Two exams worth 100 points and a final exam worth 150 points. |
| || || Date |
| Exam I
|| 100 pts
| Exam II
|| 100 pts
| Final Exam
|| 150 pts
|| TBA |
| Maple Projects
|| 100 pts
| Quizzes || 100 pts
| Total Pts
|| 550 pts
+/- Grades may be given for borderline percentages.
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
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.
A Texas Instruments graphing calculator is required.
Technology will play
an important role in this course and we will make extensive use of graphing
sure to bring your graphing calculator to each class.
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
Gradients Due: Friday Mar. 13
Parametric Curves and Surfaces Due: Friday Apr. 17
Because of the high level of knowledge that will be imparted and assessed
during class time, attendance is highly recommended.
Makeup exams will only be given to students with an acceptable excuse.
The only acceptable excuses, religious holy day, family emergency,
school sponsored event, job interviews, or sickness. All absences
require documentation. For example, sickness, a doctor's excuse.
You must let me know
before the exam that you will not be able to take the exam in order to be
given a makeup exam. All other absences will be given a zero for that exam.
No exceptions! Makeup exams will be given at a time that is convenient for
both you and me.
Research has shown that the learning process is greatly enhanced
when students help each other. On the other hand, I do not want you
to find the best student in the class and simply copy off of him/her.
If you are having trouble, please don't hesitate to come and
see me right away. If you are having trouble and don't take care of it,
your problems will only get worse. I can assure you of this.
Any student who, because of a disability, may require some special
arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact me as soon as
possible to make necessary accommodations.