MTH 212 Multivariate Calculus (Fall 2019):
This course studies differential and integral calculus of real and vector valued functions. Topics include continuity, partial differentiation, implicit functions, gradient, curl, line, surface, and multiple integrals, inverse functions, theorems of Green and Stokes.- Please read the course SYLLABUS.
- Instructor: Dr. Sofya Chepushtanova, office SLC 410, email: sofya.chepushtanova@wilkes.edu.
- Class meetings:
- Section A: 08:00-08:50pm, MTF in SLC 405 and W in SLC 409.
- Section B: 01:00-01:50pm, MTF in SLC 222 and W in SLC 409.
- Office hours: MWF 09:00-09:50am and MW 2:00-2:50pm or by appointment, SLC 410.
- Textbook: University Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 3rd ed., by Hass, Weir, Thomas; Pearson Addison Wesley 2015; ISBN 978-0321999580 (hardbound full text)
OR
University Calculus, Early Transcendentals, Multivariable Calculus, 3rd ed., by Hass, Weir, Thomas; Pearson Addison Wesley 2015; ISBN 978-0321999603 (chapters 9-17 only)
OR
if you have an access to MyMathLab from previous math courses, you can use an electronic version of the textbook available online: email me to get the student registration instructions. - WeBWorK is an open-source online homework system for math and sciences courses supported by the MAA and the NSF. We will use it for our homework. The name of the WeBWorK course is MTH_212_FALL_2019 . Expect the email with login info from webwork@mathcs.wilkes.edu. As you get it, you should log in and change your password once the account is active. (Note: never call the help desk for anything to do with WeBWorK. Report all the WeBWorK issues to your instructor.)
- Mathematica is a Wolfram's original product - primarily aimed at technical computing for R&D and education. We will use it for labs and projects.
To start with Mathematica, use the following links and tutorials:
- Mathematica at Wilkes
- Video tutorials: hands-on Start to Mathematica
- Wolfram's Getting Started with Mathematica
- Mathematica manual
from the publisher of your textbook
- Another Mathematica tutorial
- Mathematica at Wilkes
- Schedule (updated as the semester progresses):
Week of |
Sections to Read and Suggested Problems for Practice |
Class Materials and Assignments |
8/25 | § 10.1: exer. 1,5,13,19,23,36,38,39 § 10.2: exer. 3,9,13,21,25,29,31,41,43,45,47 |
§10.1 notes §10.2 notes Intersection and collision points Read Mathematica tutorials Cycloid demo Brachistochrone demo Some trig integrals review |
9/1 | No class on 9/2 (Labor Day)
§ 10.3: exer. 1,3,5,7,9,13,17,21,25,27,31,33,37,41,47,53,59,63 § 10.4: exer. 1,5,9,13,15,17,19,21,27,29,31 § 10.5: exer. 1,5,9,13,15,19,21,23,25 |
§10.3 notes §10.4 notes §10.5 notes Lab on 9/4/19: notebook WeBWorK Orientation due 9/3 WeBWorK1 due 9/6 |
9/8 |
A4: exer. 9,13,17,21,25,27,33,35,37,39,41,43,47,51,55, 57,59,63,65 § 10.6: exer. 1,5,9,15,17,23-33 odd, 37,41,45,53,65-71 odd,75,76 § 11.1: exer. 1,5,11,13,17,21,25,27,29,31,35,39,43,47, 51,57,59,61,65 § 11.2: exer. 1,5,9,13,15,17,21,23,25,29,31,33,35,39,41, 43,45,49,51 |
Appendix A4 notes Handout on Conics and Conics demo §10.6 notes §11.1 notes §11.2 notes Lab on 9/11/19: notebook Project 1: due 9/10; Project 1 Help file WeBWorK2 due 9/13 |
9/15 | § 11.3: exer. 1,5,7,9,13,15,17,19,23,25,29,31-33,37,43,45 § 11.4: exer. 3,7,9,13,17,21,23,25,27,29,31,33,37,39,43,47 § 11.5: exer. 1,3,7,9,13,19,21,23,25,27,29,31,35,41, 45,47,49,55,57,61,63-71 odd |
§11.3 notes §11.4 notes Dot Product vs. Cross Product Lab on 9/18/19: notebook WeBWorK3 due 9/20 |
9/22 | Exam I on 9/23 (Monday) |
Exam I: study guide and formula sheet practice problems for Exam I with solutions WeBWorK4 due 9/27 |
9/29 | Project 2: due 10/1; Project 2 Help file | |