Math 253 - 2016W Term 1, September-December 2016

Zitrus algebraic surface
Instructor in Charge:Dr. Colin Macdonald (also Section 101 instructor)
Email:cbm (at) math (dot) ubc (dot) ca
Office:LSK 303c
Section 101 Office Hours:M 1pm–2pm, W 12:15pm–1:15pm, Th 11am–noon (subject to change)
Section 101 Lectures:MWF 11:00-11:50 - location: Math 100
Other sections: Section 102 Dr Nate Bade
Section 103 Dr Mathav Murugan
Section 105 Dr Richard Balka

Information about the textbook, the topics, the marking scheme, and policies can be found in the Course Outline.
A detailed weekly syllabus is given below. The material below applies to all sections.


Mathematics Learning Centre

There is help available at the MATHEMATICS LEARNING CENTRE (MLC), a drop-in tutorial centre for undergraduate Math courses located in the Leonard S. Klinck (LSK) Building. It is open long hours Monday through Friday. Check the MLC website for details.


Textbook

We are using "APEX Calculus, Version 3.0, Volume 3 (Chapters 9 - 13)". Sorry, hardcopies cannot be purchased from the bookstore, however, you can buy them from the author's website or from online retailers in $CAD. An electronic copy of this book is also available online at no cost from http://www.apexcalculus.com.

Homework

There will be two kinds of graded homework: WeBWorK and written assignments from the textbook. Both types of assignment will be due on Fridays at 11:00 a.m., with the first due on Friday September 16.

WeBWorK assignments can be found here. You will need to log on with your Campus Wide Login. For most problems, you will have an unlimited number of attempts and will not be penalized for incorrect attempts, so you can continue to work until you have it correct. Use the email instructor button for any questions (mathematical or otherwise) regarding WeBWorK. The "instructor" is not your instructor giving lectures, but is Aaron Berk, a teaching assistant helping with WeBWorK.

There will be nine written homework assignments, due at the beginning of class at 11:00 on Fridays, which will be graded. The assignments will be listed in the weekly schedule below. Late assignments will not be accepted.

Optional recommended problems: There will be suggested practice problems from the book and other sources which will not be collected or marked for credit.
You are encouraged to do lots of problems, this is the best way to learn the subject.
There will also be optional WeBWorK, which will not count towards your mark for the course. Initially its due date will be the same as the required WeBWorK assignment. Answers will become available at the due date, and then the optional WeBWorK will reopen until the Final Exam.



Course calendar, assignments

Reload this page regularly for updates.


Week 1, Sept 7–9

Introduction, three dimensional coordinate systems, vectors, dot product (10.1 [first 3 pages], 10.2, 10.3)

Due Wednesday Sept 14, 5:00pm: WeBWorK Assignment 0 (does not count for a grade, intended to get you used to WeBWorK). No written assignment this week.

Practice problems from our text, "APEX Calculus":
10.1: 7, 9, 11;
10.2: 2, 3, 7, 11, 21, 23;
10.3: 5, 7, 15, 17, 21, 27.

Additional practice problems from "Multivariable Calculus, Stewart, 7th Ed":
Ste12.1: 1-15 (odd), 19a, 23, 27, 29, 33, 35, 37, 41, 43;
Ste12.2: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 19-31 (odd), 35, 37, 39, 41;
Ste12.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 23, 25, 27, 35, 37, 47, 57.


Week 2, Sept 12–16

Cross product, equations of lines and planes, cylinders, and quadric surfaces (10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.1)

Due Friday Sept 16 11:00am: WeBWorK Assignment 1. Written Assignment 1: 10.1: 10, 10.2: 20, 10.3: 26, 32. Solutions.

Practice problems: WeBWorK Assignment 1 Optional

Practice problems from "APEX Calculus":
10.4: 7, 13, 15, 17, 21, 31, 33, 35;
10.5: 5, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 29, 31;
10.6: 3, 7, 9, 13, 19, 25, 27, 29;
10.1: 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31.

Additional practice problems from "Stewart":
Ste12.4: 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 23, 25, 41;
Ste12.5: 1, 3, 5, 13, 19, 25, 27, 31, 33, 43, 45, 49, 57, 61;
Ste12.6: 1-9 (odd), 11, 13, 15, 21-28, 29, 33, 35, 41, 50.


Week 3, Sept 19–23

Functions of several variables (12.1, 12.2 not examinable).

Due Friday Sept 23 11:00am: WeBWorK Assignment 2. Written Assignment 2: 10.4: 30, 10.5: 12, 10.6: 10, 10.1: 28. Solutions.

Practice problems:
WeBWorK Assignment 2 Optional

Practice problems from "APEX Calculus":
10.1: see last week;
12.1: 7, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31.

Additional practice problems from "Stewart":
Ste14.1: 1, 3, 5, 11-19 (odd), 23, 30, 35, 37, 39-45 (odd), 55, 57, 59, 61, 63.


Week 4, Sept 26–30

Partial derivatives, tangent planes and linear approximation (Book refs TBA).

Due Friday Sept 30 11:00am: WeBWorK Assignment 3. Written Assignment 3: 10.1: 24, 26, and make 6 separate plots showing the traces y = 2, z = 1 and x = 0; 12.1: 10, 18. Solutions.

Practice problems:
WeBWorK Assignment 3 Optional

Practice problems from "APEX Calculus":
TBA

Additional practice problems from "Stewart":
TBA


Week 5, Oct 3–7


Week 6, Oct 10–14

No assignment due this week.

Midterm 1, October 12, held in class.


Week 7 (Oct 17 -- 21):


Week 8 (Oct 24 -- 28):


Week 9 (Nov 1 -- 4):


Week 10 (Nov 7 -- 11):


Week 11 (Nov 14 -- 18):

No assignment due this week. Midterm 2, November 16, held in class.


Week 12 (Nov 21 -- 25):


Week 13 (Nov 28 -- Dec 2):