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In Tuesday's class we started but didn't finish an example of maximizing a three-variable function subject to one constraint. For reference, here is the full solution to that example. The problem was the following: [...]
All problems are taken from our textbook, Thomas’ Calculus, 12th edition, by Weir, Maurice, et al. Homework will not be collected, but quiz and exam problems will be based on these assigned problems. It is important to work through enough of the assigned problems until you feel comfortable with all of the material.
There are weekly in-class quizzes. Quizzes are given during the second half of the class period and consist of a few problems on topics covered that week. At the end of the quarter, your lowest quiz score is dropped and the average of your remaining scores is worth 20% of your Overall Score.
There are two in-class midterm exams and a cumulative final exam. Each midterm exam is worth either 15% or 20% of your Overall Score, depending on whether that exam score is lower or higher than your final exam score, respectively. Your final exam is worth either 35%, 40%, or 45%, depending on whether your final exam score is higher than neither, one, or both midterm exams.