Math 317 syllabus and grading policy
Text

Primary
Text:
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
Topics
 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.
Grading
 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%
OR
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.
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