Math 212: Multivariable Calculus

Section 003: TTh 9:25-10:40, Herzstein 210
Spring 2012

Instructor: Brendan Hassett
Office: Herman Brown 402
Office Hours: Google Calendar

Help Sessions: Final exam help sessions April 22, 23, and 24, 7-9PM in the Herzstein Amphitheater.
Mondays (preceding midterms), Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm, starting January 11. These will be held in HRZ 210 (Mon. and Wed.) or ABL 131 (Tue. and Thu.)

TAs: Natalie Durgin, Quentin Funk, Andy Huang, Nikita Kozin, Renee Laverdier, Jung Hwan Park, and Zhi Zhang

Text: Vector Calculus by Jerrold E. Marsden and Anthony J. Tromba, 5th edition.
I recommend you read the text before we cover the corresponding material in class. Unlike more basic mathematics classes, the lectures will synthesize and explain the results presented in the text, but you will have to rely on the book for essential details.

Homework: You can find the homework assignments on Owlspace. Homework will be assigned weekly, and will be due in class on Thursdays. If you need to turn it in early you may turn it in at my office under my office door. Your submitted work must be stapled together. Late homework will not be accepted, but the two lowest homework scores will not count towards your average.

Homework is not pledged, and you may find it helpful to work with others to solve the homework problems. However, your write-up must be your work alone, and you may not use the Instructor's Solution Manual or online references with completed homework problems. Although you are free to get outside help on your homework, any attempt to falsify your grade is still in violation of the honor code.

Exams: There will be three exams during the semester and a final exam. The exams will be pledged and closed book. Calculators will not be allowed. The exams will be held outside of class. The exams are scheduled for February 8th, March 7th and April 4th at 7pm.

The third midterm will be in HRZ 210 (last names beginning with G-Z) and HRZ 212 (last names beginning A-F), from 7:00-8:30PM; it will cover up through section 7.1.

Exam Regrades: If you believe there has been an error in the grading of your exam, please submit for a regrade, your exam together with a written explanation of the error found. All regrading requests must be submitted within a week from the time the exams were returned to the class.

Grade Breakdown: Your grade in the class will be based on the following weights, where the lowest midterm exam score will be dropped:

Homework: 20%
Exam I: 20%
Exam II: 20%
Exam III: 20%
Final Exam: 40%

So one of the grades from Exam I, II or III will be dropped from your final grade in the class.

Final Exams: The final exam will be Wednesday April 25, 7-10PM, in Brockman 101. It is the policy of the mathematics department that no final may be given early to accommodate student travel plans.

Note: Any student with a documented disability requiring accommodations is requested to speak with me during the first week of class. All such discussions will remain confidential. Students with disabilities need to also contact Disability Support Services in the Allen Center.

Tentative Schedule:
Week  Sections
1(1/9) 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
2(1/18) 1.3, 1.4, (1.5)
3(1/23) 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
4(1/30) 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
5(2/6) 3.1, 3.3
6(2/13) 3.4, (5.1), 5.2
7(2/20) 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
 Spring Break
8(3/6) 6.1, 6.2
9(3/12) 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
10(3/19) 7.1, 7.2 [Spring Recess]
11(3/26) 7.3, 7.4
12(4/2) 7.5, 7.6
13(4/09) 8.1, 8.2
14(4/16) 8.3, 8.4

Supplementary material, Practice Final Exams 1, 2, and 3, Solutions for midterm 3, Practice exam for midterm 3, Practice exams for midterm 2, Solutions for midterm 2, Solutions for midterm 1, and Practice exams for midterm 1