Math 291, Section 2
Spring 2007

Course Description
"Analytic geometry of three dimensions, partial derivatives,
optimization techniques, multiple integrals, vectors in Euclidean
space, and vector analysis." (Taken from the undergraduate catalog.)

Schedule
The schedule has a list of topics,
organized by week. Links to workshops will be added as the semester
progresses. I have tentatively assigned homework for the entire
semester; if the assignments are too long/short I will alter them
accordingly.

Instructor
Name 
Office 
Email 
Phone 
Office Hours 
Saul Schleimer 
HLL207 
saulsch at dontinclude dot math dot rutgers dot edu 
7324451935 
MW 11am to 12noon 


Class meetings
Attendance will not be taken.

Paraphernalia
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
library.
You can also find capsule summaries of multivariable calculus topics
at Wikipedia,
an online encyclopedia. Various other amazing things can be found online.
Traditionally, the nonhonors 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. Lara Pudwell has written detailed help pages for
Maple.
Please remember that any material that you use (or paraphrase) from
a book, the web, a classmate, a professor, etc should be
correctly cited. If you are unsure what constitutes plagiarism please
consult the Rutgers Academic Integrity
Policy or come ask me.

Homework
See the schedule for the weekly
list of homework problems. All due dates will be posted on the
schedule. Note that homework is due at the beginning of the
class meeting indicated. Your two lowest homework scores will be
dropped. No late work will be graded.

Workshop
See the schedule for the weekly
workshop assignment. All due dates will be posted on the schedule;
again, please turn work in at the beginning of class. Your two lowest
scores will be dropped. No late work will be graded.

Exams
Exams are closed book. No calculators are allowed. You may,
however, bring a single (twosided) sheet of paper with whatever
material on it that you desire. You may also use a ruler. For any
problem on the exam where the entirety of your answer is "I don't
know" you will receive 25% of the possible points.
There will be two midterms and a final. See the schedule for dates. At least 50% of
the problems on each midterm will be based directly on the homework.

Grades
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.

Mistakes
Please tell me in person, or via email, about any errors on this
website or made (by me!) in class.
