Math 2720: Multivariable Calculus
6607 Everett Tower
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
from 1:00 to 1:50, in 3393 Rood Hall
Tuesday from 9:30 -- 10:25Or by appointment, or simply drop in.
If I'm not busy, I'll be happy to talk with you.
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by Thomas Barr
You can see a rough schedule and outline of the course here.
There will be
(a) homework, quizzes, projects, and in-class work of various kindsThese will determine your grade by the scheme
(a) homework, quizzes, etc. count for 25% of your final grade,I grade on an unusual scale:
4 PerfectThe final course letter grade will be determined according to a curve which will at least as friendly as:
3 Very Good, with some minor errors
2 On the right track, but major errors
1 Fundamental Errors
0 Essentially No Work
80% and above: AYou are encouraged to work together on the homework assignments. On the exams, needless to say, you may not confer with anyone but me.
I Expect From Your Work
You are probably accustomed to preparing homework problems with the goal of proving to your instructor that you `know how to do' the problems. In this class, you are expected to do much more than that. Your work should present a coherent string of ideas, starting with the problem statement and proceeding to your solution in such a way that a typical student in the class could understand without you being there to clarify anything. Here's a list of things to think about before turning in your work.
Here are, or will be, some examples of acceptable and unacceptable homework.
The exam schedule is as follows:
Exam 1 Middle of FebruaryThe final exam will be cumulative, but will concentrate on the material covered in the last part of the course. Let me know as soon as possible if you have a conflict with any of these exam times!
You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate (pp. 274-276) Catalog 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.
You probably won't get an incomplete. An incomplete may be given only when illness, necessary absence, or other reasons beyond the control of the student prevent completion of the course requirements by the end of the session. They are rarely given, and cannot be given as a substitute for a failing grade.
Please talk to me as soon as possible, or whenever something comes up, about any other concerns you have about the class. If you have a disability and may require disability-related accommodations, talk to me as soon as possible; this includes invisible disabilities like chronic diseases, learning disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities. If you have athletic or other extracurricular commitments and hope to accommodate them, talk to me. If you are ill and fall behind on work, talk to me. If you are in any way concerned about the course or your performance in it, talk to me. If you can't do the homework, go to the tutorials, or talk to me. Make an appointment, either after class, by phone or via email, if you can't make regular office hours.