- Practice Midterm Exam 2 is posted in the exams section below.
- Because of weather Towson is closed and the first day of class is Thursday January 28th
- Homework assignments
- Course textbook
- The Spence Mathematics Tutoring Lab has tutors dedicated to Math 275 to help with the material.
|Instructor and Meeting Times|
Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3-4 and by appointment.
Office: 326 (2 × 163) 7800 York Road
| TR 12:30--1:45 (YR 126)
W 1:00--2:50 (YR 123)
| TR 6:00--8:15 (YR 103) |
Note that you do not need an appointment to attend regularly-scheduled office hours. If you have a conflict you may make an appointment to meet outside those times.
|Course Description and Objectives|
Course objectives: Students will master the techniques of calculus in two and three variables, such as finding and analyzing critical points, and evaluating multiple integrals. Along the way we will consider the interplay between geometry and algebra and develop intuition for the geometric aspects of problems in higher dimensions. For the most part our focus will be more on the practical than the theoretical, in that we will not spend a lot of time on rigorous proofs of theorems. We will spend a bit of time discussing applications but will be more concerned with ensuring that we've developed the necessary mathematical toolkit to understand such problems whenever they are encountered outside of this course.
Prerequisites: MATH 274
Homework will consist of two components, written assignments and online assingments through WebAssign.
Written assignements will typically be due on Mondays, collected during the break. Written assignments will typically consist of several problems from the textbook and will be made available here. In general, late homework will not be accepted for a grade, and never without prior arrangement. Assignments will be graded much as the problems on your exams will be graded, that is the graders will be looking at the work which supports your answer even more than the answer itself. In particular, a correct answer with no justification will receive no credit, whereas mostly correct work and a tiny error may receive a substantial amount of credit. Solutions should be written in an organized and legible manner. The purpose here is to prepare you for how your exams will be graded.
Expect to spend a substantial amount of time studying and working on homework. The general rule is two to three hours outside class for each hour inside; this translates to about 9-14 hours of homework and personal study per week.
Unannounced quizzes may be given. For purposes of determining the final grade, they shall be treated as a homework assignment.
- Go to the software download page at the TU website: inside.towson.edu/tu-software/
- The above page allows you to search for available software. Click on the button marked by the letter M or type "Mathematica" in the search box. Then scroll down to the section "Mathematica for <your OS >" (where <your OS > is replaced by Windows, Mac, or Linux). Download the installation file for your operating system. When you click on the link to the installation file, you may be asked to login with your user name and password.
- On the website, right after the installation file, you will find also installation instructions. Follow those instructions to install Mathematica 10.3 and obtain an activation key.
Lab assignments will also be posted on the homework page. Students will have time to work on the labs during class, and may be able to finish them during the class period. Labs will be due during the course period one week after it is assigned.
There are three scheduled exams: two midterms, held during class time, and the final exam.
|Midterm 1||Midterm 2||Final Exam|
|Section 001||Tuesday, March 8
|Tuesday, April 26
|Thursday, May 12
|Section 101||Tuesday, March 8
|Tuesday, April 26
|Thursday, May 12
|Practice (Solutions)||Practice (Solutions)||Practice Exam,(Partial Solutions)
Grades will be assigned based on homework, labs and exams. They will be weighted in the students final grade as follows:
The lowest two homework/quiz scores will be dropped.
|Disabilities and Religious Observances|
Towson University is committed to providing equal access to its programs and services for students with disabilities, Students with disabilities should visit the Disabilities Services Web page, to learn about how to arrange for any appropriate accommodations. It is the student's responsibility to let the instructor know when he/she is a student with needs in this area. A memo from Disability Support Services (DSS) authorizing your accommodations will be needed.
If you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please meet with me before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.
On Exams: No assistance may be given or received except that you may ask the instructor for clarification of a problem. Calculators are not permitted.
On Homework and Labs: You are permitted and encouraged to collaborate with other students on the homework. However, after discussing the problems, you must write up the final solutions in your own words. You may use calculators and approved software. Additionally, you may consult your class notes and text. It is not permitted for someone to provide the answers for you.
Class attendance is expected. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to get the material from your fellow students.
Diversity Statement: Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion, enriches the educational experience of students, supports positive classroom and workplace environments, promotes excellence, and cultivates the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.