# 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.

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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dates and some class info is out of date.)

Set I.

Set II.

Set III.

Set IV.

Set V.

**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)