigonometric functions, like Sin and Cos, as well as
logarithms and exponentials (ln and exp). You can use it on exams.
- Graphing calculators and other electronic devices (e.g. cell phones, laptops, Palm Pilots) are not allowed.
A graphing calculator is any device with
a multiline display that has the ability to graph mathematical
functions. Examples are the TI-85 or the HP-48G.
- You may not share a calculator nor a note sheet with another student on an exam.
- You must bring your Photo ID to all exams.
- In the case of onbservance of religious holidays or participation in university sponsored activities, such as debate or athletics,
arrangements must be made at least one week in advance for exams. You will be reqiured to provide documentation for your absense.
- Make-up exams will not be given. If you miss an exam due to unavoidable, compelling, and (in most cases) well-documented circumstances
(e.g. illness, transportation emergency), your final exam may be weighed more heavily.
- Contact Dr Jennifer Taggart immediately if one of these circumstances arises.
- This is the third and the most difficult course in the 124/5/6 three quarter sequence.
- It covers analytic geometry, differential geometry, partial derivatives, double integrals, and Taylor polynomials and series.
- Prerequisites: Math 124, Math 125. You should be familiar with differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable.
- This course is often chosen by future science, engeneering, chemistry or biology majors. (For math majors, we have another sequence: the Honors Calculus Sequence Math 134/5/6.)
- We use Stewart's book Multivariable Calculus , chapters 10, 12 - 15, and Taylor Notes.
- These are the lecture notes on Taylor polynomials and series, which are used instead of the Chapter 11 of Multivariable Calculus
By default, the sections in the syllabus below relate to the Stewart's book
- Analytic Geometry
- Three-dimensional Cartesian coordinates and vectors (12.1-2)
- Polar coordinates (10.3)
- Dot and cross product (12.3-4)
- Lines and planes (12.5)
- Quadric surfaces (12.6)
- Differential Geometry
- Derivatives and integrals of vector functions (10.2, 13.2)
- Curvature (13.3)
- Motion in the space: velocity and acceleration (13.4)
- Multivariable Differential Calculus
- Partial derivatives of first and higher orders (14.3)
- Tangent planes and linear approximation (14.4)
- Local maxima and minima of functions of two variables (14.7)
- Multivariable Integral Calculus
- Definition of double integrals (15.1, 15.3)
- Double and iterated integrals (15.2)
- Double integrals in polar coordinates (15.4)
- Applications of double integrals (15.5)
- Taylor Polynomials and Taylor Series (Taylor Notes)
- Linear and quadratic approximation (sections 1-2)
- Taylor approximation in the general case (section 3)
- Taylor series (sections 4-5)
The Math Study Center (located in Communication B-014) is a
great place for students to work on math, WHETHER OR NOT THEY NEED HELP. We are not a
tutoring center in the traditional sense. We provide a comfortable place and a supportive atmosphere
for students to come together and study, in groups or individually.
We have on staff a number of tutors
(both graduate student TA's and advanced undergraduates) who will sit down with students and answer
questions to help them get unstuck. We do not provide long blocks of uninterrupted one-on-one tutoring.
Textbooks, calculators and other study materials are available to be checked out for in-room use.
We are located in the basement of the Communications Building, room B-014.
- Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 9:30pm
- Friday: 9:30am - 1:30pm
- Sunday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm