Math 12

Fall 2012

Calculus Plus

General Information



Textbook: “Vector Calculus” by Jerrold E Marsden and Anthony J. Tromba, sixth edition, published by W. H. Freeman and Company, available at Wheelock Books


ORC Course description: This version of Math 11 is designed for students who are curious about the broader role of calculus within mathematics and the sciences. Non-routine problems and examples will be discussed, and side topics explored. Some of the more routine calculus skills will be left to students to learn on their own or in groups. Open to students who have placed into Math 11



Instructor and Scheduled Lectures:


Vladimir Chernov

Office: 304 Kemeny Hall

Phone number 646 2421,

blitz (preferred)

Classes: MWF 1:45 PM -2:50 PM

(x-hour) Th 1-1:50 PM

Class location: Haldeman 028

Tentative Office hours:

Monday 3-4:30 PM, Tuesday 2-3:30 PM, Friday 3-4:30 PM and by appointment.  I am very flexible with appointments so do not hesitate to make one if needed. If on a certain day there will be no class, then there will be no office hours on this day as well.




Written Homework

WeBWorK homework and information





Course Grade will be based upon the scores for Written Homework, WeBWorK homework, two Midterm Exams, and the Final Exam as follows:


 Written Homework




Two Midterm Exams

25% each (50% total)

Final Exam

35 %




Exams: There will be two in-class "midterm examinations" and an in-class final examination. These will not be during the regular class times.


Do not make plans to leave Hanover before the end of the final exam week. The exams will not be given earlier to accommodate your travel plans. The exams are scheduled as follows:



1st  Midterm Exam

6-8 PM Thursday October 4 in Rockefeller 002

2nd Midterm Exam 

6-8 PM Thursday October 25 in Rockefeller 002

Final Exam

3 - 6 PM Friday

November 16, in Kemeny 105




Both the Written Homework and the WeBWorK homework: will be assigned after each lecture. It will generally be due on Wednesday of the week following the week when it was assigned. The Written homework and the due dates can be found here. The WeBWorK assignment can be found here


Late homework will not be accepted. If you feel there is a very legitimate reason for your homework to be late you should discuss this with the Instructor in advance. Unexcused and missing papers count zero.


Tutorials for the class are 7-9 PM on Tuesday, Thursday  and Sunday in Haldeman 028.  Tutorials will be run by the Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Katherine E Moore

. Please note that the students in the previous years found these tutorials to be very helpful!


Honors Principle:

·       On Exams: No help given or received.

·       On Written Homework and WeBWorK Homework: Collaboration on homework is allowed and encouraged but no copying!

·       In general: when in doubt ask before doing.



Disabilities: Students with learning, physical, or psychiatric disabilities enrolled in this course that may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an office appointment to see your instructor before the end of the second week of the term. All discussions will remain confidential, although the Student Accessibility Services office may be consulted to discuss appropriate implementation of any accommodation requested. At such a meeting please provide your instructor with a copy of a disability registration form, which lists the accommodations recommended for the student by Student Acessibility Services within the Academic Skills Center. The person you might want to contact at the Academic Skills center is Ward Newmeyer, Interim Director of Student Accessibility Services 301 Collis Center - (603) 646-9900.

Student Religious Observances: Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that fall during this academic term.  Should you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please come speak with your instructor before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.