## Calculus III, Spring 2016
Instructor: Andrew Obus
email: obus [at]
virginia [dot] edu
office: Kerchof Hall 208 |

*Multivariable Calculus*, by James Stewart, edition 7E.
If you have the full Calculus book by Stewart, that is also OK.

The material here is immensely useful in physics, probability, and higher math. One theme that will run through the second part of the course will be the fundamental theorem of calculus --- we will see some far-reaching generalizations of this, applicable to regions in space, curves, surfaces, and vector fields.

In particular, we will cover most of Chapters 12 - 16 in Stewart's book. The beginning material on the properties of three-dimensional space has little calculus content. We will go through this material rather quickly, so as to have more time for the more difficult material later in the course.

*Expected Background:* Calculus II or a 5 on the BC Calculus
AP.

Tu 11-12, W 10-11. Kerchof Hall 208 (my office). If these times do not work for you, please make an appointment with me.

Homework will be given in two parts: a written part due in class on Thursdays, and a
WeBWorK portion due at 11:59 PM on Thursdays. If you are
going to miss class for whatever reason, you must either submit the
written homework to my mailbox in the mailroom of Kerchof Hall before the beginning of
class, or have a friend submit your homework in class.
Late or improperly submitted homework will **not** be
accepted.
If you know in advance you will be unable to turn in
homework when it is due, you should plan to turn it in ahead of
time. I will drop your lowest homework score to allow for missed
assignments or for assignments that pose
special difficulty.

Homework should be neat, well-organized, and legible. In addition,
it must be stapled or paper clipped
(no folding over the top-left corner or anything like that). Please
write in paragraphs, sentences, and English
words (oh my!) when they are called for. Some problems will
require you to write an explanation. The grader should not have
to decipher what you are doing--you should be clear and
unambiguous about your methods on a homework problem.

You are encouraged to work together on homework! But you must write up your own solutions. I have found that it is helpful if I think about the problems myself first, and then discuss the more difficult questions with others. It is very important that you truly understand the homework solutions you hand in. In previous classes I have taught, the students who were the most unpleasantly surprised with their exam grades have been the ones who have "phoned in" their homework.

If you work together on homework, please write the names of your collaborators on the front.

Homework will be graded and every effort will be made to hand it
back promptly. Grades will be posted on UVaCollab.

Midterms will be held at 7 PM on Monday, February 22nd and Monday,
March 28th. The midterms will be 75 minutes long.
If you have a conflict with one of these times, please let me know now.
Things become much more
difficult if you delay. The rooms are TBA. We should be
able to reserve some class time for review the days of the midterms.

The final exam is on Tuesday, May 10th, from 2:00PM-5:00PM in the
usual classroom, Gibson 211.

Calculators are not permitted on exams.

20% Homework

20% Each Midterm

40% Final Exam

It is possible for exceptional class participation to be factored into the homework grade.

All students with special needs requiring accommodations should present the appropriate paperwork from the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC). It is the student's responsibility to present this paperwork in a timely fashion and follow up with the instructor about the accommodations being offered. Accommodations for test-taking (e.g., extended time) should be arranged at least 5 business days before an exam.

University of Virginia Undergraduate Math Page

University of Virginia Math Department

Comments

If you have (anonymous) comments for me about teaching style or anything related to the course, you can make them on the Collab page for the course.