Math 2057 - Section 1 - For Spring 2019
Course DescriptionThis course is a three (3) hour third semester calculus course designed for math, science and engineering majors and certain other technical majors. We will study functions of several variables, their partial and directional derivatives with applications, multiple integrals with applications and in spherical and cylindrical coordinates, vector fields including gradient fields and curl and divergence, line integrals, Green's theorem, the Divergence theorem, and Stokes' theorem concerning integration of vector fields. There will be many applications.
Attendance is required and will be counted in your final grade.Every student's presence and participation in class is an essential part of this course. Most LSU students are conscientious and sensible about coming to class unless there is a serious, excusable reason for not being able to do so. However, there is an unfortunate tendency for some students to become discouraged as the term progresses and to cease regular attendance. This happens despite the fact that a student who is feeling discouraged has an especially great need to be in class and to ask questions. The attendance policy is intended to ensure that every student comes to class even when the going gets tough.
Attendance will be taken and recorded daily and unexcused absences will reduce your final average as follows. If UA is the number of your unexcused absences, UA/4 will be subtracted from your final average. If you need to be absent you must tell me why so that I can determine whether or not such an absence is excused. Depending on circumstances I may require documentation for your absences and documentation will always be required if you are absent from a quiz, an hour test, or the Final Examination.
Organization of this ClassPlease understand that it is from the effort of working your way through assigned problems on paper that you learn mathematics. It is by no means sufficient to read solutions in a solutions manual! Although I hope you benefit from seeing solutions presented in class, you must not expect to learn how to solve problems just from watching. You must work out problems yourself, the hard way, in order to learn this work. Examination problems will be very similar to assigned homework problems. Thus your daily effort on homework problems will be strongly reflected in your test grades. It is very important that you maintain a notebook with all your homework problems worked out fully by yourself. If you email me about a pending assignment, I may send a hint to the whole class in answer to your question, not giving your name of course!
It is very important to come to class every day from the first class of the semester to the last day, and to do all the assignments on time to the best of your ability. Lax attendance or laxity in doing the homework are two of the earliest warning signs of academic failure. Please arrive on time for class. However, anyone may need to be late on some days for reasons beyond your control---such as transportation breakdown or a preceding class running overtime. If you need to be late, please do not wait outside in the hall. Please come in right away, late or not, and take a seat. You should not miss any more class time than necessary and no apology is needed for being late. Just come in right away --taking care to minimize noise-- and be sure to sign the attendance sheet after class if you have not done so already.
When class begins, be sure to put away all cell phones, smart phones, head phones, wrist watch communication devices, tablets, laptops, etc. You are not an internet-connected android. You are a human being and I need your real-time living engagement with the work in class.
When should you ask questions?You should ask questions every time you do not understand something and also every time you are curious about something. Ask questions in class. If I am looking the other way and you have a question--PLEASE call out to me so I can have the opportunity to answer your question! Ask questions after class. Ask questions in my office. Ask questions by email. Please consider this: If you are approximately 20 years old, then I have been teaching this subject for approximately 2 and 1/2 times as long as you have lived thus far. So I ask you to consider that I just may be able to help you with whatever is causing you difficulty if you will permit me to do so. Please give me a chance to help you to the best of my knowledge and ability.
Tests and Homework QuizzesThere will be 3 in-class closed-book hour tests (100 points each) and a two hour final examination (200 points). To ensure that everyone works on every homework problem assigned, there will be homework quizzes. These weekly quizzes will consist of one recent homework problem, with some of the numbers changed so that the answer will be changed accordingly, and each quiz will count for 10 points. Collectively, the homework quizzes will be counted as a fourth hour test worth 100 points. No cell phones, computers, or internet or any other communication devices are allowed during quizzes, hour tests, and the final exam. You must keep your eyes on your own paper and do your own work. Do not communicate with your classmates during an examination. No books or notes are permitted, electronic, paper, or on any other medium. No electronic devices are permitted on tests other than a scientific calculator (with no symbolic calculations or graphing capability) and a watch to check the time. The problems will be similar to those in the homework. There will be no short-answer questions. All tests will be graded by me with the assistance of the course TA, and there will be partial credit, since the work is at least as important as the answer.
AbsencesIf you miss a test, it is your responsibility to speak to me as soon as possible to determine whether or not your excuse is acceptable. Here is some General Guidance regarding appropriate reasons for absence from a test or examination. If you are in doubt, ask me as soon as possible. However, please note that leaving early for a holiday, making plane reservations to leave early while classes or examinations are scheduled by the University, or planning to attend a social event during University scheduled class times is not a legitimate excuse for missing a test or a quiz.
It is important to arrive on time. However, there are occasions when a student must be late for reasons beyond his or her control. If you arrive late, please just come right into the room as quietly as possible and take a seat. Please do not stand outside in the hall --- just come right in. Every student should have the benefit of as much class time as possible.
|January 9||Read this syllabus so you can ask questions about it in class. Bookmark this page and be sure to get the latest daily version each time you access it to find assignments. Obtain a copy of the correct text book so you will be ready for work from the very first day. Not having the text on time is not a valid excuse from doing the homework and being ready for and taking the homework quizzes.|
|January 11||14.1 / 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 29, 45, 47, 49, 51, 67, 69. These exercises focus on ways of picturing functions of several variables. Please download an illustration of the completion of the Example of Level Surfaces that we did not complete in class January 9.|
|January 14||14.2 / 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 29, 31, 33, 39, 41. Please download an illustration of how a limit can fail to exist if one approaches a point along a parabolic path as discussed in class Friday.|
|January 18||14.3 / 15, 17, 19, 21, 27, 29, 33, 39, 41, 47, 49, 51, 57, 61.|
|January||14.4 / 1, 3, 5, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 25, 27, 29, 33, 35. Also, please download an example of a non-differentiable function. Although the download refers to a different text, it is helpful also in connection with the current text.|
|January||14.5 / 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23.|
|February||14.5 / 27, 29, 31, 33, 49, 58.|
|February||14.6 / 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 29.|
|February||14.6 / 41, 43, 45, 49, 55.|
|February||14.7 / 1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17. Note: Problem 17 may be hard to complete. Can you find a way to reach the author's conclusion in the answer section?|
|February||14.7 / 31, 33, 35, 37, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53.|
|February||14.8 / 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 21, 23, 31, 35, 39.|
|February||Bring questions to review for the first hour test.|
|February||First Hour Test: covering sections 14.1 -- 14.8.|
|February||Download Spring 2018 Solutions and Statistical Results for Test #1. You will find the solutions and class statistics at the end of the pdf document. Work out on paper the solutions to test problems you think you missed, following the sketches online at the link listed above. Ask questions in class.|
|February||15.1 / 9 -- 33 (odd), 39, 47, 49.|
|February||15.2 / 1 -- 9 (odd), 15, 17, 21, 23. 27, 29, 31, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55.|
|March||15.3 / 1 -- 25 (odd), 29.|
|March||15.4 / 1 -- 15 (odd).|
|March||15.5 / 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11(Number 11 is harder!).|
|March||15.6 / 3 -- 21 (odd), 27, 35.|
|March||15.7 / 1--11 (odd), 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29.|
|March||15.8 / 1 -- 29 (odd), 35, 41, 43.|
|March||Bring questions to review for the second hour test, covering Chapter 15.|
|March||Second Hour Test|
|March||Please download Solutions and Statistical Results for Test #2, Spring 2018. Solutions and overall class statistics appear at the end.|
|April||16.1 / 5, 7, 9, 21, 22, 23, 24, 33, 35.|
|April||16.2 / 1 -- 15 (odd); 19, 21, 33, 39, 45. Today ONLY our class will meet in Room 105 Tureaud Hall from 1:30-2:30PM. This room change is for Friday April 6 ONLY, because the Registrar needed B16 at that time for a special event for students in the incoming Freshman class for Fall 2018. Please remember that this room change is for Friday April 6 ONLY. On Monday April 9 we will return to our normal room, B16 in Lockett.|
|April||16.3 / 3 -- 23 (odd), 29.|
|April||16.4 / 1 -- 13 (odd), 17, 19.|
|April||16.5 / 1 -- 7 (odd), 12, 13 -- 21 (odd).|
|April||16.7 / 23, 25, 27, 29. Use the methods learned in class today. If a surface S encloses a region of space, choose the outward normal to calculate the flux of the vector field F across S.|
|April||16.8 / 1, 3, 5, 7, 9. (If asked to use Stokes' theorem to find one side of the equation of Stokes' theorem, this instruction means that it will be easier to evaluate the other side of the Stokes' equation instead.)||April||Third Hour Test.|
|April||Please download Solutions and Statistical Results for Test #3, Spring 2018. Solutions and overall class statistics appear at the end.|
|April|| 16.9 / 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13.
Remember that the instruction "Use the Divergence theorem to calculate the flux across the closed surface S in the outward direction" MEANS calculate the integral of the divergence of F over the enclosed volume with respect to volume.
Begin reviewing for the Final Exam. It is important to review ALL the homework problems assigned in this course.
|April|| Final Exam Week Office Hours:
in Room 386 Lockett Hall. For other times, call or email first.
Study for the Final Exam! This 200-point exam will cover the whole course in a uniform manner, so remember to review from the beginning of the course. Your final grade for the course will be the larger of the following two:
1. The grade guaranteed by the formula provided higher on this page.
2. One letter below the final exam grade.
Thus the final exam provides a safety net that supplements the calculations specified above.
|Saturday, May 4||Final Exam, Saturday, May 4, 10 AM -- Noon|
|May||Download 2018 Solutions and Statistical Results for Final Exam and Final Grades|