Math 241 CALCULUS III (Sections BL1 and BL2)

Fall 2012

Instructor: Florin P. Boca  

Office: 362 Altgeld Hall

Phone: (217) 244 - 9928

E-mail: fboca at illinois dot edu


  • Section BL1 (CRN 49251) Lectures: MWF 11:00-11:50, 100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
  • Section BL2 (CRN 47058) Lectures: MWF 12:00-12:50, 100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
  • Office hours: Wed 3-4 pm, Fri 4-5 pm.
  • Math 241 tutoring room schedule: MTWR 4-9 pm, 343 Altgeld Hall

  • Textbook: James Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 7th edition, with Enhanced Webassign, Thomson Brooks/Cole.
  • WebAssign resources: Math Department and WebAssign site.
  • Course Description and Prerequisites:  Credit: 4 hours. Third course in calculus and analytic geometry including vector analysis: Euclidean space, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, line integrals and surface integrals, the integral theorems of vector calculus. Credit is not given for both MATH 241 and MATH 292. Prerequisite: MATH 231. Students must register for one discussion and one lecture section beginning with the same letter. Engineering students must obtain a dean's approval to drop this course after the second week of instruction. This course satisfies the General Education Criteria in Fall 2012 for a UIUC: Quant Reasoning II course.
  • Syllabus
  • Math Department tutoring.

  • Homework and quizzes: All 14 weekly assignments will be submitted on WebAssign. The scores of assignments  #(2k-1), k=1,...,7, will be fully taken into account. The scores of assignments  #(2k), k=1,...,7, will not count. Instead, a quiz with two exercises from each such assignment will be given. Only the best 12 scores (out of 14) will be taken into account. The lowest 2 scores will be dropped. Late homework is not allowed under normal circumstances. Missed quizzes cannot be made up under normal circumstances. Calculators are not allowed during quizzes.  
  • Exams: Three hour (midterm) exams and the 3 hour final exam. The final exam will be comprehensive.
  • Grading: The total score is 500 points, computed as follows:

    Homework + Quizzes (14%): 70 pts 

    Worksheets Problems (6%): 30 pts 

    Hour exams (45%): 3 X 75 pts = 225 pts  

    Comprehensive Final Exam (35%): 175 pts

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    Midterm exams

  • Midterm 1: Sep 25, 6:45-8:00 pm.
  • Midterm 2: Oct 23, 6:45-8:00 pm.
  • Midterm 3: Nov 29, 6:45-8:00 pm.
  • Final exam: Sat Dec 15, 7-10 pm, conflict exam: same day, 1:30-4:30 pm.


    Last modified: October 20, 2012