MTH 243 Multivariable Calculus Fall 2019
Section 4

  • Text: McCallum,Hughes-Hallett,, Multivariable Calculus, 7th 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: TTH 2pm-3:15pm.

Exam II, Take-home. The exam will be posted on Sakai on Monday, December 2. Due Thursday, December 5.
Final Exam, Thursday, Dec 19, 11:30am-2:30pm, Lippitt 205.

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WileyPLUS Online Homework System

Before purchasing our textbook or WileyPLUS registration code check with the URI Bookstore for special deals!

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. Make sure that you have a code for the 7th edition of our book.

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, URI Bookstore or some other place. This may be a needlessly expensive option. A code purchased separately gives you access to an electronic version of the textbook.

Once you have a code you can register for your section of MTH 243 by going to WileyPLUS Course Finder and entering your 6 digit Course ID, specific for our section. The ID number and the WileyPLUS flyer will be posted on our Sakai site.

Exams and Evaluation

There will be two in-class exams during the semester: Exam 1: Thursday, October 10; Exam 2, Tuesday, Dec 3, in class. Final Exam is scheduled on Thursday, Dec 19, 11:30am-2:30pm, Lippitt 205. The schedule is determined 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.

Your letter grade will be based approximately on the usual scale:

A (93% - 100%), A- (90% - 92%), B+ (87% - 89%), B (82% - 86%), B- (80% - 81%), C+ (77% - 79%), C (72% - 76%), C- (70% - 71%), D+ (67% - 69%), D (60% - 66%), F (0% - 59%).

Graphing calculators will be allowed on all quizzes and exams provided they are not wifi-capable. No cell phones or any network-connected devices can be used during quizzes and exams. 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.

Class Notes

Class notes (beginning with 13.3).

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   (Read only)

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

Available Help

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


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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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