MA 242

Fall 2017


Instructor: Dmitry Zenkov
Office: SAS 3150
Phone: 515–4201
E-mail:
Homepage: http://www.math.ncsu.edu/~dvzenkov/
Office hours: Tu 3:00–4:00, Fr 12:50–1:50, or by appointment
Text: Calculus for Engineers and Scientists, Vol. III, by J.E. Franke, J.R. Griggs, and L.K. Norris, available through WebAssign
Prerequisites: MA 241; grade C or higher
Class policy:
  • Regular class attendance is expected
  • Solving homework (Maple and WebAssign) is an important part of preparation for exams
  • Personal travel plans cannot be considered as a reason for making up the exams
  • Anticipated and/or emergency absences must be reported before the test dates
  • Missing a test because of an undocumented reason will result in a zero score for that test
  • No re-tests will be given
  • The final exam is cumulative and mandatory
Topics to be covered:
  • Vectors, vector algebra, and vector functions
  • Functions of several variables, partial derivatives, gradients, directional derivatives, maxima and mimima
  • Multiple integration
  • Line and surface integrals, Green's theorem, divergence theorems, Stokes' theorem, and applications
Grading:
  • Exams: 60%
  • Final exam: 30%
  • WebAssign: 10%
  • Maple: 10%, extra credit
  • A: 90–100, B: 80–89, C: 70–79, D: 60–69, F: below 60, with the cutoffs for the +/- grades determined at the end of the semester
Some suggestions:
  • Read the text before it is covered in class
  • Study on regular basis and do not fall behind
  • Learn the definitions, concepts, and ideas, do not resort to just problem solving
  • Get your questions answered (in class, during office hours, etc)
Calculators: Nonprogrammable calculators are allowed
Academic Integrity Statement: Students are expected to follow University guidelines (available here)
Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with verifiable disabilities. In order to take advantage of available accommodations, students must register with Disability Services for Students at 1900 Student Health Center, Campus Box 7509, 515-7653. For more information on NC State's policy on working with students with disabilities, please see the Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Regulation (REG02.20.1)