Math 227

Vector Analysis
Math 227, Fall 2014

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Daniel Offin (408 Jeffery Hall)
Monday, 12:30-1:30 in Jeffrey 128
Wednesday, 11:30-12:30 in Jeffrey 128
Thursday, 1:30-2:30 in Jeffrey 128
Calculus, Early Transcendentals, Seventh Edition, by James Stewart  
The textbook for this course is mandatory. In this course we will study chapters 15 and 16 in Stewart, together with supplimentary material I will post on the website. Students are also encouraged to look at other undergraduate texts on Vector Calculus or Multivariable Calculus in addition to the main text. If you want to know whether a particular book is appropriate, bring it to me and I will let you know whether it is relevant for the course.
There are no formal scheduled tutorials.
I will prepare practice questions each week and post them on the website.
Students are strongly encouraged to try to find solutions for these and other questions (see list of such questions on Schedule link)

Office Hours:
Monday, 11:00-12:00, Friday, 11:00-12:00, and by appointment
There will be a ninety-minute midterm exam and a three-hour final exam. The midterm exam will be held on Monday October 20, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in room TBA. The time and location for the final exam will be announced as they become available.
There will be ten homework sets assigned during the semester. Homework will be posted on the web page of the course and solutions will be posted after the homework is collected. Assignments will be due on Fridays. You should submit your homework in class or in my office by 17:00. In calculating the total score for the homework, the lowest score will be dropped.
You should always try to complete the homework by yourself, however for those questions you are unable to solve, get together with a few friends from class and work on them together. Do not simply ask someone who has already solved a problem for the solution and do not copy a solution. If you solve a problem with a few other students you should write the solution out by yourself and make sure you understand the solution. Ask yourself if you could correctly answer the same question if it were to appear on the term test or the final examination. If you solve a problem with several other students and you all write the solution by yourselves the various solutions will be different at least in wording and presentation; as a general rule, the only way solutions will be identical (or nearly so) is if they are copied.
The final grade for the course will be calculated as follows:
Homework: 15%
Midterm exam: 25%
Final Exam: 60%
The numerical mark obtained by the above formula will then be converted to a letter grade according to the Queen's Official Grade Conversion Scale.
Academic Integrity:
Academic integrity (aka academic dishonesty) is taken seriously by the university, the faculty, and our department. The regulations dealing with academic integrity can be found at:
- for Arts and Science students, Regulation 1 in the Calendar or FAQ about Academic Integrity;
- for Applied Science students, Honesty.