Math 13
Calculus of Vector-Valued Functions
Last updated November 14, 2015 21:53:27 EST

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In Math 13 you have a number of responsibilities, the first of which is being fully aware of the content of the general information page.

In particular, that page contains:

There are web-based homework assignments which are due before each class period, as well as written assignments which are due once a week. Further details are provided both by the above links (but you've looked at those already) as well as below.

Web-based homework assigments

The daily web-based problems can be accessed via the WeBWorK Login link on the navigation bar at the top of the page.

It is highly recommended that you keep a notebook in which you write up your WeBWorK homework (including your work as well as the answers). Then when you are studying for exams, you will have a record of your work two which to refer.

Written homework assigments

The weekly written homework assignments will be posted here.



Homework Assigments

Week of September 14 - 18, 2015
Assignments Made on:
Monday:
  • Read: Class Starts Wednesday
Wednesday:
  • Read: Review sections 14.1 and 14.2 of the text.
  • Review Riemann sums and the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus (from Calculus I).
  • A app from the AMS for plotting functions of two variables: Java Plotter.
  • Begin the WeBWorK problem set "Orientation". It will not close until Friday morning.
  • Mark and sign your FERPA form and return it to the homework boxes by Friday morning.
  • Do problems 1 and 2 on the written homework for this week.
  • Recommended: (Do not turn in) In section 14.2: 7, 9 and 13*. (Problems marked with a "*" are more challenging).
Friday:
  • Study: Section 15.1 in the text.
  • Do:
  • Recommended: In section 15.1: 1, 9 and 13.
  • Today's maple demo.


Week of September 21 to 25
Assignments Made on:
Monday:
  • Study: Sections 15.2 and 15.3
  • Do:
    • Webwork assignment HWset1 opens today and is due on Wednesday.
    • Finish written homework. It is due in the homework boxes on Wednesday.
  • Recommended: Section 15.2: 23; Section 15.3: 17, 51, 63.
  • Comment: Here are some comments on the integral $\iint_R xe^{xy}\,dA$ we looked at in lecture.
Wednesday:
  • Study: Read section 15.4 (and have a look at section 10.3 as well).
  • Do:
    • Webwork HWset2 opens today and will be due on Friday.
    • This weeks written homework is due on Wednesday the 30th. Start with problems 1 and 2.
  • Recommneded: Section 15.4: 5, 7, 13, 15, 39.
Friday:
  • Study: Read section 15.5
  • Do:
    • HWset3 opens today and is due Monday.
    • Work problems 3 and 4 on the written assignment.
  • Recommended: Section 15.5: 5, 13, 15.


Week of September 28 to October 30
Assignments Made on:
Monday:
  • Study: Read section 15.7 (we are not covering 15.6). Skim the beginning of section 15.8
  • Do:
    1. Work WeBWorK "HWset4". This set closes Wednesday morning.
    2. Finish the remainder of this weeks written homework and turn it in to the homework boxes Wednesday morning before class.
  • Recommended: In section 15.7: 13, 27, 41, 53, 55(a).
Wednesday:
  • Study: Section 15.8 and 15.9
  • Do:
    • Work WeBWork HWset5. The assignment will close on Friday.
    • Work problems 1 and 2 of the written homework for this week.
  • Recommended: In section 15.8: 15, 21, 29.
Friday:
  • Study: Review Chapter 12
  • Do:
    • Work WeBWorK HWset6. This assignment closes on Monday.
    • Work problems 3 and 4 of the written homework for this week.
  • Recommended: In the chapter 12 review on page 859-60: 9, 11, 15, 19.


Week of October 5 to October 9
Assignments Made on:
Monday:
  • Study: Skim the beginning of section 5.10
  • Do:
    • Work WeBWorK HWset7. This assignment will close wednesday (the 7th)!
    • Complete this weeks written homework and return to the homework boxes by Wednesday before lecture.
  • Recommended: In Section 15.9: 17, 23, 25, 35, 39.
  • Alert:We will meet tomorrow in our x-hour.
Tuesday (x-hour):
  • Study: Read section 15.10
  • Do:
    • There is NO WeBWorK assignment opening today.
    • Work problems 1, 2, and 3 from this week's written assignment.
  • Recommended:In section 15.10: 7, 25, 27.
Wednesday:
  • Study: Review Chapter 12 (especially dot products, work) and Chapter 13 (especially vector functions, space curves and arc length)
  • Do:
    • Do WeBWorK HWset8. Because of the preliminary exam, this set closes Monday.
    • No more written problems until Friday.
  • Recommended: In Chapter 12 chapter review: 13.
  • Our Preliminary Exam is Tomorrow from 4-6.
Friday:
  • Study: Review Chapter 14 (especially the gradient and its properites).
  • Do:
    • Do WeBWorK HWset9. This assignment will close Monday.
    • Complete this week's written assignment by Wednesday.
  • Recommended: In section 14.6: 33, 41, 55 and 67.
  • Preliminary Exam: The preliminary exam was more difficult that I had hoped. The median was 46 (out of a total of 75). You can see a hist-o-gram of the scores here with additional statistics. I will send you a link to solutions in a canvas announcement.

    The message here is that we both have to work harder. You have to study more efficiently, and I have to present the material more clearly. Even though it is too early to think about grades, here are some very approximate guidelines as to where you stand gradewise.

    • Ignore any percentage columns in Canvas. I have posted score out of 15 for your first two written homeworks, and another score out of 15 for your first seven webworks. Add this to your score out of 75 for the preliminary exam. (Canvas does not do the sum -- you have to do this yourself.) This gives you a number our of 105.
    • Totals of 85 or more are doing "A" work.
    • Totals of 60 or more are doing "B" work.
    • Totals of 50 or more are doing "C" work.
    • Student with total score less than 50 should see me in office hours.


Week of October 12 to October 16
Assignments Made on:
Monday:
  • Study: Read section 16.2.
  • Do:
    • Do HWset10 in WeBWork. This set closes Wednesday.
    • You should have finished the previous written assignment by now even though it is due Wednesday. We'll start of this weeks written assignment today instead of Wednesday. Work problems 1 and 2 of the written assignment for this week.
  • Recommended: In section 16.2: 3, 9, 11, 33.
Wednesday:
  • Study: Read section 16.1 and 16.2
  • Do:
    • Start HWset11 in WeBWorK. This set will not close until Monday.
    • Work problem 3 on the written assignment for this week.
  • Recommended: In section 16.1: 11, 13, 17. In section 16.2: 17, 21, 47.
Friday:
  • Study: NO LECTURE TODAY.
  • Do:


Week of October 19 to 23
Assignments Made on:
Monday:
  • Study: Read Section 16.3
  • Do: Finish written assignment. Turn it in before class on Wednesday.
  • Recommended: In section 16.3: 7, 11, 15, 19.
Wednesday:
  • Study: Study section 16.3
  • Do:
  • Recommended: In Section 16.3: 23, 25 and 31.
Friday:
  • Study: Section 16.4
  • Do:
    • WeBWork HWset13. This set closes on Monday.
    • Work problems 4 and 5 on this weeks written assignment. (Note that the the written assignment has two pages this week.)
    • An epicycloid.
  • Recommended: In section 16.4: 3, 7, 9 and 13.


Week of October 26 to 30
Assignments Made on:
Monday:
  • Study: Section 16.4 and 16.5
  • Do:
    • WeBWorK HWset14. This set closes on Wednesday.
    • Finish this weeks written assignment. That is work all six problems on both pages of the written assignment.
TUESDAY (x-hour):
  • Study: Section 16.5
  • Do:
    • No additional WeBWork assignment today.
    • Do problems 1, 2 and 3 on this week's written assignment.
  • Recommended: In section 16.5: 11, 17 and 33.
Wednesday:
  • Study: Read section 16.6 and 15.6
  • Do:
    • Do WeBWorK set HWset15. Because of the exam on Friday, this set closes on Monday.
    • Do problems 4, 5 and 6 on this week's written assignment. .
    • Study for the exam on Friday.
  • Recommeded:
  • In section 16.6: 13, 19 and 23.
Friday:
  • Study: Read section 16.6.
  • Do:
    • Do WeBWorK HWset16. This set closes Monday.
    • Finish the written homework.
  • Recommended: In section 16.6: 33, 39 and 49.


Week of November 2 to 6
Assignments Made on:
Monday:
  • Study: Read section 16.7
  • Do:
    • Work HWset17 in WeBWorK. This set closes Wednesday.
    • Work problem 1 on this weeks written homework.
  • Recommended: In section 16.7: 5, 9, 17.
  • Midterm Exam: The midterm exams have been returned to the homework boxes (if you signed the FERPA release).
    • A hist-o-gram of the scores and other statistical data is available here.
    • Everyone should compare their answers with the solutions distributed via a canvas announcement. In particular, you are very welcome to ask how your exam was graded, but only if you have compared your solution to the given solution.
    • A very rough idea of how you are doing in the course can be computed as follows. On canvas, I have given you a grade out of 40 for your first 5 written homeworks and other grade also out of 40 for your first 13 webwork assignments. Adding these scores to you two exam grades gives you a number out of $75 + 125 + 40 +40 =280$. Totals above 210 are doing "A" work. Totals above 163 are doing "B" work. Totals above 140 are doing "C" work. If your total is below 140, we should talk.
Wednesday:
  • Study: No new reading assignment
  • Do:
    • Do HWset18 in WeBWorK. This set closees Friday.
    • Work problems 2, 3 and 4 on the written homework.
  • Recommended: In section 16.7: 25, 27 and 37.
Friday:
  • Study: Read section 16.9. Note that we have skipped section 16.8. We'll come back to it after we've done a bit of 16.9.
  • Do:
    • Do HWset19 in WeBWork. This set will not close until Wednesday.
    • Finish this weeks written homework.
  • Recommended: In section 16.9: 1 and 3.
  • NO FORMAL LECTURE ON MONDAY November 9th. Instead, I will run a voluntary review session on the material we've covered so far in Chapter 16. There will be no new material.


November 9 to 16
Assignments Made on:
Monday:
  • Study: Today is a review day. I summarize sections 16.1 through 16.7 and the Divergence Theorem (section 16.9). We'll finish up with section 16.8 starting Wednesday.
  • Do: Lots of practice problems. No additional assignments today.
Wednesday:
  • Study: Read section 16.8.
  • Do:
    • Do WeBWorK HWset20. This set will close Friday.
    • There is no written assignment this week. Nevertheless, to practice for the final, you should work problems 29 and 49 in section 16.7.
Friday:
  • Study: Review section 16.8 and 16.9
  • Do:
    • Do WeBWorK HWset21. This set closes on Monday.
    • Since there is no written assignment this week, practice on problems 18 and 24 in section 16.9 and problems 17 and 18 in section 16.8.
Last Day Monday, November 16:
  • Study: Study for the exam.
  • Do: Lots of practice problems.
  • Final: The final will be Friday morning from 8:00 to 11:00. Bring a snack and/or drink.


Dana P. Williams
Last updated November 14, 2015 21:53:27 EST