Math 225, Spring 2012
Course description: The course is devoted to the study of multivariable calculus. We begin by introducing the coordinitization of three-dimensional space, and study vectors and vector valued functions. We will go through techniques and applications of differentiation and integration of multivariable functions. Finally we will conclude with a rigorous study of vector calculus. Click here for a more detailed schedule
Instructor: Barry Balof
Office: 236 Olin Hall
Location: Room TBA Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9-9:50 AM PM
Textbook: Single and Multivariable Calculus by David Guichard We will be covering chapters 12-16. This book is available for free online, or you may purchase a printed copy for a nominal fee (details on the link above)
Homework: Homework will be posted here . Homework will be assigned daily and collected weekly. It is recommended that you attempt all problems assigned, not just those that will be collected.
In addition, there will be a weekly quiz, given each Thursday, over the previous week's material. These quizzes will be approximately 30 minutes long and the problems will be similar to those seen on the homework exercises.
TURNING IN HOMEWORK LATE WILL RESULT IN A SUBSTANTIAL PENALTY. Please tell me in advance if you need to turn in an assignment late. Your lowest homework score will be dropped. I will also drop your lowest quiz grade.
Tests: This class will have two exams, as well as the final exam. Dates are approximate. All exams will be announced at least one week in advance.
First exam: February 23rd
Second exam: April 5th
Final exam: Tuesday, May 15 9-11 AM Note that no earlier finals may be given.
Grading: Grades will be assigned on a rougly 90-80-70 scale, with grades weighted as follows.
20 % Each
Homework & Class Participation
Academic Honesty: Students are allowed, and in fact, strongly encouraged, to collaborate on homework assignments. However, the work that you turn in must be your own. No copying from any source! Exams and quizzes, with rare exceptions, will be closed book, closed notes, and closed colleague. You may use a calculator for your exams but you may use it for arithmetic, trigonometry, logarithmic, and exponential functions only.
Special Needs: Any student with a disability for whom special accommodations would be helpful is encouraged to discuss this with the professor as soon as possible.