Math 233 Calculus III
Spring 2017 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 08:00AM 
08:50AM, Old Main, Room ADV LAB
INSTRUCTOR: 
Dr. Platte 
TEXT: 
Calculus Early Transcendentals Combined 10th
Edition by Howard Anton, Irl Bivens, Stephen Davis 

(Hard Cover:ISBN 9780470647691 or Binder: ISBN
9781118129272) publisher
Wiley or from
Amazon 1168 pages version! 
OFFICE: 
307 Old Main, also check the Old Main computer labs 
OFFICE HRS: 
MWF 11:0011:50, Tues. 9:3010:30 307 Old Main and MW 1:001:50 Old Main computer labs.
Also by appointment.

EMAIL: 
dplatte@mercyhurst.edu

Web Sites: 
http://math.mercyhurst.edu/~platte/calcIII

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is an introduction to the calculus of several variables.
Topics selected from polar coordinates, functions of
several variables, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line
integrals, surface integrals, Greenâ€™s theorem and Stokesâ€™ theorem.
OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
 Graph polar equations and find area using polar coordinates.
 Graph and differentiate parametric equations and find arc length.
 Compute dot products and cross products in 3space and interpret the
results.
 Graph quadric surfaces.
 Convert equations between rectangular, spherical and cylindrical
coordinates.
 Compute and apply: limits, partial derivatives, directional derivatives,
the gradient and equation of tangent planes for functions of two variables.
 Apply the chain rule to functions of nvariables.
 Find maxima and minima of functions of two variables.
 Set up and evaluate double, triple, suface and line intergrals.
 Apply Green's and Stokes theorem.
CONTENT:
We will cover material from chapters 10, 11, 13,14 and 15, but not in order.
Tentative order 10.2, 10.4, 11.1, 11.7, 11.8, 13.113.5, 14.114.5, 11.211.7,
13.613.9, 15.115.4, 15.8, 10.12, 10.3
COURSE FORMAT:
The main technique used will be lectures. At the beginning of each class I will
ask if there are questions from the previous lecture. I encourage you to ask
questions as they arise during the class. If you are unable to have your
questions answered in class, then see me outside of class. You are welcome to
drop in anytime I am in the office or Old Main computer labs.
COURSE EVALUATION:
Although I will not formally check attendance, I
do expect you to attend class.
Homework:
Homework will be assigned often. The homework will be scaled at the end
of the term so that perfect homework total is worth 100 points.
All homework is due at the beginning of the next class after it was
assigned. No homework will be accepted
at times other than the due time except with a prior valid excuse or under
extremely extenuating circumstances. All homework must
be done on 8.5 by 11 inches paper only with no ragged edges. Do not turn in
homework torn from a spiral notebook without trimming the ragged edges! Problems must
be numbered. Try to be organized and neat as possible. No red ink or red
pencil may be used on your work. Any homework turned in that does not comply
with these conditions will be ignored.
Do your OWN work. Do not loan homework to a fellow student. It is OK for
students to help each other and to share ideas and knowledge. Students
who copy homework will receive an F for the assignment.
Exams:
There will be four class exams (tentative dates
are: Feb. 8, Mar. 3, Apr. 3 and May 2 and a comprehensive final exam (May 10, 8:0010:00 am). Each exam is
worth 100 points and the final is worth 130 points. Since
I do not ordinarily give makeup exams, only the most serious reason
constitutes an excuse for missing an exam. Any student who is caught cheating
during an exam, as a first offense, will receive 0 points on that exam.
Students with a second offense of cheating will receive the grade of "F" in the
course.
Final Grade:
There are 630 total possible points.
Your final grade will be assigned
by taking your total accumulated points and dividing by total number of
possible points (6.3), wherever this resultant fits in the table that is
your final letter grade.
Percent 
10094 
9390 
8984 
8378 
7770 
6965 
6460 
Below 60 
Grade 
A 
B+ 
B 
C+ 
C 
D+ 
D 
F 
DISCLAIMER:
The schedule is tentative and can be modified at any time if needed. While every effort will
be made to adhere to the syllabus, I reserve the right to amend the syllabus when deemed necessary.
The student is responsible for noting of any changes, which will be announced during class periods. There is
no extra credit possibility
for this course on an individual basis. If I decide to use the extra credit option it will be available for the entire class.
CLASS EXPECTATIONS:
 Attend class prepared, ready to hand in homework and ready to work.
 If you miss a class you are responsible for the material covered. I will
not reteach the material during office hours or another class.
 You may use a calculator, unless I explicitly say you can not.
 If appropriate, a laptop, mobile device or computer may be used for note taking or for use of an ebook,
however I may ask you to move to a less disruptive location. Other uses of such devices is prohibited.
The following class room behaviors are not acceptable at the University, and will not be tolerated.
 Attending class late or leaving class and returning. If you leave do not return!
 Cell phone usage / texting / usage of a recreational electronic device / internet usage.Turn them off!
 Reading outside material (Merciad, magazines, etc.)
 Sleeping or disruptive behavior
 General disrespect to students or faculty
Last Updated December 26, 2016 @ 1:10 pm.