**Fall 2012. MATH2450. Section 010.**

**Instructor:**
Luan Thach Hoang

Office: MA 208. Phone: (806) 742-2580 Ext 232.
Fax: (806) 742-1112

Email address: *luan.hoang@ttu.edu*

Homepage: *http://www.math.ttu.edu/~lhoang/*

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.

**Course Outline:**

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:

**Online homework**will be assigned though Webwork. Students will receive the instructor's message for login information. Due dates are indicated on each assignment. Students should spend very first week to get familiar with the system.**Webwork Link:***http://webwork.math.ttu.edu/webwork2/f12lhoangm2450s010/***Written homework**will be collected in class.

**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.

**Examination Schedule:**

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).

**Critical Dates:**

- Aug. 27: Classes begin.
- Sep. 3: Labor Day. University Holiday.
- Sep. 12: Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without penalty. Last day to drop a course and have course charges removed.
- Oct. 29: Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with penalty.
- Nov. 21-25. Thanksgiving Holiday.
- Nov. 29-Dec. 5: No exams.
- Dec. 5: Last day of classes.

**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.