MTH 243 Multivariable Calculus Fall 2017
Sections 4 and 5

  • Text: McCallum,Hughes-Hallett,, Multivariable Calculus, 6th Edition, with WileyPLUS.
  • Online Homework: We will use online homework WileyPLUS.
    See information below.
  • Calculators: A graphing calculator is recommended.
  • Instructor: Barbara Kaskosz, Lippit Hall 202J, 874.4445,
    Office hours: Tue,Thu 2pm-3:30pm.

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Current Downloads

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Class notes:

Sec 13.3, 13.4       Sec 13.4 cont'd, 14.1, 14.2

Sec 14.1, 14.2 cont'd, 14.3       Sec 14.4, 14.5       Sec 14.6, 14.7, 15.1       Sec 15.3

Sec 16.1, 16.2, 16.3       Sec 16.4, 16.5       Sec 17.1 - 17.3       Sec 18.1 - 18.3       Sec 18.4

WileyPLUS Online Homework System

We will be using WileyPLUS online homework system in this course. To sign up for the WileyPLUS system, you will need a WileyPLUS registration code.

If you buy a copy of our textbook at the URI Bookstore, a registration code for WileyPLUS will be included with the book at no additional cost.

If you buy a copy of our textbook somewhere else and it does not include WileyPLUS code, you will need to purchase a WileyPLUS code separately from the WileyPLUS site. A code purchased separately gives you access to an electronic version of the textbook, so it is an option to consider. The WileyPLUS website contains instructions, tutorials, technical support etc.

Once you have a code you can register for our section of MTH 243 by going to WileyPLUS site and entering your 6 digit Course ID, specific for your section, provided on the Wiley flyer posted on your section's Sakai site.

Exams and Evaluation

There will be two in-class exams during the semester : Exam 1: Tue, Oct 17; Exam 2: Thu, Nov 30. The final exam is scheduled by the Office of Enrollment Services based on the time your section meets: Final Exam Schedule.

Your grade will be based upon a possible total of 650 points, as follows:

  • Two exams at 150 points each -- 300 points,
  • Final exam -- 200 points,
  • WileyPLUS Homework -- 100 points.
  • Quizzes -- 50 points.

Graphing calculators will be allowed on all exams but not other electronic devices. Class attendance will not be taken but you should consider your presence and participation in class to be very important to your learning process and ultimately to your success in this course.

Available Help

MTH 243 is a difficult course and you may need help often. There will be much help available during the semester.

  • Your instructor's office hours: Tue, Thu, 2pm-3:30pm, Lippitt 202J.
  • You will find help at the Academic Enhancement Center. The schedule for Fall 2017 Math Tutoring should be posted soon.


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Course Description

MTH 243 is a demanding course for students in the STEM disciplines. In order to succeed in this course, you will have to work systematically and hard. In this course we will cover the central topics in the calculus of functions of two and three variables as well as elements of vector analysis. This material is of great importance in engineering, physics, chemistry and other STEM disciplines. Take a look at the syllabus for the list of specific topics: Calendar and Syllabus.

Course Goals and Learning Outcomes

During the course you should be able to build proficiency in working with functions of more than one variable as well as vectors and operations on vectors. You will learn about partial and directional derivatives of multivariable functions, gradients, double and triple integrals. You will learn about vector fields and line integrals.


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