Welcome to MAT 203.
This is a course in multi-dimensional or multi-variable calculus. We cover the basic tools and ideas such as: partial deriviatives of functions of two and three variables;maximizing and minimizing functions of two variables; Lagrange multipliers; integrating functions of two and three variables; line integrals; Green's Theorem.
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Time: Friday, Dec 21, 2:00 - 4:30 pm.
Place: Javits 109
The exam covers the material we did in class, up to and including Chapter 15.4. The exam will cover the full semester, but with a strong emphasis on material covered after the Midterm.
Material on Exam: Chapters 11 - 13.6 inclusive, with the following modifications. 11.7: Only cylindrical coordinates, 12.4: Only p.857-860, 12.5: Only arclength, 13.5: Skip this section
Lec 1 | M,F 12:50pm-2:10pm | Physics P113 | Anderson |
Rec 1 | W 10:40am-11:35am | Library N3063 | Mustopa |
Rec 2 | Tu 11:20pm-12:15am | Physics P117 | Mustopa |
Problem sets will be assigned weekly; check this webpage for the assignments. Each homework set is due at the beginning of your recitation period the following week. Note that the odd-numbered problems have answers in the back of the book. You should nonetheless try and solve these problems without recourse to the answer key, and should write the problem up carefully in your own words even if you have consulted the book for the final answer: always show your work.
It is OK to discuss homework problems with other students. However, each student must write up the homework individually in his/her own words, rather than merely copying someone else's.
For Lecture 1 (Anderson) there will be one midterm exam in class on Monday, October 22. The final exam is on Friday, December 21 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm. Make certain that you will be available at these times, as there will be no scheduled make-ups for these tests.
Please note that makeup exams are only given for unforseeable circumstances beyond the student's control. In particular, schedule conflicts are not an acceptable reason: please let your lecturer know about any schedule conflicts as soon as possible. You must have your ID to be admitted to the exams.
Calculators of any kind will not be permitted in exams. The problems will require pencil, paper and reasoning only.
A very useful resource is the Math Learning Center (MLC) located in room S240-A of the mathematics building basement. The Math Learning Center is open M,Tu,Wed from 10:00am to 9:00pm, on Thur from 10:00am to 6:00pm, and on Fri from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Another useful resource are your teachers, whose office hours are listed above.
The following is the outline of topics covered in the course; it is subject to change as the semester progresses.
All homework assigments are due at the beginning of your recitation class of the week following the week in which they are assigned.
Each homework assignment is graded on a 100-point scale. 3 problems (not necessarily the three most difficult) are graded fully, and are worth 20 points each. All work must be shown for full credit. The remaining 40 points are earned by solid attempts (as opposed to, say, writing "I don't know" or leaving a blank) at solving the remaining problems. Each remaining problem which is unattempted incurs a penalty of 2 points. Homework must be handed in within the first 5 minutes of recitation. Without exception, assignments handed in during recitation after the first 5 minutes have passed lose 5 points, and assignments handed in after recitation and before 2:00pm the same day lose 15 points.
Week | Topic | Notes | Homework | |||
9/4-9/7 | 11.1-11.2 | 11.1:1,4,10,14,23,30,42,48 | 11.2:4,6,7,38,53 | |||
9/10-9/14 | 11.3-11.4 | No class Friday | 11.3:3,8,12,14,16,24,26,48,50,71(a) | |||
9/17-9/21 | 11.5-11.7 | 11.4:4,8,16,32,35,54 | 11.5:6,12,40,50,62,90,96 | 11.6:1-6,10,14,50 | 11.7:4,10,16,24 | |
9/24-9/28 | 12.1-12.2 | 12.1:2,12,16,36,50,68,70 | 12.2:10,14,22,54,62,72 | |||
10/1-10/5 | 12.3-12.5 | 12.3:10,15,20,27 | 12.4:13,28,85 | 12.5:10,12,19 | ||
10/8-10/12 | 13.1-13.3 | 13.1:10,24,36,37,45-48,52 | 13.2:16,20,27 | 13.3:10,26,38,40,54,64 | ||
10/15-10/19 | 13.4-13.6 | No HW due next week. Study for Midterm | ||||
10/22-10/26 | 13.7 | Midterm: Monday | 13.5:4,10,16,20,36 | 13.6:2,8,10,24,28,38,40,45,46,60 | 13.7:10,16,26,30 | |
10/29-11/2 | 13.8-13.9 | 13.8:22,26,32,54,60 | 13.9:6,8,10,15,18 | 13.10:6,8,14 | ||
11/5-11/9 | 13.10, 14.1 | 14.1:12,18,24,36,56, 62 | 14.2:16,26,28,38 | 14.3:6,12,18,28 | ||
11/12-11/16 | 14.2-14.5 | Just a few problems! | 14.4:4,14 | 14.5:4,10,16,38 | ||
11/19-11/23 | 14.6-15.1 | Extra Wed. class | No HW week after Thksgiv! | |||
11/26-11/30 | 15.1-15.2/3 | 15.1:1-6,14,24,30,32,38, 42,46,56,60 | 15.2:10,14,26,28,36,38 | |||
12/3-12/7 | 15.3-15.4 | 15.3:2,12,16,19,36,38 | 15.4:1-4,8,10,12,18,27 | |||
12/10-12/14 | Topics in 15.5-15.8 | No more HW |