Calculus for Physical Scientists III
M261, Sections 2 & 8, Fall 2008, Ref# 63271 & 63277

Professor: Dr. Pries. Lecture: MTWF 10:00-10:50, Shepherd 118.
E-mail: pries ATSYMBOL Webpage:

Text: Thomas' Calculus, Edition 11, Weir, Hass and Giordano, chapters 12-16. Prerequisite: M161.

Course content: Tentative syllabus

Examinations: location Glover 130
Midterm 1: Thursday, September 18, 5:15-7:00 pm Alternate time request form
Solutions to sample midterm 1 spring 08
Solutions to sample midterm 1 fall 07

Midterm 2: Thursday, October 16, 5:15-7:00 pm Alternate time request form
Sample midterm 2 spring 08
Sample midterm 2 fall 07
Sample midterm 2 spring 07
Solutions to sample midterm 2 are available here: Look in Week 8 . There are a few typos.

Midterm 3: Thursday, November 13, 5:15-7:00 pm
Sample midterm 3 spring 08
Sample midterm 3 fall 07
Sample midterm 3 spring 07

Solutions to sample midterm 3 are available here: Look in Week 12 .

Final: Wednesday, December 17, 1:30-3:30 pm, Location: Clark A204

These dates are published in the Schedule of Classes and you are expected to attend these exams.  The only excused absences from these exams are official university approved absences. If you have an unavoidable conflict with a midterm or final, you must submit a written explanation (e-mail, include phone number) of your conflict to me at least two weeks prior to the exam. Examinations will not be rescheduled because of travel arrangements. It is your responsibility to schedule travel appropriately. The exams will test any or all of the material listed on the course syllabus. Calculators may not be used on the exams.

Homework: Homework is the most important part of this class. Completing regular homework assignments is crucial for doing well in this class. The process of doing homework problems will help you learn the material and be ready to solve problems on the tests. It is important to keep up with new course material.

Homework notebooks are due for extra credit four times during the semester: Sept 16, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 5. The homework notebook must be well organized and clearly numbered and homework problems must be legible, spaciously written, and show all work. Homework assignments

Quizzes: There will be 11 quizzes during the semester, on every Wednesday except during midterm weeks. There are no make-up quizzes. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped. The quiz problem will be essentially identical to a homework problem from that week.

Grading: The course grades will be computed as follows. Midterm 1 (100 points); Midterm 2 (100 points); Midterm 3 (100 points); Final (200 points); Quizzes (100 points). Borderline grades will be decided based on extra credit for 4 homework notebooks and 4 practice exams.

Help: Help is always available if you have trouble with homework or lecture material. Try getting help from: your classmates, me (office hours Mon 1-2 Weber 117-118, Tues 2-3 Weber 14), joint office hours (Tues 11-3, Wed 9-12 Weber 14), Ingersoll Hall (5-10 pm on Sun-Th), Tutor list .