Math 212 Summer 2012: Multivariable Calculus
 
 
Multivariable Calculus
In this class, you will discover that more variables = more fun! We will be expanding on your knowledge of derivatives and integrals and branching out into 3 (and more) dimensions. It will surely be a wild ride!
 
This course will be fast-paced and action-packed. You will receive tons of individual attention. You will learn more than you expect, and you may even have fun!
 
The Syllabus is Here
 
3/18: Here is some good information about multivariable limits. Check it out!
 
3/25: Here are solutions for Pledged HW 1
 
3/31: Here are solutions for Pledged HW 2
Announcements:
 
May 15 - Homework: 1.1 #8
                                        1.2 # 6, 17, 19
                                        1.3 # 10
                                        Read Section 1.5
                                        1.5 # 1
                                        Ch 1 Review #10
 
May 16 - Homework: 1.3 #16c, 28
                                        Ch 1 Review #10,22b, 23a, 24d
                                        2.1 # 2c, 8
                                        2.2 # 8b, 9a,
                   Also: Show that a set is open if and only if it
                    does not contain any of its boundary points.
 
May 17 - Homework: 2.2 #16b
                                        2.3 # 2c, 8d, 16
                                        2.4 # 4, 11
                                        Read section 2.5
                                        2.5 # 1, 10
                                        2.6 # 2c, 4b, 6
                                        Ch 2 Review # 4, 12c
                                        3.1 # 8
        
May 18 - Homework: Complete the pledged HW assignment.  To prepare yourself for it, you may want to do some extra exercises from 3.3 and 3.4 on finding extrema, finding extrema on a closed region, and using Lagrange multipliers.
 
May 21 - Homework: Ch 5 Review #3, 4, 7, 14, 15c, 16,
                                        22, 26, 36
 
May 22 - Homework: Finish the triple integrals from yesterday’s HW, and
                                      6.1 # 3, 4, 8, 9
                                      
May 23 - Homework: 6.2 # 3a, 9, 21, 26
                                        4.2 # 2, 8
                                    
May 24 - Homework: 4.3 # 4, 6, 10, 16
                                        4.4 # 1, 4, 16, 24
                                        7.1 # 4
                                        7.2 # 1d, 2b
 
May 29 - Homework: 7.3 # 6
                                        7.4 # 15
                                        7.5 # 7
                                        7.6 # 3, 6, 17
         Optional (do not turn in, but you should do them)
                                        7.3 # 2, 13
                                        7.4 # 1, 17
                                        7.5 # 1, 5
 
May 30 - Homework: 8.1 # 1, 3a, 7                                    
 
May 31 - Homework: 8.2 # 7, 9, 10
                                        Examples assigned in class
           Suggested HW: 8.3 # 3, 12
                                        8.4 # 2, 5a, 10, 13
 
 
Important dates
Tuesday, May 15
First day of class
 
Friday, May 18
First pledged HW assigned
 
Friday, May 25
Second pledged HW assigned
 
Monday, May 28
Memorial Day - no class
 
Friday, June 1
Last day of class
 
Grading rubric
Homework - 25%
Homework will be assigned at each class period and due at the start of the following class. Part of each assignment will be graded for accuracy and part for completion.
 
Pledged Homework - 30%
There will be two pledged homework assignments, each worth 15%
 
Daily Quiz - 20%
There will be a one-problem quiz at the start of each class. Together, these quizzes will be worth 20%
 
Final Exam - 20%
There will be one 3-hour final exam given. The date and time of this exam is TBD
 
Participation - 5%
Show up. Contribute to discussions. Be active in group activities. Get 5% free.
 
course info
Course Title
Multivariable Calculus
 
Course Meeting Dates
May 15 - June 1, 2012
 
Course Meeting Times
MTWRF 1 - 4:05 PM
 
Classroom
RZR 205
 
Textbook
Marsden & Tromba:
Vector Calculus
5th Edition
 
instructor info
Instructor
Taylor Martin
 
Office
Herman Brown 39
 
Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12 - 1 PM
Friday 4 - 5 PM
or by appointment.
 
Email
taylor (dot) martin (at) rice (dot) edu
 
Reach me via email at any time.