Course Description:This course is the third semester in the Calculus
sequence. We will develop the theory and practice of differentiation and integration
of functions of several variables. This builds strongly on the calculus of 1 variable
that you've had in previous calculus classes. There will be a balance of theory and
computation, although formal proofs will not be emphasized.
Current information regarding the course is online at:
Instructor: Michael Anderson
Textbook: Multivariable Calculus, 3rd Edition, by Strauss, Bradley
and Smith, Prentice-Hall.
It is important that you read and study the text. Read the assigned sections
before the lecture! This will greatly increase your comprehension, and enable
you to ask intelligent questions in class and recitation. Further, the lectures will not
always be able to cover all of the material for which you are responsible. After each chapter
review your understanding using Proficieny Examination.
Lectures: Tu and Th 08:20 - 09:40 a.m., Physics P-127.
Recitations: Fri, 11:35 - 12:30, CHEM 123
Estimated Schedule. See here for the schedule we plan to cover.
Homework. Click here for the current assignment. You
can not learn calculus without working problems. Expect to spend a good number of
hours each week solving problems; do all of the assigned problems, as well as additional ones
for practice. Homework problems should be written up neatly and clearly, and handed in at the
recitation section. If you do not understand how to do something, get help from your TA,
your instructor, your classmates, or in the Math Learning Center. Do not just blow it off.
You are encouraged to study with and discuss problems with others from the class, but write
up you own homework by yourself. You will learn nothing from copying work someone else has
done.
You may kindly be asked to explain and solve selected problems during recitation.
Examinations are scheduled as follows