University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Spring 2015
Math 208 H: Calculus III
Instructor: Petronela Radu
Office: 239 Avery Hall
Office Hours: MWF 10:30 am -- 11:30 am, or by appointment
Phone: 472-9130
Email: pradu@math.unl.edu (Email is the best way to reach me.)
Web: http://www.math.unl.edu/~pradu3

I will announce any changes to my office hours during lecture or by email.

Teaching Assistant: Emma Schneider. Email: emma.schneider@huskers.unl.edu. The TA will conduct a recitation every Thursday 9:30-10:20 am in Oldfather Hall 209 (regular classroom). Emma's office hours are Monday 2:30-3:30 pm and Friday 11:30 am -12:30 pm.

Course Procedures: The class is structured with three large 50 minute lectures and one 50 minute recitation each week. In the lectures, I typically introduce new material and sometimes administer a short extra credit quiz. During your recitation, material from the lecture is further discussed. Recitation time is also used to provide help with the homework assignments and other components of the course and to return your graded work. Occasionally, there may be new material presented during the recitation.

Course Syllabus: You can find a tentative syllabus for the course here.

Preparation: Before coming to lecture you should preview the section to be covered. I also strongly recommend that you attempt some of the exercises from the section after the lecture and before your next recitation.

Homework and recitation quizzes: Homework problems are posted in the Syllabus. The homework will not be collected nor graded. Starting with the second Thursday and then every Thursday, a couple of problems similar to the ones in the homework for that week will be given as a quiz. The maximum score for each quiz is 10 points. There will be no make-up quizzes. The lowest 2 scores on the quiz will be dropped from the final average.

In-lecture quizzes: Throughout the semester, some quizzes will be administered during the lecture. All these quizzes count towards extra credit and they reward students for attendance and coming prepared to class. As such, the quizzes will not be announced beforehand and no make-up quizzes will be given.

Exams: The mid-term exams for this course are scheduled in class on the following Fridays: February 13, March 13, and April 24 . Exam content will be based on material from the text, lectures, homework and quizzes. The final exam will be comprehensive and will run from 10:00-12:00 on Monday, May 4 in our regular classroom (OldH 209). All exams are closed book and closed notes. You may also bring a calculator (with no wireless and no CAS capabilities) to the exams. No other electronic devices (ipods, cell phones, etc.) may be used during any exam.

Assessment: Grades will be computed mechanically. The maximum number of points possible for each component of the course is as follows:
Exam 1: 100 points
Exam 2: 100 points
Exam 3: 100 points
Final Exam: 200 points
In-recitation quizzes (based on homework) : 100 points
In-lecture quizzes: up to 50 (bonus) points

At the end of the semester, I will compute a composite score for you by summing your scores for each component of the course. We will also total the minimum A+, A-, A, B+, B, etc. scores on the homeworks, exams, final, quizzes, etc. If your score is greater or equal to the minimum A+ score, you have earned an A+ for the course. If your score is below the minimum A+ score, you will receive an A. A similar procedure will be followed for the other grades. All requests for additional credit after the end of the semester will be considered and then rejected. The final letter grade will be computed based on the following table:
Final average
98-100
92-98
88-92
85-88
80-85
77-80
74-77
70-74
67-70
64-67
60-64
55-60
<55
Letter grade
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F


Portfolio: It is your responsibility to maintain a complete portfolio of graded assignments, quizzes, and exams. You should collect your graded work during the class period in which it is returned; your instructors are not required to safeguard your uncollected work. Whenever the need arises, your portfolio of graded work will be used to verify, update, or correct your records for the course. If your collection of graded work is incomplete, then this will have a negative impact on your final grade.

Boilerplate: Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by failure on the exam, quiz, or project, failure in the course, and/or suspension or expulsion from the University. For more information, refer to the Student Code of Conduct in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

I do not include the usual announcement about the honor code because I feel it is inappropriate. In this class, you are allowed and even encouraged to work together unless otherwise informed.

You are expected to attend lecture and recitation regularly. Absences should be cleared with me and your recitation instructor. In a situation where you are unable to contact us due to major illness, serious injury, hospitalization or military duty a notice should be sent by the University Health Center, a family physician, or the Student Affairs Office. This notice is for our information only and does not relieve you from contacting us regarding your absence. If you need to be excused from class due to a University sponsored event, it is your responsibility to request permission (preferably in writing) for the absence. You should do this as early in the semester as possible. Although, I and your recitation instructor will try to accommodate you if you need to be absent from class, neither your absence (nor the notification of an absence) relieves you from meeting the course requirements. For more information, refer to the University's Class Attendance policy in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Here is a link to a Student Absence Form.

If you have any condition, such as a physical or learning disability, which will make it difficult for you to carry out the work as I have outlined it or which will require academic accommodations, you need to notify me during the first two weeks of the course.