Instructor: Lubos Thoma
Office: Tyler Hall 214
Class Schedule: 10.00 -- 10.50am, Kelley 102
Office hours: MWF 12.00 - 1.00 pm and by appointment
Course's Web Page: You should consult the pages often for current announcements, times and location of exams, practice exams, Maple assignments, and so on. The common mth243 web-page can be found here
Important dates -- exams, quizes, homework
third maple assignment: maple3.mws maple3-edition9.mws
second maple assignment: postscript pdf
first maple assignment: postscript pdf
Printable syllabus: postscript pdf
Text: McCallum, Hughes-Hallet, et. al., Multivariable Calculus, THIRD EDITION
Prerequisites: MTH 142 or equivalent
Calculators: A graphing calculator is required.
Calendar and Syllabus Click below to see the sections from the text that we will cover and the problems suggested as homework:
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.
Grading Your grade will be based upon the following 700 points:
|Three evening exams||300 points|
|Final exam||200 points|
|Instructor's assignments||200 points|
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. Worksheets for maple
assignments to be graded will be assigned in class.
The assignments will be based on the maple worksheets below.
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 "Lagrange Multipliers" (lagrange.mws)
Download "Double Integrals" (doubint7.mws)
Download "Parametric Curves and Surfaces" (parsur.mws)
Download "Graphics Showcase" (show.mws)
Information on Maple 9: If you are using Maple 9 (for example in the library), let maple 9 to translate the worksheets from our web page into the maple9 format. Then the worksheets will work fine.
A general info on maple worksheets: When transferred over internet (including email), any maple worksheet must be treated as a binary file. Also, the name for the number pi in maple is 'Pi'. 'pi' is used to name a number theoretic function and will give you an error message (usually 'not able to evaluate your fuction' message).
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. You can find the schedule by clicking on the link below.
Our Maple helpers are available at the Mathematics Department CyberLab,
Tyler Hall, Room 101. The schedule is posted below.