MTH 243 Multivariable Calculus
Sections 2, 4 Spring 2010

  • Text: McCallum,Hughes-Hallett,, Multivariable Calculus, Fifth Edition, with WileyPLUS.
  • Online Homework: We will use online homework WileyPLUS.
    See information below.
  • Calculators: A graphing calculator is required.
  • Instructor: Barbara Kaskosz, Lippit Hall 202J, 874.4445, Office hours: Tue 11-12,
    Thu 11-12, 2-3.

The last WileyPLUS assignment is posted. It covers Chapter 17 only and not 18, but sections 18.1, 18.2, 18.3 covered this week will be included in the Final.

Click the picture for a 3D grapher.      

 Calendar and Syllabus           WileyPLUS Registration 

WileyPLUS Online Homework System

WileyPLUS Registration and the first five WlieyPLUS assignments are posted.

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 somewhere else and it does not include WileyPLUS code, you will need to purchase a WileyPLUS code separately. The cost of a registration code at the Wiley site: WileyPLUS is about $50.

If you have a registration code, you will be able to sign up for the WileyPLUS system by clicking on WileyPLUS Registration link posted above.

Current Downloads

April 29 

April 20, 27 

April 15 

April 8, April 13 

April 6, April 8 

Section 15.3 - read only, will not be on exams. 

Notes February 16  Notes February 18  Notes February 23, 25  Notes March 2, 9  March 11, 16 

Help at AEC

THE ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER: The work in this course can be difficult.  You can seek help at the Academic Enhancement Center (AEC) in Roosevelt Hall. For a complete schedule go to, call (401) 874-2367, or stop by the fourth floor in Roosevelt Hall.

AEC Math Walk-In Schedule

Exams and Evaluation

There will be two exams (separate for each section):

EXAM 1: Mar 4, during regular classtime, Lippitt 204;
EXAM 2: April 22, during regular classtime, Lippitt 204.

The FINAL EXAM (separate for each section) will take place during the time scheduled for your section by the Office of Enrollment Services: in Lippitt 204. That is:

SECTION 2 (T,Th 9:30-11:45) FINAL: Thursday, May 6, 8 am - 11 am, Lippitt 204.

SECTION 4 (T,Th 12:30-1:45) FINAL: Tuesday, May 11, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Lippitt 204.

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

  • Two common tests at 150 points each -- 300 points,
  • Final exam -- 200 points,
  • Quizzes and WileyPLUS Homework -- 150 points.


You may find the following applets useful.

Maple Worksheets

Maple is a great tool for visualizing multivariable calculus concepts as most of the time their geometrical interpretation is in the 3D space. Below are links to a couple of Maple worksheets that will help you get started with Maple for multivariable calculus.

Each Maple worksheet is posted in two forms: as an interactive worksheet with the extension 'mw', say,, and in the non-interactive 'html' form. The 'mw' worksheets have been created in Maple 12 so you may not be able to open them in earlier versions of Maple.

To download an interactive worksheet, right-click on it, go to 'Save Link As' and save it with the extension 'mw', say, ''. Or left-click on it and save what ever opens as say, ''. Once you save a 'mw' file, open it in Maple.

Illness Due to Flu

The H1N1 Flu Pandemic may impact classes this semester. If any of us develop flu-like symptoms, we are being advised to stay home until the fever has subsided for 24 hours. So, if you exhibit such symptoms, please do not come to class. Notify your instructor of your status via email, and we will work together to ensure that course instruction and work is completed for the semester.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have posted simple methods to avoid transmission of illness. These include: covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; frequently washing your hands to protect from germs; avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth; and staying home when you are sick. For more information, please view . URI information on the H1N1 will be posted on the URI website at with links to site.


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