Fall 2020
Math 233

Instructors:
Prof Blake Thornton
Office: Cupples 1, Room 108A
Email: bthornton@wustl.edu
Office Hours: See Google Course Calendar
Prof Yanli Song
Office: Cupples 1 116
Email: yanlisong@wustl.edu
Office Hours: See Google Course Calendar
Prof Ben Wormleighton
Office: TBA
Email: benw@wustl.edu
Office Hours: See Google Course Calendar

Assistants to Instructors
NameEmailSections
1 Mary Barker marybarker@wustl.edu P, T, W
2 Bowei Zhao b.zhao@wustl.edu C, K, U, X
3 Tengzhou Hu thu24@wustl.edu A, B, N
4 Nathan Lesnevich nlesnevich@wustl.edu E, J, L
5 Jodi McWhirter jodi.mcwhirter@wustl.edu D, G, S
6 Hao Zhuang hzhuang@wustl.edu H, O, Q
7 Tyler Williams tgwilliams@email.wustl.edu CC, DD, EE
8 Victor Macia Medina victor.macia@wustl.edu Z, AA, BB

Lecture:

Help and Assistant Office Hours: Mathematics Help Room.
You are encouraged to attend at any open time--all available assistants should be able to help you with our course.

Syllabus
At the link above (which should take you to the bottom of this page), you can find information on textbook, discussion sections, help, clickers, calculators, homework, PLTL, study suggestions, exams, grades, grading scale and more.


Tentative Schedue:
The schedule is tentative and will be updated regularly.
(We will do our best to follow this schedule but don't be surprised if topics are shifted from one week to another as the semester progresses.)
Week Dates Sections
&
Recommended
Homework

(From Stewart Text)
(Tentative)
Notes Exams/Quizzes
1 Sept 14-18 12.1: 1-42
12.2: 1-28
12.3: 1-32
First day of class: Mon Sept 14
First Synchronous Meeting: Tues Sept 15
Fri Morning: Quiz 1
2 Sept 21-25 12.4: 1-36
12.5: 1-60
12.6: 1-40
Fri Morning: Exam 1
3 Sept 28 - Oct 2 13.1: 1-30
13.2: 3-28
13.3: 1-24
13.4: 1-19
Fri Morning: Quiz 2
4 Oct 5-9 14.1: 1-16, 21-33, 45-54, 61-70
14.2: 1, 5-34, 41-53
14.3: 4-5, 8-52, 57-64
Fri Morning: Exam 2
5 Oct 12-16 14.4: 1-10, 15-24
14.5: 1-16, 25-38
14.6: 4-32, 47-52
Fri Morning: Quiz 3
6 Oct 29-23 14.7: 1-22, 33-40
14.8: 3-16, 27-33, 54-58
Fri Morning: Exam 3
7 Oct 26-30 15.1: 9-33
15.2: 1-28, 47-50, 55-66
Fri Morning: Quiz 4
8 Nov 2-6 15.3: 1-20, 29-37, 39-42
15.6: 1-26
Fri Morning: Exam 4
9 Nov 9-13 15.7: 1-27
15.8: 1-40, 43-45
Fri Morning: Quiz 5
10 Nov 16-20 15.9: 1-21
16.1: 1-22, 25-34
16.5: 1-34
Fri Morning: Exam 5
11 Nov 23-27 16.2: 1-24
16.3: 3-24
Thanksgiving Thurs/Fri No Quiz/Exam this week
12 Nov 30 - Dec 4 16.4: 1-18
16.6: 1-6, 13-26, 39-50
Fri Morning: Quiz 6
13 Dec 7-11 16.7: 3-20
16.8: 2-14
Fri Morning: Exam 6
14 Dec 14-18 16.9: 1-17
Last day of class Friday Fri Morning: Quiz 7
15 Jan 4-10, 2021 Final Exam Jan 4, 3:30-5:30PM

 


 

Text 0 (Lecture Notes): Calculus 3 Lecture Workbook
You will almost certainly want a physical copy of this to work through as it contains the problems that we will work through in lecture. Solutions/answers will be posted in the schedule above as we work through the book.
Feedback from students: Most, but not all previous students generally reported this text as being useful. Many students reported that every student should be required to have a physical copy of this workbook.

Text 1 (Textbook): Stewart, Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 9th edition.
We will plan to cover most of chapters 12-16
Officially, I will be using the 9th edition, Early Transcendentals, but only as a rough guide. You will okay with any edition (5-9) of this textbook.
Feedback from students: In past semester, many students have reported that they bought this book but did not use it. Despite these students' reports, we still believe that it is a useful reference. I recommend going the cheapest route possible, some options are listed below. I see absolutely no advantage to the 9th edition over the 8th or 7th editions. The best students both read the book as well as do the exercises in the book.

There are many options for acquiring this book, and I'm sure you can find additional options.
Note, for some reason some of the amazon links below look like they link to the "International Metric Version." I've never seen this book before, but it is probably exactly the same except for meters instead of feet. I'm quite certain that you will be fine purchashing this version.
For my money, I would buy a copy of the 6th or 7th edition, used, from Amazon for about $10-20.
Webassign is NOT necessary. If you order the Stewart ebook through the publisher, you might be given webassign access, but this isn't important for our course.

Textbooks, Digital vs Physical:
While I've seen more and more students effectively use digital textbooks, I believe that most, if not all, students learn more easily from a physical textbook. The work in the course is designed for you to actually do physical work in so I strongly suggest you get a physical workbook. A physical Stewart text is actually cheaper (if you get an old edition) than a legal digital version.

Textbooks: WebAssign: Not Required!
The digital version of the Stewart text is generally delivered using WebAssign. You do not need this! See the textbook information above. If you buy the digital Stewart text, then you will probably buy this, but it is not necessary!

Are you in the right class? We want you to succeed, without repeating a large amount of material.
Math 131 Calculus 1: Limits, Derivatives, maxima and minima, L'Hopital's Rule
Math 132 Calculus 2: Integration, area, volumes, surface area, infinite series, Taylor series
Math 233 Calculus 3: Partial derivatives, multiple integration, Green's theorem and vector calculus

Google Course Calendar:
You can find a calendar on the course including instructor office hours below.
Discussion Sections
You will meet with your Assistant to Instructor (AI) every Tuesday (starting with the first Tuesday of classes). In these meetings, you will learn new material and topics as well as work on problem solving. Come to these meetings prepared by doing your homework. You will have group work to do that will be graded and part of your grade.
Students who selected "online learning" should be sure to be enrolled in an online section.

Where to go for Help:

Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL)
The PLTL program is voluntary but highly recommended. If you want to participate, you must sign up the first week of class by completing an application.

Canvas
You can find your grades, access WeBWorK and more at Canvas. All the sections are merged into section 1, so log on to Math 132, section 1.

WeBWorK
Webwork is due every Sunday evening, but you should try get it done before the Friday Exam/Quiz--problems on WeBWorK will likely be relevant to the exam/quiz.
To log in, go to Canvas and click on "Assignments."
You will do weekly homework online. You are responsible for making sure this is done by the due date.
Important! There may be more than one set due each week!
Collaboration: Feel free to work together but remember, you have to be able to perform by yourself on exams!
We will drop two webwork grades in computing your webwork score.

Recommended Homework
The textbook contains an enormous number of homework exercises at the end of each section. You will get the most out of the course if you do all of these. I will recommend a subset of these problems for you to focus on. These will not be collected or graded.

Exams and Quizzes:
Every week will alternate between a quiz and an exam. These will be online every Friday morning. You will need to find an hour to take this in the time period 7AM-11AM every Friday. The quizzes and exams are timed and you have an hour to complete each quiz or exam. Quizzes will be multiple choice and completed on Canvas. Exams will be written and turned in via Crowdmark. To use Crowdmark, you will need to take photos of your written work and turn it your photos which we will grade. (More information to come.) See the course schedule above for the quiz/exam schedule.

Final Exam
The final exam will be as scheduled.

Exam/Quiz Policies: Exam and Quizzes are open book, and you may use a calculator. Your answers must be solely your own work and so online or in-person collaboration with others during Exams or Quizzes is prohibited.

Study Suggestions - What to do daily and weekly

What to do every week?
  1. Read the Stewart text for the relevant sections to be covered.
    (Hint: Most students don't do this. If you do this you will be ahead of the curve.)
  2. Watch the recorded videos. These will be posted by Thursday for the following week. Canvas Pages
  3. Tuesday: Attend your discussion section.
  4. Do the additional workbook problems that weren't in the lecture. (You can find answers in "Canvas-->Files".)
  5. Attend help sessions, office hours and the Mathematics Online Help Room if (when) you get stuck on the workbook problems, webwork problems or you just don't understand. Drop by any of those locations and just hang out--maybe someone will ask a question you have.
  6. Attend PLTL on the weekend if you have signed up for PLTL.
  7. Attend RPM hours for help.
  8. Do the Webwork homework. Ideally you should do this before the quizzes/exams, but we gave some leeway for the due date.
  9. Take a quiz/exam every Friday morning. These will be inside Canvas and submitted either on canvas or in Crowdmark (more on this later). Quizzes/tests will cover material from the previous week and up to 2/3 of the material from the current week.
  10. Look at the Google Course Calendar.

Grades: Your final grades will be computed according to the following formula and grading scale.
      Grade = 0.40*(Exams) + 0.1*(Final Exam) + 0.25*(Quizzes ) + 0.15*(WeBWork) + 0.10*(Discussion Work)
    

We will drop the lowest two discussion section grades, the lowest two webworks, the lowest quiz and your lowest exam.

A+ TBA
A [90,infinity)
A- [85,90)
B+ [80,85)
B [75,80)
B- [70,75)
C+ [65,70)
C [60,65)
C- [55,60)
D [50,55)
F [0,50)

Pass/Fail Policy: You must get at least a C- to earn a "Pass".

Corona Virus:
What should students do if they must participate remotely? This could happen, for example, if you have to quarantine or if you fail a self-screening. Contact your instructor and we'll work out a plan to move you to an online section.
What if the instructor of a discussion section gets sicks or must participate remotely? We will work hard to stay healthy, but we may be forced to move some sections to online or find alternate instructors.
What will happen if the university is forced to move all classes online mid-semester? Then we will have to move to online only classes. We are all working really diligently so that this does not happen.
What should students expect in the classroom, and how must they conduct themselves? We will all follow the university's guidelines--masks, distancing, etc. We will have more details soon.

Disability Resources (DR):
Special accommodations for exams are offered to students who have registered in a timely manner at Disability Resources (DR). Information about DR may be found at https://students.wustl.edu/disability-resources/.

For our class, this means that you must let your instructor know of your accommodation and we will work with you.


Links and Resources