Class times: Tue 10-12, Wed
10-11, Thu & Fri 10-12 In LSK200
Office hours: Tue 2-3pm in MATX1118 or by appointment, tutoring sessions by Bryan Zhang in LSK301 (MLC) on Tue & Thurs 2-3pm
Timeline: The course runs from
May 11 to June 18, 2015. The last day to withdraw without a W standing
is May 15 and the last day to withdraw with a W standing May 29. The
exam period is June 22-26.
Calculus, 7th edition by James Stewart.
This book is available at the UBC Bookstore. You are free to use a
different edition of textbook. Note that there may be differences in
page number references and problem numbering between different
editions. It is up to you to deal with any such potential
inconsistencies if you use a different edition of the text.
Grading scheme: Your grade
normally will be computed based on the following formula:
50% Final Exam
40% 2 Midterms
10% Webwork Homework.
You can do problems from the final exams of past Math200 courses (here).
You should be able to tell by the topic of the problem if it's relevant
for the first midterm. If you're in doubt, post a question on Piazza or
send me an email about it.
The following is an outline of the topics to be covered in the course.
The suggested problems from the textbook will not be collected or
graded. You are strongly advised to work out the problems in detail
before looking at the solutions as they will give you practice in the
techniques learned in class and provide essential help in preparing for
the WebWorK homework, midterms, and final exam. Chapter numbers are
given for Edition 7; the numbers from Edition 6 will be different.
3-DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRY (12.1-12.6): Introduction, three dimensional
coordinate systems, vectors, Dot product, cross product, equations of
lines and planes, cylinders and quadric surfaces,
DIFFERENTIATION OF MULTIVARIABLE FUNCTIONS (14.1-14.8): Functions of
several variables, Partial derivatives, Tangent planes and linear
approximations, chain rule, directional derivatives and gradient
vector, Maximum and minimum values, Lagrange multipliers
INTEGRATION OF MULTIVARIABLE FUNCTIONS (15.1-15.9 (excluding 15.6)):
double integrals over rectangles, Iterated integrals, double integrals
over general regions, Double integrals in polar coordinates,
applications of double integrals, triple integral, Triple integrals in
cylindrical and spherical coordinates .
Use your CWL to login to do your weekly on-line homework problem sets. The course is listed as MATH200-253-921_2015S1
Due dates: Mondays at 11pm. There will be no extensions/late assignments.
Assignment 0 won't be graded.
Note that the intent of
homework is to help you learn the material, and therefore it should be
done as you are studying.
There is a page on Piazza for the course, you can find it here (signup).
(you need a ubc.ca email address to subscribe by yourself; if you don't
have it, send me an email (addess at top) and I will enroll you)
What is Piazza?
(apart from being the word for 'square' in Italian) it's
is a kind of forum where you can ask questions about the material of
the course (in anonymous form, if you want). The advantage is that,
besides the instructor, other students can aswer the questions as well!
(and that includes YOU!)
is the webpage of a past iteration of this course, with lecture notes
(courtesy of prof.
(some lecture notes are actually from another course he taught. Here are the correct ones 22242529 ) Lecture notes for week 4 (maxima&minima)
In addition to your instructor's office hours, please take
advantage of the Math Learning
Centre drop-in tutoring.
Do not wait till the exams -- if you feel uncomfortable with any of the
material, talk to your classmates, talk to the instructor, and come ask
questions at the Math Learning Centre.
You can use Wolfram Alpha
-- it is a wonderful tool for plotting graphs of functions of two
variables, for example. If you want to visualize, for example, the
surface x^2+xy-y^2+3z=0, just type in "plot (x^2+xy-y^2+3z=0)".
No books, notes or electronic
devices will be allowed at midterms and final examination. This
includes calculators, cell phones, music players, and all other such
devices. Formula sheets and other memory aids will not be allowed.
Missing midterms: If a student misses a midterm, that student
provide a documented excuse or a mark of zero will be entered for that
midterm. Examples of valid excuses are an illness which has been
documented by a physician and Student Health Services, or an absence to
play a varsity sport (your coach will provide you with a letter). In
the case of illness, the physicians note must contain the statement
that ``this student was/is physically unfit to attend the examination
on the scheduled date". There will be no make-up midterms, and
weight of the missed midterm will be transferred to the final
examination. Please note that a
student may NOT have 100% of their
assessment based on the final examination. A student who has not
completed a substantial portion of the term work normally shall not be
admitted to the final examination.
Missing the Final Exam: You will need to present your situation
Dean's Office of your Faculty to be considered for a deferred exam. See
the Calendar for detailed
regulations. Your performance in a course up
to the exam is taken into consideration in granting a deferred exam
status (e.g. failing badly generally means you won't be granted a
deferred exam). In Mathematics, generally students sit the next
available exam for the course they are taking, which could be several
months after the original exam was scheduled.
UBC takes cheating incidents very seriously. After due
students found guilty of cheating on tests and examinations are usually
given a final grade of 0 in the course and suspended from UBC for one
Note that academic misconduct includes misrepresenting a medical
or other personal situation for the purposes of postponing an
examination or quiz or otherwise obtaining an academic concession.