Math 8, Calculus of Functions of One
and Several Variables (Spring
2011)
Syllabus and Homework
Assignments (last updated 06/01)
Announcements:
Final Exam (W
08) Solutions
Midterm 2 with
solutions (Spring 09)
Midterm 1 with
solutions (Spring 09)
What
will you be
able to do after completing (successfully)
this course: You might be familiar with an integration/anti-derivative
and how to solve a given integral by
substitution. You will learn to integrate more complicated functions like
product of two functions, combination of trig functions etc. You will learn some new concepts
called “sequences’’ and “series’’ (which is essentially adding infinitely many
terms). You will learn methods/tests to answer “ when do you get a finite number
after adding given infinitely many terms?”.
I am sure you will love this part.
We will spend some time to learn some geometry e.g. how to write an
equation of a line, plane etc. At the end you will be able to know how to
differentiate a function of two/three variables. In this topic you will study
partial derivatives, directional derivatives and some applications (computing
minima and maxima of a given function).
Welcome
to Math8!
Instructor and General Information |
Meera Mainkar |
Office: 210 Kemeny Hall |
Office hours: Mon 10
am – 11 am, Wed 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
and by appointments. |
Phone: 646-2293 or BlitzMail
(preferred) |
MWF 11:15
– 12:20 |
006 Kemeny Hall |
Exam I |
April 20 (wed) |
5-7 pm |
Silsby 028 |
Exam II |
May 11
(Wed) |
5-7 pm |
Silsby 028 |
Final |
June 3
(Fri) |
8-11 am |
TBA |
·
There will be two separate parts to your homework
assignments. The first, called WeBWorK, is submitted on the Internet. If you do not receive an e-mail assigning you a
login name and password for WeBWorK, then you should
contact your instructor via e-mail as soon as possible: meera.mainkar@dartmouth.edu.
·
Homework due-dates will be shown on the WeBWorK
assignments, which will generally be due at 11 a.m. on the second class day
after the class in which the material is covered. Answers will be available at 11 a.m. on the same day. Late homework will not be
accepted without advance permission from your instructor, obtained well before
the assignment is due. There will normally be at least one class-day between
the day homework is assigned and the day it is due, thereby providing plenty of
opportunity for you to get your questions answered.
·
The second part of the homework consists of several problems from the
textbook which will be assigned weekly. They are to be handed in before class
on the day they are due; they will be returned to the homework boxes outside of
your classroom in Kemeny. In general, late homework
will not be accepted for a grade, and never without prior arrangement. Illness
and family emergency are the two main reasons why an extension on homework may
be granted.
Midterm
Exams |
100 each |
Final
Exam |
150 |
WeBWorK (daily online homework) |
50 |
Weekly written homework |
50 |
Total |
450 |