Your instructor will hold the orientation online using self-paced tools, email and/or discussions. (A self-paced orientation does NOT mean the entire course is self-paced.) You should plan to access your online course no later than the first day of the session. Failure to do so may jeopardize your grade.
Other Orientation Information
There is no face to face Orientation for this course. Check your Bucks email prior to the start of the semester for directions on how to self enroll in MYMATHLAB. You will need to purchase an access code for the course that comes with the book. If you'd like to start earlier then send me an email. This class will use MYMATHLAB. Also, there is a required proctored midterm and final for the course.
Accessing Your Course
Your course is using MyMathLab, which requires the purchase of an
access code. This code is usually packaged with a new textbook, but may also be purchased
separately from the MyMathLab website if it is not included with your book.
Information about MyMathLab can be found at http://www.mymathlab.com. Please check the systems Requirement page to verify your computer compatibility.
Your instructor will provide an additional course code you will need to
access your specific course.
Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials
While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the
ISBN number available through the course's academic department
where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore
and our online bookstore,
guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.
Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link
below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have
any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic
this link to see the book list for your course.
Other Information about the Course
This course is the third course in the Calculus sequence and requires a grade of C or better in Calculus II. Multivariable Calculus is the study of vectors and solid analytic geometry, surfaces, partial differentiation, directional derivatives, lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals, cylindrical coordinates, spherical coordinates and Jacobians.
There will be online quizzes and online homework along with a required proctored Midterm and Final. The Midterm and final each count as 25% of the final grade. Be sure to go over the Smart Board notes since that is what is covered in class. This course is designed for the mature math student who is willing to put in many hours learning the material.
MYMATHLAB is used in this course. The Calculator used in this course must be scientific, non-graphing calculators. The selected calculator for most courses including this one is a TI-30X IIS (note this is not part of the Multi View series for this calculator). To clarify further, graphing calculators, multi view calculators, devices with internet connectivity, and calculators with a built-in CAS (computer algebra system) are not permitted.