 BSU
Math 275 (Calc. III)  Section 002, Spring 2011


Instructor:
Shari Ultman

email:
shariultman@boisestate.edu

Office:
Math/Geoscience
Building, Room 236D

Office
hours: WF
12:001:30pm, and by appointment.


My
Weekly Schedule


Return
to Homepage
 Syllabus:
with correct final exam day.


Calendar
(revised)


Assignments


Keys
to quizzes 

Basic
derivatives and integrals: you may use this on exams. It is your
responsibility to print off a copy and bring it to the exam.


Midterm
1 review (revised) Now with torsion!


Midterm
2 review


Midterm
3 review (revised)


Final
exam review: now includes review problems (and a few minor
revisions).

 Links:

The
Bridge Project Book This was written by Tevian
Dray and Corinne
Manogue at Oregon State University (part of the Vector
Calculus Bridge project). I recommend it as a supplemental
resource for this class.


Surface/level
curve grapher By Barbara
Kaskosz at the University of Rhode Island and Doug
Ensley at Shippensburg Universtiy.


Polar
function grapher By Marc
Renault at Shippensburg University

 Announcements:


Sat 5/7: A new version of the final exam review has been posted (now
includes review problems and a few minor revisions). There are a
substantial number of suggested review problems, but most should
look familiar. Also: I will have office hours Monday 5/9 and Tuesday
5/10 from noon to 2:00 pm, and will be keeping an eye on my email.

Fri 5/6: A preliminary version of the final exam review has been
posted ("preliminary" because it does not include review
problems). Please look it over before class.

Mon 5/2: The day of the final exam listed on the Syllabus was
incorrect. The final is on Wednesday 11 May, not Monday 11 May. The
syllabus has been corrected to reflect this.

Wed 4/20: I will not have the exams graded for today's class. They
will be returned on Friday.

Fri 4/8: Here's what the gradient,
curl and divergence look like for cylindrical and spherical
bases.

Wed 4/6: A change to this Friday's assignment: sections 13.6 and
13.7 only will be due on Friday. Sections 14.1 and 14.2 will be due
next Friday (4/15). Also, there will be no quiz this Friday.
Instead, the first 20 minutes of class will be open for homework
questions.

Sat 3/26: Here's the continuation of the example
we began in class yesterday.

Fri 3/25: I will not have internet access at home over spring break.
You can still send me emails, but expect some lag in reply time.

Wed 3/23: A link to a nice online applet for graphing polar
functions has been posted above.

Wed 3/16: The quiz on Friday will cover sections 13.113.3. Also,
we will cover section 13.7 on Friday. Section 13.6 will be covered
next week.

Sun 3/6: A review for Midterm 2 has been posted above.


Sat 2/26: There are some nice applets online for graphing surfaces
and level curves  I've linked to one above (you can find others
using a Google search). Also, a reminder that you may find that the
Bridge Project Book (link above) is a useful reference for this
class.


Wed 2/23: The assignment posted for this Friday (2/25) has been
corrected: the final section assigned is 12.6 *not*
12.4. There will be a quiz this Friday on the material corresponding
to this assignment.


The BSU Math Department is launching an REU (research experience for
undergraduates) this summer. More information can be found here.


Wed 2/16: There will be no quiz this Friday (2/18). Sections
assigned this week will be collected next Friday (2/25).


Wed 2/9: The first midterm will be held in class (1:402:30pm) on
Friday 11 February. You will be allowed one half of one side of an
8.5" x 11" sheet of paper (total surface area: 8.5'' x
5.5'') for handwritten notes, the table of basic derivatives and
integrals posted on this website, and a scientific calculator. No
other notes or technology will be allowed for this exam. The first
midterm will be over the material covered in class since the
beginning of the semester (corresponding to sections 10.110.5,
11.111.5 in the text, plus the infinitesimal displacement vector
dr and the
arclength element ds).
Note that the Midterm Review posted above has been revised to
reflect the correct exam time.


Sat 2/5: A review for the first midterm and the key to quiz 2 have
been posted.


Thurs 2/3: A sheet of basic derivatives and integrals has been
posted. You may use this for exams (but not quizzes).


Wed 2/2: Friday's quiz will be over material covered in class from
last Wednesday through yesterday  in particular, sections 10.5 and
11.1, the dr vector
and the line element ds.


Mon 1/31: Check your notes: at the end of today's class, I wrote
that the derivative of a vectorvalued function r(t)
is the limit of
r(t)/Δt
as Δt approaches zero, which is clearly incorrect. It should be the
limit of Δr(t)/Δt
as Δt approaches zero.


Tues 1/25: Friday's quiz will be over all material covered from the
start of the semester through today's class (sections 10.1  10.4).


Fri 1/21: I do check email over the weekend. If you have homework
questions, feel free to drop me a line.


Wed 1/18: A note about homework assignments. I assign very few
"basic" problems. It is your responsibility to work as
many problems as necessary to master the basic skills (for example,
vector addition, or finding the magnitude of a vector). Do not turn
in these problems with the assigned homework; that will make me
cranky, and you don't want me grading when I'm cranky.


A new calendar (revised to reflect the new quiz/homework schedule)
has been posted under the link above.


Mon 1/17: Please download the Skills
Assessment. The purpose of this assessment is to help you
determine what you need to review in order to maximize your success
in this class (Math 275). Try to work these problems without
using a calculator, textbook, or other notes. Any problem that gives
you trouble indicates an area that you should review. This is not an
assignment and will not be graded.


Sun 1/16: Welcome to Math 275. Please take a look at the course
Syllabus and Calendar at the links above.
