MTH243 Multivariable Calculus

  University of Rhode Island
  Fall 2008
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Fluid flow velocity is a vector field. Vortices are localized regions of high curl.

Instructor: Lubos Thoma
Office: Tyler Hall 214 / Lippitt 102H
Tel: 874.4451
Email: thoma at

Class Schedule: TuTh 9.30--10.45am, Kelley Hall 103  
                            TuTh 11.00am--12.15pm, Washburn Hall  
Office hours: TuTh 12.30pm - 2.00pm, and by appointment

Syllabus and Schedule Exams On the Course, and evaluation
Maple worksheets Online material AEC Tutoring,   maple help

Final Exam will be given in a common slot 8.00--11.00am on Thursday December 11 in Pastore 124 for both Section 02 and 04. The final exam is a comprehensive exam.   Registrar's final exam schedule web-page.

Description:   MTH 243 is a third calculus course, with the focus on functions of 2,3, and more variables and the extensions of the ideas of elementary calculus to higher dimensions.

Printable schedule:   postscript     pdf
Text: Hughes-Hallet, et. al., Calculus (Fourth Edition), Wiley.
Prerequisites: MTH 142  or equivalent
Calculators: A graphing calculator is required.

Grading   Your grade will be based upon you work as follows:

The comprehensive final exam is worth 150 points. The final exam will be scheduled in a common slot during the final exam period for all sections.

Students with disabilities:     Any student with a documented disability is welcome to contact me as early in the semester as possible so that we may arrange reasonable accommodations. As part of this process, please be in touch with Disability Services for Students Office at 330 Memorial Union, 401-874-2098.

The Academic Enhancement Center:   The work in this course can be difficult.  In addition to your instructor's office hours, you can seek help at the Academic Enhancement Center (AEC) in Roosevelt Hall.  AEC tutors can answer questions, clarify concepts, check your understanding, and help you to study. You can make an appointment or walk in. For a complete schedule go to here,, call (401) 874-2367, or stop by the fourth floor in Roosevelt Hall.

Our Maple helpers are available at the Mathematics Department Computer Lab. The schedule is posted here.