Multivariable Calculus - Problem Sets
Spring 2010, Math 236

March, 2010

Be sure to check back often, because assignments may change!

• Read (or re-read) the description of multi problem sets, to learn or remind yourself of the reasoning, the procedures, expectations of how you'll work on them, etc.
• Remember - problems listed in bold red are focus, problems. Turn them in, follow the Guidelines for Homework Presentation. And do the practice problems first-- the focus problems will go much more quickly.
• Work on the problems through the week.
• The homework is due at the beginning of class each Friday.
• Whether for group or individual problem sets, you should be working on every problem. See the last page of the course policies, on the Honor Code.
• For group problem sets, remember to put a star next to the primary author's name.
• If I am assigning a Writing Exercise or Exploratory Exercise, I will refer to it as, for instance WE #2, or EE#3.
• Please come to see me for help!

Due Wednesday 3/3
Will not be collected, but should have done before the exam

Section 10.6: 3, 5, 7, 11, 15, 17, 27, 37, 39, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55

Due Friday 3/12
PS 5: Group Assignment

Section 11.6: 3, 7, 10, 11, 15, 17, 20, 22, 23
(For 3, 7, 10 and 11: first, use algebra and various identities to find an equation for the surface in x, y, and z. Identify it if it's one of the quadric surfaces either by recognizing this equation's form or by sketching traces. Only after doing those steps, graph the surface using Maple.

Similarly, for 23, match the parametric equations to the surface by looking at the features of the parametric equations and of the graphs and figuring out what they tell you - don't just plot the parametric equations in Maple. )

Section 12.1: 11, 18, 31, 32, 37, 40, 45, 47, 49
(For 37 & 40: do without using the computer, although of course you can check your work).
Supplement to PS 5: 1, 2

Due Friday 3/19

No Problem Set this week! Enjoy Spring Break!

Due Friday 3/26
PS 6: Individual Assignment

Section 12.2: 5, 13, 17, 18, 37, 39, 41, 43, 47, 48, 49
Section 12.3: 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 24, 30, 33, 35, 43, 51, 53, 58

That's it for March's assignments.
Go to the problem sets for April!

Janice Sklensky
Wheaton College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
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