MTH 312:Advanced Calculus II
Spring 2017 (Section 010)

Professor: Dr. Vrushali Bokil
Office: Kidder 048
Phone: 737-2609
Email: bokilv at math dot oregonstate dot edu
Office Hours: MF: 1:00-1:50 pm, W: 11:00am - 11:50 am


Grader: Naveen Somasunderam
Office: KIDD 342
Office Hours: R: 3:00-4:00 pm (or by appt)

  • Day/Time/Classroom:
    • (Lectures) MWF: 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm, STAG 160
    • (Recitations/Review Lectures) F: 4:00-4:50 pm, STAG 160

  • Required Textbook ([F]): Advanced Calculus: Second Edition Author: Patrick M. Fitzpatrick

  • Course Description: In this course we will rigorously cover the fundamental concepts of mathematical analysis. In particular, we will discuss Riemann integration (Chapters 6, 7), Taylor polynomials (Chapter 8), and Sequences and series of functions along with the notions of pointwise and uniform convergence of sequences of functions (Chapter 9), and introductory aspects of multivariable Calculus (selected topics from Chapters 10-12). Time permitting, material from Chapters 13 and 14 will also be included. Chapters refer to those from the class textbook [F].
  • Course Learning Outcomes: The sequence MTH 311-312 is usually the first exposure that students get to the more theoretical and foundational nature of mathematics. Thus, upon completing MTH 312 it is expected that a successful student:
    • will have developed the ability to read, understand and construct rigorous mathematical proofs of basic concepts from the Calculus of a single variable
    • will be able to use advanced mathematical techniques to analyze sequences, and series of functions of a single variable.
    • will have been exposed to introductory concepts in multivariable Calculus.

  • Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in MTH 311 and MTH 342 (can be taken concurrently).
  • Attendance: It is recommended that you attend all classes. If you are unable to attend for personal, medical or professional reasons, you should email Dr. Bokil in advance if possible, otherwise let Dr. Bokil know as soon as you can. In particular, missing Friday recitations will affect your grade (see below).

  • Reading Assignments: Look at the Calendar for sections from [F] covered during each lecture, postings, due dates for assignments, exam and review dates, and other information.

  • Course Grading and Related Policies: The course grade is based on weekly written homework assignments, worksheets and quizzes (given during recitations), a midterm and a final exam.
    • Percentage Distribution: Total: (100%)

      • Homework Assignments (30%):
        Homework will be assigned weekly in class. Due dates will be posted on the Calendar. Late assignments will not receive any credit, unless prior authorization to turn homework in late is requested from Dr. Bokil. Students are expected to complete solutions to homework problems individually and turn them in on the due dates. The homework solutions should either be neatly handwritten or typed. Untidy and illegible work will not be graded.

      • Worksheets/Quizzes (15%):
        Worksheets will be distributed during recitations on Friday. Students will work collaboratively on the worksheets in groups. However, each student needs to complete solutions to problems on the worksheets individually and turn them in on the due dates. There will be 4 quizzes during the term (given during recitation hours). Quiz dates will be announced a week in advance during lectures.

      • Midterm (25%):
        A midterm exam will be given on Monday, May 8, 2017, in STAG 160 from 3:00-3:50 pm. A midterm review will be held on Friday, May 5th during the recitation hour.. There will be no makeup exams. Books, notes, or calculators will NOT be allowed on exams. Exam problems will (mostly) be similar to problems from the homework assignments and woeksheets, and will be based on lecture notes.

      • Final (30%):
        A comprehensive final exam will be given on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 2:00pm in STAG 160 (tentative, subject to change). A final review session will be held on Friday, June 9th during the recitation hour. . There will be no makeup exams. Books, notes, or calculators will NOT be allowed on exams. Exam problems will (mostly) be similar to homework problems and based on lecture notes. Scheduling conflicts with the final exam must be resolved in advance.

    • Grade Scale (by percentage): Final grades for this class will be given based on the scale below. Each letter grade below corresponds to grades scored between the lower limit (including) and less than the upper limit (excluding).
      A 90 - 100%
      A- 87 - 90%
      B+ 84 - 87%
      B 80 - 84%
      B- 77 - 80%
      C+ 74 - 77%
      C 70 - 74%
      C- 67 - 70%
      D+ 64 - 67%
      D 60 - 64%
      D- 57 - 60%
      F below 57%

  • Getting Help: Short questions can be asked during recitation. Longer questions should be asked during regular office hours. Appointments can also be made at other times, and you can reach me by email. Help is also available at the Mathematics Learning Center (MLC) which provides drop-in help for all lower division mathematics courses. The MLC is located on the ground floor of Kidder Hall (Kidder 108), and is normally open M-F from 9 AM to 4 PM, from the second week of term through Dead Week (Week 10).

  • Contacting Dr. Bokil: The best way to contact me is via email. Best place/time to see me for questions is in my office during office hours. If you are unable to make it to office hours you may email your questions to me or setup an appointment by email. You can expect a response within 24 hours. Do not expect an immediate response .

  • Student Conduct Policies and Cheating Policy: I have a zero tolerance policy for cheating. All suspected cheating will be reported to the appropriate office, usually the Dean of your College. Provable cases of cheating will also result in a score of 0 on the assignment in question, and may lead to a grade of F in the class. This is highly detrimental to any long term career goals. It also will make it difficult for the student to obtain letters of recommendation. Please consult the OSU Student Conduct and Community Standards page.

  • Special arrangements: Accommodations for students with disabilities are determined and approved by Disability Access Services (DAS). If you, as a student, believe you are eligible for accommodations but have not obtained approval please contact DAS immediately at 541-737-4098 or at [ds.oregonstate.edu]. DAS notifies students and faculty members of approved academic accommodations and coordinates implementation of those accommodations. While not required, students and faculty members are encouraged to discuss details of the implementation of individual accommodations.”
  • Course Drop/Add Information: See Office of the Registrar and Academic Calendars



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