The course covers chapters 13, 15, 16, and 17 from the textbook. It is your responsibility to understand and learn this material. The instructor's job is to guide you in your learning. The purpose of the lecture is to discuss and illustrate the main ideas and answer your questions. Therefore I strongly recommend that you read the sections to be covered in class before the lecture. Try to isolate what you do not understand and be prepared to ask questions during the lecture. Do not hesitate to ask and discuss, this is necessary for your progress in learning. It is your advantage and responsibility to attend the lecture. I will keep records of your attendance and expect a reasonable excuse for each class you miss.
In general one can not really understand an abstract concept without relating it to a series concrete examples. This is the purpose of the homework problems which I will assign for each lecture in the course schedule. Because of the abstract nature of mathematics, the importance of working on these problems can not be over emphasized. The assigned homework only represents the minimum necessary to follow the class. I strongly suggest you to work out as many exercises from the textbook as possible. You are welcome and encouraged to discuss the homework problems with each other. However you should turn in your own individual work. Copied or reproduced work, both copy and original, will not be accepted. Take the opportunity to practice and improve your ability of clear presentation, you will profit from this in your future professional life. Illegible or incomprehensible work can not be given credit. The homework is due at the beginning of the class meeting on Wednesday or of the following class meeting in case Wednesday is a holiday. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please hand in your homework as a single stapled stack of ordered pages with your name on the front page. Your homework will be checked for completeness and several problems will be selected for detailed grading. Your 3 lowest homework scores will not count for your final grade. The statistics section shows your homework performance.
In general it is hard to catch up with the lecture once you fell behind. To avoid this problem and incite you to work continuously there will be occasional inclass quizzes throughout the semester. You will be asked to solve a short exercise similar to your homework problems or examples discussed in the lecture. No makeup quiz will be given for any reason, however your 3 lowest quiz scores will be dropped. This policy allows you legitimate absences such as medical emergencies or certain universityrelated activities. Books, notes, and electronic devices are not permitted during quizzes. The statistics section shows your quiz performance.
There will be 3 midterm inclass exams and a final exam. Dates will be announced at least one week in advance in class and on this page. It is very important that you take the examinations at the scheduled times. If you can not attend a scheduled exam, you must contact me before the exam. A makeup exam will be given only if you have a compelling reason like a family emergency or a severe illness. Books, notes, and electronic devices are not permitted during exams.
The following exam schedule is preliminary.
Exam  Midterm 1  Midterm 2  Midterm 3  Final Exam 

Date  9/22  10/23  11/20  Section 3: 12/11, 8:009:50am Section 4: 12/15, 10:0011:50am 
The statistics section shows your exam performance.
Your goal in this course is to understand abstract concepts and learn correct processes to solve certain types of problems. Therefore you may gain little credit for writing down the answer only. Your work must show clearly how you proceeded to find the answer or why your answer is correct. You will be given more credit for a correct procedure with a computational error as for the correct answer only. On tests it is important that you indicate clearly what is scratch work and what is to be graded. In particular the answer to a computational problem should be marked by the word solution or by drawing a rectangle around it.
The contributions to your total score are weighted as follows.
Contribution  Homework  Quizzes  3 Midterms  Final Exam 

Weight  10%  15%  3 x 15%  30% 
Your total score will be truncated to an integer percentage and determines your final grade as follows.
Total Score  059%  6069%  7079%  8089%  90100% 

Final Grade  F  D  C  B  A 
Curving may be applied in form of a linear adjustment to all scores on a particular exam. I reserve the right to decide borderline cases based on class attendance and subjective impressions such as effort and conscientiousness.
6 week grades are determined based on the above pattern where only one lowest quiz score is dropped and the 1st midterm counts for all 3 midterms and the final exam.
For students with honors contract there are Xtra homework problems. The due dates are the same as for the regular homework. However I ask you to hand in these problems separately.
The Mathematics Learning Resource Center (MLRC) can provide tutoring and other services for this and other mathematics courses. It is located in the lower level of South Murray Hall, across from Theta Pond. Please remember that the tutor's task is to help you to learn, not to do your homework.
I will respect OSU's commitment to academic integrity and uphold the values of honesty and responsibility that preserve our academic community. For more information, see http://academicintegrity.okstate.edu.
The following course schedule is preliminary. It contains homework with due dates as well as additional course material like Maple worksheets.
Lesson  Date  Section: Subject  Homework [Honors Contract]  Due Date  Appendix 

1  8/21  13.2: Vectors  3,4cd,5cd,6df,8,12,14,16,20,22,25,26,31,39  8/28  Maple worksheet (PDFversion) 
2  8/23  13.3: The Dot Product  1,5,6,8,10,11,16,20,22,24,26,28,38,39,41,44  8/28  
3  8/25  13.4: The Cross Product  1,7,9,11,14,16,22,28,30,34,39,45  8/28  
4  8/28  13.5: Equations of Lines and Planes  1,4,5,8,10,13,14,15,18,21,25,26  9/6  
5  8/30  13.5: Equations of Lines and Planes  27,30,32,34,36,39,47,54,65,68  9/6  Maple worksheet (PDFversion) 
6  9/1  15.1: Functions of Several Variables  2,4,6,8,9,16,20,26,29,30  9/6  Maple worksheet (PDFversion) 
  9/4  Labor Day  
7  9/6  15.1: Functions of Several Variables  31,32,34,35,38,39,47,51,53,58,[X1]  9/11  Maple worksheet (PDFversion) 
8  9/8  15.2: Limits and Continuity  1,6,7,9,12,15,18,24,31,36  9/11  
9  9/11  15.3: Partial Derivatives  6,17,19,29,30,39,41,51,54,70a  9/20  
10  9/13  15.4: Tangent Planes and Linear Approximation  3,4,5,10,13,16,17,19,[X2]  9/20  Maple worksheet (PDFversion) 
11  9/15  15.4: Tangent Planes and Linear Approximation  2328,30,31,34,40  9/20  
12  9/18  15.5: The Chain Rule  3,6,8,9,22,23  9/20  
13  9/20  Review for Midterm 1  
14  9/22  Midterm 1: 13.25, 15.15  Solutions  
15  9/25  15.6: Directional Derivatives and the Gradient Vector  5,6,8,10,13,14,19,20  9/27  Maple worksheet (PDFversion) 
16  9/27  15.6: Directional Derivatives and the Gradient Vector  26,28,30,40,48,49,[X3]  10/4  
17  9/29  15.7: Minimum and Maximum Values  2,4,8,10,20,30  10/4  
18  10/2  15.7: Minimum and Maximum Values  28,30,39,42,49,51  10/4  
19  10/4  15.8: Lagrange Multipliers  4,8,10,24,[X4]  10/11  
20  10/6  16.1: Double Integrals over Rectangles  1,5,9,12  10/11  
  10/9  Fall Break  
21  10/11  16.2: Iterated Integrals  3,5,6,9,14,16  10/18  
22  10/13  16.3: Double Integrals over General Regions  2,6,9,11  10/18  
23  10/16  16.3: Double Integrals over General Regions  14,15,19,23  10/18  
24  10/18  13.6: Cylinders and Quadric Surfaces  1,4,7,9,13  10/25  
25  10/20  Review for Midterm 2  
26  10/23  Midterm 2: 15.68, 16.13  Solutions  
27  10/25  13.6: Cylinders and Quadric Surfaces  14,2128,29,33  11/01  
28  10/27  13.7: Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates  3,9,13,23,27,54,56,[X5]  11/01  
29  10/30  16.4: Double Integrals in Polar Coordinates  110  11/1  
30  11/1  16.4: Double Integrals in Polar Coordinates  12,17,21,33  11/8  
31  11/3  16.5: Applications of Double Integrals  3,7,9,12,24,[X6]  11/8  Maple worksheet (PDFversion) 
32  11/6  16.6: Surface Area  1,2,6,10  11/8  
33  11/8  Example session  Maple worksheet (PDFversion)  
34  11/10  16.7: Triple Integrals  2,7,11,14  11/15  
35  11/13  16.8: Triple Integrals in Cylindrical Coordinates  8,12,15,34  11/15  
36  11/15  16.8: Triple Integrals in Spherical Coordinates  18,20,22,28,36  11/22  
37  11/17  Review for Midterm 3  
38  11/20  Midterm 3: 13.7, 16.48  Solutions  
39  11/22  16.9: Change of Variables in Multiple Integrals  3,5,8,11,14,15  11/29  
  11/24  Thanksgiving Break  
40  11/27  17.1: Vector Fields  3,6,24,25,2932,[X7]  11/29  
41  11/29  17.2: Line Integrals  2,4,8,10,14  12/6  
42  12/1  Snow  
43  12/4  17.2: Line Integrals of vector fields 17.3: The Fundamental Theorem for Line Integrals  17.2: 17,18,21,40 17.3: 3,11,22,23  12/6  
44  12/6  17.3: The Fundamental Theorem for Line Integrals  5,8,9,15,18,2932,33    
45  12/8  Review for Final Exam  
46  12/11 12/15  Final Exam, Section 3: 8:009:50am, HES 303. Final Exam, Section 4: 10:0011:50am, HES 303.  Solutions 
The following Xtra homework problems are intended for students with honors contract. For due dates see the course schedule.
This section gives you an idea of how your performance relates to that of the other students.
 









The syllabus may be subject to future changes and it is your responsibility to be informed. Any change of the syllabus will be announced in class and appear on the present web page.