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Math 221:
Honors Calculus III

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MWF 11:00AM, HB 227

Brendan Hassett

Herman Brown 402

(713) 348-5261

hassett@math.rice.edu

http://www.math.rice.edu/~hassett
**Office hours:** M 9:00, W 3:00, F 2:00 and by appointment
**Goals:**To achieve a good working knowledge of vector
calculus through solving problems, and an appreciation of
theoretical issues underlying problem-solving techniques.
While we will not prove *every* theorem used in class
(this is the task of Math 321-322), we will prove a lot.
You will learn to grasp the logical
structure of a theorem-its essential hypotheses and
conclusions-and how they apply in specific situations.
We will pay special attention to careful formulations of
mathematical definitions, like the derivative of a function,
which are not always emphasized in first-year calculus.

**Prerequisites:** A good yearlong course in differential
and integral calculus

**Textbook:**
*Honors Calculus III and IV,* by Frank Jones

available from Maxine Turner in the Math Department office
(Herman Brown 220) for a nominal fee

Supplementary linear algebra notes

**Assessment:**

Daily problem sets (45%): Due each class starting Wednesday August 24.
They should be turned in during class. Homework assignments are not
pledged. You are strongly encouraged to work together,
though each student should write up her/his own submission.

Midterm exam (20%): A closed-book 80-minute take-home test, to be taken
sometime between Friday, September 30 and Monday, October 3.

Final exam (35%): A closed-book three-hour take-home exam.

Any student with a documented disability needing academic
adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me
during the first two weeks of class. All discussions will
remain confidential. Students with disabilities will need to also
contact Disability Support Services in the Ley Student Center.