Math 2110Q – Multivariable Calculus (Spring 2019)


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). Please see the link below for textbook purchasing options and prices.

Math 2110Q Textbook Options

i>clicker Registration:

Starting in Spring 2019, 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:

WebAssign 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 15-minute quiz most weeks during discussion that will cover material from the previous week. You will not be allowed to use a calculator, book, notes, or any other resources. Problems from the worksheets may appear on quizzes and/or exams throughout the course.


Worksheets: Worksheets are provided that are intended to help you practice and master both the concepts and calculations for this course, and they will often be started and worked on in your discussion section. Worksheets that are not completed during discussion should be completed as homework. Worksheets are not graded, but again, problems from worksheets may show up on quizzes and/or exams. You may work on the worksheets by yourself or with other students in the course.


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 and quiz will be dropped to accommodate any absences or issues that may arise throughout the semester. Regardless of the reason or excuse, the first quiz that you miss will be the quiz that gets dropped. If you miss additional quizzes for documented reasons, please speak to your lecture instructor as soon as possible. Do not wait until the last week of the course to discuss grade issues or missed quizzes!


Homework     WebAssign   10%
Quizzes     In Discussion   25%
Exam 1: (February 27th)     In Discussion (50 min)   20%
Exam 2: (April 10th)     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.


“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.

Please respect your work and the work of others. Cheating will be taken seriously. Examples of academic dishonesty that will be addressed include, but are not limited to, communicating with anyone other than your instructor during any quiz or exam, representing another person’s work as your own (this includes copying or paraphrasing a solution from a friend, solution manual, or website), or bringing unauthorized materials to any quiz or exam. Consequences may include, but are not limited to, a score of zero on the assignment, quiz, or exam, or a grade of F in the course. All violations are also reported to the Office of Community Standards and will go on your student record.

Student Support Services:

  • Dean of Students 486-3426 The office serves as an advocate for students and as a centralized resource for connectingstudents with appropriate university and community programs, offices and individuals. The office supports students in resolving educational, personal and other university concerns that affect the quality of their academic or community life and personal goals.
  • Center for Students with Disabilities  486-2020 (voice),  486-2077 (TDD) The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at UConn provides accommodations andservices 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.