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Calculus of One and Several Variables

General Information Syllabus Homework Assignments WeBWorK Trivia Exam Related Software Resources

General Information

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

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Calculus (4th edition) by James Stewart, Brooks/Cole Publishing Company (available at Wheelock Books)

Scheduled Lectures

MWF 11:15 - 12:20 (x-period: Tu 12:00-12:50) 101 Bradley


Prof. Dorin Dumitrascu
Office: 103 Choate House, Phone: 646-2293
Office hours:

M: 4:00-5:00 PM,
W,F: 3:00-4:00 PM,
or by appointment.


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

Midterm Exam 1 April 21, 2003 Bradley Auditorium (Room 101) 6:00-8:00 PM
Midterm Exam 2 May 13, 2003 Bradley Auditorium (Room 101) 6:00-8:00 PM
Final Exam May 31 , 2003 Room TBA 8:00-10:00 AM

Note. Exams will not be given early to accommodate travel plans.

Preparing for exams. We all have our personal strategy to prepare for exams, and you should follow your very own. I can only suggest the following two things:
(1) when you complete each WeBWorK assignment print the problem set and your answers for future reference; (your problems and your answers are saved by the server and you will be able to retrieve them at any time during the semester, but, you know, paper can be kept in a binder ...)
(2) before an exam try to (re)work problems from the following list of suggested problems. They are compiled from our textbook, they are ordinary drill problems, you may even notice overlapping with the WeBWorK assignments, but they cover all the concepts discussed in class.

Homework Policy

Note. The homework scores not only count count towards your final grade and allow you to practice and refine your skills but, historically, those students who do the homework sets regularly fair better on the exams.


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the two midterm exams, the final exam and the homework.

Midterm Exams 200 points (100 points each)
Final Exam 150 points
Homework 75 points
Total 425 points

The Honor Principle

On Exams: No help given or received.
On Homework: Discussions of the general ideas of the problems is desirable.


Tutorial assistance for this course, that is, help with your homework, will be available in 102 Bradley , Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening, 7 - 9 PM. Tutorials will begin on Thursday, March 27. The tutors are Oscar Campos and Yanming Li, from the Math department. With comments and concerns about the tutorials contact your instructor and not the teaching assistants.

Also note that the Tutor Clearinghouse will have private one-on-one tutors available for Math 8. 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.


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.