University of Rhode Island Department of Mathematics Fall 2011
MTH 243-200 (Providence) Calculus for Functions of Several Variables
Text: Mc Callum, Hughes-Hallet, et al, Calculus Multivariable 5th edition, Wiley. ISBN: 987-0470-13158-9
Prerequisites: MTH 142 or equivalent
Calculators: A graphing calculator is recommended
About the course MTH 243 is a third calculus course, with focus on functions of several variables, and extensions of the ideas of elementary calculus to higher dimension. In this course we will use the Mathematica software, which is available in computer labs at URI. As sections are covered in class, you are expected to work out at least the problems listed in the official Calendar and Problems sheet . At the conclusion of this semester you will be able to:
Evaluation There will be two exams (Oct. 6 and Nov. 10) and a comprehensive final exam (Dec 15). The course grade will be computed as follows:
Course grade = ( 100 E1 + 100 E2 + 150 FE + 150 CW ) / 500
Key: E1 and E2 correspond to Exams, FE = Final Exam, CW = Class Work.
Class Work may include collected homework, quizzes, Mathematica assignments or special projects.
The course material discussed after the second exam will be heavily represented in the final exam.
How to get help I will be coming to the classroom 1/2 hour early in order to answer questions. Also, URI has free tutoring in room 222 of the Shepard building (schedule is posted on the door).
Special Accomodations Students who need special accomodations and who have documentation from Disability Services (874-2098) should make arrangements with the instructor as soon as possible.