MTH 243 Calculus III

Text:  Multivariable CALCULUS. Concepts & Contexts-3" by James Stewart
Prerequisites: MTH 142 or equivalent
Calculators: A graphing calculator is required.

Instructor: Dr. M. Kulenovic
Tyler 216
Ph. 44436
e-mail: kulenm@math.uri.edu
Class and time: Kelley 103      M-Th: 8- 9:45
Office hours: M-Th: 10-11

web page: www.math.uri.edu/~kulenm

Course Information

Introduction
This is the third calculus course for students of engineering, mathematics, science and other areas of study that require a strong mathematical background. In MTH 243 we  will cover coordinates for space vector geometry, partial derivatives, directional derivatives, extrema, and multiple integrals.

How to Succeed in MTH 243 - Summer session

• Spend about 10 hours per week, outside of class, working problems, reading the text, and working on Maple Projects. Sometime during the first week of class, set up your weekly schedule so that specific days and times are reserved for working out math problems.
• Buy a notebook where you will write solutions to all the recommended problems.
• Save all quizzes, handouts, and any other work. Use them to prepare yourself for tests.
• Establish a group of fellow students to work with.
• Come to class every time!  Skipping class, even only a couple of times, will translate into a lower course grade.

Goals and Objectives.

The goals are to have you develop symbol manipulation skills, mathematical modelling skills, skills in the use of technology to treat mathematical problems that involve the concepts of vector geometry, partial derivatives, directional derivatives, extrema, and multiple integrals. an understanding of the language of calculus, and an appreciation for the uses of calculus in the sciences.

Evaluation

The course grade will be computed as follows:

Course grade = (25 E1 + 25 E2 + 30 FE + 10 MP + 10 Q)/100

Key: E1 = Exam 1, E2 = Exam 2, FE = Final Exam, MP = 2 Maple/Modeling Projects, Q = Quizzes.

Maple Information
We will use the software Maple in this course. The Maple software is available in most computer labs at both URI Maple is a powerful computer algebra system that can perform the most complicated calculations and draw spectacular graphics at the touch of the button. Knowledge of software like Maple should help you in your future professional career as well as in understanding material in calculus.

Our work with Maple will be organized into Maple Worksheets. You will be able to download the worksheets from this web page at any of the URI computer labs or to your home computer if you have a personal copy of Maple. Student Edition of Maple is readily available at bookstores and over the Internet. The student edition is reasonably priced and you may choose to purchase it for your convenience. .

There will be help with Maple available at one of the URI computer labs. The hours and names of people who will be helping you will be posted on this page as soon as they are scheduled. There is a system that will allow you to submit your Maple homework electronically.

Practice Problems

We will follow format of the Spring's semester exams:

Practice exams

Maple Worksheets

Below are instructions that you may find helpful when getting started with your Maple assignments:

Maple worksheets

Homework problems and Topics covered

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