Math 4013 - Calculus of Several Variables

http://math.okstate.edu/people/lebl/osu4013-s17/

Lecture: MWF 11:30pm-12:20pm, Life Sciences West 202.

Lecturer:

Jiří Lebl
Web: http://math.okstate.edu/people/lebl/
Office: MSCS 505
Office hours: M 3:30-4:20pm, WF 2:30-3:20pm, and by appointment at other times.
Office phone: (405) 744-7750
Email: lebl at okstate dot edu

Text:

Div, Grad, Curl, and All That: An Informal Text on Vector Calculus, by H. M. Schey, ISBN 0393925161.

A quick summary of basic concepts of vector calculus for a quick review.

A set of notes on the Hessian that we covered in class.

A set of notes on differential forms that we will cover in class.

Finally, for practice on background in Calc III, see for example the online Paul's notes on Calc III.

A few sample extra questions to try before the final.

The grading scheme is given below:

$\begin{multline} \text{Grade} = 0.2 \times \text{(Homework)} + 0.2 \times \text{(Exam 1)} \\ + 0.2 \times \text{(Exam 2)} + 0.4 \times \text{(Final Exam)} \end{multline}$

To account for bad exam day, etc..., an alternative grade will be computed as follows

$\begin{multline} \text{Grade} = 0.2 \times \text{(Homework)} + 0.1 \times \text{(Exam 1)} \\ + 0.1 \times \text{(Exam 2)} + 0.58 \times \text{(Final Exam)} \end{multline}$

A second alternative (to account for bad final day) will be follows

$\begin{multline} \text{Grade} = 0.2 \times \text{(Homework)} + 0.3 \times \text{(Exam 1)} \\ + 0.3 \times \text{(Exam 2)} + 0.18 \times \text{(Final Exam)} \end{multline}$

The highest of the three will be used for your grade. Notice that in the alterative schemes, the score does not sum to 100 percent. That is on purpose! You should count on the first scheme, the second/third schemes are only to account for things going terribly terribly wrong on one of your exams.

Exams:

Exam 1: Monday, Feb. 27, (in class)

Exam 2: Wednesday, Apr. 5, (in class)

Final Exam: Friday, May 12, 10:00-11:50am (same room as the class), Comprehensive, think of the final exam as half exam 3 and half comprehensive final

Exam Policies: No books, calculators or computers allowed on the exams or the final. One page (one sided) of notes allowed on the exams.

Homework:

Assigned weekly (some weeks may be skipped). Homework will be done using WeBWorK. See:
https://lebl-titanus.ms-2345.okstate.edu/webwork2/MATH4013/
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Some homework may be paper based. I will announce in class and update this page if that happens.

Lowest 2 homework grades dropped (so no late homeworks).

Missed Work:

No makeup or late homework (two lowest are dropped anyhow), but feel free to turn homework in early if you you cannot for whatever reason turn it in on time. For exams, there will be reasonable accommodation if you have a valid and documented reason, and the documentation is provided in advance unless absolutely impossible. If you have a university approved (see the syllabus attachment) final conflict exam, you must tell me at least two weeks befre the final exam week, so so that we can figure out what to do.