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.)


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.


Name Office E-mail Phone Office Hours
Saul Schleimer HLL-207 saulsch at dontinclude dot math dot rutgers dot edu 732-445-1935 MW 11am to 12noon

Class meetings

Attendance will not be taken.

Activity Run by Time Location Peer Mentor
Lecture Saul Schleimer MW6 5:00 to 6:20pm HLL-525 None
Workshop Saul Schleimer Th6 5:00 to 6:20pm HLL-423 Jenner Yeh


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 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. 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.


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.


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 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 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.


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.