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Calculus III for STEM

revised 2019-01-08
Unit 1A

MANDATORY CLASS ORIENTATION: Before starting this first unit be sure that you have completed (or will complete by the deadlines) the day 1 and day 2 orientation items in your online classroom including the required Assignment #1 (posting your intro) and Assignment #2 (submitting your class commitment statement). The first week has five very specific short assignments with strict due dates, but these first two are absolutely mandatory.

Details for Orientation Assignments #1-5 are provided in the neon green blocks in WAMAP. Do all 5 assignments by their deadlines to earn the full 10 points.


OK? Let's get started on the course content!

TOPIC: Introduction to Sequences and Series

  • Check for new Class Announcements daily!
    Check your Clark Student Email regularly!

  • WAMAP: Read posts on Week 1 Discussion Board (DB1).

    Reading the posts on DB1 suffices this week, you do not have to post, but you are welcome to post questions/comments.
    Starting in week 2 you are required to participate in the discussions on the weekly DB.

  • MyMathLab: Study e-text section 8.1 (in 2nd edition; 9.1 in 1st)

    Please read these three Frequently Asked Questions:

    FAQs - How do I view the announcements in MyMathLab? Please read these upon first entering your MML class.

    FAQs - What should I do in MyMathLab? includes information about the e-Textbook and Study Plan.

    FAQs - What exactly is the homework in this class?

  • Dwnload or Print: Algebra "Cheat Sheet" and Trigonometry "Cheat Sheet" you may find useful as references.

  • Regarding Wolfram Mathematica and Interactive Graphs: There are two versions of the e-text in MyMathLab, an interactive version and a static PDF version. The interactive version has interactive graphs to explore with slider bar features to help your visual understanding of the material. The interactive version is strongly recommended but it requires a free Mathematica browser plug-in, "Wolfram CDF Player" that is a very large file. The first time you login to our MyMathLab class and run the "browser check" it should walk you through the installation. Download Wolfram Mathematica browser plug-in here if you prefer. Some quiz questions may include an interactive graph, but you can answer the question without viewing the graph so downloading the plug-in is optional but recommended.

  • Information about Graphing & Graphers: You will need an electronic grapher (free online grapher, graphing software, mobile graphing app, or handheld graphing calculator) for this class.

    Free online grapher Desmos is highly recommended. Desmos has free app for smart phones too.

    More options: FAQs - Where can I find a free online grapher or graphing software for my computer?

    You are expected to already know how to electronically graph and analyze a variety of functions and curves (rectangular, parametric, polar) as well as electronically find a limit, derivative, and integral.

    TI-84 users will find Prof. Milner's TI-84 Calculator Tutorial Videos useful.

Unit 1B

TOPIC: Sequences
  • Check for new Class Announcements and your Clark Student Email.

  • Read Lesson Notes #11.1

    (Opt.) FAQs - What are the "Lesson Notes"?

  • MyMathLab: Study e-text section 8.2 (in 2nd edition; 9.2 in 1st)

  • WAMAP: Read posts on DB1.

    You do not have to post on the Week 1 Discussion Board (DB1), but I do recommend you read all the posts there. There is NO class participation requirement (CPRs) in week 1. Orientation assignments #1-5 replace CPRs in week 1. CPRs will start in week 2 at which time you will be expected to participate on the weekly discussion board at least 3 days a week. Want more info about CPRs now? See Class Calendar Unit 2A.

  • Prep for and take Quiz 1!

    Information about the Quiz:
    What sections does it cover? Those we covered in the e-text this week: Sections 8.1-8.2
    When is the quiz open? 9 am on Thursday of week 1.
    When is it due? It must be completed and submitted by 9:00 pm Saturday of week 1.
    How long do I get to take it? 45 minutes.
    How many times can I take it? Two times and only your best of the two scores will count.
    How may questions will it have? It will say before you start the quiz but usually around 12 questions.
    What if I miss the quiz? The lowest two of ten quizzes get eliminated, so missing one or two is OK.

    Need more info? See MathOL Syllabus - Quizzes and/or Q&A starting at FAQs - Quizzes.