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Dr. Kevin G. TeBeest
Spring 2016

Course Policy Dr. TeBeest's Schedule
Comments about Final Exams Maple Tutorials
Journal Format Guidelines Developing Good Study Habits
Stuff You Must Know before MATH-203 Course Syllabus


  1. EXAM 3:   Monday of Week 10 (June 6)     (Announced and posted Friday, May 27.)
    It may include anything we've covered from Assignment 19 through TBA.
    Of course, mathematics itself is cumulative. Calculators are NOT allowed during the exam.

  2. FINAL EXAM:   Mark your calendars IMMEDIATELY!   (published by Admin on Wednesday of Week 3)
    DAY:       Wednesday, June 15 (Week 11)
    TIME:     1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    ROOM:   AB 2–907 (our normal classroom)

    The final exam is comprehensive (may include anything we covered in class.
    Calculators are NOT allowed during the exam.
    Have ALL electronic devices (cell phones, ear buds, etc.) powered off and stowed.

    Click here for Kettering's Final Exam Schedules:      by Day and Time    |    by Course

    NOTE: University policy states that it is your responsibility to check for scheduling conflicts with other final exams immediately. If you have a scheduling conflict please resolve it immediately per university policy here. However, if another instructor reschedules one of your final exams and causes a scheduling conflict, then it is that instructor's responsibility to resolve the conflict.

    READ THIS for more detailed information of what to expect on the final exam.

  3. On Friday afternoon (May 6), we math faculty were informed that Mrs. Stock is available to help any student in Calc-1, 2, and 3 through the rest of the term.
    She is available Mondays, Wednesday, & Thursdays during the lunch hour in room AB 2-100B.

    Of course, please continue to feel free to see me for help, but also consider taking advantage of her tutelage.

  4. You should re-work Exam 2 immediately. Always learn from your errors.

  5. I strongly encourage you to work with "study buddies."

  6. You are expected to review your lecture notes before each lecture. (For example, when I ask specific questions about the previous lecture, you should be able to answer them without looking at your notes.)

  7. You should have all electronic devices (phones, i-whatevers, MP3 players, ear-buds, etc.) completely turned off and stowed before coming to class. Recording devices are strictly prohibited. Using electronic devices during class without my permission may result in their being confiscated and in academic discipline.

  8. If you miss a class, you should obtain copies of the lecture notes from a classmate.

  9. How much should a college student study?


  1. Review Problems. April 4

  2. Do all the examples in the first Maple tutorial entitled Basics. April 4
    1. Do not use the shortcut menu buttons in the left panel of Maple. Rather, manually type the commands as they appear in the Maple examples.
    2. You should work all assigned Maple examples immediately to help you prepare for the Maple assignments.
    3. There also may be Maple related questions on exams.

    Kettering has made Maple amply available on many PCs throughout the AB.

  3. Section 10.1 – Parametric Representations of Curves. April 6
    NOTE: I also posted examples there.

  4. Section 10.2 – Calculus with Parametric Curves. April 8
    I will finish this section on Monday, but you should do what you can asap.

    You should be finished with Assignment 2 by now.

  5. Do all the examples in the second Maple tutorial entitled Solutions of Equations. April 13
    You should complete Assignment 2 before doing this. Remember that these assignments will acquaint (or reacquaint) you with Maple and prepare you for the Maple assignments.

  6. Section 10.3 – Polar Coordinates. April 13
    I will do more on Thursday.

  7. Maple Assignment 1.    posted Friday, April 15
    Due Wednesday, April 20 at the beginning of class. Recall that late submissions are NOT accepted.

  8. Section 10.4 – Areas in Polar Coordinates. April 18

  9. Section 12.1 – 3-D Cartesian (Rectangular) Coordinates. April 20

  10. Section 12.2 – Vectors in 2-D and 3-D Cartesian (Rectangular) Coordinates. April 21



  11. Section 12.3 – Dot Product & Projections. April 25

  12. Section 12.4 – Cross Product. April 27

  13. Section 12.5 – Lines & Planes. May 3

  14. Section 12.6 – Cylinders & Quadric Surfaces. May 4

  15. Section 14.1 – Functions of Several Variables. May 5

  16. Maple Assignment 2.    posted Thursday, May 5
    Due Wednesday, May 11 at the beginning of class. Recall that late submissions are NOT accepted.

  17. Section 14.3 – Partial Derivatives. May 6   (I will discuss this section more on Monday.)

  18. Supplemental Problems on Partial Derivatives. May 10



  19. Section 14.4 – Tangent Planes & Approximations. May 13

    You should rework Exam 2 immediately after it is returned. (Recall that a score below 60% is an F. See the course policy.)

  20. Section 14.5 – Chain Rule. May 16

  21. Section 14.6 – Gradient & Directional Derivatives. May 19

  22. Section 14.7 – Maxima & Minima (Local Extrema). May 20

    Read Section 15.1

  23. Section 15.2 – Iterated Integrals. May 23

  24. Section 15.3 – Double Integrals over General Regions. May 26

    Use the weekend to get caught up if necessary. Also, spend some time this weekend preparing for Exam 3 and for the FINAL EXAM.
    When our class meets again on Wednesday, our final exam will be 2 weeks away (June 15)! (See the Announcements at the top.)

Facie (noun)   \'fā • cē,    'fay • see\    pl. facies   \'fā • cēz,    'fay • seez\ :
  1. an image of one's face taken by oneself or by another person using a digital camera or phone,
    especially for posting on social networking sites or smartphones for personal identification.
  2. a photo ID showing only the face.
First Known Use of FACIE – 16:34 UTC, October 12, 2014 by Kevin G. TeBeest, Michigan USA
Formerly:   "profile photo" (archaic)
Usage:  Professor TeBeest sent a photo of himself playing his drums to his brother who wanted a photo ID for his smartphone. The brother whined saying, "Send me a photo of your ugly face you stupid. . .!" So Professor TeBeest sent his brother a facie.
Etymology:  French façade ("a false, superficial, or artificial appearance or effect," Merriam–Webster); Italian facciata, a derivative of faccia ("front"), from Latin facies ("face");
Geographical Use:  worldwide
Not to be confused with selfie, which is a photo taken by oneself of one's own body or part of the body, usually due to vanity.
The photo on your state driving license is an example of a facie.

Inform your friends and family! Let's make it go viral. Start using it in conversations and online and explain it when they ask you what it means. It's fun!


Remember that:

  1. You are responsible for successfully completing all assigned problems in all your courses.
  2. The exams may include problems similar to these assignments and lecture examples and may include questions about Maple.
  3. We must maintain a steady pace to cover the material that constitutes Math-203. If you have difficulty with a section, be sure to see me for help immediately.
  4. No matter how simple a topic appears when you see my examples or read the text, you will almost certainly have difficulty completing an exam if you do not practice the examples and do the assignments beforehand.
Tutors are available in the SARC (AB 3-341) and at various other places and times.

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