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.
Expected Background: Calculus II or a 5 on the BC Calculus
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% Each Midterm
40% Final Exam
It is possible for exceptional class participation to be factored into the homework grade.
University of Virginia Undergraduate Math Page
University of Virginia Math Department
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.