MATH 2720       MULTIVARIATE  CALCULUS & MATRIX ALGEBRA       FALL 2008

Time and Place :    MTRF, 12:00 - 12:50,  3308 Sangren

INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Paul Eenigenburg

Office Hours :  3324 Everett    MTRF 9:00 - 11:45
                       Other times by appt.

Phone: 387-4582            e-mail: eenigenburg@wmich.edu                  FAX : 387-4530

Click here to obtain practice exercises and exam information as the course progresses.

COURSE PREREQUISITE:   Calculus II (Math 1230 or Math 1710) with a grade
of C or better, or equivalent transfer or AP credit.

TEXT :    Vector Calculus,  by Barr (2nd ed), Prentice Hall.  You may be able to save
money by ordering on the internet, in which case you will need the ISBN # 0-13-088005-1

SYLLABUS :   We will study the first five chapters of the text, covering the geometry
of higher-dimensional space, differentiation, and integration.

TECHNOLOGY:    It is assumed that you have a graphing calculator.  If you don’t
already own one, get a TI-89.  You will also be working on computers, using the
computer algebra software Maple.

ASSESSMENT :     Quizzes:    15%
                                 Maple projects:    15%                                   
                                 Three exams at 15% each:   45%
                                 Final Exam (Monday, Dec 8, 2:45):   25%

  Your grade will be determined by the scale :

 Percent :   89       82      75      68      60       55      50
 Grade  :    A        BA     B       CB      C       DC      D  

COURSE PLAN :   There will be unannounced short quizzes on occasion, with open books,
papers, etc.  These are intended to encourage you to keep current.  See this web page often
for a list of current exercises.  They are not to be submitted as homework, but you should have
them prepared by the indicated date.  To accommodate the occasional illness, the lowest two
quizzes will be dropped. There will be no makeups for missing quizzes. 
Extra credit will be given to those who present solutions to selected problems on the board. 
Exams are “closed book”, but you may bring your calculator and a 3x5 formula card. 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: You are responsible for making yourself aware of and
understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate Catalog (pp. 278-283)
that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification
and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. If there is
reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to
the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s).
If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You
should consult with me if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to
 the submission of an assignment or test.