MATH 241 Spring 2018
Section  Schedule  Location  

009  TTh  10:05 AM  11:20 AM  Humanities 404 
Important deadlines you need to know
General Dates  

Classes begins  January 16, 2018 
Last day of classes  April 30, 2018 
Academic Deadlines  
Last Day to Change/Drop  January 22, 2018 
First Day 'W' Grade Assigned  January 23, 2018 
Last Day 'W' Grade Assigned  March 9, 2018 
First Day 'W/F' Grade Assigned  March 10, 2018 
Prerequisites
A grade of C or better in MATH 142
Course Structure and Grading Policies
Your final grade will be computed as follows:
F = 0.15 * (HW + Q + ME1 + ME2 + ME3) + 0.25 * FE
 Homework assignments: (up to 100 points) 15% of the course grade.
Homework problems have been assigned for each lecture (you can see them at the end of this page, under Lesson Plan). Starting on January 23rd, a selection of those problems will be posted on MyMathLab on the day of each lecture, and will be graded.
You will have until the end of the following lecture day to complete the assignment (e.g. what is posted on Tuesday is due on Thursday at 11:59 PM; what is posted on Thursday is due on Tuesday at 11:59 PM)
In order to register for your section of the course on MyMathLab, visit www.mymathlab.com and click on [Student]. The course ID for my sections is
blancosilva11298
Click [here] to retrieve further registration/signin instructions. 
Quizzes: (up to 100 points) 15% of the course grade.
Online quizzes will be offered through MyMathLab. One every week, except the first week, weeks of a test, or the last week of classes. Occasionally, popquizzes may be given during lectures. 
Inclass tests: (up to 100 points each) 45% of the course grade (15% each test).
There will be three inclass tests scheduled as follows:Test # Date 1 Tue Feb 06 2 Thu Mar 08 3 Tue Apr 17 
Final Exam: (up to 100 points) 25% of the course grade.
The final exam is scheduled on Tuesday, May 8th, at 9:00 am.
No makeup tests will be given. Only the following reasons are valid excuses for missing class or assignments, and must be verified by letter from a doctor, guardian or supervisor.
 Participation in an authorized University activity (such as musical performances, academic competitions, or varsity athletic events in which the student plays a formal role in a University sanctioned event)
 Required participation in military duties
 Mandatory admission interviews for professional or graduate school which cannot be rescheduled
 Participation in legal proceedings or administrative duties that require a student’s presence
 Death or major illness in a student’s immediate family
 Illness of a dependent family member
 Religious holy day if listed on www.interfaithcalendar.org
 Illness that is too severe or contagious for the student to attend class
 Weatherrelated emergencies
The course grade will be determined as follows:
GRADE  RANGE 

A  90%100% 
B+  85%89% 
B  80%84% 
C+  75%79% 
C  70%74% 
D+  65%69% 
D  60%64% 
F  below 60% 
Further Information
 Honor Code: The Honor Code applies to all work for this course. Please review the Honor Code at [this link]. Students found violating the Honor Code will be subject to discipline.
 Class notes and other additional material will be stored in Dropbox. In that case, you may need an account to retrieve it. If you do not have one already, signin through [this link] with your academic email address to receive a base 4GB storage, plus an extra 500MB, free of charge.
 Remember to change your email address on Blackboard if necessary [blackboard.sc.edu]
 Student Disability Resource Center: If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and need any assistance, please notify the instructor immediately.
 Student Success Center:
In partnership with University of South Carolina faculty, the Student Success Center (SSC) offers a number of programs to assist you in better understanding your course material and to aid you on your path to success. SSC programs are facilitated by trained undergraduate peer leaders who have previously excelled in their courses. Resources available to students in this course include: Peer Tutoring: You can make a oneonone appointment with a peer tutor by going to www.sc.edu/success. Dropin Tutoring and Online Tutoring may also be available for this course. Visit the previous website for a full schedule of times, locations, and courses.
 Success Connect: I may communicate with the SSC regarding your progress in the course. If contacted by the SSC, please schedule an appointment to discuss campus resources that are available to you. Success Connect referrals are not punitive and any information shared by me is confidential and subject to FERPA regulations.
Learning Outcomes
A student who successfully completes Vector Calculus (MATH 241) should continue to develop as an independent learner with the ability to approach problems from a conceptual viewpoint, to utilize more than one idea in a single problem, and to apply appropriate calculus skills to problems in context. In particular, the successful student will master concepts and gain skills needed to solve problems related to:
 Vectors and vector functions
 Finding equations of lines and planes
 Parametric curves
 Differentiability, continuity and limits of functions of two or more variables.
 Directional derivatives and gradients.
 Maxima and minima of functions of more than one variable.
 Double integrals
 Over rectangular regions
 Over nonrectangular regions
 In polar coordinates
 Triple Integrals
 Over rectangular regions
 In Cylindrical coordinates
 In Spherical coordinates
 Line Integrals
 Green’s Theorem
Lesson Plan

First part: Vector Functions
 Tue Jan 16: 12.112.2. Points and vectors [p.769 #18, 1018, 2022; p.777 #223]
 Thu Jan 18: 12.312.4. Vector products [p.784 #310, 1524, 2933, 3540; p.792 #15, 1720, 2738]
 Tue Jan 23: 12.512.6. Lines, planes, cylinders and quadric surfaces [p.802 #138, 4346, 4958, 6772; p.810 #38, 2936]
 Fri Jan 25: 13.1. Introduction to vector functions [p.822 #2, 4, 5, 7, 1018, 2628, 3538]
 Tue Jan 30: 13.213.4. Velocity, speed, acceleration, frames, curve length and curvature [p.828 #326; p.836 #16, 11, 12, 1720, 2729, 43, 44; p.846 #314, 19]
 Thu Feb 01: Review
 Tue Feb 06: First Midterm. Chapters 12 and 13

Second Part: Functions of several variables
 Thu Feb 08: 14.1. Functions of several variablesan introduction [p.866 #6, 8, 1017, 2129, 3548]
 Tue Feb 13: 14.2. Limits and continuity [p.877 #518, 2934, 37, 38]
 Thu Feb 15: 14.3. Partial derivatives [p.889 #1538, 4348, 5156, 7785]
 Tue Feb 20: 14.4. Tangent planes, linear approximations and differentials [p.899 #16, 18, 19, 2527, 3137]
 Thu Feb 22: 14.6. Directional derivatives. The gradient vector [p.920 #435]
 Tue Feb 27: 14.714.8. Optimization I [p.930 #520, 2936, 3954]
 Thu Mar 01: 14.714.8. Optimization II
 Tue Mar 06: Review
 Thu Mar 08: Second Midterm. Chapter 14
 Third part: Integration
 Tue Mar 20: 15.115.2. Introduction to multiple integrals [p.964 #322]
 Thu Mar 22: 15.215.3 Double integrals [p.972 #118]
 Tue Mar 27: 15.315.4 Double integrals in polar coordinates [p.978 #527]
 Thu Mar 29: 15.6. Intro to triple integrals [p.998 #922]
 Tue Apr 03: 15.715.8. Cylindrical and Spherical coordinates [No HW today]
 Thu Apr 05: 15.715.8. Integration in cylindrical and Spherical coords [p.1010 #1114, 2127, 39, 40]
 Tue Apr 10: 15.9. Change of variables in multiple integrals I [p.1020 #115, 1922]
 Thu Apr 12: Review
 Tue Apr 17: Third Midterm. Chapter 15 [Review: Integration]
 Fourth Part: Green's Theorem
 Thu Apr 19: 16.116.2. Vector fields and line integrals [p.1032 #14, 2124; p.1043 #116, 1922]
 Tue Apr 24: 16.3. The Fundamental Theorem for Line Integrals [p.1053 #1218]
 Thu Apr 26: 16.4. Green's Theorem [p.1060 #114]