Instructor: Brian Marcus
Email : marcus[at]math[dot]ubc[dot]ca
Office: Math Building, Room 218
Office Hours: Wednesday 2:00-3:00, Thursday 1:00-3:00, and by appointment.
Class time: MWF 12:00 - 12:50
Class location: Mathematics 102
Course web page: http://www.math.ubc.ca/~marcus/Math227
will be updated throughout the term.
Textbook: Calculus: A Comnplete Course, R. Adams and C. Essex, 9th edition (or Calculus of Several Variables, R. Adams and C. Essex, 9th edition)
A score of 68% or higher in Math 226, or permission of department head.
Course Description :
This is an honours course on vector calculus, which bridges the gap between classical physics and modern differential geometry. We plan to cover Chapters 11, 15, 16 and part of 17 of the textbook. Topics include paramatrized curves, Frenet frames, complete invariants of space curves, Kepler's laws, vector fields, line integrals, surface integrals, classical theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss, and an introduction to higher-dimensional generalizations via differential forms.
Your course mark will be based on homework,
the midterms and the final exam in roughly the following proportions:
Missed Exam Policy: Please make sure you do not make travel plans, work plans, etc., without regard to the examination schedule in this class. There will be no make-up or alternate exams.
If you miss a midterm, your score will be recorded as 0, unless you have a serious documented reason (an illness, a death in the family, etc.), in which case you must discuss your circumstances with the Instructor as soon as possible, and well in advance of the test.
Missed finals are not handled by the Instructo or the Mathematics Department. Students with legitimate reasons for missing the final exam should request a "Standing Deferred" status through their Faculty.
Academic Integrity: The Mathematics Department strictly enforces UBC's Academic Integrity Code.
Please see the Instructor as soon as possible if you need any special accommodations.