MAT 205: Calculus III
Multivariate and Vector Calculus
- Course Description
(updated Saturday, 23 September 2000)
Textbook, grading policy,
email addresses, office hours, and phone numbers, as well as other
- Estimated schedule of lectures and
(updated Sunday, 10 December 2000 at 05:34 PM EST)
- The first exam was on Monday, October 2 in class.
There is a list of topics covered by the exam.
For your studying pleasure, a copy of the first exam
is here, in PDF format.
- The second exam was on Monday, November 13 in class.
In case you forgot what it covered, here is list of
topics you should have known before taking it.
You can review a copy of the second exam, if you like.
- The final exam will be on Monday, December 18 at 5pm in room
P-131 of the math building.
- I will be holding a review session on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 1pm in room
P-131 of the math building. Come armed with plenty of questions.
Wednesday's class (both lecture and recitation) will do some amount of
reviewing, as well.
- As promised, there is a list of topics
covered by the final.
- It seems I won't be providing a sample final. You can look
at the final from last spring
(pdf format), although mine will probably differ somewhat in both the
format and the selection of topics.
- You will be allowed to bring a calculator and a single sheet of notes to
the final. This sheet of notes must be on regular 8.5 by 11 inch paper
(or smaller), and handwritten (no printouts or photocopies).
You must turn your page of notes in with your final, so make a copy if
you want to keep it.
Since this class is concerned with functions best thought of in three
dimensions, it is often helpful to be able to display these things. Most
graphing calculators are seriously limited in these areas. If you come to
class once in a while, you might notice that I use a program called
Maple for this purpose. Maple is a
general purpose symbolic mathematics system, which can do quite a lot more,
including differentiation, integration, etc. It is installed on all of the
SINC site computers at Stony Brook, and you can use it yourself. I am not
planning to require you to use it, however. You might find my
notes for MAT 331
helpful, or you might like to look at some of the following:
If you find some better material on the web, let me know about it.
More stuff will arrive here when there is more to put here. Until then, this
page will remain the same, unless it changes. (I last put something
here on Friday, 15 February 2002 at 05:57 PM EST, or thereabouts. )