Text: MultivariableCalculus by Hughes-Hallet, Gleason, Lock et al.
Exams and Grading:
Your grade will be based on three tests, a final exam, and classwork as
|Three tests at 100 points each||300 points|
|Final exam||200 points|
Course Description: In
MTH 243 we study functions of more than one variable and expand
the calculus ideas and methods of MTH 141-142 to the multivariable setting.
This subject has wide applications in the physical sciences, engineering,
statistics, and economics, as well as leading to many advanced areas of
mathematics itself. You will find that the material in this course has
a more geometric flavor than one-variable calculus, and there are new algebraic
ideas to master as well.
The homework problems are the core of this course. An
important purpose of the problems is to make you think through and master
the ideas of the subject so that you can confidently apply your knowledge
in new situations. You will learn a great deal from honest hard work on
a problem, even if you don't succeed in solving it. Read the text material
before working on the problems.
The exams will reflect the variety of the homework problems. It is important that you give these problems adequate time and effort.
Classwork: The distribution of the 100 points will
be decided by your instructor. It may include homework, quizzes, class
|Week||Sections||Suggested Homework Problems||Exams/Events|
Online information: www.math.uri.edu/courses and www.math.uri.edu/~kulenm
Instructor: Dr. M. Kulenovic, Tyler 219, X7636, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: MWF: 11-12 .
Time: MWF: 10-11 Room: Tyler 106
Practice problems for Exam #1
Practice problems for Exam #2
Practice problems for Exam #3
Sample Maple notebooks:
Maple notebook on optimization
of function of two variables