# Math 253 Section 102: First Meeting

## 1. Multivariable Calculus ???

## 2. Material

We'll cover (most of) chapters 12,14,15 of Stewart's Calculus textbook.

Students are responsible for __all of the material__ in those
chapters not specifically excluded, even if this material was not
covered in class

## 3. Evaluation

Final grade: better of
- 50% Final exam + 30% Midterms + 20% Homework
- Final exam minus 10 points

The safety net __rarely comes into effect__.
It's **unusual** for students to succeed on the final without working
during the term.

### Exams

- No calculators, summary sheets or other aids [consider this while doing HW]
- In-class midterm exams, tentatively Weds Oct 9, Nov 13.

### Homework

Combination of WeBWorK and weekly written assignments.
- Mainly calculational problems.
- Unlimited attempts on (almost all) WeBWorK problems -- get them right!.
- For problems with WeBWorK use the
**"email instructor"** button.
Counter-intuitively this refers to the WeBWork TA.

- Weekly assignments will have a few longer problems (similar to midterms
and final exams)
- Not all written problems may be graded. Solutions will be posted.

### Practice Problems

- Homework is primarily for your practice, not for evaluation.
- ... But is not enough by itself. We'll post "suggested practice problem"
lists from the book. In the limit of infinite spare time do every problem in the book.
- You may also need to practice basic skills (return to this)

## 4. Calc I & II vs Calc III

Math is cumulative!. You will need __facility__ with algebra,
2d geometry and ordinary derivatives and integrals. For this you need
__practice__.

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