SYLLABUS

Instructor:
Dr. James Baglama

Office/Contact Information:
Office: Lippitt Hall 101A
Phone: 401-874-4412
Fax: 401-874-4454
E-Mail: jbaglama@math.uri.edu
Course Web Page: http://www.math.uri.edu/~jbaglama/classes/2008-2009/spring/math243
Office hours: 11:00 am - 11:50 am MWTh.

Course Information:
Class Time: 10:00 am - 10:50 am MWF
Location: Lippitt Hall 205
Section number: 04
Prerequisites: Math 142
Text: "Calculus Multivariable 4th Ed", by William G. McCallum, Deborah Hughes-Hallett, Andrew M. Gleason, David O. Lomen, David Lovelock

Course Description:
Math 243 will cover coordinates for space vector geometry, partial derivatives, directional derivatives, extrema, Lagrange multipliers, and multiple integrals.

Two exams worth 100 points and a final exam worth 150 points.
 Date Exam I 100 pts TBA Exam II 100 pts TBA Final Exam 150 pts TBA Maple Projects 100 pts Quizzes 100 pts Total Pts 550 pts

A..100%-90%       B..89%-80%       C..79%-70%       D..69%-60%       F..59%-0%
+/- Grades may be given for borderline percentages.

Homework/Quizzes:
Homework will be assigned after each chapter. Each day we will spend time going over homework problems. You are responsible for all problems assigned, see Course Calendar for a list of problems associated with each chapter. Quizzes will be given on every Wednesday in the weeks without exams. Quiz problems are from homework problems and examples given in class with number changes. There are no makeup quizzes. I'll drop one quiz grade.

Calculators:
A Texas Instruments graphing calculator is required. Technology will play an important role in this course and we will make extensive use of graphing calculators. sure to bring your graphing calculator to each class.

Maple Projects:
We will continue our work with Maple. The Maple projects are created to help you learn new concepts. Maple is very useful in visualizing graphs and surfaces in three dimensions. Below are the links for the Maple worksheets for MTH 243. To open the worksheets you need a copy of the Maple software on the computer you are working on. Maple is available in all URI computer labs and in Tyler Hall 101. Assistants are available for Tyler Hall 101. Total points 100. Use the web for help with Maple commands, Google --> Maple Commands

Contour Diagrams Due: Friday Feb. 13