Mathematics 317 (Calculus IV), Winter/Spring 2014

Lecture times and locations: Lecturer: Prof. I. Laba (Section 201) Lecturer: Prof. E. Au-Yeung (Section 202) The best way to contact instructors is by email. Please note that email received on evenings and weekends will be answered on the next business day.
If you cannot attend regular office hours due to schedule conflict, please make an appointment in advance. Drop-ins and same-day requests for appointments cannot usually be accommodated.

Prerequisites: One of MATH 200, MATH 226, MATH 253. (MATH 221 is recommended.)

Course web page:

Homework assignments will be posted here.

Textbook: J. Stewart, Multivariable calculus, 7th ed., Brooks/Cole 2013, ISBN-13: 978-0-538-49787-9.

Course outline: We will be covering advanced topics in multivariable calculus: vector fields, integration on curves and surfaces. Specific topics will include: Your course mark will be based on homework (10%), two midterm exams (20% each), and the final exam (50%). The grades may be slightly scaled at the end of the course.

Examinations: There will be two in-class 50-minute midterms scheduled on Wednesdays, February 12 and March 19, and a 2.5 hour final exam in April. The date of the final examination will be announced by the Registar later in the term. Attendance at the final examination is required, so be careful about making other committments (such as travel) before this date is confirmed. All examinations will be strictly closed-book: no formula sheets, calculators, or other aids will be allowed.

Homeworks: There will be 5 homework assigmnents, due tentatively on Fridays, January 17, January 31, February 28, March 14, and March 28. Each homework will be announced and posted here at least a week in advance. The homeworks are to be handed in at the beginning of class. If you cannot come to class, you may drop off your homework at your instructor's office prior to the start of class. Late assignments will not be accepted. Solutions will be posted on the course webpage immediately after the lecture. To allow for minor illnesses and other emergencies, the lowest homework score will be dropped.

Academic concession: Missing a midterm, or handing in a homework after the deadline, will result in a mark of 0. Exceptions may be granted in two cases: prior consent of the instructor, or a documented medical reason. Your course mark will then be based on your remaining coursework.

Additional course related resources: General links:
[Mathematics Department] [University of British Columbia]