Vector Calculus

Math 317 Section 101, 2017/2018 term 1

Instructor: Jim Bryan

Time: MWF 10:00-10:50

Place: Buchanan A104

Office Hours: Mondays 2:00-3:00, Wednesday 4:00-4:45, math 226.

Primary Book: Feldman and Rechnitzer

Secondary Book 1: Whitman, primarily chapter 13 and chapter 16.
Secondary Book 2: Strang, primarily chapter 12 and chapter 15.
Secondary Book 3: James Stewart, Multivariable Calculus Edition 7E, chapters 13 and 16. This has been the text book for this course in the past.

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.

We have a Piazza page for questions and discussion. Use it!

Scan of old class lecture notes. The lectures for this year may substantial differ from these notes. (Additional warning: notes are from 2011, so dates and some class info is out of date.)
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You may pick up graded quizzes at the Math Learning Center.



Course syllabus and grading policy

Midterm: Fri Oct 13

Quizes:

Quiz 1: Fri Sept 15 Learning expectations for Quiz 1.   Solutions to quiz 1.
Quiz 2: Fri Sept 29 Learning expectations for Quiz 2.
Quiz 3: Fri Oct 27
Quiz 4: Fri Nov 10
Quiz 5: Fri Nov 24

Suggested Homework Problems

Preparation for quiz 1:
Whitman, Chapter 13. Exercises 13.1 #1--10.
Whitman, Chapter 13. Exercises 13.2 #1,2,3,6,7,10,11,16,19; 13.3 #2,3,4.
Stewart:
13.1 # 29, 43, 42, 47,48
13.2 # 27, 33, 34, 53, 54
13.3 # 13, 16, 19, 21, 47, 49, 65

Preparation for quiz 2:

Whitman, Chapter 13. Exercises 13.3 #5,6,7,8,9, 13.4, #1,3,5,7,9.
Stewart:
13.4 #5, 7, 9, 11, 19, 23, 25,

Challenge problems: Ants problem.   Weird orbit problem.

Old midterms for practice are here.

Grader: Ka Fai Li (Oscar)