For a timely response, include `Math 2204' in the subject line.
Class Meeting Time:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:05-9:55am, McBryde 231
Final Exam Time:
Monday December 18, 1:05-3:05pm
The final exam is a required class meeting that will not be rescheduled
for discretionary reasons, including conflicts with work schedules,
with classes and exams at other colleges, and travel.
In particular, if you simultaneously take courses at NRCC, you need
to check at the beginning of the semester that they will not have a conflict
because the Math Department will NOT accommodate such a conflict.
If you need adaptations or accommodations because of a disability (learning
disability, attention deficit disorder, psychological, physical, etc.); if
you have emergency medical information to share with me; or if you need
special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an
appointment with me as soon as possible.
Calculus-Early Transcendentals, 8th Ed., by J.Stewart,
(Publisher: Cengage Learning, Year: 2015)
To determine whether you have the correct textbook, see the
textbook info on the Math Department's 2204 Course Homepage
Math 2204 is an introduction to vector geometry, and differentiation and integration
in multiple dimensions.
contains a detailed listing of the covered material.
The numerative grade will be based upon
- Three tests: 20% each
- Final exam: 20% (10% common final, 10% my final)
- Homework: 20%
All graded work counts. No scores are dropped.
The course grade will be assigned as follows:
+ and - grades will be given as well.
90 guarantees an A (not an A-)
80 guarantees at least a B (not a B-)
70 guarantees at least a C (not a C-)
60 guarantees at least a D (not a D-)
Written homework problems and due dates will be posted on
my course website
There will be 11 or more written homeworks. Only your highest 10 scores will
count towards your grade.
For the written part of the homework, only selected problems will be graded
(partial credit). These problems will not be known
to students in advance. Except for problems selected for grading, homework
will not be marked.
Submitted work should not only give the correct answer but also clearly
delineate the logic justifying the answer. Always include the formula
that you use.
NO CREDIT SHOULD BE EXPECTED FOR CORRECT
ANSWERS IF NO WORK IS SHOWN.
Allowed help on homeworks:
- You may use the answers in the back of the book to verify
your answers. You may also use the tables at the
back of the book, provided that you make a proper reference.
Students may consult books and notes for homework, and students may get help
with homework assignments from other students, your 2204 instructor, and from
Unallowed help on homeworks:
Copying a solution from a solution manual or any other source
Using another person's solutions to the homework when writing up
an assignment is prohibited.
In writing up an assignment to be handed in, every student needs to work alone
(without other students or other students' papers). By handing in the homeworks,
a student certifies that what is written
accurately represents the student's own
understanding of the material expressed in the student's own words.
Written homework that is handed in late is subject to a
penalty (20 %) if it is
handed in before the homework is returned to the students, typically at the
beginning of the next class meeting.
Homework given after I have returned the graded homework will be given a zero.
To avoid a penalty or zero grade for a late homework
you must show convincing evidence/documentation that you had no alternative
(since homework problems are known well in advance, only a valid reason for
an absence of several days will be accepted as an excuse).
If you have a valid reason, I may allow you to hand
in homework late without any penalty or I may not count the particular
homework. Note: to show you did your work in time, you may email me a pdf file
and hand in the original later.
Additional practice problems from the syllabus can be found in the WebAssign assignments.
These assignments do not count towards your grade, but are for extra practice only.
Answers will be available to you after three (open questions) or two (multiple choice problems)
attempts. The worked-out solutions are available after each due date.
If you have not used WebAssign before there will be a learning curve. To help
learn how to use the system there is a
WebAssign basics page
and a "Getting Started with WebAssign"
homework assignment which allows 100 submissions per question.
Test and exam policy
The tests and the final exam problems are in the style of the
homeworks and class examples, and are graded with partial credit.
All in-class exams are closed book and closed notes.
Calculators are not permitted on the tests and final exam.
If a test can not be taken as scheduled, this should be communicated
to your instructor as early as possible.
To avoid a zero grade you must provide documentation, from the
university office, that shows that you had a valid reason.
If you miss a test for a valid reason, the grade of the final exam will
be substituted for the missed test.
The Virginia Tech Honor System applies to all graded work in this
If you have any questions about how the honor code applies to a particular
situation, it is your responsibility to ask. The Undergraduate Honor Code
pledge that each member of the university community agrees to
abide by states: `As a Hokie, I will conduct myself with honor and integrity
at all times. I will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor will I accept the actions
of those who do.' Students enrolled in this course are responsible for abiding
by the Honor Code. A student who has doubts about how the Honor Code
applies to any assignment is responsible for obtaining specific guidance
from the course instructor before submitting the assignment for evaluation.
Ignorance of the rules does not exclude any member of the University
community from the requirements and expectations of the Honor Code.
For additional information about the Honor Code, please visit:
Virginia Tech Honor System
Although attendance does not count toward your grade, you are
responsible for any material that you miss in class.
If you miss a class, please copy the notes
from another student in class.