Math 8: Calculus of Functions of One and Several Variables

Last updated February 18, 2012

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Calculus (Seventh Edition), James Stewart, Brooks Cole 2011.


A printed version is available at Wheelock Books. You can also find used editions online (ex., but please check to make sure that the edition matches the one that we are using.

Alternatives: If you are interested in obtaining this text in eBook format you may purchase it online through Cengage. Purchasing the eBook also grants you access to online resources available through Cengage; however, these resources are not required for this course. You can also purchase individual chapters of the book through Cengage. The material on our syllabus can be found in Chapters 7, 11, 12, 13 & 14 of the text.




The grades in this course will be calculated in the following manner:



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Although attendance is not officially required, our expectation is that you will come to class every day. We consider classroom interaction to be an invaluable component of the course.


Serious Illness

Our general policy is that we will not accept late homework, and missed quizzes and exams cannot be made up.  That said, we understand that some circumstances are beyond your control. Should you contract H1N1 or another serious illness, please contact your instructor.  We will be happy to make arrangements with you under these types of extreme circumstances.  Please do not come to class if you have an influenza-like illness.


Honor Principle


You are welcome to consult the course text, your class notes, and the Math 8 instructors and TAs. We also encourage you to form study groups with other students, provided that you abide by the following guideline: you may discuss the general problem-solving techniques for WebWorK problems with other students, but you must independently arrive at the answers you submit.

Quizzes, Midterm Exam, Final Exam

You are not allowed to use any electronic device or consult any source other than the instructors during quizzes and exams. You are on your honor not to talk to another student about an exam until both students have turned in their exams.


Disabilities, Religious Observances, Etc.

Students in this course with disabilities, including "invisible" disabilities such as chronic diseases and learning disabilities, and who may need disability-related classroom accommodations, are encouraged to make an appointment to see their instructor as soon as possible. They should also stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.  All discussions will remain confidential, although the Academic Skills Center  may be consulted to verify the documentation of the disability and advise on an appropriate response to the need.

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.