Math 11
Multivariable Calculus for First-Term Students with Two Terms of AP Credit
Last updated June 17, 2015 12:56:58 EDT

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General Information

The Textbook Scheduled Lectures Instructors
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle   Special Considerations


Multivariable Calculus (seventh edition) by James Stewart
(Available at Wheelock Books)

Scheduled Lectures

(Section 1) Groszek (Section 2) Prosper (Section 3) Prosper (Section 4) Rubinstein-Salzedo
MWF 10:00 - 11:05
(x-hour) Th 12 - 12:50
MWF 11:15 - 12:20
(x-hour) Tu 12 - 12:50
MWF 12:30 - 1:35
(x-hour) Tu 1 - 1:50
MWF 1:45 - 2:50
(x-hour) Th 1 - 1:50
105 Kemeny Hall 006 Kemeny Hall 006 Kemeny Hall 105 Kemeny Hall


Professor M. Groszek Professor O. Prosper Professor S. Rubinstein-Salzedo
Office: 330 KemenyyOffice: 308 KemenyOffice: 311 Kemeny
Office Hours: M 11:30-1:00, W 1:30-3:00, Th 2:00-3:30 Office Hours: M 1:45-2:50, Tu 10:00-11:50 Office Hours: Tu 1:30-3:00, F 9:00-10:30
Phone: 646 - 2313 or BlitzMail (preferred) Phone: 646 - 9837 or BlitzMail (preferred) Contact via BlitzMail


There will be two "midterm examinations" and a final examination. The exams are scheduled as follows:

Exam 1 Wednesday, October 3, 4:00pm-6:00pm location Murdough Cook Auditorium
Exam 2 Wednesday, October 24, 4:00pm-6:00pm location Murdough Cook Auditorium
Final Exam Friday, Nov 16, 2012, 11:30am-2:30pm Murdough Cook Auditorium

Homework Policy


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exams, homework, and the final exam as follows:

Midterm Exams 100 points each
Homework 100 points
Final Exam 200 points
Total 500 points

Letter grades are assigned at the end of the term, based on total numerical grades. The actual conversion from numerical grade to letter grade will be determined based on the performance of the class as a whole. However, you can be guaranteed now that a 90% is at least an A-, an 80% at least a B-, a 70% at least a C-, and a 60% at least passing the course.

If you think there is a grading error on a homework or exam, please give your instructor your question in writing, along with the relevant homework or exam, within a week.

The Honor Principle

Academic integrity is at the core of our mission as mathematicians and educators, and we take it very seriously. We also believe in working and learning together.

Collaboration on homework is permitted and encouraged, but obviously it is a violation of the honor code for someone to provide the answers for you.

On written homework, you are encouraged to work together, and you may get help from others, but you must write up the answers yourself. If you are part of a group of students that produces an answer to a problem, you cannot then copy that group answer. You must write up the answer individually, in your own words.

On WeBWorK assignments, each person in the class has the potential to receive a homework assignment distinct from anyone else's, but all cut from the same mold. For example if the problem were to find the minimum of ax^2 + bx + c, each student would receive their own values of a, b, and c. A good way to work together, to work with a tutor, or to ask for help, is to log in to one of the practice accounts (see the Assignments Page) and work on those problems. Then, once you understand how to do the problems, log in to your own account and do the problems yourself.

On exams, you may not give or receive help from anyone. Exams in this course are closed book, and no notes or calculators are permitted.


The teaching assistants for this course are mathematics graduate students Eva Infeld, Michael Firrisa, and Zak Evans. They will be available to answer questions and, in particular, to help with your homework, in L01 Carson, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, 7:00pm-9:00pm. These tutorials will begin on Tuesday, September 11.

Also note that the Tutor Clearinghouse will have private one-on-one tutors available for Math 11. The tutors are recruited on the basis that they have done well in the subject, and are trained by the Academic Skills Center. If a student receives financial aid, the College will pay for three hours of tutoring per week. If you would like to have a tutor, please go to 301 Collis and fill out an application as early in the term as possible.

Special Considerations

If you have a disability of any sort and may need disability-related classroom accommodations, please make an appointment to see your instructor as soon as possible. All conversations will remain confidential, although we may consult the Student Accessibility Services Office . You can stop by the Student Accessibility Services Office in Collis Center to register for support services.

If you have a conflict with one of the midterm exams because of a religious observance, scheduled extracurricular activity such as a game or performance, scheduled laboratory for another course, or similar commitment, please see your instructor as soon as possible. If you must miss a class, it is your responsibility to submit all homework on time, and to arrange to get notes from a classmate.

We love to have students come to office hours. Please come by if you want to discuss anything about the course, if you have questions about the material, or if you'd just like to say hello and meet your professor.

Marcia Groszek
Last updated June 17, 2015 12:56:58 EDT