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Math 244: Calculus IV, Section 1, Fall 2016

Instructor: Dr. William DeMeo
Email: [williamdemeo at gmail]( 244: (insert an informative subject))
Office: PSB 404
Office hours: Tue, Thu 10:30am--12:00pm, PSB 404
Lecture time and location: Mon, Wed, Fri 11:30--12:20pm, Keller 303

Course Webpage:


Remarks about office hours: The regularly scheduled office hours listed above are subject to change. Changes will be announced during lecture. It is helpful (but not required) to send me an email in advance to let me know when you plan to visit.

Table of Contents


You are now reading the main course web page. This serves as the syllabus for Math 244 (Sec. 1).

This page will be updated throughout the semester. Students are expected to visit this page periodically.


The prerequisite for this course is a grade of "C" or better in Math 243, or consent. Students should review the Statement of Academic Expectations. All academic work should be done with the high levels of honesty, integrity and excellence that this University demands.

Textbook Information

Title: University Calculus (alternate edition)
Author: Haas, Weir, Thomas Publisher: Pearson-Addison Wesley.


Course topics include multiple integrals, line integrals and Green's Theorem, surface integrals, Stokes's and Gauss's Theorems.

Course Coverage

Multiple Integrals (6 weeks)

  • Double and iterated integrals over rectangles (14.1)
  • double integrals over general regions (14.2)
  • area by double integrations (14.3)
  • double integrals in polar form (14.4)
  • triple integrals in rectangular coordinates (14.5)
  • moments and centers of mass (14.6)
  • triple integrals in cylindrical and spherical coordinates (14.7)
  • substitutions in multiple integrals (14.8)

Integration in Vector Fields (8 weeks)

  • Line integrals (15.1), vector fields
  • work, circulation and flux (15.2)
  • path independence, potential functions and conservative fields (15.3)
  • Green's Theorem in the plane (15.4)
  • surfaces and area (15.5)
  • surface integrals and flux (15.6)
  • Stokes' Theorem (15.7)
  • the Divergence Theorem and a unified theory (15.8)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of Math 244 the student will have an understanding of the topics listed above, be able to solve routine problems, and be able to apply the ideas.

See the list of Course Objectives below for more details.


There will be three midterm exams each worth 15%, and a final exam worth 40%, of the course grade.

    Focus: 14.1, 14.2, 14.4 (some of 14.3, 14.5)
    DATE: Wednesday, September 21 (subject to change)

    Focus: 14.5--14.8
    DATE: Friday, October 21 (subject to change)

    Focus: 15.1--15.4
    DATE: Friday, November 18 (subject to change)

  • FINAL EXAM (cumulative)
    DATE: Monday, December 12, 2016
    TIME: 12--2pm
    LOCATION: Keller 303

You must bring your UH student ID to every test. If Keller Hall is closed for any reason, we will meet by the steps of Hamilton Library. Only documented valid health related excuses will be accepted for missing an exam.

In accordance with university policy, the final exam is mandatory and must be taken by all students at the scheduled time. Do not make travel plans before the date of the final exam.


Late homework will not be accepted or graded.

Solving lots of problems is the best way to prepare yourself to do well on the tests, and ultimately to do well in the course.

The homework will account for 20% of the course grade and will be assigned approximately once per week. You must submit a hard copy of your homework at the beginning of class on the day it is due. Electronic documents (e.g., email attachments) are not acceptable.

Homework submitted at the end of class on the due date will be penalized 10%. Homework submitted after then end of class on the due date will not be accepted or graded.

At least one (possibly more) of the lowest or missed homework scores will be dropped and not counted toward the final course grade. There will be approximately 12 homework assignments total, and the 10 best homework scores will count toward the final grade.

Make-up Policy

No late homework will be accepted for any reason. If you fail to submit homework on time, this will not necessarily hurt your course grade since the lowest homework scores will be dropped.

Generally speaking, there are no make-up exams. However, if you must miss an exam for one of the legitimate reasons listed below, and if you contact the professor at least five days before the exam date, then you might be able to take a make-up exam before the scheduled exam time.

To request a make-up exam, a student must provide documented evidence of one of the following:

  • Documented medical excuse - student's own medical emergency.
  • Documented medical excuse - a member of the student's family has a medical emergency.
  • Extra curricular activities as a representative of University of Hawaii.
  • Armed forces deployment (military duty).
  • Officially mandated court appearances, including jury duty.
  • A conflict with another exam or if you have three or more final exams on a given day. (In each case the exam with the fewest students must arrange the make-up exam.)

If you miss an exam due to some unforeseen circumstance, you must contact the professor within one class meeting after the missed test and provide an explanation. If your excuse is accepted, the missed test score may be replaced with 80% of your final exam score. For example, if your excuse is accepted and you score a 90% on the final, then you will receive a 72% for the missed test (0.80*0.90 = 0.72).

Grading Policy

The breakdown of the final course grade is as follows:

  • Final exam: 35 points
  • Mid-term exams: 45 points (15 each)
  • Homework: 20 points total

At the end of the semester, letter grades will be assigned roughly according to the following table. However, the scale may be shifted, depending on overall student performance. All curving (if any) will occur at the end of the semester.

  • A: 94--100
  • A-: 91--93
  • B+: 87--90
  • B: 84--86
  • B-: 81--83
  • C+: 77--80
  • C: 74--76
  • C-: 71--73
  • D+: 67--70
  • D: 64--66
  • D-: 60--63
  • F: 0--59


Students are expected to attend all classes. A grade penalty will be exacted if you have an excessive number of absences (whether excused or unexcused). Specifically, you are permitted (but strongly discouraged from taking) seven absences in total, and you must email the instructor if/when you must miss a class. Each additional absence, and any absence not mentioned to the instructor, may result in the deduction of points from your final grade.

Occasionally attendance will be recorded by passing around a sign-in sheet on which you will print and sign your own name. If another student asks you to sign in for them, don't do it! Forging another student's signature constitutes a violation of the student code of conduct and will be referred to the UH Office of Judicial Affairs.

Important: If you plan to leave before class is over, the correct procedure is to mention this to the professor before the start of class. It is impolite and disruptive to your classmates to leave, or even pack up your belongings, before the lecture is over.

Asking Questions

Students are strongly encouraged to ask lots of questions. If you don't understand something, please say so!

  1. In Lecture. The best time/place to ask a question is during lecture or recitation or office hours.

  2. On Piazza. Another good place to ask a question is the online discussion forum. This term we will be using Piazza for class discussion and all students should enroll in this forum by visiting the Piazza signup page.

    This system is highly catered to getting you help fast and efficiently from classmates, the TA, and the professor. Rather than emailing questions to the teaching staff, students are encouraged to post questions on Piazza forum. If you have any problems or feedback for the developers, email

    Our class Piazza page is at:

Email Policy

You may email the instructor directly, though the response time will generally be slower than if you use one of the preferred methods described above.

If you email the instructor, you must use an informative subject field. If you use this link to email the professor, then some of the required information should pre-populate your message fields. If you do not at least indicate which class you are in, your email may be ignored.

Classroom Policy and Code of Conduct

Students must abide by the university's student conduct code. In particular, Cheating is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Violations of this policy will be referred to and dealt with by the UH Office of Judicial Affairs in a manner consistent with university regulations, which range from a warning to expulsion from the university.

Use of Electronics During Lecture

Silence and refrain from using all electronic devices (phones, ipods, tablets, microwave ovens, etc.) during class and exam periods. Using a computer during lecture to check Facebook, for example, is totally unacceptable. Besides how this affects your own ability to focus on what is being taught in the lecture, computers can be very distracting to other students. Use of electronic devices in lecture for purposes unrelated to math will not be tolerated.

Academic Honesty

Cheating is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Violations of this policy will be referred to and dealt with by the UH Office of Judicial Affairs, in a manner consistent with university regulations, which range from a warning to expulsion from the university.

Students With Disabilities

Students who have a documented disability, or who believe they have a disability that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and requires accommodations, should contact the Kokua office for students with disabilities.

KOKUA Program
Queen Lili'uokalani Center for Student Services 013
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Phone Numbers (Voice/Text):
QLCSS building
(808) 956-7511
(808) 956-7612
Fax: (808) 956-8093
E-mail: kokua at hawaii dot edu
Office Hours: Monday--Friday 8:00am--4:00pm

Students must have their paper work in order and must contact the instructor early in the semester so that their learning needs may be appropriately met.

Your instructor will be happy to assist with accommodations, but will not provide them retroactively, so the appropriate requests and paperwork should be filed well before the first exam.

More information about disability resources in the Mathematics Department can be found at

Committment Student Success

We want every student to succeed in Math 244. We provide the following resources to help you reach your goals in Math 244:

  • Mathematics Department Tutor Program The Department of Mathematics Tutor Program, housed in Bilger Addition 209, will resume operation during the second week of the semester. A detailed schedule will be posted in Keller 418 and outside Keller 401A.

  • Learning Assistance Center The Learning Assistance Center in Sinclair Library also provides tutoring for some math classes, possibly including Math 244. Please see their web site (follow the link above), or go directly to their tutoring web site for details.

Additional Resources


Calculus IV, Section 1, Fall 2016, University of Hawaii






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