Math 2110Q — Multivariable Calculus

Description.

Two- and three-dimensional vector algebra, calculus of functions of several variables, vector differential calculus, line and surface integrals.

Prerequisites.

MATH 1132Q or a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam. Recommended preparation: a grade of C- or better in MATH1132Q. Not open for credit to students who have passed MATH 2130Q or 2143Q.

The Text.

The required text for the course is Multivariable Calculus, 7th, by James Stewart, which is made up of chapters 10–17 of Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 7th by the same author.

Most sections of Math 2110 also require you to have access to WebAssign.

There are two text bundles sold at the Uconn coop. Either one will provide what you need for the course.

  • Custom Multivariable Calculus, 7th + Enhanced WebAssign Printed Access Card for Calculus, Multi-Term Courses
  •  Custom Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 7th + Enhanced WebAssign Multi-Term LOE Printed Access Card for Calculus

If you took Math 1131-1132 at Uconn, then you probably already own Custom Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 7th + Enhanced WebAssign and you’re set.

Both books come with Enhanced WebAssign, which includes access to a website for online homework, an e-copy of the text, and other helpful study aids. The e-book contains enlightening interactive features and videos in addition to the text itself.

The same bundles are available online directly from the publisher Cengage:
Multivariable CalculusThree semester Calculus.

Calculus:Early Transcendentals gives you the book for all three semesters of calculus, which might come in handy if you need to recall something from Calc 1 or 2. Multivariable Calculus contains less material but is lighter and easier to carry around.

Cengage and the Uconn Coop  offer the best deals around for the text plus WebAssign. No one I know has found them for a better price.

Most instructors require students to have WebAssign but some do not. If you do not need WebAssign then you might try shopping elsewhere, but the above two options are still very good deals and, in any event, you should find out exactly what your instructor requires.

WebAssign Homework.

To access the homework you will go through HuskyCT single sign-on. There is a link to WebAssign on your Math 2110 homepage. If you need to purchase WebAssign access, you will be given the option at this point. You can use WebAssign without purchasing an access code for 14 days.

Your instructor will schedule assignments and provide you with further information about your WebAssign homework.

It is recommended that you use either Firefox or Chrome to access WebAssign.

If you have a technical problem with WebAssign, before going to speak with your instructor, take it up with their support people.

The Quantitative Learning (Q) Center.

The Q Center is a place on campus where there are knowledgeable people hanging around waiting for you to come by and ask for help with problems your having with Q courses. Some students find it helpful to use up a couple of their tries at a problem on WebAssign homework and then visit the Q center for help with the problem, before going back to their homework.

Tutoring is provided in the Learning Commons on Level 1 of the Homer Babbidge Library. Hours for the fall 2014 semester have not yet been set.

Calculator Policy.

Unless your instructor informs you otherwise, the following calculator policy is in effect.

Calculators that can perform symbolic operations (integration, differentiation–such as the HP 28 or 48, or TI-92 or 89) are not allowed. Cell phones, tablets, computers—electronic devices other than standard calculators—are not allowed. If you bring a calculator to the exam, make sure it cannot perform alphanumeric manipulation. The instructor may randomly ask for calculators and check programs stored in memory. No alphanumeric formulas stored as programs are allowable. Discovery of such material will result in serious consequences. Sanctions can include, but are not limited to, a letter sent to the Dean of Students of the University; a grade of 0 on the assignment, quiz or exam; a grade of F for the course. See Integrity below.

Integrity.

“A fundamental tenet of all educational institutions is academic honesty. Academic work depends upon respect for and acknowledgement of the research and ideas of others. Misrepresenting someone else’s work as one’s own is a serious offense in any academic setting and it will not be condoned.” A student who knowingly assists another student in committing an act of academic misconduct shall be equally accountable for the violation, and both shall be subject to the sanctions and other remedies. See the Uconn Student Code, Appendix A.

Student Support Services.

  • Dean of Students 486-3426
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  • Center for Students with Disabilities  486-2020 (voice),  486-2077 (TDD)
    The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at UConn provides accommodations and services for qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability for which you wish to request academic accommodations and have not contacted the CSD, please do so as soon as possible.