640:251 Multivariable Calculus

Summer 1997

Course Information

  • Instructor:  Sarah Koskie

  • Email:  koskie@math.rutgers.edu

  • Lectures:   MWF 6:15-9:05pm, Hill 250

  • Office Hours:   after class in Hill 250, or by appointment in Hill 624

  • Textbook: Calculus (Early Transcendentals), 3rd edition, by James Stewart, Brooks/Cole

  • Grading:  

    • Final Exam: 40%
    • Exam 1 (80 minutes): 20%
    • Exam 2 (80 minutes): 20%
    • Quizzes: 20%

  • Quizzes and exams are closed book and neither calculators nor notes will be permitted. (Some formulae will be given on exams.)

    • The quiz grade will be determined by taking the top 10 quiz scores.

    • Quizzes are planned for the last ten minutes of lectures 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, and 20. (That's 15 quizzes.)

    • A quiz not taken receives a grade of zero.

    • It is assumed that students can manage their time so as to be prepared and in attendance for at least 10 quizzes so there will be no makeups.

    • Any exceptions will be made only upon receipt of a note from the appropriate academic dean.

    • Exams 1 and 2 will count for 100 points each and the final exam will count for 200 points.

    • Exams may be made up only in case of a valid excuse. ("Not being ready" will not be considered a valid excuse.) Excuses should be discussed with the instructor before the exam takes place.

  • Calculators: Students are encouraged to use graphing calculators, Maple, and any other mathematical software packages available to them in order to help them visualize (and hence understand) the material of the course. However, quizzes and exams will be written so as not to require use of a calculator, hence use of calculators, etc. will not be permitted on quizzes and exams.

  • Course Information (pdf file)

  • Course Syllabus (pdf file)

  • Diagnostic "Exam" (pdf file)

  • Suggested Homework Problems (pdf file)

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