Math 513 , Au 2008

Instructor: Rodica D. Costin
Office: Math Tower 436
Office hours: Monday and Friday, 11:00 a.m. - noon, and by appointment.
Tutoring offered at MSLC.

Prerequisite: Math 254.

Purpose of Course: A basic course designed to give familiarity with vector notation, vector operation, line and surface integrals, and the main theorems of vector calculus.

Catalog Description: Vector algebra, vector operations, vector integral theorems, curvilinear coordinates; applications.

Textbook: Introduction to Vector Analysis, 7th edition, by Davis and Snider, Quant Systems


Homework: A longer list with homework problems will be posted on the website after each lecture, by 11 a.m. The quizzes, and the tests, will consist of problems similar to these.You need to solve enough of the listed problems to ensure that you master the concepts, and that you are able to solve all the different types of problems there. You must do so before the next lecture!

A number of problems are listed as: Write up the solutions and turn in for grading. The solutions to these problems need to be written neatly, with the problem number and section clearly labeled, showing up your work, and turned in for grading each Monday.

Each homework set is worth 12 points. The grader will choose and grade three problems (each problem is worth 2 points). The other six points are awarded for having all the required problems written up.

Quizzes: There will be unannounced quizzes, each worth 10 points.

The lowest two quiz grades will be dropped. There are no make up quizzes, and no late homework is accepted. The total number of points earned from Homework+Quizzes will be normalized in the end to a maximum of 100.

Grading: Your grade for the quarter will be based on a weighted average of tests, homework and quizzes.  The planned weights are as follows:
Midterm 1....... 100 points
Midterm 2........100 points
Final Exam.......200 points
Homework and quizzes....100 points
Total..................500 points

The lower midterm grade will be replaced by one third of the sum of scores on the final and the higher midterm, if this results in a higher score.

Midterm 1....Wednesday Oct. 22

Midterm 2....Friday Nov. 21

Please check the Final examination schedule.

Grading will be based on the total number of points with approximate cutoffs as follows:
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 calculators, computers, cell phones, or other calculating or communicating devices are allowed.

Midterm Exam Schedule Conflicts:  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 Schedule Conflicts:  Contact the lecturer at least one week before the exam to arrange a makeup in 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 ( 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.