Syllabus for Multivariable Calculus
Spring 2010
(Last modified: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 4:46 PM )

 This syllabus is tentative and subject to change Monday Wednesday Friday 1/21 1/27 Welcome to Multivariable Calculus 1/29 10.1, 10.2: Vectors 10.1: Vectors in the Plane 10.3: The Dot Product 10.2: Vectors in Space 2/1 10.3: The Dot Product 2/3 10.4: The Cross Product 2/5 10.5: Lines and Planes in Space 10.4: The Cross Product PS 1 (individual) due 2/8 10.5: Lines and Planes in Space 2/10 11.1: Vector-Valued Functions 2/12 11.2: The Calculus of Vector-Valued 11.1: Vector-Valued Functions Functions 11.3: Motion in Space PS 2 (group) due 2/15 11.3: Motion in Space 2/17 Change of Parameters 2/19 11.4: Curvature Change of parameters Parametrizing with Arclength Arclength, chain rule Chain Rule 11.4: Curvature PS 3 (individual) due 2/22 11.5: Tangent and Normal Vectors 2/24 10.6: Surfaces in Space 2/26 10.6: Surfaces in Space PS 4 (group) due 3/1 11.6: Parametric Surfaces 3/3 Exam 1 - in class portion 3/5 11.6: Parametric Surfaces 12.1: Functions of Several Variables 3/8 12.1: Functions of Several Variables 3/10 12.2: Limits and Continuity 3/12 12.3: Partial Derivatives 12.2: Limits and Continuity Project - choose option Exam 1 Takehome portion due PS 5 (group) due 3/15 3/17 3/19 Spring Break 3/22 12.3: Partial Derivatives 3/24 12.4: Linear Approximations 3/26 12.5: The Chain Rule 12.5: The Chain Rule Project-intermediate due date PS 6 (individual) due 3/29 12.6: Directional Derivatives 3/31 12.6: The Gradient and Directional 4/2 12.6: The Gradient Derivatives PS 7 (group) due 4/5 12.7: Extrema of Functions of Several 4/7 12.7: Extrema of Functions of Several 4/9 12.7: Extrema Variables Variables 13.1: Double Integrals Project-intermediate due date PS 8 (individual) due 4/12 13.1: Double Integrals 4/14 Exam 2 - in class portion 4/16 13.1: Double Integrals 9.4: Polar Coordinates 4/19 13.3: Double Integrals in Polar 4/21 13.4: Surface Area 4/23 14.1: Vector Fields Coordinates Exam 2 Takehome portion due PS 9 (group) due 4/26 14.2: Line Integrals 4/28 14.2: Line Integrals 4/30 14.3: Independence of Path and Conservative Vector Fields Project - final due date PS 10 (individual) due 5/3 14.4: Green's Theorem 5/5 14.4: Green's Theorem 5/7 In-Class Portion of Final As with the midterms, the final will consist of both an in-class and a take-home portion. The in-class portion will be Friday May 7. (Seniors should contact me well in advance if they'd like to take it early.) The take-home portion of the final will be due Friday May 16 at 2pm.

Janice Sklensky
Wheaton College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Science Center, Room 101A
Norton, Massachusetts 02766-0930
TEL (508) 286-3973
FAX (508) 285-8278
jsklensk@wheatonma.edu

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