General information

Instructors and Scheduled Lectures

Instructor Michael Firrisa (Section 01) Samuel Lin (Section 02) Erik Van Erp (Section 03)
Lecture MWF 10:10 - 11:15 MWF 11:30 - 12:35 MWF 2:10 - 3:15
x-Hour Thursday, 12:15-1:05 Tuesday, 12:15-1:05 Thursday, 1:20-2:10
Classroom 008 Kemeny 007 Kemeny 007 Kemeny
Email michael.m.firrisa.GR AT samuel.z.lin AT erikvanerp AT
Office Hours Monday 2-4, Wednesday 2-4 Monday 4-5, Tuesday 1-2 Monday 5-6, Tuesday 3-4
Office 221 Kemeny 315 Kemeny 308 Kemeny


Math 8


This course is a sequel to Math 8 and provides an introduction to multivariable calculus. The course starts with integration of functions of two or three variables. Next we discuss integration of vector-fields along curves or surfaces. Finally there are three important theorems that relate integrals of different types (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems).


"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, January 23, 4:30 - 6:30 pm Life Sciences Center, 100 Arvo J. Oopik '78 Auditorium
Exam 2 Tuesday, February 13, 4:30 - 6:30 pm Life Sciences Center, 100 Arvo J. Oopik '78 Auditorium
Final Exam Friday, March 9, 3-6 pm Moore Filene Auditorium

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 

Three times a week, after each lecture, a number of problems from the text book are assigned as homework. These problems are listed under the homework tab of this web site. Practice problems are selected carefully, so as to not create an overload of work but still give sufficient practice. These assigments reflect accurately the types of skills that will be tested on exams. To get the most out of the course it is therefore crucial to keep up with these daily homework sets.

In addition to the daily practice problems, at the end of each week a very brief pset will be posted on the homework. A new pset is posted each Friday, and is due the next Wednesday. No late homework will be accepted. Unlike the daily problem lists, the weekly pset if NOT designed to be sufficient practice.

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 problems is permitted, and even encouraged.

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.


The graduate teaching assistants, Sam Tripp and Zach Winkeler will run tutorials Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 7:00-9:00pm in Kemeny 008. These sessions focus on answering your questions as you work through the homework problems, especially the daily problem lists from the book. 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!


The course grade will be based on the scores on the three exams, as well as the weekly psets.

Weekly psets 15%
Exam 1 25%
Exam 2 25%
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.