Mathematics 320 (4 credit hours)
Dr. Caldwell, office 429 Humanities, office phone 7336.  Department office 7360.  E-mail:  Web page:  I will use your e-mail as stored in Banner, usually an account, to contact you (if the school closes, to send additional notes, ...) so please make sure that it is accurate.
A grade of C or better in Mathematics 252. (This means that you are expected to remember how to integrate and differentiate! You must recall basic trigonometry.)
Catalog Description:
(Math 320)
Vectors and analytic geometric in space. Vector-valued functions of several variables. Differentials, gradients, and extrema of functions of several variables. Multiple integrals and their applications. Introductory vector analysis including line and surface integrals.
Calculus: Early Transcendentals (8th Edition,, Loose-Leaf Edition, Stewart. ISBN: 978-130-527235-4. (We will not use MyMathLab.)  You must have access to a copy of the text to do the homework for each class day--but it can be hardback, soft-back, electronic, loose leaf, ... (just make sure it is the 8th edition)
for Major:
Upon completion of his/her degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a major in mathematics, the graduate will be able to:
  1. apply mathematical concepts and principles to perform numerical and symbolic computations.
  2. use technology appropriately to investigate and solve mathematical and statistical problems.
  3. write clear and precise proofs.
  4. communicate effectively in both written and oral form.
  5. demonstrate the ability to read and learn mathematics and/or statistics independently.

The student will:
  1. Understand and use the basic ideas and concepts behind vectors and three dimensional analytic geometry.
  2. Use the basic calculus of vector-valued functions and apply this to solving problems concerning motion in space.
  3. Understand the concepts of limits and continuity of functions of several variables.
  4. Understand the concept of partial derivatives and work problems using chain rule, directional derivatives, and gradients of multivariate functions.
  5. Apply the calculus of several variables to finding tangents and normals, developing approximations, and locating extrema of functions of several variables.
  6. Set up and evaluate multiple integrals in the rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems.
  7. Apply multiple integration to finding areas, volumes, moments, and other situations.
  8. Understand and employ basic vector analysis techniques including line integrals, Green’s Theorem, surface integrals, Divergence Theorem, and Stokes’ Theorem.
The course grade will be determined as follows: 
10 %   quizzes (daily five-minute quizzes) 
70 %   tests (about six fifty-minute tests) 
20 %   final (the final is comprehensive) 
The lowest test will be dropped-but do not count on that! Letter grades will be assigned as follows:
90-100% A,    80-89% B,    70-79% C,    60-69% D,    0-59% F.
The grade of I is given very rarely and only in cases of true emergency, never to just temporarily improve your GPA.
There is no way to pass a real mathematics class without doing the homework. So to help you focus on the homework, we will start most days with a brief "quiz" (usually less than five minutes).  This will be a problem similar to a problem from the previous night's homework.  You will be allowed to use your personal handwritten notes; but not your book, computer or printed notes.  If you have attended class and done all the homework, you should earn 100% on the quizzes.

These quizzes will be graded on a four-point scale: one point for your name, four points for the correct answer, and two or three for a partially correct answer.  If you are late, you will get a one.  If you cheat, you may get a zero or negative score. 

If you miss the day, then you will get a zero.  Exceptions will be made for appropriate excuses, but you must let me know (and provide documentation) within two weeks.  Being excused from an absence does not excuse the next day's quiz.  If you miss class for any reason, you should still do your homework and be ready for the quiz.

The four lowest quiz scores will be dropped (other than "earned" zero or negative scores, see above).  All of your remaining quiz points will be added, then converted into a percentage score.

Quizzes and tests will usually be returned the next class meeting. Those that are not picked up will be tossed out a week later.

Homework will be evaluated through the quiz policy.  Click on the button to the right for the list of daily assignments.  (You can always go to my web page to find this assignment list.)
Tests & Final: The homework, quizzes and classroom examples indicate the type of problems that will be on the tests, though some (probably the final) may be changed to a multiple-choice format.  No make-up tests.  If you miss a test, you will be given the average of the following tests and final.  The final will be comprehensive.  Review for the final by studying the hour tests, homework and quizzes.  (Check also to see if there is a practice final online.)   You may not leave the room (and your phone... must not be visible) during any test or final.
This course requires a graphing calculator (we strongly recommend any TI 83+ or TI 84), and those with algebraic operating systems are not allowed.  TI-Inspires must be used with a TI 84 face plate.  Students may not share calculators during tests.  Check your batteries before tests.
The Department publishes a syllabus for each of its courses which may be viewed on the web.

The University of Tennessee provides reasonable accommodations (academic adjustments and auxiliary aids) to ensure equal access to educational content and university programs for students with disabilities.  Any student eligible for and requesting accommodations due to a disability must provide instructors with a letter of accommodation from Disability Services.  For additional information, please contact the Disability Services office at 209 Clement Hall, (731) 881-7605.

Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will result in at least an F for the quiz, test or assignment.  Your Student Handbook clearly states "suspension from the university is the expected penalty" for "plagiarism, cheating, and academic integrity issues" and this includes submitting the work of another person as your own or permitting another to submit yours as his/her own.

If you have any questions:

  • Come by my office and we'll talk! (You are the reason I do this job.)
  • Ask in class after the quiz
  • Study with a friend (making friends in class is a good idea)
  • Form a study group in the class
  • Ask in the Math Learning Center (Math Lab): MTWTh 9-4 in B103A (Humanities Basement), 4-8 in Humanities 408
  • Ask in the STEM Lab, Library Media Center (room 120), MTuWTh 9-7, Fri 9-1
  • Find a private tutor (perhaps ask Mr. Bush, director of the Math Learning Center, if he has a list)