University of South Alabama

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Math Circle





Yorck Sommerhäuser


Calculus 3

  • Spring semester 2013
  • Course: MA 227
  • Instructor: Y. Sommerhäuser
  • Schedule for MA 227 103:
    • Time: Mon, 9:05 am-9:55 am, Tue, 9:30 am-10:20 am, Wed, 9:05 am-9:55 am, Thu, 9:30 am-10:20 am
    • Room: SHEC 2210
  • Schedule for MA 227 102:
    • Mon, 12:20 pm-1:10 pm, Tue, 12:30 pm-1:20 pm, Wed, 12:20 pm-1:10 pm, Thu, 12:30 pm-1:20 pm
    • Room: Mon, ILB 430, Tue, ILB 410, Wed, ILB 430, Thu, ILB 410
  • Office hours of Y. Sommerhäuser: Mon, 10:20 am-12:20 pm, Tue, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Wed, 10:20 am-12:20 pm
  • Textbook: J. Rogawski: Calculus: Early transcendentals, 1st ed., W. H. Freeman, New York, 2008
  • Outline: We cover Chapter 12-17 in the textbook almost completely.
  • Test 1: Thu, February 28
  • Test 2: Thu, April 4
  • Final: MA 227 103: Wed, May 8, 8:00 am, MA 227 102: Mon, May 6, 1:00 pm
  • Examination criteria: The final grade will be computed using the following weights.
    • Attendance: 5 percent
    • Daily online homework: 15 percent
    • Weekly graded homework: 15 percent
    • Test 1: 20 percent
    • Test 2: 20 percent
    • Final exam: 25 percent
  • Grading:
    • A: 90 percent (or better)
    • B: 80 percent (or better)
    • C: 70 percent (or better)
    • D: 60 percent (or better)
  • Policies: Attendance is required and contributes to the final grade. Three classes may be missed without affecting this grade. Absence in more than half of the classes results in failing the entire course.
    The daily homework assignment will consist of a reading assignment and a problem assignment. One or two problems of the daily problem assignment have to be completed online via the Sakai site of the course at The time frame for this completion begins after the lecture in which the problem was assigned, and ends one hour before the next lecture. Once the online homework has been started, it has to be completed within four hours. The homework problems and the textbook examples that appear in the reading assignment form the basis for the test problems.
    Every week on Thursday, a set of problems will be handed out. These weekly homework problems have to be completed and handed back the next Monday. The problem set will consist of one to three problems. Their solutions are supposed to contain detailed explanations of all necessary steps using complete English sentences. Students may collaborate on the solutions, but every student has to hand in his own solution, formulated in his own words.
    Eating, drinking, and smoking is not permitted in the classroom. The use of electronic devices such as laptops, i-pods, cellphones, or calculators is not allowed unless explicitly stated by the professor. Cellphones may be brought to class, but must be completely off and stowed away. They must not be used during class at any time.
  • Tutoring: Mathematics tutors are available at no charge in the tutoring laboratory in ILB 235.
  • Syllabus: Section 102, Section 103.

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