Math 225, Spring 2014
Course description: The course is devoted to the study of multivariable calculus. We begin the course by looking at parametric and polar equations and other ways of viewing the Cartesian Plane. We then introduce vectors and vector 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: 340 Olin Hall Time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00-2:20 PM or 2:30-3:50 PM
Textbook: Calculus (Early Transcendentals, Seventh Edition) by James Stewart We will be covering chapters 10 and 12-16. It is highly recommended that you use the current edition of the text. Should you choose to use an earlier edition, you'll be responsible for ensuring that you do the correct homework exercises, etc.
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 Friday, over the previous week's material. These quizzes will be approximately 40 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 21th
Second exam: April 11th
Final exam: Friday, May 16 Note that you mat take your exam with either section (both are scheduled on the same day!). As this is the case, 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.