Math 2110Q – Multivariable Calculus (Fall 2016)


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.

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) either at the UConn Bookstore or online directly from the publisher. Both the text and the Webassign code are 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 three ways to purchase the text and the WebAssign access code:


1. Get the text and WebAssign access code bundled together from the publisher’s special website. For Multivariable Calculus, visit this page. For Calculus: Early Transcendentals, go here.

2. Get the text and WebAssign access code bundled together at the UConn Bookstore.

3. Get the text separately from anywhere, and buy the WebAssign access code when you access your homework through HuskyCT.


We do not recommend using the third option above, because it is more expensive to buy the access code and the textbook separately than bundled together. The option to buy the text and WebAssign access code bundled together lets you use that access code for the life of the edition of the textbook.

i>clicker Registration:

Clickers will be used in the lectures. 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 5-10 minute quiz most weeks during discussion that will cover material from the previous week. You will be allowed to use a calculator, but quizzes will be written in a way that it is not necessary to use one. You will not be allowed to use your book, notes, or any other resources. There will also be four short reflections that will be written in HuskyCT throughout the semester, and these reflections will be counted as quiz grades.


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.


Late Work Policy: Late work will not be accepted, and there will be no makeup quizzes. Exceptions will only be made in extenuating circumstances. 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 (and Reflections)     In Discussion (on HuskyCT)   5%
Clicker Responses     Lecture class   5%
Exam 1: (September 21st or 22nd*)     In Discussion (50 min)   15%
Exam 2: (October 19th or 20th*)     In Discussion (50 min)   15%
Exam 3: (November 16th or 17th*)     In Discussion (50 min)   15%
Final Exam:  (Date and Time TBD)     Common (2 hours)   25%

*The date for Exams 1-3 depends on the meeting days for your discussion section

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:

Unless you 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, 89, or Nspire) 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.


“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.

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