- Aug 23
Course website in progress. Information is not yet final.
- Sep 4
Course website updated. Weekly office hours yet to be determined.
One-time office hour this week in LSK300B, Friday Sep 7 3-4pm.
- Sep 9
Course website updated with weekly office hours. CORRECTION: Book problems are based on 7th edition text;
previously, both 6th and 7th were mentioned in different places.
- Sep 17
Exam changes: Exam 1 covers all of 12.1-12.5, as well as all of the intergration review. Sections 12.6 and 10.5
will be on Exam 2.
Office hour changes for this week only:
An office hour is scheduled at Geog 201 Tuesday, Sept. 18, noon-1pm.
Additionally, the office hour is canceled for Friday, Sept. 21.
- Sep 30
Exam 1 solutions are now posted.
Because of omissions in the homework problem list, and because of problem 6 being too hard, only 70 points from Exam 1 are
being counted toward your Exam 1 grade. "Quiz 2.5" will be held on October 10. It will count as the other 30 points of your
Exam 1 grade.
The problem list has been updated.
Quiz 2.5 will contain 20 minutes of problems chosen from the following:
(Edit, Oct. 4 2012: Note the strikethroughs, which indicate material which has been removed from consideration for the in-class part of
12.4: 29, 31, 33, 35,
12.5: 12, 19, 20, 39, 45, 47, 57, 69, 71, 73, 79
12.6: 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
Quiz 3 will be on October 17, unchanged. It will be a 10 or 15 minute quiz as usual.
- Oct 4
Quiz 2.5 had too much material, so I made it shorter. Parts were taken out entirely, and other parts were moved to a new
a take-home portion. The in-class portion covers the remaining material and is worth 20 points. The take-home portion is
due Fri, Oct. 26, and is worth 10 points.
The in-class part of Quiz 2.5 will contain 15 minutes of problems chosen from the following:
12.4: 29, 31, 33, 35
12.6: 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
The take-home part of Quiz 2.5 is posted here. It is due Friday, Oct. 26 (when you take Exam 2). It covers these topics:
12.5: 69, 71, 73, 79
- Oct 9
The following problems have been added to the problem list. Know how to do them for Exam 2:
14.5: 27, 29, 31, 33
- Oct 25
As it was said in class this week, Exam 2 covers only 14.1-14.7, and nothing more. All exam material is based on the practice
problem list. In particular, 14.2 and 10.5 are needed for background,
but are not tested separately. Some material left over from Chapter 12 was tested on "Quiz 2.5," and is not on Exam 2
as earlier planned.
Earlier it was thought that there may be time to cover and test the optional 14.2 problems, but this did not happen, no
problems were added to the list, and 14.2 has been ruled out entirely as a source of problems.
Quiz 4 will be only about 14.8, and then 14.8 will not be tested again until the cumulative final.
Here is a write-up of a 14.5 #53: page 1,
page 2. It is overly long and not a typical
exam problem. It would be appropriate for a more homework-oriented version of this course. It is good practice otherwise.
(It is scanned upside-down and my software will not let me save rotate and save it in rightside-up form. I did not notice this
in time to scan it again.)
- Nov 11
Quiz 5 solutions have been posted. page 1, page 2.
- Nov 19
All midterms and solutions from this course are now posted farther below.
- Nov 25
Exam 3 will be returned tomorrow. There is a curve. "Old" is the score written of the front page, and "New" is what
goes in the grade book. New = .9*Old + 10, rounded up. The average before the curve was 57, and after the curve, the average is 61.5.
(Ultimately, the curve on the final exam would more or less cancel out any change resulting from any other decision I could have made
here, but by letting Exam 3 bring the section's average down to about the historical course average, I think I should be giving a
everyone a more accurate idea of where we stand going into the final.)
| Instructor Information
Instructor: Matthew Bond
Email : bondmatt[at]math[dot]ubc[dot]ca
Office: To be announced.
Phone: (604) 822-3742; email is much more reliable and is strongly preferred
Hours: Monday, 1-3pm and Friday, 2-3pm. at LSK300C. Also by appointment.
The instructor may sometimes have to leave the Monday office hour at 2:45pm due to occasional schedule conflicts. Additionally, this hour is his first choice for a skipped hour to reschedule for an hour by appointment.
Hours by appointment and cancellations will be announced.
(In case you went to the math website and looked it up,
is a shared office where office mates work quietly in private, and it is NOT used for weekly course office
hours. Your instructor will be at LSK300C at the stated times, available to answer any course-related questions.)
In addition to the office hours of the instructor, please take advantage
of the free drop in tutoring for Math 200.
See the schedule on the
Math Department Drop-In Tutoring page.
| Course Information
Class times and locations:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00am. 121 West Mall Swing Space (SWNG)
Section web page: http://www.math.ubc.ca/~bondmatt/math200.htm
will be updated throughout the term.
textbook for this course is Multivariable Calculus by J. Stewart, 7th Edition (which is included in Calculus 7th Edition by J. Stewart).
Or equivalently, Calculus / Multivariable Calculus: Early Transcendentals by J. Stewart, 7th Edition.
Course Outline: Course Outline: This is an introduction to calculus of several variables. The main topics are partial derivatives and multiple integrals. An appreciation of three-dimensional geometry is essential. Section numbers refer to Stewart, Calculus 7E Early Transcendentals.
0. Review material - single-variable integration techniques, especially integration by parts and trigonometric integrals. See this worksheet (by D. A. Kouba of U.C. Davis).
1. Vectors, quadratic surfaces (Sections 12.1-12.6) and conic sections (Section 10.5)
2. Partial derivatives, increments, chain rule (Sections 14.1, 14.3-14.5)
3. Directional derivative and Gradients (Section 14.6)
4. Max/min, Lagrange multipliers (Sections 14.7, 14.8)
5. Double integrals (Sections 15.1-15.5)
6. Triple integrals (Sections 15.7-15.9)
Section numbers refer to the 7th edition. Previous editions might vary.
| Course Schedule
A tentative course schedule is available here.
| Exams, Grades, and Course Policies
- The final grade for the course is curved based on the section's final exam average compared to other sections.
This is to make overall grades consistent between sections despite differences in how professors write and grade problems
throughout the semester. The average for this course is historically around 67%, so keep this number and the section midterm
averages in mind when assessing your standing in the course. The instructor will attempt to keep the course appropriately
challenging throughout, but some amount of adjustment will likely be necessary.
- Homework will be assigned but will not be collected or graded.
The problems are on the course web
page each lecture day (see below), and should be completed soon after the material is covered in class.
The quizzes, midterms, and final are based on a full understanding of the book problems. Exam and quiz problems may
require the student to understand the material well enough to apply the same techniques in the context of a problem
that goes beyond merely changing the numbers in book problems.
Exam 1: Friday, Sep. 21 (Chapter 12)
- There will be three 50 minute in class midterm exams on the following Fridays:
Exam 1 Average: 74 points (after Quiz 2.5 adjustment). Exam here. Solutions here.
Exam 2: Friday, Oct. 26 (Chapter 14)
Exam 2 Average: 69 points. Exam here. Solutions here.
Exam 3: Friday, Nov. 16 (Chapter 15)
Exam 3 Average: There is a curve. "Old" is the score written of the front page, and "New" is what
goes in the grade book. New = .9*Old + 10, rounded up. The average before the curve was 57, and after the curve, the average is 61.5. Exam here. Solutions here.
The material on any given exam may change depending on the pace of lectures. Advance notice will be given about any changes, and the website will be updated in such an event.
Quiz 1: Sept. 12
- Additionally, there will be six 10 minute quizzes on the following Wednesdays:
Quiz 2: Sept. 26
Quiz 3: Oct. 17
Quiz 4: Oct. 31
Quiz 5: Nov. 7
Quiz 6: Nov. 21
- Your best five quiz scores will count as one test score, and the lowest quiz score will not be used. Together, the five quizzes are worth one test score, equal to a midterm in value.
- Each midterm is also counted as one test score, for a total of four test scores.
- Your four test scores will be averaged to get your term grade, worth 50% of the course grade. The final exam is worth the other 50% of the course grade.
- There will be a common final exam for all sections of Math 200. The final exam has not yet been scheduled. Do not make any travel plans for finals week until the exam
schedule has been announced.
100x3 = 300 points
- Your course grade can be computed according to the following:
Best 5 out of 6 quizzes:
20x5 = 100 points
(If the uniform final says, for example, that it's graded out of 100 points, this grade will be rescaled to be
out of 400 points for section 102 to compute course grades as detailed above.)
- No calculators, electronic communication devices, or aids of any kind
will be allowed for tests or exams.
- Students will be required to bring ID to all quizzes and exams.
- The instructor reserves the right to revise or round off grades if circumstances warrant. In order to make the course grade standards consistent across sections this raw final grade will be scaled.
Missing a test or exam
normally results in a mark of 0. Exceptions may be granted in two cases:
prior consent of the instructor or a medical emergency. In the latter case,
the instructor must be notified within 48 hours of the missed test, and
presented with a doctor's note immediately upon the student's return to UBC.
A physician's note should specifically state that the student was medically
unfit to write the missed exam on that day.
Accomodations will readily be made for such excused circumstances, but even in other cases,
check with the instructor as soon as possible if an exam is missed. It may still be possible to pass the course in some cases.
There are no make-up quizzes. The dropped quiz will play the role of an excused absense.
If you have a valid reason to miss a quiz, bring documentation promptly anyway. In the uncommon event that two quizzes
are missed with valid reasons, then the remaining four will simply be re-weighted. Additionally, when the instructor assigns
course grades at the end of the term, some rounding has to be done in borderline cases, and the instructor will take into
account who had a doctor's note on the week of "the easy quiz" as opposed to who just overslept, as far as he knows.
The following homework problems will not be collected or graded.
The numbering refers to the 7th Edition of
Multivariable Calculus (or Calculus) by J. Stewart.
In addition to these homework problems, you are strongly encouraged to do
as many other problems as possible. The list of suggested problems may be updated as the course progresses.
| Other Resources
Old Exams are available online
Previous exams for this course given by this instructor (some topics may have been changed, removed, added, or moved between exams):
Exam 1, solutions
Exam 2, solutions
Exam 3, solutions
Instructor's math blog
Matthew's Math Blog
This is strictly for the curious reader wanting to know something about the instructor's research. There is a mix of expository
articles, inside math jokes, and links to research papers here.