Math 251(Section 514) -- Fall 2011

Calculus 3

MWF 11:30-12:20
RICH 114

Course Description:

Vector algebra, calculus of functions of several variables, partial derivatives, directional derivatives, gradient, multiple integration, line and surface integrals, Green’s and Stokes’ theorems.

Course Information:

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Young

Office Hours: Monday 12:30-1:30, Friday 12:30-2:30

Office: 225 Milner

E-mail: myoung (at) math dot tamu d0t edu

Textbook: The required textbook is Calculus: Early Vectors, by Stewart, Cengage Learning (Brooks/Cole)

Course Syllabus: The course covers approximately chapters 11-14 of the text. See here for a more elaborate syllabus.

Computational Aids: None will be allowed on exams.

Prerequisites: Math 152 (Calculus II) or equivalent.

Course Webpage: /~myoung/classes/251fall2011.html

Exam Schedule:

There will be 2 in-class exams during the semester, as well as a cumulative final exam. The dates and times are listed below.

Exam 1

Exam 2

Final Exam


Wednesday, October 5

Wednesday, November 2

Monday, December 12,



In class

In class

In class


Your final grade will be determined by the total number of points obtained on exams and homework.  The weighting is as follows





Exam 1


Exam 2


Final Exam


The following grade distribution will be used in determining final course grades:


Percentage of Total Points












A short quiz will occur once a week in class, typically on Wednesdays.  There will also be WebAssign homeworks typically due on Fridays.  Also see here for recommended homework problems.

Course Policies:

Missed Work: Making up missed work (including missed exams, quizzes, and homework) will be arranged according to University policies only. A university approved excuse must be provided to the instructor in writing (e-mail is sufficient) within 1 working day for exams and within 2 working days for other work.

Academic Dishonesty:

“An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do.”

It is not permissible to hand in the work of others for a grade, including work on exams, quizzes, and homework. You are allowed to discuss homework with others, but your write-ups are expected to be done on your own and in your own words. Copying the work of others will be prosecuted to the full extent possible under University policies.

Cheating during an exam will be sanctioned by assigning 0 points on the exam. Further action will be taken in agreement with Texas A&M University Student Rules on Academic Honesty and the Aggie Honor System Code.

Disability Assistance:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Department of Student Life, Disability Services Office, in Room B118 of Cain Hall or call 845-1637. Their website is If you believe you have a disability requiring accomodation, you should contact this office several weeks in advance of an exam or assignment.

Copyright information: All printed handouts and web-materials are protected by US Copyright Laws. No multiple copies can be made without written permission by the instructor.

Contact information: Course announcements may occasionally be made via e-mail (e.g. in case of a change to office hours or to correct potential errors in homework problem sets).  Students should regularly check their Neo e-mail accounts.

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