Check here for current downloads, in particular, class notes (beginning with 13.3).
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. Make sure that you have a code for the 7th edition of our book.
If you buy a copy of our textbook at the URI Bookstore, a registration code for WileyPLUS will be bundled
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 your section of MTH 243 by going to WileyPLUS Course Finder and entering your 6 digit
Course ID, specific for your section:
648084 for Section 4, TTH 11 am;
648085 for Section 5, TTH 12:30pm.
The code is also posted 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 16; Exam 2: Thu, Nov 29.
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
- 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. 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.
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 2018 Math Tutoring should be posted soon.
You may find the following applets useful and illuminating. (The applets require Flash Player.)
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.