Bilin Z Stiber
B CUSP 126
Third quarter in calculus sequence. Introduction to Taylor polynomials and Taylor series, vector geometry in three dimensions, introduction to multivariable differential calculus, double integrals in Cartesian and polar coordinates. Prerequisite: either 2.0 in MATH 125, 2.0 in MATH 145, 2.0 in MATH 146, 2.0 in B CUSP 125, score of 5 on AB advanced placement test, or score of 4 on BC advanced placement test. Offered: AWSp.
The course first covers sequences, series, their general properties, and using the Taylor series to approximate functions. Then it moves on to multivariable functions, vectors, and basic vector operations. Finally, it introduces multivariate derivatives and their applications, including partial derivatives, directional derivatives, and gradients.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The class will be taught with a mixture of group activities, as well as interactive lectures.
BCUSP 125 (Calculus II) or equivalent.
Class assignments and grading
Homework will be assigned regularly. It will be completed using the Wiley Plus online system. You will need to purchase a registration code for this. Since that registration code includes a complete electronic version of the textbook, there is no need to buy hard copy of the text unless you prefer that and do not wish to print pages from the electronic version yourself. I will also distribute additional materials in class.
Grades will be based on student's performance on assigned work, in-class worksheets and exams.