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MATH 126 E: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III

Meeting Time: 
MWF 1:30pm - 2:20pm
ECE 105
Jennifer Taggart

Syllabus Description:

Calculus III

Math 126 E, F, G Autumn 2019


Instructor:  Dr. Jennifer L. Taggart

Office:  Padelford C-334


Office Hours:  Fridays 11:30 am -1:00 pm in PDL C-334

 Math Study Center Hours:  MW 11:30 am -1:00 pm in CMU B-014 (MSC Conference Room)

Homework Help:  via email or course discussion board TTh 8:00-10:00 pm (with some exceptions)


  • EA/EB:  Shuntao Chen,
    Office Hours: T 11:30-1:30 in the MSC Cubicle 6
  • EC/ED:  Haim Grebnev,
    Office Hours:  MW 12-1 in the MSC
  • FA/FB:  Yang Yu,
    Office Hours:  M 1:20-2:20 in PDL C-109, W 1:30-2:30 in the MSC Cubicle 4
  • FC/FD:  Anthony Sanchez,
    Office Hours:   TTh 4:30-5:30 in the MSC
  • GA/GB:  Curtiss Lyman,
    Office Hours:  M 1:30-2:30 and T 9:30-10:30, both in the MSC
  • GC/GD:  Ravil Mussabayev,
    Office Hours:  T 10-11 in PDL C-8H, Th 10-11 in the MSC

Course Content:  Math 126 covers a collection of somewhat diverse topics:  vectors and vector functions, polar coordinates, calculus on vector functions, dot products and cross products, lines and planes, curvature, multi-variable functions, partial derivatives, optimization, tangent planes, double integrals, Taylor polynomials and Taylor series.

Math Study Center Information:  The Math Study Center (located in Communication B-014) is a great place for students to work on math, WHETHER OR NOT THEY NEED HELP. We are not a tutoring center in the traditional sense. We provide a comfortable place and a supportive atmosphere for students to come together and study, in groups or individually. We have on staff a number of tutors (both graduate student TA's and advanced undergraduates) who will sit down with students and answer questions to help them get unstuck. We do not provide long blocks of uninterrupted one-on-one tutoring. Textbooks, calculators and other study materials are available to be checked out for in-room use.

Grading:  Your grade will consist of:

Homework 10%
Exam I 27%
Exam II 27%
Final Exam 36%

Attendance:  We will not take attendance during lectures and quiz sections.  However, you are responsible for the information covered in all class sections.  In particular, your TA will be presenting some material that will not be covered during lecture.    

Homework:  Homework assignments will be assigned and collected via Webassign.  Homework will generally be due at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.    

Exams:  You will be allowed to use one 8.5x11 sheet of handwritten notes and a TI-30X IIS scientific calculator for the exams.  The TI-30X IIS is the only model of calculator that will be allowed on exams.  Other electronic devices (e.g., cell phones,  laptops,  tablet computers) are also prohibited.  You may not share a calculator nor a note sheet with another student on an exam.


Make-Ups: Extensions and extra submissions on homework will not be given under any circumstances. Homework assignments will generally be released a week ahead of the due date, which should give you time to work around any schedule conflicts. In addition, you may miss up to 10% of the total number of homework points during the quarter without penalty to your grade.

In the case of participation in university sponsored activities, such as class field trips or athletics, arrangements must be made at least one week in advance for conflicts with midterm exams. You will be required to provide documentation for your absence.

Make-up exams will not be given except in the case of an approved religious accommodation (see below). If you miss a midterm exam due to unavoidable, compelling, and well-documented circumstances (e.g., illness, transportation emergency), your final exam may be weighted more heavily. Contact Dr. Taggart immediately if one of these
circumstances arises.

Conflicts with the final exam are handled through the Math Student Services Office (PDL C-36): .


Religious Accommodations: Washington state law requires that UW develop a policy for accommodation of student absences or significant hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience, or for organized religious activities. The UW’s policy, including more information about how to request an accommodation, is available at Accommodations must be requested within the first two weeks of this course using the Religious Accommodations Request form (

Access and Accommodation: If you have already established accommodations with Disability Resources for Students (DRS), please communicate your approved accommodations to me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss your needs in this course.

If you have not yet established services through DRS, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations (conditions include but not limited to; mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), you are welcome to contact DRS at 206-543-8924 or DRS offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions.  Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between you, your instructor(s) and DRS.  It is the policy and practice of the University of Washington to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law.

Catalog Description: 
Third quarter in calculus sequence. Introduction to Taylor polynomials and Taylor series, vector geometry in three dimensions, introduction to multivariable differential calculus, double integrals in Cartesian and polar coordinates. Prerequisite: either a minimum grade of 2.0 in MATH 125, or a score of 4 on BC advanced placement test. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
Natural Sciences (NSc)
Last updated: 
May 7, 2020 - 9:21pm