12/13 (last message)
The course is over and the final grades are in! You can find the statistics, solutions to all the exams and worksheets and the final grade distribution on the "scores and docs" page.
If you took the final exam and would like to know your score, you can email me to find it out. (Then you can put this information into the grade computer to see what overall grade you had at the end.)
It has been a pleasure to teach this class! Thanks to everyone who participated in class discussion!
Have a great winter break!
A few words about our plan for finals week. We will meet on Monday at 10:30 in our usual classroom to return exam 5 and distribute final grades. If you cannot come to this meeting, you can find out your grade during office hours below, or send me an email inquiry from your Murray State account (so I know it is you).
For anyone wishing to improve their final grade, the final exam replaces your two weakest exams, if it is better. The final exam is on Thursday, 12/9 at 1:30PM. Worksheet 5 is due by the final exam time.
The final exam will have 6 pages, which is 50% longer than a regular exam, but with twice the time, so time should not be an issue. It will be comprehensive, covering 14.1-16.5 (no chapter 17 problems) and will consist of problems like those already given on exams. Thus, make sure you can do all the previous exams.
Here is the schedule of office hours for next week (also by appointment, if you cannot make these times):
Good luck on all your finals!
Exam 5 is scheduled for Friday,12/3, and will cover sections 16.1-16.5. You can work on sample exam 4, check out all problems except 3a, 4 and 5b.
I am happy to say that I have finally put together the grade computer: you can enter your grades so far to see what you need to get on exam 5 in order to get a desired grade. Try it!
I expect to give out worksheet 5 at the exam - it will have some easy problems from chapter 17, so that you get at least a little exposure to this.
Exam 5 is scheduled for Friday of the last week of classes. We will meet on the Monday after it to distribute the final grades, based on the five exams, so you can decide whether to take the final or not.
I expect to have one more Worksheet, distributed at exam time and returned by the final exam.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Exam 4 will be returned to you on Monday - I did not have enough time to grade it.
Worksheet 4 has been handed out. I am expecting to receive it back on Tuesday of next week (yes! - go to Thanksgiving worry-free), barring any howls of protest. If you did not get it today, it is available on the "scores and docs" page, under "complete worksheets".
Homework for chapters 16 and 17 is now posted. We'll see how much of it gets assigned, as we are close to finishing the semester.
Exam 4 is scheduled for Thursday, 11/18. It will cover sections 15.1-15.5. Check sample Exam 3 (all of it) for some practice problems.
Solutions have been posted to Worksheet 3.
Homework for chapter 15 has been posted.
Exam 3 turned out well. Good job, class! (And let's keep up the good work...)
I won't have time this weekend to write the whole assignment for chapter 15, but homework for 15.1 and 15.2 has been posted. The rest is coming soon.
Exam 3 has been moved to Tuesday, 10/26, in order to allow us an additional day to work on homework. The sample exam to look at is exam 2, all problems except for number 6. Recall that Exam 3 covers sections 14.3-14.7.
Solutions to worksheet 2 have been posted.
Exam 3 is coming up soon, covering material up to 14.7. The initial plan to have it on Friday of next week met resistance from the large number of people who have an exam in another class on that day. I'll think about what to do. In the meantime, howework is assigned up to 14.6.
Exam 2 turned out lousily! There is just one word for that average: ouch! It wasn't that difficult, folks, even if it was a little long... you have to try harder on the next one. In any case, the extra points I offered will help a little.
Worksheet 1 solutions have been posted, and exam 2 solutions will be up after I return the exam corrections.
Exam 2 is scheduled for Tuesday, 9/28. It will cover sections 13.1-13.3, 13.5 and 14.1. You can check the following problems on sample exams as representative, although there aren't very many of them: Exam 1, problems 7 and 8, and Exam 2, problems 1ab, and 6a.
On Monday, we will go over some homework and take any questions ahead of the exam.
Exam 1 turned out pretty well overall. See the "scores and docs" page for the statistics and the solutions.
The worksheet I handed out today is due on Tuesday.
Let's start thinking about our next exam. I am aiming it for Tuesday, 9/28, so we can go to fall break Calc-3-worry-free.
The homework file has been updated, with the list of problems up to 14.7.
Homework has been assigned up to section 12.5. We are planning to finish section 12.7 before we have the first exam, which I scheduled for Friday of next week. However, as we only two classes before then, and plenty of material to finish, we may push this back a little.
Check out sample exam 1. You can ignore problems 7 and 8 on it, as we will not have covered those sections by the time of the exam.
Homework has been assigned up to 12.3.
On the "scores and docs" page, I added sample exams from a previous semester. While the grouping of material may be different this semester (after all, we'll have 5 regular exams), the problems themselves are very illustrative of what I may ask on an exam.
I expect our first exam after we finish chapter 12.
Welcome to the course! Look around to familiarize yourself with the layout of these webpages. Note that the most important links at left are highlighted. All documents (homework assignment, solutions to exams, etc.) can be found at the "scores and documents" page.
These pages will get more content as information becomes available. Check back often: useful information is provided in the "home" section (which you are reading), typically updated weekly. Homework assignments will be updated when we start a new chapter.