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Nicole A Hoover
B CUSP 126
Bothell Campus

Calculus with Analytic Geometry III

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.

Class description

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. Recommended preparation

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.

Typical class will consist of short interactive lectures and problem-solving, as well as worksheets that are to be done in groups. Students are also expected to read, study and understand the assigned readings from the text even if not specifically covered in class.

Recommended preparation

BCUSP 125 (Calculus II) or equivalent.

Class assignments and grading

Participation, Homework, Quizzes and Exams.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Nicole A Hoover
Date: 10/01/2013