MF 11:30–12:25 and W 11:30–1:20 in ES-143.
AMAT 113 or 119. (See the University Bulletin.)
“Curves and vectors in the plane, geometry of three-dimensional space, vector functions in three-space, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals.” (See the University Bulletin.)
James Stewart, Multivariable Calculus, Seventh Edition, Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.
- Chapter 12: Vectors and the Geometry of Space.
- Chapter 13: Vector Functions.
- Chapter 14: Partial Derivatives.
- Chapter 15: Multiple Integrals.
- Chapter 16: Vector Calculus.
You have the option to buy the textbook together with access to WebAssign — the online homework and grading system used for this course — or to buy only the access to WebAssign. Access to WebAssign includes access to an electronic version of the textbook. One option for purchasing the textbook along with WebAssign access is here.
N.B. If last semester (or even earlier) you bought the Lifetime of Edition version of the e-book, you do not need to purchase access to WebAssign nor the electronic version of the textbook again this semester — just make sure to use your old credentials when logging into WebAssign.
Grading & Examinations
- 10% — Homework.
- 20% — Quizzes.
- 20% — First Exam, tentatively scheduled for early March.
- 20% — Second Exam, tentatively scheduled for mid April.
- 30% — Final Exam, Thursday, May 15, 3:30–5:30 in ES-143.
Homework will be assigned regularly on WebAssign from the exercises in the textbook. To enroll in our course on WebAssign, click here. The class key for our section is: albany 5016 6818. Once enrolled, you will have a free trial of WebAssign until Tuesday, February 4. Before February 5, you will need to purchase and enter an access code to continue using WebAssign once this free trial expires. Be sure to check WebAssign regularly for homework assignments as well as for all course announcements. Do all the homework, and then some — calculus is not a spectator sport!
There will be at least twelve quizzes, mostly consisting of questions from the homework and statements of definitions/theorems. The two lowest scores will be dropped, and no make-up quizzes will ever be given.
Please contact me as soon as possible if you cannot make one of the exams. Retroactive or last-minute requests for a make-up exam or of a reweighting of the examination grades will be ignored.