Fall 2012. MATH2450. Section 010.
Luan Thach Hoang
Office: MA 208. Phone: (806) 742-2580 Ext 232. Fax: (806) 742-1112
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: TWR 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Classroom and Time: Math Building 014, TR 12:30pm - 1:50 pm, W 12:00pm - 12:50pm.
Course website: http://www.math.ttu.edu/~lhoang/2012Fall-M2450/
Prerequisite: (at least a) C in Math 1352 or Math 1452.
Text: CALCULUS, by Strauss, Bradley, and Smith; 5th Edition published by Pearson Education.
Course Description: Partial differentiation, functions of several variables, multiple integrals, line integrals, surface integrals, Stokes Theorem. Applications and problem-solving are strongly emphasized. Partially fulfills Core Mathematics requirement.
Chapter 9 – (9.1-9.4 for Review, 9.5-9.7) Vectors in the Plane and in Space
Chapter 10 – (10.1-10.4) Vector-Valued Functions
Chapter 11 – (11.1-11.8) Partial Differentiation
Chapter 12 – (12.1-12.8) Multiple Integration
Chapter 13 – (13.1-13.7) Vector Analysis
Expected Learning Outcomes: Students develop skills in differentiation and integration needed to solve problems in 3-dimensional space. In particular the students will master the concepts of
tangent and normal vectors, and their geometric and physical interpretations
partial derivatives, tangent planes, directional derivatives, and gradients, and how to compute them
three-dimensional integration, and how to compute such integrals
vector fields, divergence, and curl, and certain applications to the real world and other sciences
Methods of Assessment of Learning Outcomes: Assessment of the learning outcomes will be achieved through homework assignments, three midterm exams, and a final exam.
The exams will have both multiple choice questions and comprehensive problems.
Homework Assignments: will be assigned weekly. There are two types:
Webwork Link: http://webwork.math.ttu.edu/webwork2/f12lhoangm2450s010/
Grading Policy: Homework will count for 25% of the grade. The lowest score for each online and written homework will be
dropped. There will be three midterm exams in class, each will count
for 15% of the grade. The final exam will count for 30% of the grade.
All in-class exams are closed-book. No make-up exams are given unless
legitimate documents for excuses are presented to the instructor at
least a week in advance.
Grading Scale: A: 90%-100%, B: 80%-89%, C: 70%-79%, D: 60%-69%, F: below 60%
Calculators, Electronic Devices: In all exams, calculators and formula sheets are not permitted. Electronic devices which can store formulas, including cell phones, should be turned off and stored during the exams.
Attendance Policy: Students must go to lectures and attendance will be taken. If you miss no more than four lectures, a bonus of three points will be added to your final grade.
Midterm 1: Wednesday, Sep. 19.
Midterm 2: Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Midterm 3: Wednesday, Nov. 14.
FINAL EXAM: Friday, December 7, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Room: ELECE 122 (Electrical and Computer Engineering).
Academic Misconduct: Academic dishonesty is intolerable and will be punished to the full extent allowed by the University policy.
Civility in the Classroom: Students are expected to assist
in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
In order to assure that all students have the opportunity to gain
from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the
instructor, students are prohibited from engaging in any other form
of distraction. Inappropriate behavior in the classroom shall result,
minimally, in a request to leave class.
Students must attend class on time and are not allowed to leave the class before the end of the hour without authorization. During class time students are not allowed to text, chat, sleep, play games, read newspapers, wear earphones, play with smart phones or tablets, etc. Please put silent mode to all your electronic devices.
Students with Disabilities: Any student who because of a disability may require special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible. "I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has a disability that may require special accommodations. I am sure we can work out whatever arrangements are necessary. Please see me during my office hours."
Alert: This is a 4-hour credit course. It is important, difficult, fast and intense. Students must work hard or very hard to stay on top of it!
Advice: Come to class regularly, work on homework problems. Ask questions in class and get help from the Tutoring Center (information will be provided) or from the instructor during the office hours. Since a lot of material will be covered, students have to master them quickly and do not wait too late until the midterms or the final exam. Students are encouraged to give feedbacks to the instructor during the semester.
NOTE: When needed, the instructor will communicate with the students using their TTU email addresses. At the beginning of the semester, the instructor will send out two special email messages. One is to confirm the students' email addresses, the other one is about Webwork. If a student does not receive those messages by the time of the second class (Wednesday Aug. 29), he/she must contact the instructor immediately.