Welcome to MAT 203.
This is a course in multi-dimensional calculus. We cover essential tools 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.
A set of review problems can be found at practice problems for the Mat 203 final exam
The average score the midterm was a 74%.
A translation of you percentage score on the midterm into a letter grade can be found at letter grade curve for midterm
Lecture 1 | M,W,F 10:40am-11:35am | Heavy Eng Lab 201 | Jones |
Rec 1 | Tu 2:20pm-3:15pm | S B Union 231 | Knox |
Rec 2 | W 9:35am-10:30am | Library E4310 | Knox |
Problem sets will be assigned weekly; check this webpage for the assigments. Each homework set is due during the recitation class of the following week (unless otherwise stipulated).
Please note that makeup exams are only given if the student misses an exam because of unforseeable circumstances beyond the student's control. In particular, schedule conflicts are not an acceptable reason for missing an exam.
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.
Students who require assistance during an emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and DSS. For procedures and information go to the website: http://www/sunysb.edu/ehs/fire/disabilities.shtml
All homework assigments are due during the recitation
class of the following week (unless otherwise stipulated).
Week | Topic | Notes | Homework | ||
1/26-1/31 | 11.1-11.3 | no class on 9/1 | 11.1:2,3,6,12,23,30,36,38,44 | 11.2:1,26,32,35,60,64,68,69 | 11.3:7,9,12,25,49 |
2/2-2/6 | 11.4-11.6 | 11.4:8,31,34 | 11.5:6,11,15,40,43 | 11.6:1-6,8,12,15,51,52 | |
2/9-2/13 | 12.1-12.3 | 12.1:3,4,12,15,29,32,33,51,74,78 | 12.2:11,17,25,52,59 | 12.3:14,15,21,22,26,28 | |
2/16-2/20 | 12.4-12.5 | you may hand in the homework from last week on Wed. of this week (at the end of the lecture) | 12.4:12,15,27,40,53 | 12.5:10,11,31,39,57,88 | |
2/23-2/27 | 13.1-13.3 | 13.1:9,12,21,32,35,51,54 | 13.2:6,7,11,18,24,33,50 | 13.3:5,12,34,47,56,62,73 | |
3/2-3/6 | 13.4-13.6 | 13.4:1,9,12,26,31 | 13.5:2,9,16,22,26,29,36 | 13.6:9,12,21,25,29,31,38,56 | |
3/9-3/13 | 13.7-13.8 | 13.7:9,25,26,31 | 13.8:11,14,22,27,47,51,55,59 | ||
3/16-3/20 | 13.9-13.10 | 13.9:6,7,10,12,18,21 | 13.10:5,9,13,18,25 | ||
3/23-3/27 | 14.1-14.2 | midterm on Friday 3/27, covering thru section 13.8 | 14.1:2,10,12,19,23,39,43,46,,52,63 | 14.2:8,11,15,18,28 | |
3/30-4/3 | 14.3-14.4 | 14.3:10,13,18,26,32 | 14.4:5,8,9,10,13,18, | ||
4/6-4/10 | spring recess, no classes | ||||
4/13-4/17 | 14.5-14.6 | 14.5:2,10,16,31-33,38 | 14.6:3,16,24,29,34,36,39,40 | ||
4/20-4/24 | 15.1-15.2 | 15.1:27,30,33,38,51,54 | 15.2:7,17,19,21,24,32,36,39 | ||
4/27-5/1 | 15.3-15.4 | in problems 30,31 from section 15.3 just do the first part of the problems (using the Fundamental Theorem of Line Integrals to evaluate the integrals) | 15.3:5,8,15,22,23,30,31 | 15.4:1,2,10,13,21,26 | |
5/4-5/8 | Catchup and review |