Course Syllabus

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Lincoln University



      Thomas, G., Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 11th Edition. Boston: Pearson, 2006.


***To be provided for each section***


      This course is a continuation of MAT 122 including three dimensional Analytic Geometry, Partial derivatives, Multiple integrals, Vector Calculus, and their applications.

PREREQUISITE:         MAT-122 (Calculus II) or Placement


    The student should
  • Find the radius of convergence of power series; derive other power series using known Taylor & McLaurin series; and by term by term integration and differentiation of known power series.
  • Transfer between Cartesian & polar co-ordinates; graph polar equations; and evaluate area and arclength in polar co-ordinates.
  • Understand the concepts of three dimensional co-ordinates and vectors; and define, calculate and apply dot and cross products.
  • Evaluate limits, integrals, and derivatives of vector functions; understand the properties of dot and cross products and their derivatives, and calculate arclength, unit tangent and normal vectors, and curvature.
  • Understand the concepts of limits and continuity of multi-variable functions; calculate partial derivatives using the chain rule; define directional derivatives and gradient; derive tangent planes and differentials; and find extreme values by a variety of methods, including Langarange multipliers.
  • Calculuate and evaluate multiple integrals in rectangular and polar co-ordinates by multiple methods; and apply them to area and volume problems.


Chapter 11 - Infinite Series (Week 1-2)
      11.7 - Power Series
      11.8 - Taylor & Maclaurin Series
      11.9 - Convergence of Taylor Series
      11.10 - Applications of Power Series

Chapter 10 - Polar Coordinates (Week 3-4)
      10.5 - Polar Coordinates
      10.6 - Graphing
      10.8 - Areas & Lengths
      Test 1

Chapter 12 - Vectors & the Geometry of Space (Week 5-7)
      12.1 - Three Dimensional Co-ordinate Systems
      12.2 - Vectors
      12.3 - Dot Products
      12.4 - Cross Products
      12.5 - Lines and Planes in Space

Chapter 13 - Vector Valued Functions & Motion in Space (Week 8-9)
      13.1 - Vector Functions
      13.2 - Modeling Projectile Motion
      13.3 - Arc Length and Unit Tangent Vector T
      13.4 - Curvature and the Unit Normal Vector B
      Test 2

Chapter 14 - Partial Derivatives (Week 10-11)
      14.1 - Functions of Several Variables
      14.2 - Limits and Continuity
      14.3 - Partial Derivatives
      14.4 - Chain Rule

Chapter 14 - Partial Derivatives (cont.) (Week 12-14)
      14.5 - Directional Derivatives& Gradient Vectors
      14.6 - Tangent Planes & Differentials
      14.7 - Extreme Values & Saddle Points
      14.8 - Lagrange Multipliers
      14.9 - Partial Derivatives with Constrained Variables
      Test 3

Chapter 15 - Multiple Integrals (Week 15-16)
      15.1 - Double Integrals
      15.2 - Areas
      15.3 - Double Integrals in Polar Form
      15.4 - Triple Integrals in Rectangular Coordinates
      15.7 - Substitutions in Multiple Integrals
      Test 4

Optional: Chapter 10 - Conic Sections:
      10.1 - Quadratic Equations
      10.2 - Eccentricity
      10.3 - Rotation
      10.4 - Parametric Equations


  • Homework

            Daily homework will be given on material covered in class, reviewed the next day, and may be collected and graded on an unannounced basis. On all assignments, all work must be shown for credit.

            Students are encouraged to work cooperatively. The objective of group work is to develop individual skills while learning to work effectively as a team, to think and talk about problem solving and the underlying mathematical concepts, and to develop the ability to ask and answer questions as they arise. However, each student is responsible for all the assigned material, in other words, students can work on their together, but should not simply copy work from each other.

            Students are encouraged to make regular visits during office hours, to meet in study groups, and to use the Math Lab or the Math Tutors from the School of Natural Sciences.

  • Quizzes, Tests and Final Exam

            Short quizzes will be given on an unannounced basis. One hour in- class exams will be announced at least a week in advance. A cumulative two hour Final Exam will be given as scheduled by the Registrar. NO CALCULATORS are allowed during quizzes and exams, and all work must be shown for full credit.

  • Late Work And Make-Ups: All graded assignments, quizzes and exams must be completed when scheduled. Late assignments or make-up tests or quizzes will only be allowed with official documentation and grades may be lowered. To qualify for a make-up, a student must have notified the professor and rescheduled in a timely manner.


        Participation 10%
        Tests 70%
        Final 20%

The grading scale guideline: **
A       92-100%
A-       88-91%
B+      85-87%
B      82-84%
B-      78-81%
C+       75-77%
C       72-74%
C-      68-71%
D+      65-67%
D      58-64%
F      0-57%


1) Attendance:

Lincoln University uses the class method of teaching, which assumes that each student has something to contribute and something to gain by attending class. It further assumes that there is much more instruction absorbed in the classroom than can be tested on examinations. Therefore, students are expected to attend all regularly scheduled class meetings and should exhibit good faith in this regard. For the control of absences, the faculty adopted the following regulations:

  • Four absences may result in an automatic failure in the course.
  • Three tardy arrivals may be counted as one absence.
  • Absences will be counted starting with whatever day is specified by the instructor but not later than the deadline for adding or dropping courses.
  • In case of illness, death in the family, or other extenuating circumstances, the student must present documented evidence of inability to attend classes to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. However, in such cases the student is responsible for all work missed during those absences.
  • Students representing the University in athletic events or other University sanctioned activities will be excused from class (es) with the responsibility of making up all work and examinations. The Registrar will issue the excused format to the faculty member in charge of the off- or on-campus activity for delivery by the student(s) to their instructors.
2) Statement on Academic Integrity:

Students are responsible for proper conduct and integrity in all of their scholastic work. They must follow a professor's instructions when completing tests, homework, and laboratory reports, and must ask for clarification if the instructions are not clear. In general, students should not give or receive aid when taking exams, or exceed the time limitations specified by the professor. In seeking the truth, in learning to think critically, and in preparing for a life of constructive service, honesty is imperative. Honesty in the classroom and in the preparation of papers is therefore expected of all students. Each student has the responsibility to submit work that is uniquely his or her own. All of this work must be done in accordance with established principles of academic integrity.

An act of academic dishonesty or plagiarism may result in failure for a project or in a course. Plagiarism involves representing another person's ideas or scholarship, including material from the Internet, as your own. Cheating or acts of academic dishonesty include (but are not limited to) fabricating data, tampering with grades, copying, and offering or receiving unauthorized assistance or information.

3) The Student Conduct Code:

Students will be held to the rules and regulations of the Student Conduct Code as described in the Lincoln University Student Handbook. In particular, excessive talking, leaving and reentering class, phones or pagers, or other means of disrupting the class will not be tolerated and students may be asked to leave. Students who constantly disrupt class may be asked to leave permanently and will receive an F.

4) The Core Curriculum Learner Competencies:

All courses offered through the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science require students to meet at least the following out of the 8 Core Curriculum Learner Competencies:

(1) Listen and effectively communicate ideas through written, spoken, and visual means;
(2) Think critically via classifying, analyzing, comparing, contrasting, hypothesizing, synthesizing, extrapolating, and evaluating ideas;

(6) Apply and evaluate quantitative reasoning through the disciplines of mathematics, computational science, laboratory science, selected social sciences and other like-minded approaches that require precision of thought;

(8) Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills by adhering to the principles of freedom, justice, equality, fairness, tolerance, open dialogue and concern for the common good.


* The instructor of a given section of the course may make some modifications to the evaluation as well as to the rest of the syllabi including but not limited to; the grade weights, number of tests, and test total points.

**The grading scale guideline includes a 2-point flexibility.

Please consult with the department chairperson for any program updates or corrections which may not be yet reflected on this page _ last updated 9/10/2007.

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