MAT 205

Multivariable Calculus

Spring 2003

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:

FINAL EXAM ROOM: Harriman Hall 104, Thursday, May 15, 8:00-10:30am

Instructor: Michael Anderson

Teaching Assistant: Ming Xu

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


Disabilities: If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may affect your ability to carry out assigned course work, please contact the staff in the Disabled Student Services office (DSS), Room 133 Humanities, 632-6748/TDD. DSS will review your concerns and determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation of disability is confidential. Such arrangements should be made early in the semester (before the first exam) so that we can accommodate your needs.