MATH 200: Multivariable calculus, the common website.
Fall semester 2013

Individual section websites:

Exams and Marking

Course mark will be based on the Homework ( Webwork + occasional written homework in some sections) (10%), two midterms (20% each) and the final exam (50%). The two midterms will not overlap in the material covered. The final exam will cover the entire course. The midterms and the final exam will be common between all sections, and marked jointly. No calculators, electronic communication devices, books, notes or aids of any kind will be allowed for exams. Students are required to bring ID to all exams.


  • Missing a midterm results in a score of 0, except with prior consent of the instructor or with a doctor's note. In these latter cases, you will be allowed to take a make-up midterm; dates and times of make-up midterms will be announced later. If you anticipate having a valid conflict with the announced midterm times, please send an e-mail to If you fail to notify the Instructor-in-charge of a conflict via this e-mail before October 4 and November 1, respectively, you may not be allowed to take the make-up exam, and your score will be 0.
  • Each Webwork assignment generally closes at 11:59pm on Monday (occasionally, Sunday or Tuesday) night (please look at the dates carefully in case there are some deviations). No extensions are possible.
  • If for any reason you have to miss the final exam, it is the university-wide policy that you need to apply for "standing deferred" status through your faculty. Missed finals are not handled by the instructors or the Mathematics Department.

  • Homework

    Getting help


  • Integractive graphic demos by Joseph Lo. These are very helpful illustrations to some of the concepts we study in this course. The individual graphics from this site will be linked from the relevant weeks in the week-by-week course description below.
  • You can use Wolfram Alpha -- it is a wonderful tool for plotting graphs of functions of two variables, for example. 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)". A note about Webwork and Wolfram Alpha: there will be many problems in Webwork which require thinking and which Wolfram Alpha cannot do; for the more mechanical ones that it can do, if you just use the software and copy the answers, it detracts from your learning. You might get a few extra points for the webwork problem, but you'll certainly lose much more on the exam for not having that skill. So use this great software to your advantage (to help you visualize the objects we study, and to learn), not to your disadvantage (to cheat on Webwork).
  • "Math200 Playground", a UBC blog created in the Fall 2012 by Joseph Lo (you need to log in with your CWL).
  • Math Learning Centre drop-in tutoring.