Multivariable Calculus

Winter 2017

This is the common page for the eight sections (linked below) of MATH 200 in
Term 1 of the 2017W session (September to December 2017). Your grade in the course will be determined by your grades in

All The basic information on these can be found below. The midterm and quizes will be held during regular class time. It is your own responsibility to also check your own section website for any section specific instructions regarding these and for other announcements in general. In particular, different sections will have different quizes and midterms and your grades in these assesments may be scaled to ensure fairness across the different sections of the course. The final exam however will be the same for all sections.

Our primary reference for the course will be the following online textbook

PRIMARY TEXTBOOK

At times, especially in the last few weeks of the course, I will also refer to the following secondary online textbooks.

SECONDARY TEXTBOOK #2

Our reference and use of these free online textbooks will be in accordance with the creative commons liscence. In addition to these, any standard textbook in multivariable calculus will also serve as a reference for most of the topics in this course. This includes the textbook by Stewart, used for this course in recent past years.

**WEBWORK ONLINE HOMEWORK**

Use your CWL to login to do your weekly on-line homework problem sets (some users have experienced difficulties when using Firefox to access Webwork. If this happens to you, please try to use another web browser)

There will be 5 quizes. These will be short quizes to take place in class on the dates listed below. The information for each quiz below will be updated closer to the time of the quiz. The solutions to these will be posted on your individual section links. The Friday dates below are for MWF sections, and the Thursdays are for TT sections.

- Math 200 resource wiki.
- In addition to your instructor's office hours, please take advantage of the Math Learning Centre drop-in tutoring. Do not wait till the exams -- if you feel uncomfortable with any of the material, talk to your classmates, talk to the instructor, and come ask questions at the Math Learning Centre.
- You can use Wolfram Alpha
-- it is a wonderful tool for calculations, plotting graphs of functions of two
variables, and various other tasks. If you want to visualize, for example, the
surface x^2+xy-y^2+3z=0, just type in "plot (x^2+xy-y^2+3z=0)".

**Course policies**

- No electronic devices will be allowed at the final examination. This includes calculators, cell phones, music players, and all other such devices. Formula sheets and other memory aids will not be allowed.
- Missing midterms: If a student misses a midterm, that student shall
provide a documented excuse or a mark of zero will be entered for that
midterm. Examples of valid excuses are an illness which has been
documented by a physician and Student Health Services, or an absence to
play a varsity sport (your coach will provide you with a letter).
**In the case of illness, the physicians note must contain the statement that ``this student was/is physically unfit to attend the examination on the scheduled date"**. There will be no make-up midterms, and the weight of the missed midterm will be transferred to the final examination.**Please note that a student may NOT have 100% of their assessment based on the final examination. A student who has not completed a substantial portion of the term work normally shall not be admitted to the final examination.** - Missing the Final Exam: You will need to present your situation to the Dean's Office of your Faculty to be considered for a deferred exam. See the Calendar for detailed regulations. Your performance in a course up to the exam is taken into consideration in granting a deferred exam status (e.g. failing badly generally means you won't be granted a deferred exam). In Mathematics, generally students sit the next available exam for the course they are taking, which could be several months after the original exam was scheduled.
- UBC takes cheating incidents very seriously. After due
investigation, students found guilty of cheating on tests and
examinations are usually given a final grade of 0 in the course and
suspended from UBC for one year. More information.

- Note that academic misconduct includes misrepresenting a medical
excuse or other personal situation for the purposes of postponing an
examination or quiz or otherwise obtaining an academic concession.

The following is an outline of the topics to be covered in the course. The suggested problems from the Primary textbook listed below represent the order in which we will be covering the topics. These will not be collected or graded. You are strongly advised to work out the problems in detail before looking at the solutions as they will give you practice in the techniques learned in class and provide essential help in preparing for the WebWorK homework, midterms, and final exam. Suggested problems from PAST FINALS are also listed below. Note that you can also search the Math 200 resource wiki for past exam problems basedo n their topics. Finally, you are encouraged to learn how to use Wolfram Alpha (the syntax you need to know for this is similar to using Webwork, which you will have to use anyways) although there will not be specific reference to it in the course. You can even check some of your homework answers wich Wolfram Alpha.

suggested problems from text:

Section 10.1, problems 1-3, 7, 9, 12, 16

Section 10.2, problems 1-5, 8, 11, 15, 20, 23, 27, 31

Section 10.3, problems 1-3, 11, 15, 19, 31, 39

Section 10.4, problems 1-5, 9, 15, 27, 30, 31, 35, 39, 41

Section 10.5, problems 7, 11, 21, 27, 31

Section 10.6, problems 1, 2, 9, 11, 14, 15, 17, 19, 25, 29, 32

Section 10.1, problems 15, 17, 23-26, 27, 32

suggested problems from past final exams (mostly involving lines and planes in space):

2015WT1 #1a, b

2013WT2 #1a, b, c

2013WT1 #1a (i, ii)

2012WT1 #1

2011WT2 #1

suggested problems from primary text:

Section 12.1, problems 1-6, 7, 11, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26, 27, 29, 31

Section 12.3, problems 1-4, 5, 13, 19, 29, 33

Section 12.4, problems 7, 10, (find equation of tangent plane to z=f(x, y) at given point for 11, 12) , 13, 15, (find linear approximation for 17, 18 at the given point)

Section 12.5, problems 1-5, 9, 17, 21, 29

Section 12.6, problems 1-6, 13, 15, 21, 23, 25, 27

Section 12.7, problems 17, 19, 21, 23

Section 12.8, problems 1-4, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17 (also 11, 13, 15, 19 from 14.7 in secondary text #1)

Section 14.8 (from secondary text #1) 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17

suggested problesm from past final exams (mostly involves linear approximation, tangent plane to graphs):

2015 #2 ii

2014 #3

2011WT2 #2a

2011WT2 #2b

2011WT1 #1b, c

suggested problesm from past final exams (mostly involves chain rule and/or implicit diff.):

2015 #3

2014 #2

2013WT2 #2a

2013WT1 #1b(ii, iii)

2013WT1 #1c

2013WT1 #1d

2012WT1 #2, 3

2011WT2 #3

2011WT1 #2

suggested problesm from past final exams (involves gradient vectors and relations to directional derivatives, and level sets):

2015 #1(iii)

2015 #2(i, iii)

2014 #1, 4

2013WT1 #1b(i)

2013WT2 #2 b, c

2013WT1 #1e

2013WT1 #1f

2013WT1 #2

2011WT2 #4

2011WT1 #3

suggested problesm from past final exams (involves classifying local extrema, absolute extrema, Lagrange Multipliers):

2015 #4, 5

2014 #5

2013WT2 #3, 4

2013WT1 #3, 4

2012WT1 #4, 6

2011WT2 #5

2011WT1 #4

suggested problems from text:

13.1 PROBLEMS: 7, 9, 19, 21 (also see #3, 5, 10, 13, 15 from section 17.1 secondary text #1)

13.2 PROBLEMS: 1-4, 7, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25 (also see #17, 21, 23 from section 15.1 secondary text #1)

13.3 PROBLEMS: 3, 4, 8, 13, 15

13.4 PROBLEMS: 1, 5, 6, 13, 24

13.6 PROBLEMS: 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 23

14.4 (from secondary text #2) PROBLEMS: 11, 13, 15, 19, 22, 23

suggested problems from past final exams (double integrals):

2015 #6

2014 #6

2013WT2 #5, 6a

2013WT1 #6

2012WT1 #7,8

2011WT2 #6, 7

2011WT1 #5, 6

suggested problems from past final exams (triple integrals in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coord):

2015 #7, 8

2014 #8, 9

2013WT2 #7,8

2013WT1 #7, 8, 9

2012WT1 #9,10

2011WT2 #8, 9, 10

2011WT1 #7, 8