Class Meetings: Bagby 022 MWF 1:30 - 2:20, T 12:30 - 1:20

Office Hours: Bagby 125 MTW 2:30 - 4:30, F 2:30 - 3:30

Link to Webassign

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Course Description

Calculus is the mathematics of change. This course introduces the calculus of functions of several variables. Topics include infinite series, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and Green's Theorem.


Math 142 (Calculus II) or equivalent.

Final Exam Date

Friday, December 8, 6 pm until 9 pm.


Calculus, 10th edition, by Larson and Edwards (eBook included with WebAssign)

Required WebAssign

I will be running the course using a web-based system called WebAssign. You should have already received an email from me about signing up for WebAssign. You are required to purchase WebAssign with the online homework system.  Instructions for signing up for WebAssign are here.


A TI-84 or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator is recommended for this course. It very good investment, not only for this course, but for other calculus and statistics courses. I do not recommend more advanced models such as the TI-89 or TI-92. I do not allow the use of computer algebra systems (e.g. the symbolic differentiation function on a TI-92) on exams.

Determination of Course Grade

  • three in-class tests: 60%
  • final exam: 30%
  • homework/quizzes: 10%


Three in-class tests will be given. Tentative dates for the tests are

  • Test 1 -- Tuesday, September 19
  • Test 2 -- Tuesday, October 24
  • Test 3 -- Tuesday, November 28

Final Exam

A comprehensive, in-class final exam will be given on Friday, December 8, from 6 pm until 9 pm.


I will assign homework problems daily. Usually the homework will be due on the second class period after the assignment is made. The first ten minutes of each class meeting is open to discussion of the  homework problems. Occasionally we will have a short in-class quiz.  Topics for the quiz will always be announced at least one class meeting in advance.

Attendance and Excused Absences

You are expected to attend every class. See the Hampden-Sydney College Catalog for the College's policies on class attendance. You assume full responsibility for all material covered during any absence. A grade of "0" will be assigned for all work missed due to unexcused absences.

Make-Up Policy

You will have ample time to complete any online homework assignments, so I will not accept any late submissions for these.  If you are sick on the day of a test or in-class quiz, then you must get in contact with me before the test or quiz is given to arrange a make-up.  If you have a legitimate College-sponsored event in which you must participate (such as a sporting event) scheduled on the same day as a test or in-class quiz, then you must arrange with me to take the test or quiz early.

Laptops, Cell Phones, Texting, etc.

  • no laptops, tablets, etc., in class.
  • all cell phones should be turned off during class, or be put in silent mode.
  • no texting or other use of the internet during class please.
  • no eating during class.
  • no smokeless tobacco in class.