Homepage for Math 261: Calculus III

(general course website, for all sections)

Fall 2015


This is the website for a PREVIOUS semester -- perhaps you mean to be here


Course information

Course coordinator:
Professor Dan Bates

Text: Thomas' Calculus, Second Custom Edition for Colorado State University (identical to the 13th edition, for our purposes), by Thomas, Weir, and Hass. MyMathLab will not be used in this course, but you are welcome to purchase it for the useful practice problems if you would like.

General Syllabus: Click here.

Sections
Section Time Location Instructor
1 8-8:50 Eng E105 Mr. Mark Blumstein
220 9-9:50 Eng E104 Professor Jeanne Duflot
8 10-10:50 Clark A206 (MWF), ENG 120 (T) Professor Dan Bates
3 11-11:50 Eng E103 Mr. Brent Davis
4 12-12:50 Eng E105 Ms. Rashmi Murthy
5 2-2:50 Eng E104 Mr. Xiaofeng Ma
6 3-3:50 TILT 221 Mr. Josh Maglione

Office hours (weeks 2-15):

All office hours will be held in Weber 17, in the basement of the Weber building (west side of the Oval). If you enter Weber from the south entrance of the building (between the two wings, near the bike racks), make a right just inside the door and go downstairs. From there, just follow the signs.

  • Monday
    • 1-1:50: Mr. Maglione
    • 3-3:50: Mr. Davis
    • 4-4:50: Mr. Ma
  • Tuesday
    • 10-10:50: Dr. Duflot
    • 11-11:50: Dr. Duflot
    • 1-1:50: Mr. Davis
    • 2-2:50: Ms. Murthy
    • 3-3:50: Mr. Ma
    • 4-4:50: Mr. Maglione
  • Wednesday
    • 11-11:50: Dr. Bates
    • 1-1:50: Ms. Murthy
  • Thursday
    • 8:30-9:20: Mr. Blumstein
    • 9:30-10:20: Mr. Blumstein
  • Friday
    • 2-2:50: Dr. Bates

Tutoring options: See the Math Department tutoring page here.

Exam rooms: See the link at the bottom of this website, in the "Current Interest" section.

Exam review sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 15, 5-6:50 pm, Clark A203: Mr. Ma
  • Wednesday, September 16, 5-6:50 pm, Clark A203: Mr. Blumstein
  • Tuesday, October 13, 5-6:50 pm, Clark A203: Ms. Murthy
  • Wednesday, October 14, 5-6:50 pm, Clark A203: Mr. Davis
  • Tuesday, November 10, 5-6:50 pm, Clark A203: Mr. Maglione
  • Wednesday, November 11, 5-6:50 pm, Clark A203: Dr. Bates
  • Sunday, December 13, 1-5 pm, Johnson 222: All instructors (at various times)

Alternative Exam/Quiz Time Request Form: Click here.


Tentative class schedule

All sections will aim to follow the schedule below. Sections may speed up or slow down as necessary, though all sections should be at the same point by the midterm dates.

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 8/24: syllabus, 12.1 8/25: 12.2 8/26: 12.3 8/28: 12.3, 12.4
Restricted drop deadline
Last day to add (Sunday)
2 8/31: 12.4, 12.5
Quiz 1
9/1: 12.5, 12.6 9/2: 13.1, 13.2
Quiz 2
9/4: 13.2, 13.3
3 9/7: Labor Day
NO CLASS
9/8: 13.4
Alt Exam1 Time Form Due
9/9: 13.5
Quiz 3
Registration closes
9/11: 14.1
4 9/14: 14.2 9/15: review/catch up
evening review
9/16: review/catch up
evening review
EXAM 1
5:05-6:20
9/18: NO CLASS
5 9/21: 14.3 9/22: 14.3 9/23: 14.4
Quiz 4
9/25: 14.4
6 9/28: 14.5 9/29: 14.6 9/30: 14.7
Quiz 5
10/2: 14.7
7 10/5: 14.8
Alt Exam2 Time Form Due
10/6: 14.8 10/7: 14.9, 15.1
Quiz 6
10/9: 15.1, 15.2
8 10/12: 15.2 10/13: 15.3
evening review
10/14: review/catch up
evening review
EXAM 2
5:05-6:20
10/16: NO CLASS
9 10/19: 15.4
Last day to withdraw
Repeat/delete deadline
10/20: 15.5 10/21: 15.5
Quiz 7
10/23: 15.6
10 10/26: 15.7 10/27: 15.7 10/28: 15.8
Quiz 8
10/30: 15.8
11 11/2: 16.1
Alt Exam3 Time Form Due
11/3: 16.2 11/4: 16.2
Quiz 9
11/6: 16.3
12 11/9: 16.3 11/10: review/catch up
evening review
11/11: review/catch up
evening review
EXAM 3
5:05-6:20
11/13: NO CLASS
13 11/16: 16.4 11/17: 16.4 11/18: 16.5
Quiz 10
11/20: 16.5
Fall break (11/21-29): NO CLASS
14 11/30: 16.6 12/1: 16.7 12/2: 16.7
Quiz 11
12/4: 16.8
15 12/7: 16.8 12/8: review/catch up 12/9: review/catch up
Quiz 12
12/11: review/catch up
Final exam: Wednesday, December 16, 11:50 am - 1:50 pm


Practice exams

Here are the 3 midterms and the final from each of the previous three semesters.

Exam 1: SP15 (answers) FA14 SP14
Exam 2: SP15 (answers)FA14 SP14
Exam 3: SP15 (answers)FA14 SP14
Final Exam: SP15 (answers) FA14 SP14

The exam format will change slightly this semester, but the content will be similar. Thus, working through these old exams will still be very useful when preparing for the exams this semester. I have consciously chosen not to provide complete solutions to these exams as I feel you will better prepare for the exams without the solutions sitting in front of you. However, for each midterm, I have included the numerical answers for one practice test, e.g., SP15 for Exam 1. Please note that you should include all work (complete solutions) when you take the exams, to allow for partial credit, where available.

These review sheets for Exam 1, Exam 2, Exam 3, and the Final Exam might also be handy. Also, here's the formula sheet that will appear as page 2 of your final exam.


Course notes

During Summer 2015, Josh Maglione (a GTA and frequent 261 instructor) was supported by the Department of Mathematics and TILT to put together some course notes, primarily for the benefit of future instructors. We have posted them here as they might also be of interest to students.

Please note that this is a work in progress and that there is no guarantee that instructors will exactly follow these notes. However, these notes could be handy as you try to discern what topics we emphasize and also for a rapid review of various sections, e.g., near exam time.


Suggested Homework

There is no assigned homework; only suggested problems. The quiz and exam problems will be similar to those in the suggested homework, so it is well worth your time to try these problems. We will not cover exactly one section per day (see above), so just keep trying problems until you have not yet seen the appropriate material.

Chapter 12:
12.1: 1-53 odd (many problems, but they are all very short!)
12.2: 1-11 odd, 17, 21, 25, 27, 31, 33, 35, 45
12.3: 1, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 37
12.4: 1-11 odd, 15, 23, 29, 31, 35, 41
12.5: 1-15 odd, 21-33 odd, 39, 45, 47, 53, 57-61 odd
12.6: 1-12, 13, 17, 21, 27, 31, 33-43 odd

Chapter 13:
13.1: 1-11 odd, 19, 21
13.2: 1-5 odd, 11-15 odd
13.3: 1, 3, 7, 11, 15
13.4: 1, 3, 9, 11, 13
13.5: 1-5 odd, 9, 11, 13, 23

Chapter 14:
14.1: 1-8, 13-25 odd, 29, 31-36, 37, 39, 43, 49, 53, 55, 57
14.2: 1, 3, 7, 11, 15, 17, 23, 25, 27, 31, 33, 35, 37, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51
14.3: 1-17 odd, 23, 25, 29, 37, 41, 43, 45, 49, 51, 53, 55, 65
14.4: 1, 3, 5, 7, 13-23 odd, 25, 27, 29, 33, 35
14.5: 1-7 odd, 11-21 odd, 25-31 odd
14.6: 1-9 odd, 13-17 odd, 19, 21, 25-29 odd, 37-41 odd, 45, 47 (19 and 21 were originally included but are not on required material.)
14.7: 1, 3, 11-19 odd, 23, 29-35 odd, 43
14.8: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27
14.9: 1, 3

Chapter 15:
15.1: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 19, 25, 27
15.2: 1, 3, 5, 9-12, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 29, 33, 35, 39, 41, 47, 49, 57, 59
15.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 13, 15, 17, 21
15.4: 1-6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 25, 29, 31, 35
15.5: 7, 11, 13, 15, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 33, 37
15.6: 1, 3, 12, 13, 29
15.7: 1, 7, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 31, 35, 37, 41, 51, 53, 59, 61, 63, 67
15.8: 1-3, 7, 13, 23

Chapter 16:
16.1: 1-8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 25, 31, 33, 35
16.2: 3, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 35, 47, 49
16.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 21, 23, 25, 28, 29
16.4: 1, 5, 7, 9, 15, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25
16.5: 1, 5, 7, 9, 15, 23, 25, 27, 29, 39, 45, 49
16.6: 1, 3, 9, 13, 17, 19, 27, 29, 31, 35, 41, 43, 44
16.7: 1, 5, 7, 13, 15
16.8: 5, 7, 9, 13, 15


Letter grade distribution

Exam 1
A: 90-100
B: 80-89
C: 65-79
D: 55-64
F: 0-54

Exam 2
A: 90-100
B: 80-89
C: 70-79
D: 60-69
F: 0-59

Exam 3
A: 90-100
B: 80-89
C: 70-79
D: 60-69
F: 0-59

Final Exam
A: 180-200
B: 160-179
C: 140-159
D: 120-139
F: 0-119

Course grade
A: 540-600
B: 480-539
C: 415-479
D: 355-414
F: 0-354