- Syllabus for Math 3230
(3 pages)

- My
generic UVM syllabus

- Sanctions
for academic integrity violations

- Why I will not
compute your "current grade"

- Homework

- Background from Algebra, Precalculus, and Calculus I, mastery of which I expect from students in this class.
- Video: How I
expect you to do homework problems

- This video
was prepared for another class, but it stresses the same concepts that
I expect you to use in this class.

- Instructions
for doing extra credit Homework
assignments (please read
them before you attempt to
do one)

- Instructions
for doing extra credit Project
assignments

- What to do if you received a low grade on a quiz and want to improve your future grades I really think that the above 3-step review will help you if you follow the directions.

- Preparation
sheet for Test 1

- Test 1 will be given after we cover Sec. 3.1.
- Test 1 will be on Wednesday, October 9, at 6:45 - 8 pm in Lafayette L300 (2 floors above our regular classroom).

- Example
of how NOT
to
prepare a formula sheet

- Solutions
for Test 1

- Solutions
for Quiz 6

- Solutions
for Quiz 7

- Preparation sheet for Test 2

- Tentatively, Test 2 will be given after we
cover Sec. 3.10.

- Test 2 will be on Wednesday, Nov. 6. from 6:30 - 7:50 pm in Lafayette L102.

- Solutions
for Test 2

- Solutions for Quiz 8
- Preparation sheet for the
Final Exam

- MATHEMATICA resources
- Follow this link to install Mathematica on your computer.
- On
that page, read the (very short) instructions, click on the link "UVM
Software Portal" and follow the directions there. When prompted, you
will need to login with your UVM NetID.

- After you install Mathematica on your
computer, it will ask you to Activate the program and will display a
window with two Activation options: (1) with an Activation Key and (ii)
through your organization. Choose the latter and sign in with your UVM
credentials. In this process you will again be presented with the
options to sign in with your Wolfram account or via UVM; choose the
latter.

- Be
prepared that the installation process takes about 15+ minutes
(or longer if your connection to the Internet is slow). The entire
process consists of two stages, which you will be guided through by the
Installer: You first download the installation package, and then the
Installer installs them on your computer.
- On the same page,
notice the link to "tutorial videos" at the end. It is a very friendly
resource, which will help you if you do not feel comfortable using
Mathematica. For example, Tutorial 5 in that link talks about defining
and plotting functions.

- You will unlikely ever need Tutorials 6 and 7.

- An alternative, but arguably a less friendly place to get started is my own introductory lab to Mathematica: On this page, you need to open Lab 1, Part 1 and work through the first half of it up to (i.e., not including) the section "Parametric plots in 2D".
- An alternative to installing Mathematica on your
computer which may suffice for the needs of this class is to use its
online version, WolframAlpha.

- Background
from Algebra, Precalculus, and Calculus I, mastery of which I
expect from students in this class.

- This document has already been
listed above, after the link to Homework, but it is worth repeating.

- additional worked-out Example:
(a) Determining the form of the y
_{p}(t); (b) Working backwards from {g(t), y_{p}(t)} towards y_{c}(t) .

- Table from page 163 of textbook