Math 17 - Fall 1998

Multivariable Calculus for Two-Term Advanced Placement First-Year Students

(Last Modified September 21 1998)

Textbook | Lectures | Instructor
Examinations | Homework Policy | Grades
The Honor Principle | Tutorials | Disabilities

Term Syllabus | Weekly Syllabus and Assignments


Calculus 3rd Edition, by James Stewart
(Available at the Dartmouth Bookstore and Wheelock Books)


MWF, 12:30 - 1:35
(x hour Tu, 1 - 1:50)
102 Bradley


Martin Arkowitz
Office: 315 Bradley Hall
Phone: 646 - 2419
or BlitzMail (preferred)


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

Hour Exam 1 Monday, October 26, 1998 4:00 - 6:00 pm 105 Dartmouth Hall
Hour Exam 2 Tuesday, November 17, 1998 5:00 - 7:00 pm 105 Dartmouth Hall

The Registrar's Office schedules the final exam, which will occur during the period December 5 - 9. If you must make travel plans before the schedule for final exams appears, do not make plans to leave Hanover before December 10. Exams will not be given early to accommodate travel plans. 

Homework Policy

Written homework will be assigned daily and will be due before the next class meeting. Homework will be turned in to and picked up from the boxes outside of the classroom. Late papers will not be graded. Missing papers count zero. Moreover, neatness counts; if the grader cannot read your paper, you get no credit.

Homework will be graded on an 0 - 2 point scale: 2, mostly correct; 1, about half correct, 0; mostly incorrect or missing. Homework scores will be used only in helping to determine borderline grades, although there is a very strong correlation between those who do not do the homework regularly and those who receive low exam grades.


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the two hour exams and the final exam. Homework scores affect your grade only in borderline cases.

Hour Exams 200 points (100 points each)
Final Exam 150 points
Total 350 points

The Honor Principle

On Exams: No help given or received

On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged, but NO COPYING . In other words, you should feel free to talk to other students while you are in the process of thinking about a problem. However, when it comes time to write up your solutions, you should do this by yourself without outside assistance. 


There is tutorial assistance for this course. This is for help with homework. Tutorials take place Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in 218 Silsby Hall. The tutor is Lisa Orloff.


Students with disabilities who will be taking this course and may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see their instructor as soon as possible. Also, they should stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.