Math 317 syllabus and grading policy
Feldman and Rechnitzer
Secondary text: Whitman, primarily chapters 13 and 16
Secondary text: Strang, primarily chapters 12 and 15
Secondary text: James Stewart, Multivariable Calculus
Edition 7E, primarily chapters 13 and 16
- Vector valued functions of one variable:
Parameterized curves, velocity, acceleration, arc length.
Includes curvature, normal
and binormal vectors, tangential and normal components of acceleration.
- Vector valued functions of several variables:
vector fields, line integrals, conservative fields, fundamental theorem of line integrals,
Green's theorem, gradient, curl, divergence,
parameterized surfaces, suface area, surface integrals,
Stoke's theorem, divergence theorem.
Back to course page.
- There will be one midterm,
Friday Oct 13th
- There will be 5 quizzes
- The final exam is scheduled for TBA.
No calculators will be allowed on any of the exams.
- Final grade computation. It is given by which ever is greater,
Quizzes*15% + Midterm*35% + FinalExam*50%
FinalExam - 10.
The second option is your safety net: even if you perform very badly on the midterm/quizzes, you can still get a good grade in the class by doing well on the final.
- Final grades will then be scaled to be commensurate with historical averages.
- X factor: at the end of the grading process, I may move a few
grades up by one or possibly two points. These will be awarded based
on some X factors: for example, class room participation, extra problems, or drastic
improvement over the course of the semester.