MTH 212 Multivariate Calculus (Spring 2020):
This course studies differential and integral calculus of real and vector-valued functions. Topics include vectors, vector-valued functions, limits, continuity, partial differentiation, implicit functions, gradient, curl, line, surface, and multiple integrals, vector fields, 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: 01:00-01:50 pm, M in SLC 409 and WRF in SLC 424.
- Section B: 03:00-03:50 pm, M in SLC 409 and WRF in SLC 411.
- Office hours: MWF 09:00-09:50 am and 2:00-2:50 pm 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 MyLab Math from previous math courses, you can use an electronic version of the textbook available online: make sure to get the student registration instructions from me. - WeBWorK is an open-source online homework system for math and science courses supported by the MAA and the NSF. We will use it for our homework. The name of the WeBWorK course is MTH_212_SPRING_2020 . 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:
- Download instructions: 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
- Download instructions: Mathematica at Wilkes
- Schedule (updated as the semester progresses):
Week of |
Sections to Read and Suggested Problems for Practice |
Class Materials and Assignments |
1/12 | § 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 § 11.3: exer. 1,5,7,9,13,15,17,19,23,25,29,31-33,37,43,45 |
§11.1 notes §11.2 notes §11.3 notes Read Mathematica tutorials Common Math Errors Some trig integrals review Lab 1/13/20: notebook |
1/19 | No class on 1/20 (MLK Day)
§ 11.4: exer. 3,7,9,13,17,21,23,25,27,29,31,33,37,39,43,47 |
§11.4 notes Dot Product vs. Cross Product WeBWorK Orientation due 1/22 WeBWorK1 due 1/24 |
1/26 |
§ 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 A4: exer. 9,13,17,21,25,27,33,35,37,39,41,43,47,51,55, 57,59,63,65 § 11.6: exer. 1-12,13,19,23,27,31,33,37,41,45 |
§11.5 notes Lab 1/27/20: notebook Demo on quadrics: notebook Handout on Conics and Conics demo Project 1: due 1/29; Project 1 Help file WeBWorK2 due 1/31 |
2/2 | ||
2/9 | Project 2: due 2/12; Project 2 Help file | |