Math 2110Q – Multivariable Calculus (Fall 2018)


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


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 textbook for the course is Multivariable Calculus by James Stewart (8th Edition), which is bundled with a WebAssign code for doing online homework. This book consists of Chapters 10-17 of Calculus: Early Transcendentals (8th Edition), so if you already have that version from Math 1131 and/or 1132, then you are all set (specifically you will need Chapters 12-16).

BUYING THE BOOK AND WEBASSIGN ACCESS CODE: you can buy the bundled version of Multivariable Calculus or Calculus: Early Transcendentals by James Stewart (8th Edition) at the UConn Bookstore. The Webassign access code is required for this course. The unbundled version of the book (that is, the book without a WebAssign access code) can be obtained in many places, but the cost of buying the unbundled text and the WebAssign code separately may be significantly greater.

There are several options for purchasing the text and/or WebAssign access code, choose the one that best suits you:

1. Buy the Multivariable Calculus bundle (which has only the multivariable chapters) for $80, which includes the textbook and WebAssign access code.


2. Buy the Calculus: Early Transcendentals bundle (the full text with all chapters) for $100, which includes the textbook and WebAssign access code.


3. If you expect to also take Math 2410Q Differential Equations, you can instead buy a bundle that includes both Multivariable Calculus and A First Course in Differential Equations with Modeling Applications plus WebAssign access for each for $140 (or with the full Calculus text together for $160).


4. Get the text separately from anywhere (if you prefer), and buy the WebAssign access code when you access your homework through HuskyCT. Note: The WebAssign access code will allow you to use the full ebook for the entirety of the course, so if you do not want a physical copy of the text, then this may be your best option. The access code by itself is $100, which is the same price as buying the full text plus the access code already, so it really isn’t worth it unless you absolutely don’t want the physical book.


The WebAssign access code is good for the life of the edition of the textbook, so it can be used for multiple semesters without issue. If you previously purchased an access code for Math 1131Q and/or Math 1132Q and have any issues accessing WebAssign in this course, please email us and let us know so that we can help!

i>clicker Registration:

Clickers will be used in the lectures and are required. You must register your i>clicker by visiting the link through the lecture section of your instructor in HuskyCT.

WebAssign, Quizzes, and Worksheets:

Homework: To access the homework you will have to go through Husky CT. In your account you will find a link to do your homework using WebAssign. There will be homework assignments for each section of the text. Each assignment will be made available on WebAssign several days before the section is covered in class. The due date for each assignment will be set by your instructor and will generally be two or three days after the material is covered in class. You will get five attempts for each question that is not multiple choice and fewer than five attempts for each multiple choice question; the exact number of attempts will depend on the number of choices. After each attempt, you will be told whether your answer is correct or not. If you are not able to get the correct answer after your initial attempts, we recommend that you seek help from your instructor, the Q-Center, a tutor, or another student before attempting to answer the problem again.


Warning: When accessing your online homework, use Firefox or Chrome as your browser; there are problems that can occur if you use Internet Explorer or Safari. Useful tips on using WebAssign can be found here.


Quizzes: There will be a short 10-minute quiz most weeks during discussion that will cover material from the previous week. You will not be allowed to use a calculator, our text, your notes, or any other resources.


Worksheets: Worksheets that are not completed during discussion should be completed as homework. Worksheets are due at the start of the next discussion and are considered late if not turned in on time. We expect your work to be well-organized (problems in order, easy to follow, no scratch work, final answers indicated, etc.), stapled, and written legibly, and if it is not, you will lose points on each worksheet.


Late Work Policy: Late work will not be accepted, and there will be no makeup quizzes. Exceptions will only be made in University-approved absences. The lowest scores on at least one homework, worksheet, and quiz will be dropped to accommodate any absences or issues that may arise throughout the semester.


Homework     WebAssign   10%
Worksheets     In Discussion   10%
Quizzes     In Discussion   15%
Clicker Responses     In Lecture   5%
Exam 1: (Oct 3rd or 4th)     In Discussion (50 min)   20%
Exam 2: (Nov 7th or 8th)     In Discussion (50 min)   20%
Final Exam:  (Date and Time TBD)     Common (2 hours)   20%

How to Study for This Course:

  1. Attend lecture and discussion class.
  2. Read the explanations and examples in the textbook.
  3. Do online homework and quizzes.
  4. Watch supplementary videos on the material to see and work with more examples. These can be found on the Learning Activities tab.
  5. Use technology as an interactive tool to learn and explore the properties of surfaces and vector fields. A few helpful links can be found on the Learning Activities tab.

Calculator Policy:

Calculators are NOT allowed during quizzes or exams.  You are welcome to use calculators while working on worksheets or WebAssign assignments. Using a calculator on a quiz or exam will result in a warning or a penalty, which could include a score of zero on that quiz or exam and being reported to Community Standards for academic misconduct.


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