Math 251, Section H1: Multivariable Calculus
"Analytic geometry of three dimensions, partial derivatives,
optimization techniques, multiple integrals, vectors in Euclidean
space, and vector analysis." (Taken from the undergraduate catalog.)
The schedule will have a list of
topics, organized by week. The assigned homework will be added as the
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Attendance will not be taken.
The text for this course, by James Stewart, is the standard Calculus:
Early Transcendentals. (Warning: the AddAll webpage takes
some time to load.) As another reference, you
might look at the fairly famous book Div,
grad, curl, and all that by Harry Schey, available in the
You can also find capsule summaries of multivariable calculus topics
an online encyclopedia. Various other amazing things can be found online.
Please remember, however, that any material that you copy or
paraphrase from a book, the web, a classmate, a professor, etc
should be correctly cited. If you are unsure how to do this correctly
please ask me in person or via email. For a relevant discussion of
what constitutes plagiarism please consult the Rutgers Academic Integrity
Traditionally, the non-honors version of Calculus III (Math 251)
includes a computer lab component. This usually consists of five or
six worksheets of Maple problems. If I can get Maple working on my
computer, figure out the syntax, and find/write some worksheets, we
might do this.
See the schedule for the weekly
list of homework problems. These are due at the beginning of
the lecture one week after they are assigned. Your two lowest
homework scores will be dropped. Late work will not be accepted.
Exams are closed book. No calculators are allowed. You may,
however, bring a single (two-sided) sheet of paper with whatever
material on it that you desire. You may also use a ruler. For any
problem on the exam which is left completely blank (except for
possibly the phrase "I don't know.") you will receive 25% of the
There will be two midterms and a final. See the schedule for dates. At least one-third
of the problems on each midterm will be taken from the homework.
The final score is composed of 10% for homework, 20% for workshops,
20% for each midterm, and 30% for the final. Grades will be assigned
on a curve, modified by common sense: if every student does well every
student will receive a good grade.
Please tell me in person, or via email, about any errors on this
website or made (by me!) in class.