MA 227 - Calculus III

Semester: Summer 1999
Instructor: Richard Hitt, Professor of Mathematics
Office Hours: MTWRF 10:00 -- 10:20, MTWR 5:00 -- 5:30 and by appointment in ILB 306 (accessible through ILB 325)
Phone: (334) 460-6755 is a direct line into my office. If I am not in, you can leave a message on my voice mail. If you need to speak to a secretary, you should dial 460-6264 and press 0 (zero) at the voice prompt.
E-mail: My electronic mail address is [email protected] . This is a good way to get in touch with me.
Web page: Visit and click on the course number.
Mail List: To subscribe to the class e-mail list, send e-mail to [email protected] with message "subscribe ma227" (no quotes). No subject is needed. You will be asked to confirm the subscription via return e-mail. You can also use the course Forum tool available on the course home page to communicate with your classmates.
Class Meeting: MTWRF 10:20 -- 11:35 in ILB 370 for section 2; MTWR 5:30 p.m. -- 7:05 p.m. for section 51
Text: The text for the course is Calculus Concepts and Contexts by James Stewart.
Coverage: Most of the sections in Chapters 10, 11, 12 and a little of 13 as time permits.
Prequisite: MA 126 (Calculus II) is the prequisite.
Grading: There will be two in-class tests, each counting as 25% of the course grade. The final exam (Wednesday, August 4, 10:30 AM -- 12:30 PM) will be cumulative, and will count as 35% of the course grade. The remaining 15% of the grade will be derived from weekly quizzes, homework assignments, and lab assignments. There are no make-up tests or quizzes. Late homework and lab assignments can be accepted only with a compelling hard-luck story. An appropriate deduction will be made degree of tardiness. If you miss a test, a grade for that test will be extrapolated from the part of the final exam which covers the missed test. (Note: You cannot choose to miss a test after you have received the test in class.) Unless otherwise announced, the cut-off points for the letter grades A, B, C and D are 90%, 80%, 70% and 60%, respectively.
Audit: If you are auditing the class, you will receive a grade of UA (unsatisfactory audit) if, in the judgement of the instructor, you do not consistently attend class.
Note: Any student with a qualified handicap which requires accommodations should talk with the instructor after class so that arrangements can be made. A student must verify that he/she has a qualified handicap through the Special Student Services Office (460-7212).