|MA 213: CALCULUS III
The information below is for sections 002-015 of MA 213 only. For sections 017 and 018 please click here.
What is Calculus III ? MA 213 is a course in Multivariable Calculus, i.e. the calculus of functions of two or three variables. The main topic covered are:
Course Components Three weekly 50 minute lectures and two weekly 50 minute recitations. For information on individual sections click here. Regular attendance of both lectures and recitations is required and necessary for success in the course.
Textbook James Stewart, Calculus: Single and Multi-Variable (Custom edition for UK). This is a version of the full James Srewart's Calculus, 8th edition. You can use the full version, but the UK custom edition is somewhat cheaper. If you bought your textbook from the UK bookstore, you have access to Stewart's eBook version. To access this eBook, you need a WebAssign account. The instructions can be found here. You will need a class key. This key is uky 5323 8348. WebAssign gives you free access for two weeks after the start of class. To continue to use WebAssign after that, you will need to enter the access code that came with the textbook you bought or purchase access online. Note that the eBook version is not required for this course.
Homework The homework has two equally important components, one graded, the other non-graded.
The graded component is using the WebWork online homework system. Most of you will be familiar with WebWork as it was used in Calculus I and II. For those who are new to WebWork, please see a brief introduction here. The due dates for the WebWork sets are here. Please note that if the due date is indicated, say, as Sep 6, the actual WebWork deadline is September 7, 3:00 AM. The answers will then be available 15 minutes later, on September 7, 3:15 AM. Please be aware that technical problems are always possible. It is not safe to do the homework at the last moment.
In addition to the WebWork sets, you will find a list of problems from Stewart here. Although these problems will not be graded, working on them will substantially improve your performance in this class (see Exams below).
Canvas UK moved from BlackBoard to Canvas in Fall 2016. Access the Canvas through this link and use your LinkBlue credentials to login. The decision to use or not use Canvas belongs to individual instructors. Please see the syllabus to your section for the details. Canvas is usually used to post exam grades and provides a convenient way to communicate with your instructor.
Schedule of Lectures Follow this link to see the schedule of lectures.
Exams There will be three midterm exams and a final exam. The dates and times are as follows:
Grading The course grade will be computed as follows:
Academic Integrity and Cheating Please see the University of Kentucky Policy on Academic Integrity and Cheating here.