Math 254, WI 2010, MWF 12:30p.m., Mendenhall Lab 0191 Note the ROOM CHANGE!

Instructor: Rodica D. Costin

Office: Math Tower 436
Office hours: Monday and Friday, 11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., or by appointment.
Tutoring offered at MSLC.

Prerequisite: Math 153.

Purpose of Course: To provide students with a solid foundation in calculus.

Catalog Description: Partial differentiation, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals, line integrals, and Green's Theorem.

Textbook: James Stewart.  Calculus:Early Transcendentals, Vol. 2.  5th edition. (2007) (Special OSU Custom Edition) ISBN 978-0-495-41692-0.
Or, James Stewart,  Calculus:Early Transcendentals, 5th edition, ISBN 0534393217.

Grading: Your grade for the quarter will be based on a weighted average of tests and recitation.
  The planned weights are as follows:

Note the new dates fot the midterms:
Midterm 1 - Wednesday, Jan. 27- 100 points
Midterm 2 - Monday, March 1- 100 points in Pomerene Hall 306 Note the new date and place for the midterm!
Final Exam - Tu March 16, 11:30 a.m. -200 points
Recitation  (Quizzes and HW) - 100 points
Total 500 points

If it results in a higher score, the lower midterm grade will be replaced by one third of the sum of scores on the final and the higher midterm. Please double check the final exam date at the Final Examination Schedule.

Grading will be based on total points with approximate cutoffs of:
465 (93%) A; 450 (90%) A-; 435 (87%) B+; 415 (83%) B; 400 (80%) B-
385 (77%) C+; 365 (73%) C; 350 (70%) C-; 335 (67%) D+; 300 (60%) D
(The actual cutoffs will not be raised, but they may be lowered.  Significant adjustments due to a harder than expected midterm will be announced in lecture.)

Calculator Policy: No calculator, computers, cell phones, or other calculating or communicating devices are allowed.

Tests: Tests are freely based on examples from lecture and from the textbook, and problems and concepts from the assigned homework. Midterms and Final Exam are in the usual classroom and are closed book, with calculator policy as noted.

Exam Schedule Conflicts. Midterm: in general there will be no makeups given after a midterm exam is given.  If you have a conflict on an exam date, contact the lecturer at least one week before the exam to make alternative arrangements.  In the event of an emergency, contact the lecturer as soon as possible. Final Exam:  contact the lecturer at least one week before the exam to arrange a makeup on the morning after the exam. In the event of an emergency, contact the lecturer as soon as possible, but no later than the day after the exam.  An incomplete (grade of I) cannot be issued if a student has missed an exam or has an average of less than 70% on work up through the second midterm.  The Department of Mathematics strongly discourages early final exams.

Topics:  Textbook chapters 14, 15, and 16.  Not all material will receive equal emphasis.  Some of listed chapter 16 may not be covered. In addition to the problems below, check out the review problems at the end of each chapter.

Recitation: Your recitation score will be based on some combination of quizzes, homework problems, and other work to be announced by your recitation instructor (in consultation with the lecturer). There will be 7 quizzes, 6 points each (the lowest score will be dropped) and there will be weekly written HW assignments, each worth 8pts (there are 8 HW's), adding up to a maximal total of 100 points. Among the weekly written HW problems the TA will randomly choose and thoroughly grade three problems (2 points each) and the other 2 points are given for completing the full assignment.
Some homework problems to get started with are listed below.  Be sure to read all directions associated with a problem! The following problems are not to be handed in, but work as many as you can to learn the material. This is clearly a large number of problems. Your TA’s written homework assignment should be essentially a small subset of these.
Chapter 14 – Partial Derivatives  (the gradient)
Section 14.1 Problems: 6, 11--29, 37--44, 59--62
Section 14.2 Problems: 5--20, 23, 24, 27--38
Section 14.3 Problems: 13--38, 41--54, 57, 59, 68
Section 14.4 Problems: 1--6, 11--17, 19, 23--29
Section 14.5 Problems: 1--14, 17, 18, 21, 22, 27--34, 43, 45, 47--52
Section 14.6 Problems: 4--17, 19--27, 39--44, 49, 61
Section 14.7 Problems: 1, 2, 5--18, 27--34, 37, 38
Section 14.8 Problems: 1, 3--19
Chapter 15 – Multiple Integrals
  Section 15.1 Problems: 1, 2, 11--13
Section 15.2 Problems: 1--30, 33
Section 15.3 Problems: 1--28, 31, 32, 37--48
Section 15.4 Problems: 1--27, 29--32, 35--37
Section 15.5 Problems: 1--17
Section 15.6 Problems: 1--12
Section 15.7 Problems: 1--20, 36, 37
Section 15.8 Problems: 1--9, 13, 17--25, 35, 36
Chapter 16 - Vector Calculus
Section 16.1 Problems: 1--10, 21--24 ; Section 16.2 Problems: 1--16, 19--22, 31, 37--39
Section 16.3 Problems: 1--9, 11--22, 31; Section 16.4 Problems: 1--4, 7--12, 14, 15, 17, 18