# Math 2110Q – Multivariable Calculus (Fall 2019)

## 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.

## Text:

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 1131Q and/or 1132Q, then you are all set (specifically you will need Chapters 12-16). Please see the link below for textbook purchasing options and prices.

Math 2110Q Textbook Options

## i>clickers:

 We are no longer using i>clickers in this course. If you purchased one solely for this course, please return it; you will not need it.

## WebAssign Homework, Quizzes, and Worksheets:

 Homework WebAssign 10% Quizzes In Discussion 25% Exam 1: (October 2nd) In Discussion (50 min) 20% Exam 2: (November 6th) In Discussion (50 min) 20% Final Exam:  (Date and Time TBD) Common (2 hours) 25%

## How to Study for This Course:

1. Attend lecture and discussion class. Be actively engaged.
2. Read the explanations and examples in the textbook.
3. Do the online homework in a timely manner. Don’t start it late and rush through it; you may not finish it, and you won’t learn much this way.
4. Ask questions. Attend office hours. Reach out if you need help, early and as often as needed!
5. Watch supplementary videos on the material to see and work with more examples. These can be found on the Learning Activities tab.
6. 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.
7. Do problems that you have not previously done and/or do problems without knowing what section they came from. For example, if you do a problem from Section 15.8, then you already know that it would be a good idea to use spherical coordinates. If you are instead given a triple integral to set up or evaluate without any knowledge of the section it came from, you have to decide if you should use Cartesian, cylindrical, or spherical coordinates, which is significantly better for your studying and mastery of the topics.

## 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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All students shall act in accordance with the Student Code at the University of Connecticut, which states that: “Academic misconduct is dishonest or unethical academic behavior that includes, but is not limited to, misrepresenting mastery in an academic area (e.g., cheating), failing to properly credit information, research, or ideas to their rightful originators or representing such information, research, or ideas as your own (e.g., plagiarism).”

In particular, this means that any work you submit in this course should be your own. It is expected that you will struggle with various aspects of this course, and you are encouraged to seek help from me, your peers, the Q Center, and other sources in understanding the concepts and computations. However, you are expected to turn in work that reflects your own understanding of the topics and ideas. Therefore, your work should not bear resemblance to that of any other student in the course or to any other sources used, and any ideas used for which any other party had a share in developing should be cited as such.

For example, it is a good idea to look at examples in the text, notes, or online for problems similar to the one you are stuck on, and looking for ways to adapt the ideas and methods to your current problem. In the interest of both your learning and academic honesty, I do not recommend searching for solutions to the specific problem you are stuck on. However, if you search for solutions to a specific assigned problem, you will need to carefully cite your source and also write up a solution that is completely in your own words and honestly reflects your own understanding of the ideas (i.e., without looking at the solution, or possibly even at any notes you took while viewing the solution).

Consequences of academic misconduct include, but are not limited to, a zero on the assignment or exam and/or a grade of F in the course. If you are unsure that what you are doing to complete the work of this course is acceptable, contact the instructor for helpful tips and advice on how to protect your work and ensure that you are not violating the academic integrity policies of the instructor, the course, or the university.

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