Honors Calc IV, Spring 2021
Prof. Jo Nelson
Math 222
Email:
jo [dot] nelson [at] rice [dot] edu
Discussion/Lectures: TTh 1.302.50pm CST
Location: PCF 3 + Zoom
Office Hours:
TTh 2.303pm CST (Outside + Zoom)
T 66.30pm CST (Zoom only)
W 7.157.45am (Zoom only)
TAs
Doyin Aderele is the Math 222 Tech TA. She'll be helping by bringing my attention to student questions, helping manage break out rooms and other Zoom function, and aiding with Zoomer engagement and cameras during hybrid instruction.Cameron Noorbakhsh and Leo Liu are the Math 222 TAs. They will be grading homework, holding a weekly recorded problem session, and providing hints to homework as requested in Canvas. Leo is in the China time zone, so he'll have a short unrecorded weekly gathering for the asynchronous international students, which will be the primary way for asynchronous international students to earn their participation points. Cameron is in the Central time zone, so he'll be hosting a live weekly recorded problem session, which students are encouraged to attend in real time. Recordings will be posted to the Canvas Zoom page.
Please extend the same courtesy and respect that you do for me to Doyin, Cameron, and Leo.
Assessment, % of Course Grade
Homework, 40%; Discussion, 13%; Midterm Exam, 20%; Final Exam, 27%.The cutoff for a B in this course is 55%.
Participation Assessment
Students will be assessed on their participation during the regularly scheduled TTh class time time, and each week of participation is worth 1% of the course grade. Successful participation includes asking clarifying questions about the lecture material, providing solutions or hints to the in lecture problems, forming small study groups to work on homework, and/or actively participating in instructor office hours or TA problem sessions at least once per week. Uncollegial behavior towards other students, the instructor, or the TAs will result in a 0% discussion assessment for the week. Students will keep track of their participation each week and submit a spreadsheet to Prof Jo prior to the midterm and final exam.Homework
Homework will count for 40% of your final grade. There will be weekly written homeworks, which you must scan and upload to Gradescope on Thursdays by 11pm local time (tentatively). During any weeks containing sprinkle days, you will have an additional day to complete the homeworks. No homework will be due the week following movein, which is presently slated as Feb 15.Your TWO lowest/nonexistent homework scores will be dropped. I will also grant individuals one extension up to 2 days on a homework set of their choice. To request an extension please email myself and the course TAs with your request at least 24 hours ahead of the deadline and indicate your desired due date and if the extension is requested for personal reasons (no need to elaborate), unusually heavy workload in other classes, or other mitigating circumstances (no need to elaborate). Additional extensions will be granted for serious illness (including COVID19) and family emergency, though these will require documentation from your magister.
Clearly print your first and last name on your written assignment. The homework is not pledged and you are encouraged to work together with your classmates on the assignments. However, you must write up your solutions individually. Legible handwritten and LaTeXed solution sets are both acceptable. Not all homework problems will be graded each week, but you will receive additional credit for completeness. Homework assessment will include credit for good composition (or neatly organizing a computation). The use of full sentences, proper grammar, and overall neatness counts towards ‘good composition’.
You are not allowed to look up solutions in any written form; in particular, you are not allowed to look up solutions online. Students caught violating this rule will be reported to the Honor Council. Do not use calculators or outside software unless otherwise specified. Late homework will not be accepted without prior authorization and at least 24 hours ahead of the deadline.
Midterm and Final Exam
There will be one pledged take home midterm exam. It is open books and open notes, but you may not use the internet, calculators, or outside software such as wolfram alpha. It will be a 90 minute exam, which you will have 710 days to complete and upload to Gradescope. We will set the week for the midterm during the first class of the spring semester to better accommodate your schedules.There will be one pledged take home final exam. It is open books and open notes, but you may not use the internet. It will be a three hour exam, which you will have a week to complete and upload to Gradescope. The deadline for submitting the final exam will be determined by the registrar, and we will discuss an agreeable release date for the final exam. It is your responsibility to inform me in writing as soon as possible and no later than three weeks before the exam if you have a conflict. In the event of illness or family emergency I must be notified ideally at least 24 hours in advance of the deadline and documentation from your magister must be provided to me.
Help
If you find yourself confused, please seek help sooner rather than later. I will be available to answer questions during my office hours. Additionally, the TAs and I will monitor canvas discussions to provide additional clarification and homework help. There will be a weekly recorded problem session given by TAs.Policies
Comportment Expectations. The Department of Mathematics supports an inclusive learning environment where diversity and individual differences are understood, respected, and recognized as a source of strength. Racism, discrimination, harassment, and bullying will not be tolerated. We expect all participants in mathematics courses (students and faculty alike) to treat each other with courtesy and respect, and to adhere to the Mathematics Department Standards of Collegiality, Respect, and Sensitivity as well as the Rice Student Code of Conduct. If you think you have experienced or witnessed unprofessional or antagonistic behavior, then the matter should be brought to the attention of the instructor and/or department chair. The Ombudsperson is also available as an intermediate, informal option, and contacting them will not necessarily trigger a formal inquiry.Title IX Responsible Employee Notification. Rice University cares about your wellbeing and safety. Rice encourages any student who has experienced an incident of harassment, pregnancy discrimination or gender discrimination or relationship, sexual, or other forms interpersonal violence to seek support through The SAFE Office. Students should be aware when seeking support on campus that most employees, including myself, as the instructor/TA, are required by Title IX to disclose all incidents of nonconsensual interpersonal behaviors to Title IX professionals on campus who can act to support that student and meet their needs. For more information, please visit safe.rice.edu or email titleixsupport@rice.edu.
Disabilityrelated Academic Accommodations. In order to receive disabilityrelated academic accommodations, students must first be registered with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Students who may need accommodations in this course should give me a written letter from the DRC within the first two weeks. More information on the DRC registration process is available online at https://drc.rice.edu/. Registered students must present an accommodation letter to the professor before exams or other accommodations can be provided. Students who have, or think they may have, a disability are invited to contact DRC for a confidential discussion.
Outline
The basic plan is to make sure that we have enough time to understand, prove, and do computations involving Green's theorem, Stokes' theorem, and Gauss' theorem. Since 2020 has thrown us all for a loop, and then some, that means that we will be spending less time on integration. Instead of theoretical integration, we will be doing practical integration.Practical integration means we will have flipped class style virtual board discussions during our shortened meeting times, since you will additionally watch prerecorded videos from Prof. Michael Hutchings, my longtime research collaborator and voice of UC Berkeley's online multivariable calculus. We will skip Chapters 911 from Dr. Jones' book. In March 2020, I shared Hutchings' videos with Dr. Jones' and they're certified to be used in Math 222 for 2021!
We will start the semester with Dr. Jones' book:
 Jones 7: Cross product
 Jones 8: Volumes of parallelograms
 Hutchings Part 3: Integration
 Hutchings Part 4: Vector Calculus
 Jones 12: Green's theorem
 Jones 13: Stokes' theorem
 Jones 14: Gauss' theorem
Schedule & Assignments
Prerequisites: Math 221 (or Math 354 with High School Multi)Textbook: Dr. Jones' Honors Calculus Book, free digitial pdf.
Videos: Prof. Hutchings' Multi Videos, YouTube (inform me of any needed digital accommodations).
Optional Zero Content and Theory Problems LaTeX
Date  Section and Topics  In Class Problems  HW, tentatively due Thurs 11pm 
1/26  Basics of the cross product Introductions Survey Logistics Setting week for Midterm 1 Finalizing time and day for homework 
Week 1 LaTeX 

1/28  Jones 7: The Cross product Hutchings 1.3.5, 1.3.6 (optional) 
HW 1 LaTeX Due 2/4 

2/2  Jones 7.D: Orientations  Week 2 LaTeX  
2/4  Jones 7.F: Rotations 
HW 2 LaTeX Due 2/11 

2/9  Jones 8: Volumes of Parallelograms  Week 3 LaTeX  
2/11  Jones 8: Volumes of Parallelograms  HW 3 LaTeX Due Friday 2/26 

2/16  SNOW DAY ☃️ So much for PCF 3 

2/17 WEDNESDAY 
NO CLASSES or OFFICE HOURS SPRINKLE DAY 

2/18  SNOW DAY ☃️  
2/23  Prof Jo and Folland: MultiIntegration Overview + Fubini Hutchings 3.1: Basics of Double Integrals 
Week 4 LaTeX  HW 4 LaTeX Due Saturday 3/6 
2/25  Prof Jo: Partitions and 1D Riemann Sums Hutchings 3.2: Polar double integrals OMIT Hutchings 3.2.6 OMIT Hutchings 3.3.4 Center of Mass 

3/1 MONDAY 
NO CLASSES or OFFICE HOURS SPRINKLE DAY 

3/2  Prof Jo: 1D integration Hutchings 3.3: Cartesian triple integrals Hutchings 3.4: Triple integrals 
Week 5 LaTeX  
3/4  Prof Jo: non rectangular regions Prof Jo: Cylindrical triple integrals Hutchings 3.4: Triple integrals 
Week 67 LaTeX  
3/8 MONDAY 
No 222 class because its Monday Midterm released (tentatively) Contact Prof Jo to request earlier release or later submission Midterm includes but does not go beyond Cartesian Triple Integrals 
Midterm LaTeX Due 3/15 

3/9  Prof Jo: Spherical triple integrals Folland: Change of variables Hutchings 3.5: Change of variables, Jacobians 
Break from homework because of Midterm 

3/11  Folland: Change of variables Hutchings 3.5: Change of variables, Jacobians 
Week 8 LaTeX  HW 5 LaTeX Due 3/18 
3/15 MONDAY 
No 222 class because its Monday Midterm due at 11pm (tentatively) 

3/16 TUESDAY 
NO CLASSES or OFFICE HOURS SPRINKLE DAY 

3/18  Folland: Change of Variables 
HW 6 LaTeX Due 3/25 

3/23  Hutchings 4.1: Vector fields Hutchings 4.2: Line Integrals 
Week 9 LaTeX  
3/25  Fundamental Theorem of Line Integrals  HW 7 LaTeX Due FRIDAY 4/2 

3/26 FRIDAY 
NO CLASSES or OFFICE HOURS SPRINKLE DAY 

3/30  Jones 12 + Hutchings 4.3: Green's theorem I 
Week 10 LaTeX  
4/1  Green's Theorem II  HW 8 LaTeX Due MONDAY 4/12 

4/6  Hutchings 4.5: Parametrized surfaces and infinitesimal surface area Klein Bottles and Möbius Bands The Hopf fibration visualizes S^3 
Week 11 LaTeX  
4/8 THURSDAY 
NO CLASSES or OFFICE HOURS SPRINKLE DAY 

4/13  Jones 13 + Hutchings 4.6: Surface integrals and Stokes' Theorem I Cult Classic: Sphere Eversion 
Week 12 LaTeX  HW 9 LaTeX Due 4/22 
4/15  Jones 13 + Hutchings 4.6: Stokes' Theorem II 
Bonus Week 12 (Higher Dimensional Manifolds) LaTeX  
4/20  Hutchings 4.4: Gradient, Curl, and Divergence  
4/22  Jones 14 + Hutchings 4.7: Divergence Theorem I  Week 13 LaTeX  HW 10 LaTeX Due 4/29 
4/27  Divergence Theorem II  
4/29  Differential Forms 