General Information

Instructors and Scheduled Lectures

Instructor Melanie Dennis (Section 01) Martin Tassy (Section 02)
Lecture MWF 10:10 - 11:15 MWF 12:50 - 1:55
x-Hour Thursday, 12:15-1:05 Tuesday, 1:20-2:10
Classroom 008 008
Office Hours M. 4:00pm-5:15pm, W. 2:00pm-3:00pm, Th. 12:00pm-1:15am M. 8:30am-10am, W. 10:30am-12pm
Office 243 Kemeny 311 Kemeny


Math 8


This course is a sequel to Math 8 and provides an introduction to calculus of vector-valued functions. The course starts with iterated, double, triple, and surface integrals including change of coordinates. The remainder of the course is devoted to vector fields, line integrals, Green’s theorem, curl and divergence, and Stokes’ theorem.


"Calculus Early Transcendentals Multivariable", by Rogawski & Adams, 3rd Edition, ISBN: 978-1464171758


There will be two midterm exams and a cumulative final exam. The exams are scheduled as follows:

Exam 1 Tuesday, April 17 at 4pm Kemeny 008
Exam 2 Tuesday, May 8 at 4pm Kemeny 008
Final Exam Friday, June 1st at 11:30am Carpenter 013

If you have a conflict with one of the midterm exams because of a religious observance, scheduled extracurricular activity such as a game or performance [not practice], scheduled laboratory for another course, or similar commitment, please see your instructor as soon as possible. If you must miss a class, it is your responsibility to submit all homework on time.

Homework Policy 

Written homework assignments will be assigned weekly and will be posted on the homework page. Homework will be assigned each Friday and is due the next Friday before class. No late homework will be accepted. (Practice problems are not to be turned in, but you may be asked to present solutions in class.) The lowest homework grade will be dropped. For the homework the Honor Principle below applies.

The Honor Principle

Academic integrity is at the core of our mission as mathematicians and educators, and we take it very seriously.

Cooperation on homework is permitted and encouraged, but if you work together, do not take any paper away with you; in other words, you can share your thoughts (say on a blackboard), but you have to walk away with only your understanding. In particular, you must write the solution up on your own. Please acknowledge any collaborators at the beginning of each assignment.

On exams, you may not give or receive help from anyone. Exams in this course are closed book, and no notes, calculators or other electronic devices are permitted.


Our graduate teaching assistants Douglas Knowles and Jared Lichtman will run tutorials Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 7:00-9:00pm in Kemeny 007, focusing on answering your questions as you work through the homework problems. You can get further explanations about the concepts, or ask for help with specific practice problems. Tutorials are open to all Math 13 students. You don't need an appointment. Past students have found these tutorials to be immensely helpful!

Other Outside Help

  • Office Hours: Please feel free to meet with us during office hours (or by appointment) with questions regarding homework problems or any other aspect of the course. You are welcome to attend office hours for either instructor.
  • Peer Tutoring: The Tutor Clearinghouse of the Academic Skills Center provides one-on-one peer tutoring.
  • Study Group: We have several free weekly study groups available through the Academic Skills Center. You can register for one here.


The course grade will be based upon the scores on group work, the midterm exams, homework, and the final exam as follows:

Group Work 5%
Written homework 20%
Exam 1 20%
Exam 2 20%
Final Exam 35%


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. For further information on the available support services, please contact Student Accessibility Services.