MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III
SPRING 2013*

  *Important Note: All items on this syllabus are subject to change.
Any in-class announcement, verbal or written, is considered
official addendum to this syllabus.

Instructor:      Dr. Sergei Suslov
Office:             PSA 621
Office Hours: TTh 4:30 -5:30 pm (after the class in PSA 116, first floor) or by appointment
Room:              SCOB 252
Time:               3:00 - 4:15 pm, TTh
               Essential Calculus, Early Transcendentals, by James Stewart, Thomson, Brooks/Cole
Prerequisite:   MAT 266, 271 or equivalent
with grade C or higher
Updated Syllabus: pdf

Exams:   There will be three regular in class exams: Tests 1-3; homework & quizzes; and a comprehensive final exam.
Grading Policy:
                         A-,A,A+ = 90 - 100%
                         B-,B,B+ = 80 - 89%
                         C,C+ = 70 - 79%
                         D = 60 - 69%
                         E = 0 - 59%


Week   Dates 
Written Homework
Jan 7-11 
Mastery Quiz, 10.1, 10.2
10.1:   4, 8, 16, 20, 35. 10.2:   4, 16, 18, 22, 28.
Jan 14-18
10.3, 10.4
10.3:  20,22,26,32,38. 10.4: 16,26,30,34,36
Jan 21-25 10.5, 10.6, Quiz 1 (in the regular classroom)  (1/21 MLK Holiday) 10.5:  14, 24, 27, 30, 50, 54. 10.6: 12,16,26,28,32.
4 Jan 28-Feb 1 10.7, 10.8 10.7: 24, 28, 52, 56, 58, 64. 10.8: 4,16,18,36,41.
Feb 4-8 10.9, 11.1 10.9: 10,12,17,26. 11.1: 10,21,32,34,48.
Feb 11-15 11.3, 11.4  Test 1 (Sections 10.1 -10.9)  (in the regular classroom)
11.3: 2,18,32,48,56. 11.4: 6,15,22,26,30.
Feb 18-22 11.5, 11.6, 11.7
11.5: 10,20,22,26,32. 11.6: 6,10,1826,30,32. 11.7: 2,14,28,32,40.
Feb 25-Mar 1 12.1, 12.2, Quiz 2 (in the regular classroom)  12.1: 5,6,10,16,26,32. 12.2: 14,20,28,34,40,42.
Mar 4-8 12.3, (12.4), 12.5
12.3: 10,16,19,22,26,28. (12.4:  2,6,8,14). 12.5: 10,14,16,18,20,32.
Mar 11-15  
Spring Breack

Mar 18-22 Review, 12.6, 12.7 Test 2 (Section 11.1 - 12.3)
12.6: 12,16,18,20,22, 28. 12.7: 8,10,24,26.
Mar 25-29 13.1, 13.2
13.1: 4,15-18, 24,26. 13.2:  6,10,14,16,20,34.
Apr 1-5 
13.3, 13.4, Quiz 3
13.3: 2,8,16,1819. 13.4: 2,10,14,16,18.
Apr 8-12
13.5, 13.6
13.5:  4, 8, 10, 16, 28. 13.6: 2,16,22,30,38.
Apr 15-19 
13.7, Quiz 4
13.7: 6,8,14,22,24,34
Apr 22-26
Review, Test 3 (Section 12.6 -13.7)  

Apr 29-May 1
Review for Final Exam  (4/30 Last day of Classes)
Final Exam: Thursday, May 2,  7:10 - 9:00 PM


25% Quizzes/Homework: Quizzes may be given randomly. No make up. The homework will have two components. One of them will be WeBWorK, an on-line homework program that gives students instant feedback on their answers. The URL is
The other component of homework will consist of selected problems from the book, where showing all the steps and writing explanations and proofs will be required.  Homework (written part) will be collected and graded (bi)weekly and due every Tuesday. No late homework will be accepted.
50% Three Midterm Tests  (to be taken in the Regular Class Room or in the Testing Center).
Test 1: Thursday  2/14 (regular classroom).
Test 2: Thursday 3/21 (regular classroom).
Test 3: Wednesday 4/24. (subject to change, see below)
25% Final Exam: The Final Exam will be on Thursday, May 2, 7:10-9:00PM. Location TBA. The final is  comprehensive.

Attendance: Attendance will be checked and record every class session. If you miss more than the maximum number allowed for the class, you will receive a grade of EN. For classes that meet three days a week, the maximum number of allowed absences is six (6), for classes that meet two days a week, the maximum number is four (4).

Testing Center: The Mathematics Testing Center is located in PSA-21(basement). All our exams, except for the final, may be given in that room. For each exam you will need your ASU SunCard to be admitted. The hours are M-Th 10:30 am to 8:45 pm (last test handed out at 7:00 pm). There are no exceptions to the rules stated above. There have been instances of long waits to get into the testing center, so it is advised that you give yourself some extra time and arrive early, just in case.

Tutoring: Free Math Tutoring is available in PSA116. Learning Support Services provides tutoring in the residence halls and the Engineering Tutoring Center provides tutoring in ECF 100.

Course Policies: Students are responsible for material covered in class whether or not it is in the text. Working regularly on assigned problems and attending class is essential to survive. You are expected to read the text, preferably before the material is covered in class. Quizzes may be given randomly and may frequently reflect material that has recently been discussed in class.  No late HW will be accepted and no make-up quizzes will be given.  Make-up exams are at the discretion of the instructor and only in case of documented emergency. In any case, no make-up exams will be given unless the student has notified the instructor before the test is given.

Calculators: Graphing calculators with QWERTY keyboards or those which perform symbolic manipulation (e.g. TI89, TI92, Casio FX2 or 9970G) will not be allowed for tests or quizzes.

(a)  Cellular phones and pagers must be turned off during class. No texting, no ipods/laptops, etc.
(b) Arriving late to class will not be tolerated.
(c) Academic dishonesty, including inappropriate collaboration, will not be tolerated. There are severe sanctions for cheating, plagiarizing and any other form of dishonesty. More information can be found at

Final Exam Make Up Policies:
The final exam schedule listed in the Schedule of Classes ( will be strictly followed. Except to resolve those situations described below, no changes may be made in this schedule without prior approval of the Dean of the college in which the course is offered. Under this schedule, if a conflict occurs, or a student has more than three exams on one day, the instructors may be consulted about an individual schedule adjustment.  If necessary, the matter may be pursed further with the appropriate dean(s). This procedure applies to conflicts among any combination of Downtown Phoenix campus, Tempe campus, Polytechnic campus, West campus, and/or off campus class. Make-up exams will NOT be given for reasons of a non-refundable airline tickets, vacation plans, work schedules, weddings, family reunions, and other such activities.  Students should consult the final exam schedule before making end-of-semester travel plans.

The grade of Incomplete: A grade of incomplete will be awarded only in the event that a documented emergency or illness prevents the student who is doing acceptable work from completing a small percentage of the course requirements. The student must provide written documentation and be passing the class at the time to receive an Incomplete. Make-up final exams will NOT be given for reasons of a non-refundable airline tickets, vacation plans, work schedules, weddings, family reunions, and other such activities. Students should consult the final exam schedule before making end-of-semester travel plans. The guidelines in the current general ASU catalog regarding a grade of incomplete will be strictly followed. The Dean of the studen's college must approve any exceptions to these rules.

Course Description (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Calcukus of functions of several variables.


History of Mathematics Archive

HW#0 (review quiz distributed in class) Key to Mastery Quiz: MasteryQuizKey.pdf
HW#1 Sections 10.1-10.5 due to Thursday, Jan 24
HW#2 Sections 10.6-10.9 due to Thursday, Feb 14
HW#3 Sections 11.1-11.5 due to Thursday, Feb 28
HW#4 Sections 11.6-11.8, 12.1-12.3 due to Thursday, March 21

Quiz#1 Thursday, January 24
Sections 10.1-10.5
Quiz#1A(Extra Credit) Tuesday, February 6
Section 10.5
Quiz#2 Thursday, February 28
Sections 11.1-11.5

Test#1 Thursday, February 14 (in the regular classroom, SCOB 252)
Sections 10.1-10.9 are on the test, topics are: vectors, dot and cross products, lines and planes, quadratic surfaces, curves and vector-valued functions, arc length and motion in space.

Test#2  Thursday, March 21 (in the regular classroom, SCOB 252)
Review on Tuesday, March 19, Sections 11.1-11.7 and 12.1-12.3 are on the test, topics are functions of several variables, limits and continuity, partial derivatives, chain rule, directianal derivative and gradient, maximum and minimum values, double integrals.

Test#3  Thursday, April  (in the regular classroom, SCOB 252)
Review on Tuesday.  Sections 12.5-12.8 and 13.1-13.7 are on the test, topics are trople integrals, triple integrals in cylindrical and spherical coordinates, vector fields, line integrals, Green's theorem, gradient, curl and divergence, surface integrals.

Final Exam Thursday, May 2, from 7:10 to 9:00 pm, in the regular classroom, SCOB 252 (subject to change)
Review, Tuesday, May 1