FALL 2002
 SECTIONS 01, 03 

Text: McCallum, Hughes-Hallet, et. al., Multivariable Calculus, THIRD EDITION
Prerequisites: MTH 142  or equivalent
Calculators: A graphing calculator is required.
Course's Web Page: The address of this page is http://www.math.uri.edu/~bkaskosz/mth243/. You can also access it from the Mathematics Department's main page at http://www.math.uri.edu by clicking on a few obvious links. You should consult this page often for current announcements, times and location of exams, practice exams, Maple assignments, and so on.
Instructor: Barbara Kaskosz, email: bkaskosz@math.uri.edu, tel: 874-4445, office: Tyler 218.

Exams 1,2,3 are scheduled on Wednesdays,
Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm,
at Independence Auditorium.

Final Exam is scheduled on Thursday, Dec 12,
3 pm -6 pm, Chafee 271.

Practice Exams

Before each evening exam a practice exam will be posted here.

Practice Exam 1 (PDF Format)    Practice Exam 2

Answers to Quiz 3,4 (PDF format)

Practice Exam 3

Solutions to Quiz 5 and Even-Numbered Problems on Practice Exam 3

Information about Final Exam  

Calendar and Syllabus

Click below to see the sections from the text that are required and the problems suggested as homework:


Some of the sections will be thoroughly covered in class; some others may be assigned for you to read. Suggested homework problems are meant as practice problems. You should attempt all of the problems and seek help if you can't solve them.

Evening Exams and the Final

There will be three evening exams scheduled on the weeks indicated in the syllabus. The exact time and location of the evening exams, as well as the final exam, will be announced in class and posted on this page.


Your grade will be based upon the following 700 points:

Three evening exams 300 points
Final exam 200 points
Instructor's assignments 200 points

As you see, each of the evening exams is worth 100 points, the comprehensive final exam, which will be scheduled during the final exams period, is worth 200 points. The remaining 200 points will be based on quizzes and Maple assignments. Your instructor will discuss in class the specifics. Maple worksheets can be downloaded from the links on this page.

Maple Worksheets

We will continue our work with Maple in this course. This powerful software is particularly useful in multivariable calculus to visualize graphs and surfaces in three dimensions. Below are links to Maple worksheets for MTH 243. Your instructor will assign selected worksheets from the list. You may find it useful to look at all of them. To open the worksheets you need a copy of Maple on the machine you are working on. Maple is available in all URI computer labs. You may purchase a student copy to install on your personal computer.

Download "Graphs of Functions of Two Variables "(graphs.mws)

Download "Contour Diagrams" (contours.mws)

Download "Partial Derivatives and Tangent Planes" (tangent.mws)

Download "Gradients, Directional Derivatives and Rates of Change" (gradients.mws)

Download "Double Integrals" (doubint7.mws)

Download "Parametric Curves and Surfaces" (parsur.mws)

Download "Graphics Showcase" (show.mws)

Available Help

In addition to your instructor's office hours, the Mathematics Department has an extensive system of walk-in help sessions scheduled in Roosevelt Hall. As soon as the help is available, you will be able to find the schedule by clicking on the link below:

Schedule of tutoring hours in Learning Assistance Network

Our Maple helpers will be available at the Mathematics Department CyberLab, Tyler Hall, Room 101. The schedule will be posted below:

Schedule of Maple Helpers at the CyberLab