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Dr. K. G. TeBeest
Summer 2012

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


  1. FINAL EXAM:   Thursday, Sept. 20 (Week 11), 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.     (posted here Wednesday of Week 4)
    ROOM: AB 2-911 (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.
    Here's Kettering's Final Exam Schedule.
    It is your responsibility to check for scheduling conflicts and resolve them immediately. If another instructor reschedules a final exam that results in a conflict with ours, then that instructor is fully responsible for accommodating you to avoid the conflict.

  2. Does anyone other than university students and university instructors use Maple?   (I do not receive compensation from MapleSoft.)
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  3. I strongly encourage you to:
    1. work with "study buddies," and
    2. attend the weekly Calc-3 study sessions that meet in the SARC (AB 3-341) every Thursday evening from 6p–8p.

  4. You should 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.)

  5. You should have all electronic devices (cell phones, i-pods, 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.

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

  7. If you are interested in purchasing the student version of Maple at a discounted price for your personal computer, please email me for the necessary information. Only students registered for my course qualify. (You are not required to purchase it.)

  8. How much should a college student study?


  1. Review Problems. July 9

  2. Do all the examples in the first Maple tutorial entitled Basics. July 9
    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. January 11
    NOTE: I also posted examples there.

  4. Section 10.2 – Calculus with Parametric Curves. January 12

    Since Maple is a required component of this course, you should be finished with Assignment 2 by now.

    To stay on schedule, you should finish Section 10.2 by Monday and start reading Section 10.3.

  5. Section 10.3 – Polar Coordinates. July 16

  6. Section 10.4 – Areas in Polar Coordinates. July 18

  7. Section 12.1:   3-D Cartesian (Rectangular) Coordinates. July 19

  8. Section 12.2 – Vectors in 2-D and 3-D Cartesian (Rectangular) Coordinates. July 20

  9. Do all the examples in the second Maple tutorial entitled Solutions of Equations. July 20

  10. Section 12.3 – Dot Product & Projections. July 23

  11. Section 12.4 – Cross Product. (covered in class on Wednesday)   posted July 26

  12. Section 12.5 – Lines & Planes. July 27

    I've added these two documents summarizing the vector products and their properties:

  13. Section 10.5 – Conic Sections. July 30

    You should rework each problem you missed on Exam 1. Do it immediately while the material is still fresh.

    Read Section 12.6 before Thursday's lecture.

  14. Section 12.6 – Cylinders & Quadric Surfaces. August 2

  15. Section 14.1 – Functions of Several Variables. August 3

  16. Section 14.2 – Limits & Continuity. August 6

  17. Section 14.3 – Partial Derivatives. August 8

  18. Supplemental Problems on Partial Derivatives. August 8

  19. Section 14.4 – Tangent Planes & Approximations. August 13    (covered Week 5)

  20. Section 14.5 – Chain Rule. August 16

  21. Maple Assignment – Due at 9:05 on Wednesday, Aug. 22. August 16
    Recall that all Maple assignments count toward your grade.

  22. Section 14.6 – Gradient & Directional Derivatives. August 17

  23. Section 14.7 – Maxima & Minima (Local Extrema). August 21

  24. Section 14.8 – Lagrange Multipliers. August 22

  25. Read Section 15.1. August 23

  26. Section 15.2 – Iterated Integrals. August 23

  27. Section 15.3 – Double Integrals over General Regions. August 24

    Finish Sec. 15.3 and read Sec. 15.4.

  28. Section 15.4 – Double Integrals in Polar Coordinates. August 30

  29. Maple Assignment – Due at 9:05 on Friday, Sept. 7. September 5
    Recall that all Maple assignments count toward your grade.

  30. Section 15.5 – Applications of Double Integrals. September 5

  31. Section 15.7 – Triple Integrals. September 7

  32. Section 15.8 – Triple Integrals in Cylindrical Coordinates . September 14 (covered Wed. & Thurs)

  33. Section 15.9 – Triple Integrals in Spherical Coordinates . September 18



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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