MATH 2057: Multidimensional Calculus

MATH 2057   Multidimensional Calculus   Spring 2010

  Section 3   Instructor: Dan Cohen   Phone: 578-1576
  T Th   9:10-10:30 am     Office Hours:   T Th   7:30-9:00 am  
           and by appointment
  284 Lockett   Office: 372 Lockett   URL:  

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

Homework: This section of Calculus III will use the computer package WeBWorK for the assigning and grading of homework. The WeBWorK log-in page for this course is
Your username is your PAWS email name, and your initial password is your 89 ID number (with no spaces or hyphens). You may change your password if you wish. WeBWorK also stores your PAWS email address. If you prefer another email address, you may change this as well.

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 and posted

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 February 22 and March 29. 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 Tuesday, May 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.

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:   January 26 is the last day to drop; January 28 is the last day to add; Mardi Gras is February 14-16; April 1 is the last day to withdraw; Spring Break is April 2-11.

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.

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