Instructor: Dr. Hamid Behmard
Office: MNB 119, phone: 838-8869, email:
Office Hours: 9:00-10:00 Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri; 2:00-3:00 Wed; other times by appointment
Text: Multivariable Calculus concepts and contexts, 4th
Edition, by James Stewart.
Course Prerequisite: Mth 252 with a grade of “C-” or higher.
Course Objectives: We will cover chapters 9 through 12.
Homework, Quiz, and Labs:
- Homework problems are assigned using Web Assign. The course ID is :
wou 9691 2761.
Work on these problems on a daily basis. We will discuss them in class as needed. You should have an access key to Web Assign from your math 251 or 252 courses. If you do not have access key, Web Assign allows you to register for the course and you have two weeks of grace period to pay for it. You may request an extension from Web Assign for any assignment. Each extended day would reduce your score by 25% for that specific assignment.
- There will be seven quizzes from preassigned set of problems in each section. The quizzes count toward 15% of the grade.
- There will be several labs. The labs are intended to enhance your understanding of the subject matter and they are usually complement a homework assignment.
Attendance: If you miss class, it is your responsibility to ask a classmate for notes on the material that you have missed. I will not have discussion notes available if you have missed class, nor will I repeat my discussion during office hours.
Electronic Devices' Policy: Nonacademic electronic devices and tardiness policies: You are not allowed to use any nonacademic electronic devices (Ipod, MP3 players, cell phones, etc.) during the class time. If you bring your cell phone into the class, you MUST turn it off. If you need to have your cell phone on, you need to talk to me prior to class.
Attendance: Attendance is mandatory. If you are consistently late to class (3 minutes or more), I will ask you not to attend the class until you resolve your time conflict.
Exams: There will be three in class exams, Exam I on April 24th, Exam II on May 22nd, and Exam III on June 5th.
There is no make-up for missed quizzes, labs or exams.
Homework & Quiz 35%
Midterms 40% (two
at 20% each)
Grades will be assigned (roughly) according
to the following scale ("+" and "-" will be determined later):
Where to get help:
- come see me during my office hours or by appointment;
- work with your classmates in small groups;
- go to Tutoring Center;
- If you have a documented disability which requires any academic accommodations, you must come to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) for appropriate coordination of your accommodations. You can come by APSC 405 or contact ODS at (503) 838-8250 (V,TTY) to schedule an appointment.
General guidelines for success:
- attend every class and take notes;
- study and do written homework daily;
- read the current textbook section before/after each class discussion/lecture;
- ask questions about concepts, techniques or ambiguities as soon as possible;
- use the support available: each other, me, the Tutoring Center, your classmates;
- This is a very difficult course. You should plan to spend 10 or more hours per week outside of class studying/ reading/thinking/speaking calculus!
If you have comments or suggestions, email
me at Behmarh@wou.edu.
Western Oregon University