San Francisco State University
Department of Mathematics
Math 228:  Calculus  III
Fall, 2008

Instructor:  Dr.  Shidong Li
Office:        TH 929      Phone:   338-1481    Email:  shidong@hilbert.sfsu.edu
Office Hours:  Tu, Th 2:00 - 3:00,  or by appointment.
Prerequisite:  C or better in Math 227. This is strictly enforced.

Text:  University Calculus   Elements with Early Transcendentals, by Hass, Weir and Thomas.

Chapter                                        Topics
     9     Vectors and the Geometry of Spaces.
     10    Vector-valued Functions.
     11    Partial Derivatives.
     12    Multiple Integrals.
     13    Integration in Vector Fields.

Grading:
 
Homework 10%
Quizzes 30%
Mid-term (tentatively Thursday, Oct. 9) 30%
Final Exam 30%

Exam/Quiz policy:  There will be generally 1 quizzes each Tuesday with an exception on exam weeks.  Quizzes are based on homework and lectures of the previous week. No make-up quiz will be allowed.   2 lowest quiz grades will be dropped from the course grade.   Make-up exams may be allowed only if you have verifiable and compelling reason(s).  In this case, the student should notify me prior to the exam through email.

Homework Policy:  Homeworks are mostly assigned online through www.CourseCompass.com using the package of MyMathLab. Students are all required to register with www.CourseCompass.com (and click "Request Access"). You'll need to use my Web Course ID: li72118 to register into my class. (Be sure to use the correct text book for this class by comparing the cover page and the ISBN number).

Each week, there will be also 2 - 5 Written Homework Problems collected. Two will be carefully graded. These written problems are required to be completed in great details and clear mathematical language.

You should expect to spend a minimum of 2-3 hours on each assignment (online and written). The assigned problems prepare you minimally for the exams.   Doing homework promptly is by far the most important activity you will be engaged in and the best predictor of  your success in this course.

Working in a group on homework is strongly encouraged!