MATH 2057: Multidimensional Calculus

## MATH 2057   Multidimensional Calculus   Fall 2010

 Section 4 Instructor: Dan Cohen Phone: 578-1576 T Th   7:40-9:00 am Office Hours:   T Th   9:30-11:00 am              and by appointment E-mail: 112 Lockett Office: 372 Lockett URL: www.math.lsu.edu/~cohen

Text:  Rogawski, Calculus (Early Transcendentals Version). We will cover (portions of) chapters 14 though 17.

Prerequisites:  MATH 1552 (Calculus II).

Description:  In the third semester of the Calculus sequence, we extend the basic notions from first-year Calculus, differentiation and integration, and their interpretations and applications (tangents, optimization, area, volume...) to functions of several variables. We also study Vector Calculus, generalizing integration to line and surface integrals. These integrals arise in a number of applications (work, fluid flow, electricity and magnetism...), and are related to their predecessors by analogues of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

Catalog Description: Three-dimensional analytic geometry, partial derivatives, multiple integrals.

The departmental syllabus may be found at www.math.lsu.edu/courses/syllabi/2057.html.

Homework: This section of Calculus III will use the computer package WeBWorK for the assigning and grading of homework.

WeBWorK assignments will be given throughout the semester. The first assignments are available now. You should make sure you can successfully log in, and begin working on it immediately. In total, WeBWorK homework will be worth 100 points.

I will assign other homework problems from the text (to be done by hand for practice) essentially every class. These homework assignments will be announced in class

Homework, both from WeBWorK and the text, will occassionally be discussed in class as necessary.

Exams:  There will be two in-class exams, each worth 100 points. The exams will tentatively take place in the weeks of October 4 and November 15. Exact exam dates will be announced in class. No make-up exams, except in extreme cases. If you must miss an exam, I will expect you to notify me before the exam takes place.

Final:  There will be a comprehensive final exam worth 150 points. The final exam is scheduled for Saturday, December 11, 12:30 - 2:30 pm.

Grade:   Your course grade will be out of the 450 possible points outlined above. I may curve course grades. In any case, 90-100% is assured an A, 80-89% a B, and so on.

Important Dates:   August 30 is the last day to drop; September 1 is the last day to add; Labor Day is September 6; Fall Holiday is October 21-22; November 5 is the last day to withdraw; Thanskgiving is November 24-26.

Notes:   Calculators, computers, books, notes, etc. may not be used on the in-class exams or the final exam.

Bear in mind that you are taking this course under the guidelines of the Code of Student Conduct.

Dan Cohen   Fall 2010