1. Contact Information
  2. Prerequisites
  3. Course Description and Credit Hours
  4. Required Texts
  5. Course Objectives
  6. Student Learning Outcomes
  7. Other Course Materials
  8. Outline Of Topics
  9. Exams and Assignments
  10. Grading Policy
  11. Policy on Missed Exams and Coursework
  12. Attendance Policy
  13. Notification of Changes
  14. Custom Sections
  15. Statements on Academic Misconduct
  16. Statement On Disability Accommodations
  17. Severe Weather Protocol
  18. Pregnant Student Accommodations
  19. Religious Observances
  20. UAct Statement

Honors Calculus III

MATH 247-004Fall 2018 | 4 Credit Hours


Shibin Dai

Contact Information

UA Campus Directory:

Class time: MTWF 12:00-12:50.

Location: GP 153.

Office Hours: MW 3:00-4:15 pm, TF 9:45-11:00 am.


UA Course Catalog Prerequisites:

A grade of B- or higher in MATH 126 or MATH 146 or a score of 4 or 5 on AP Calculus BC exam.

Course Description

Course Description and Credit Hours

This course covers the same material as MATH 227 but in a depth appropriate for honors students. It is the third course in the three part honors calculus sequence for students majoring in mathematics, science or engineering. Topics include analytic geometry in space, vector-valued functions and motion in space, functions of two or more variables and their partial derivatives, applications of partial differentiation (including Lagrangian multipliers), quadric and cylindrical surfaces, and multiple integration (including Jacobian) and applications, line integrals, Green's Theorem, curl and divergence, surface integrals, and Stokes’ Theorem.

Required Texts

Required Texts from UA Supply Store:

Student Learning Outcomes

1) Students will be exposed to analytical three-dimensional geometry with applications to the dynamics of motion in space.

2) Students will learn to calculate volumes of solids in space and areas of surfaces in space.

3) Students will apply multivariable calculus to optimization problems.

4) Students are introduced to the usage of other coordinate systems and will learn how to change variables in the integration of functions of two and three variables.

5) Students will learn the tools necessary to work with equations that arise in several fields of science and engineering, such as the Navier-Stokes and Maxwell's equations.

Other Course Materials

Outline of Topics

• Chapter 10. Vectors and the geometry of space, sections 1-9.

• Chapter 11. Partial Derivatives, sections 1-8.

• Chapter 12. Multiple Integrals, sections 1-8.

• Chapter 13. Vector Calculus, sections 1-9.

Exams and Assignments

There will be one readiness exam on the first day of class. It covers basic materials of Calculus I and II. The purpose of this readiness exam is to check if students have the necessary prerequisite knowledge. There is no partial credit for each problem. There are 16 problems, for a total of 80 points. It does not count toward the final grade.

Homework will be on WebAssign.

There will be three in-class exams, two projects, and a comprehensive final exam during the semester.

No electronic devices, including but not limited to computers, tablets, iPads, phones, smart watches, and calculators, are allowed in exams, unless a student shows the instructor legitimate documents indicating that some specific devices are necessary for the students to take the exam. Before an exam starts, students are required to turn off their electronic devices, including smart watches, and put them away in their bags. In the case when a student does not have a bag, he/she need to turn off all his electronic devices and put them on the front desk. If a student used an electronic device in an exam without permission, the student is considered cheating, and will be prosecuted according to the university policy.

The instructor reserves the right to ban other devices from classroom or in exams.

During an exam, only one student can go to the restroom at a time, and he/she need to ask for permission from the instructor/proctor. Before a student leaves the classroom for restroom, he/she need to bring his/her bags to the front of the classroom, and leave the bags there until the end of the exam. If a student leaves the classroom without the instructor/proctor's permission, the student is considered cheating, and will be prosecuted according to the university policy.

Exam 1: Friday September 21

Exam 2: Friday October 19

Exam 3: Friday November 16

Final Exam: Monday December 10, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Grading Policy

Homework: 10%

Projects: 5%

3 in class exams: 45%

Comprehensive final exam: 40%

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Policy on Missed Exams and Coursework

There will be no extensions of the deadline for homework, unless there are documented legitimate reasons.

There is no makeup exam for any of the in-class exams. However, missed exams may be replaced by the average of scores of all other exams in the following cases subject to verification:

  1. a medical emergency;

  2. a University-sponsored event;

  3. a religious event; or

  4. a family emergency.

In such cases, a student should inform the instructor at least one week in advance, unless it is due to emergency situations. Students must present the documentation either before the exam or as soon as they return to class.

Attendance Policy

Class attendance is required. Class participation is strongly encouraged. Students are solely responsible for any work missed during an absence.

No electronic devices other than a calculator are allowed during class, unless a student shows the instructor legitimate reasons that some specific devices are necessary for the students to take the class. Students should turn off their electronic devices, including smart watches, and put them away in their bags or pockets.

The instructor reserves the right to ban other devices from classroom or in exams.

Notification of Changes

The instructor will make every effort to follow the guidelines of this syllabus as listed; however, the instructor reserves the right to amend this document as the need arises. In such instances, the instructor will notify students in class and/or via email and will endeavor to provide reasonable time for students to adjust to any changes.

Statement on Academic Misconduct

Students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the official Academic Misconduct Policy provided in the Online Catalog.

Statement On Disability Accommodations

Contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) as detailed in the Online Catalog.

Severe Weather Protocol

Please see the latest Severe Weather Guidelines in the Online Catalog.

Pregnant Student Accommodations

Title IX protects against discrimination related to pregnancy or parental status. If you are pregnant and will need accommodations for this class, please review the University’s FAQs on the UAct website.

Religious Observances

Under the Guidelines for Religious Holiday Observances, students should notify the instructor in writing or via email during the first two weeks of the semester of their intention to be absent from class for religious observance. The instructor will work to provide reasonable opportunity to complete academic responsibilities as long as that does not interfere with the academic integrity of the course. See full guidelines at Religious Holiday Observances Guidelines.

UAct Statement

The University of Alabama is committed to an ethical, inclusive community defined by respect and civility.  The UAct website (www.ua.edu/uact)  provides extensive information on how to report or obtain assistance with a variety of issues, including issues related to dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, sexual violence or other Title IX violations, illegal discrimination, harassment, hate or bias incidents, child abuse or neglect, hazing, threat assessment, retaliation, and ethical violations or fraud.