Math 13

Calculus of Vector-Valued Functions

General Information




WeBWorK homework and information

Written Homework




Textbook: “Vector Calculus” 5-th edition by Jerrold Marsden and Anthony Tromba available at Wheelock Books



Scheduled Lectures and Instructors:


Vladimir Chernov

Owen Dearricott

Classes: MWF 10-11:05 AM

(x-hour) Th 12-12:50 PM

Classes: MWF 1:45-2:50

(x-hour) Th 1-1:50

Class location: 108 Kemeny

Class location: 105 Kemeny

Tentative Office hours: Monday 5-6 PM, Tuesday 3-4 PM and

Thursday 1-2:30 PM

Tentative Office hours: Monday 4-5 PM, Tuesday 4-5 PM, Wednesday 4-5 PM

Office: 304 Kemeny Hall

Phone number 646 2421,

blitz (preferred)

Office: 314 Kemeny Hall

Phone number 646 3507

blitz (preferred)




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




Written Homework


Two Midterm Exams

20% each (40% total)

Final Exam

40 %




Exams: There will be two "midterm examinations" and a final examination. 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

Tuesday January 29, 6-8 PM

in Carpenter 013

2nd Midterm Exam 

Tuesday February 19, 6-8 PM

in Carpenter 013

Final Exam

Tuesday March 11, 3-6 PM in Kemeny 008




Both the written and the WeBWorK homework: will be assigned after each lecture. The WeBWorK homework can be found by logging into the WeBWorK here. The written homework assignment can be found here

All WeBWorK homework  will generally be due by 8 AM on Wednesday following the week when it  was assigned. The written homework will generally be due at the regular class time on Wednesday following the week when it was assigned. In Vladimir Chernov’s Section the homework should be submitted directly to the professor during the class, in Owen Dearricott’s section the written homework is to be submitted and retrieved from Assignment boxes outside Kemeny 105.

The homework assigned on Monday March 3 and Wednesday March 5 will be due on Friday March 7.

Late homework will not be accepted in the absence of divine intervention or matters of similar weight. Unexcused late and missing papers count zero.


Tutorials for the class are 7-9 PM on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday in Kemeny 006. They will be run by the Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Dan Fontaine. 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 Homework: Collaboration on homework is allowed and encouraged but no copying! Note that the figures, and hence the answers,  in the WeBWorK homework assignments are likely to be distinct for all the students in the class

·       In general: when in doubt ask before doing.


Disabilities: Students with disabilities enrolled in this course and who may need disability related classroom accommodation are encouraged to make an appointment to see me before the end of the second week of the term. All discussions will remain confidential, although the Student Accessibility Service office may be consulted to discuss appropriate implementation of the accommodation request. Also please contact the Student Accessibility Services located at Collis Center, Suite 301. Their contact information is phone (603) 646-9900, fax (603) 646 1229, e.mail


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