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The first class is on Monday, September 9, 2013, and will be a regular class.
Course outline:Differential calculus of functions of several variables: level curves and surfaces; limits; continuity; partial derivatives; total differentials; Jacobian matrix; chain rule; implicit functions; inverse functions; curvilinear coordinates; derivatives; the Laplacian; Taylor Series; extrema; Lagrange multipliers; vector and scalar fields; divergence and curl.
We will also cover the required background about vectors in 3-dimensional space, e.g. dot products, cross products, lines, planes, etc.
The course material corresponds to Chapters 12, 13 and 14 and Sections 15.8, 15.9, 16.1 and 16.5 from the text, plus a few additional topics. Link to UWO course calendar.
Evaluation of Student Performance:
There will be 6 assignments with due dates every 2 weeks:
What is expected of the student:The aim of the course is for you to learn the techniques of multivariable calculus and to gain an understanding of the concepts on which the techniques are based. To accomplish this, it will be necessary to attend all classes, do all of the suggested exercises, and keep up to date with the material. We highly recommend reading the text and doing the exercises throughout the term, not only immediately before tests and assignment due dates.
The midterm will be held on Tuesday, October 29th from 6-9pm in SSC 3022. Note change in time!
The midterm will cover Chapters 12, 13, and spherical and cylindrical coordinates from 15.8 and 15.9 (material of Assignments 1,2,3). Here is some more detailed information.
Final Exam Information
The final exam will be scheduled by the registrar.
The final exam is cumulative but will emphasise the material after the midterm. Here is some more detailed information.
For both exams, questions will be similar to homework and recommended exercises. The best way to prepare is to do all of those exercises, plus as many additional questions as you can.
Please read the section below if you have a conflict with either exam.
Both exams will contain a mix of multiple choice questions and long answer questions. Calculators are not permitted at either exam.
The assignments are to be thought of as take-home exams and should be done entirely on your own. All those involved in copying will receive a negative grade on the assignment in question. In addition, all academic offenses will be reported to the Dean's office, and may result in further penalties. Regarding Scholastic Offences and Penalties, see pp. 23-26 of the Academic Calendar or refer to Scholastic Discipline for Undergraduates.
Important Senate PolicyStudents are responsible for ensuring that their selection of courses is appropriate and accurately recorded and that all course prerequisites have been successfully completed. If the student does not have the prerequisites for a course, and does not have written special permission from his or her Dean to enroll in the course, the student may be removed from the course and it will be deleted from the student's record. This decision may not be appealed. A student will receive no adjustment to his or her fees in the event that he or she is dropped from a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites.
Statement on Academic OffencesScholastic offences are taken seriously and students are directed to read the appropriate policy, specifically, the definition of what constitutes a Scholastic Offence, at this web site. Computer-marked multiple-choice tests and/or exams may be subject to submission for similarity review by software that will check for unusual coincidences in answer patterns that may indicate cheating.
Make-up exams and conflictsIf you know ahead of time that you are unable to attend a midterm or final exam, you must let your instructor know at least two weeks in advance so alternative arrangements can be made. See also the University's policy on final exam conflicts.
For the final exam:
If you have a conflict with another final exam, you must contact Rob Downes in the Registrar's Office by mid November to arrange a special time/place to write the final. If you have a conflict with a midterm for a year-long course, you must contact the instructor of the other course. If you have three final exams in 3 consecutive periods, you must contact the Dean of your faculty. In all cases, please let your instructor know.
Failure to follow these rules will result in a grade of zero.
Medical Accommodation RegulationsIf you are unable to meet a course requirement due to illness or other serious circumstances, you must provide valid medical or other supporting documentation to the Dean's Office as soon as possible and contact your instructor immediately. It is the student's responsibility to make alternative arrangements with his or her instructor once the accommodation has been approved and the instructor has been informed. In the event of a missed final exam, a "Recommendation of Special Examination" form must be obtained from the Dean's Office immediately. For further information please see: University policy on medical accommodation.
A student requiring academic accommodation due to illness, should use the Student Medical Certificate when visiting an off-campus medical facility or request a Record's Release Form (located in the Dean's Office) for visits to Student Health Services. The form can be found at this web site.
Accessibility StatementPlease contact the course instructor if you require material in an alternate format or if you require any other arrangements to make this course more accessible to you. You may also wish to contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at 661-2111 x 82147 for any specific questions regarding an accommodation.
Please check the exercises page and the course web page regularly for announcements and other information.