Homepage for Math 261: Calculus III

(general course website for all sections)

Spring 2018


Course information

Course coordinator: Professor Dan Bates

Text: We will cover roughly Chapters 12-16 of Thomas' Calculus, with all suggested homework (below) coming from the Second Custom Edition for Colorado State University (identical to the 13th edition, for our purposes), written by Thomas, Weir, and Hass. Also, MyMathLab might be packaged with the book if you buy the book through the CSU Bookstore. We will not be using MyMathLab as part of the course, but you are welcome to use it on your own if you would like. Previous editions of the book have very similar content, but a few of the problem numbers might be different; you are welcome to buy an older version if you want, but it's on you to make sure you are trying the correct problems.

General Syllabus: here.

Sections
Section Time Location Instructor
1 8-8:50 Eng E105 Alex McCleary
2 9-9:50 Eng E105 Sophia Potoczak
3/303 10-10:50 Eng E105 Ian Kessler
7 11-11:50 Eng E105 Tanner Strunk
6 1-1:50 Eng E105 Hilary Freeman
4 3-3:50 Clark A202 Hilary Freeman
8 3-3:50 Eng E105 Zhuoran Wang
5 4-4:50 Eng E105 Brady Tyburski

Office hours:

All office hours are organized by the Calculus Center but held in TILT Great Hall, on the second floor of the TILT building. The schedule of available office hours is available here. Please note that you are welcome to attend any Math 261 office hour, not just the two offered by your instructor.

Tutoring options: Aside from office hours (above), there are three options for getting help outside of class.

  1. The Calculus Center can assist you with remedial topics (trig, Calc 1, Calc 2).
  2. TILT offers tutoring for Calc 3 Sunday-Thursday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  3. See the Math Department tutoring page here for private tutors to hire.

Exam rooms: See the link at the bottom of this website, in the "Current Interest" section. These are typically posted shortly before Exam 1.

Exam review sessions:

Alternative Exam Time Request Form: Click here.

FAQ page (Frequently Asked Questions)


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 1/15: MLK Day
NO CLASS!
1/16: Syllabus, 12.1 1/17: 12.1, 12.2 1/19: 12.2, 12.3
Restricted drop deadline
Last day to add (Sunday)
2 1/22: 12.3, 12.4 1/23: 12.4, 12.5 1/24: 12.5 1/26: 12.6
HW 1 due
3 1/29: 13.1 1/30: 13.2 1/31: 13.3
Registration closes
2/2: 13.4
HW 2 due
4 2/5: 13.5 2/6: review/catch up
evening review
2/7: review/catch up
evening review
2/8: EXAM 1
5:05-6:20
2/9: NO CLASS!
5 2/12: 14.1 2/13: 14.2 2/14: 14.3 2/16: 14.3
HW 3 due
6 2/19: 14.4 2/20: 14.4 2/21: 14.5 2/23: 14.6
HW 4 due
7 2/26: 14.7 2/27: 14.7 2/28: 14.8 3/2: 14.8
HW 5 due
8 3/5: 14.9 3/6: review/catch up
evening review
3/7: review/catch up
evening review
3/8: EXAM 2
5:05-6:20
3/9: NO CLASS!
Spring break (3/10-18): NO CLASS!
9 3/19: 15.1
Last day to withdraw
Repeat/delete deadline
3/20: 15.2 3/21: 15.3 3/23: 15.4
HW 6 due
10 3/26: 15.5 3/27: 15.5 3/28: 15.6 3/30: 15.7
HW 7 due
11 4/2: 15.7 4/3: 15.8 4/4: 16.1 4/6: 16.1,16.2
HW 8 due
12 4/9: 16.2 4/10: review/catch up
evening review
4/11: review/catch up
evening review
4/12: EXAM 3
5:05-6:20
4/13: NO CLASS!
13 4/16: 16.3 4/17: 16.3 4/18: 16.4 4/20: 16.4
HW 9 due
14 4/23: 16.5 4/24: 16.5 4/25: 16.6 4/27: 16.7
HW 10 due
15 4/30: 16.7 5/1: 16.8 5/2: review/catch up 5/4: review/catch up
Final exam: Monday, May 7, 7:30 am - 9:30 am


Practice exams

Here is an example of the formatting for the exams in our course. Notice the red notes on each page.

Here are some practice problems for each exam, pulled from the exams in previous semesters:


Exam review sheets

These review sheets for Exam 1, Exam 2, Exam 3, and the Final Exam spell out the range of topics you are expected to know. 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.


Written homework assignments (for all sections)

HW 1: Due Friday, January 26.

HW 2: Due Friday, February 2.

HW 3: Due Friday, February 16.

HW 4: Due Friday, February 23.


Suggested Homework

These are only suggested problems; you do not need to turn them in. The 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.

There are many problems for some sections, probably more than you need to achieve mastery. If you feel you have mastered the topics in some section, I suggest skimming the remaining problems for anything you misssed rather than slogging away at problems that you already know how to do. It's up to you to decide how best to spend your time!

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, 3, 5, 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, 3, 5, 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, 25-29 odd, 37-41 odd, 45, 47
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:
WARNING: Some problems in this chapter involve integration techniques that you might not have learned (e.g., trig substitution) or otherwise go beyond what is expected of you in this class. Integration of basic functions, u-substitution, and integration by parts will suffice for Math 261. If some suggested problem cannot be handled with these, set it up but don't bother evaluating it.
15.1: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 17, 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, 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, 39, 45, 49 (need to parameterize a few of these yourself)
16.6: 1, 3, 13, 17, 19, 27, 29, 43 (need to parameterize a few of these yourself)
16.7: 1, 5, 7, 13, 15
16.8: 5, 7, 9, 13, 15


Letter grade distribution

Letter grade distributions will be posted here after each exam and at the end of the course. Curves are rare -- see the FAQ page above for more on that.

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Final Exam
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