Summer Transfer Academy 2017 Course Syllabus

**Course:** Math 20E

**Title:** Vector Calculus

**Credit Hours:** 4

**Prerequisite:** Math 20C (or Math 21C) or equivalent with a grade of C- or better

**Catalog Description:** Change of variable in multiple integrals, Jacobian, Line integrals, Green's theorem. Vector fields, gradient fields, divergence, curl. Spherical/cylindrical coordinates. Taylor series in several variables. Surface integrals, Stoke's theorem. Conservative fields.

**Textbook:** *Vector Calculus, sixth edition*, by
Jerrold E. Marsden and Anthony J. Tromba; published by W. H. Freeman and Company; 2012

**Subject Material:** We will cover parts of chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of the text. For a more detailed list of chapter sections, see the homework page.

**Lecture:** Attending the lecture is a fundamental part of the course; you are
responsible for material presented in the lecture *whether or not it is discussed in the
textbook.* You should expect questions on the exams that will test your understanding of
concepts discussed in the lecture.

**Reading:** Reading the sections of the textbook corresponding to the assigned
homework exercises is considered part of the homework assignment; you are responsible for material
in the assigned reading *whether or not it is discussed in the lecture.* You should
expect questions on the exams that will test your understanding of concepts addressed in the reading
and assigned homework exercises.

**Clickers:** In order to facilitate discussion of conceptual ideas, we will be using the
iClicker classroom response system. Clicker use will be optional;
however, students who miss *at most 2 days* will have **1 point extra credit** added to their *cumulative average*. Students who miss more than 2 days will earn extra credit based on the percentage of the remaining days they participated.

- To register your clicker via TritonEd, follow the
**i>clicker Remote Registration**link from the**Tools**page.

**Calculators:** You may use any handheld calculator (but not a computer, tablet, phone,
or any device with network capability) during exams; however, you will be expected to
show all relevant computational steps: No credit will be given for unsupported answers gotten
directly from a calculator.

**Homework:** Homework will be assigned on the course
homework page and and will be collected during the lecture each Friday (Thursday in the last week). A representative sample of the exercises will be graded.
Please observe the following neatness guidelines for homework that
you turn in to be graded; homework not conforming to these guidelines will not receive full credit
and may not be graded at all.

- Use clean, white paper (preferably ruled) that is not torn from a spiral notebook.
- Write your name clearly on the front page of your completed assignment.
- Write clearly and legibly.
- Clearly number each solution and present them in numerical order.

**Virtual Reality:** You will earn credit for completing two virtual reality labs using a new system called Calcflow. See the Calcflow for Math 20E site for more details (including links to assignments and due dates).

**Midterm Exams:** There will be two midterm exams. See the
course calendar for the dates of the
midterm exams. You may bring one 8.5 by 11 inch handwritten sheet of notes with you to each
midterm exam; no other notes (or books) will be allowed.
**There will be no makeup exams.**

**Final Examination:** The final examination will be held at the date and time
stated in the course calendar. It is your responsibility to ensure
that you do not have a schedule conflict involving the final examination; you should not enroll in
this class if you cannot take the final examination at its scheduled time. You may bring one
8.5 by 11 inch handwritten sheet of notes with you to the final examination; no other notes
(or books) or calculators will be allowed.

**Grading:** Your course grade will be determined by your cumulative average at the end of
the term and will be based on the following scale:

A+ |
A |
A- |
B+ |
B |
B- |
C+ |
C |
C- |

97 |
93 |
90 |
87 |
83 |
80 |
77 |
70 |
60 |

We may adjust the scale to be more lenient, but we guarantee that the grade corresponding to a given percentage will not be lower than specified by the above scale. Your cumulative average will be the best of the following two weighted averages.

- 5% Virtual Reality, 15% Homework, 20% Midterm Exam 1, 20% Midterm Exam 2, 40% Final Exam
- 5% Virtual Reality, 15% Homework, 20% Best Midterm Exam, 60% Final Exam

**Regrade Policy:**

- Your exams will be graded using Gradescope. You will be able to request a regrade
for a specified window of time. Be sure to make your request within the specified window of time; no regrade requests will be accepted after the deadline.*directly from your TA* - Homework will be returned in the discussion sections. If you believe there might be an error in the grading and wish to have your homework regraded, you must observe the following rules:
- Return your homework immediately to your TA. Regrade requests will not be considered once the homework paper leaves the room.
- Retrieve your homework during discussion section or arrange to pick it up from your TA within three class days after it was made available for pickup (i.e., returned) in section. In order to be considered, regrade requests must be submitted within three class days after being returned in section.

**Academic Dishonesty:** Academic Integrity is highly valued at UCSD and academic dishonesty is considered a serious offense. Students involved in an academic integrity violation will face an administrative sanction which may include suspension or, in very serious cases, expulsion from the university. Your integrity has great value: Cultivate and protect your academic integrity. For more about academic integrity and its value, visit the UCSD Academic Integrity Website.