Vector Calculus

Math 317 Section 202, 2016/2017 term 2

Instructor: Jim Bryan

Time: MWF 12:00-12:50

Place: Buchanan A202

Office Hours: MW 1:00-2:30, math 226.

Book 1: Whitman, primarily chapter 13 and chapter 16.
Book 2: Strang, primarily chapter 12 and chapter 15.

Other texts:
This is a somewhat more advanced text on the same subject.
This is for ambitious students who want to see more of the deep connections between vector calculus and topology. It is written completely in the language of this course (vector fields, div, grad, and curl), but it is written in a mathematically sophisticated way.

Scan of class notes (Warning: notes are from 2011, so dates and some class info is out of date.)
Set I.
Set II.
Set III.
Set IV.
Set V.

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Course syllabus and grading policy

Please note the change of date: Midterm 2 Wednesday, March 8th

We've changed the date again!!: Midterm 2 Wednesday, March 15th

Written Homework Assignments

Due Wednesday, January 11th: Whitman, Chapter 13. Exercises 13.1 #1--10. Solutions to graded problems.

Due Wednesday, January 18st: Whitman, Chapter 13. Exercises 13.2 #1,2,3,6,7,10,11,16,19; 13.3 #2,3,4. Solutions to graded problems.

Due Wednesday, January 25th: Whitman, Chapter 13. Exercises 13.3 #5,6,7,8,9, 13.4, #1,3,5,7,9.

Extra credit problems: Ants, Weird orbit, Kepler problem.

Due Wednesday, February 1st: Strang, Chapter 15. Exercises 15.1 #1--8 (just find the gradient, do not draw streamlines). #10, #27, #29, #36, 15.2 #1-10.

Midterm 1 Wednesday, February 8th

A list of learning expectations for the first midterm is here.

The midterm will take place in class and will last 50 minutes.

Practice midterms are here:

Solutions to the midterm:
Section 202
Section 201

Due Wednesday February 15th: Strang, Chapter 15. 15.2 #13,14,15,16,22, 26, 33,34,35,36.

Due Wednesday March 1st: Strang, Chapter 15. 15.3 #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 24, 45, 46 Whitman, Chapter 16. Exercises 16.4 #5, 7, 9, 10, 11

Due FRiday March 10th: Whitman, Chapter 16. Exercises 16.6 #1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14.

Midterm 2 Wednesday, March 15th

A list of learning expectations for the second midterm is here.

Practice midterms:

Solutions to the midterm 2:
Section 202
Section 201 <-- corrected version

Due Friday March 24th: Whitman, Chapter 16. Exercises 16.7 #7, 8, 9, 10, Strang, Chapter 15. 15.4 # 23-26, 27, 28, 35

Due Friday March 31st: Whitman, Chapter 16. Exercises 16.8 #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Strang, Chapter 15. 15.6 #11, 12, 13, 14, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36,

Due Wednesday, April 5th:: Whitman, Chapter 16. Exercises 16.9 #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Strang, Chapter 15. 15.5 #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Summary of integral theorems and techniques for using them.

List of learning expectations for the final exam..

Practice final exams:


There will be a review session on Wednesday April 12th from 12:00 to 2:00 in BUCH A201

Final Exam: Tuesday, April 25th, 8:30 am --- 11:30 am. HEBB 100.

Solutions to the exam.

Grader: Rebeca Cardim Falcao