Math 253 - 2015W Term 1, September-December 2015

Instructor in Charge:Gordon Slade (also Section 101 instructor)
Email:slade (at) math (dot) ubc (dot) ca
Office:MATX 1211
Section 101 Office Hours:M 14:00-14:50, W 13:00-13:50, F 10:00-10:50
Section 101 Lectures:MWF 11:00-11:50 - location: Math 100
Other sections: Section 102 TBA
Section 103 TBA
Section 105 Mathav Murugan

Information about the textbook, the topics, the marking scheme, and policies can be found in the Course Outline.
A detailed weekly syllabus is given below. The material below applies to all sections.

Mathematics Learning Centre

There is help available at the MATHEMATICS LEARNING CENTRE (MLC), a drop-in tutorial centre for undergraduate Math courses located in the Leonard S. Klinck (LSK) Building. It is open long hours Monday through Friday. Check the MLC website for details.


Homework

There will be two kinds of graded homework: WeBWorK and written assignments from the textbook. Both types of assignment will be due on Fridays at 11:00 a.m., with the first due on Friday September 18.

WeBWorK assignments can be found here. You will need to log on with your Campus Wide Login. For most problems, you will have an unlimited number of attempts and will not be penalized for incorrect attempts, so you can continue to work until you have it correct. Use the email instructor button for any questions (mathematical or otherwise) regarding WeBWorK. The "instructor" is not the instructor giving lectures, but is Fan Bai who is a teaching assistant dedicated to help with WeBWorK.

There will be nine written homework assignments, due at the beginning of class at 11:00 on Fridays, which will be graded. The assignments will be listed in the weekly schedule below. Late assignments will not be accepted.

Optional recommended problems: There will be suggested practice problems from the book which will not be collected or marked for credit.
You are encouraged to do lots of problems, this is the best way to learn the subject.
There will also be optional WeBWorK, which will not count towards your mark for the course. Initially its due date will be the same as the required WeBWorK assignment. Answers will become available at the due date, and then the optional WeBWorK will reopen until the Final Exam.



Course calendar, assignments

Reload this page regularly for updates.


Week 1 (Sep 9 -- 11): Introduction, three dimensional coordinate systems, vectors, dot product (12.1, 12.2, 12.3)

Due Wednesday Sep 16, 5:00pm: WeBWorK Assignment 0 (does not count for a grade, intended to get you used to WeBWorK). No written assignment this week.

Practice problems:
12.1: 1-15 (odd), 19a, 23, 27, 29, 33, 35, 37, 41, 43;
12.2: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 19-31 (odd), 35, 37, 39, 41;
12.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 23, 25, 27, 35, 37, 47, 57


Week 2 (Sep 14 -- 18): Cross product, equations of lines and planes, cylinders, and quadric surfaces (12.4, 12.5, 12.6)

Due Friday Sep 18 11:00am: WeBWorK Assignment 1. Written Assignment 1: TBA

Practice problems:
WeBWorK Assignment 1 Optional
12.4: 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 23, 25, 41;
12.5: 1, 3, 5, 13, 19, 25, 27, 31, 33, 43, 45, 49, 57, 61;
12.6: 1-9 (odd), 11, 13, 15, 21-28, 29, 33, 35, 41, 50.


Week 3 (Sep 21 -- 25): Functions of several variables (14.1). Omit 14.2.

Due Friday Sep 25: WeBWorK Assignment 2. Written Assignment 2: TBA

Practice problems:
WeBWorK Assignment 2 Optional
14.1: 1, 3, 5, 11-19 (odd), 23, 30, 35, 37, 39-45 (odd), 55, 57, 59, 61, 63.


Week 4 (Sep 28 -- Oct 2): Partial derivatives, tangent planes and linear approximation (14.3, 14.4).

Due Friday Oct 2: WeBWorK Assignment 3. Written Assignment 3: TBA

Practice problems:
WeBWorK Assignment 3 Optional
14.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15-37 (odd), 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51-67 (odd), 71, 72, 73, 81, 87;
14.4: 1-5 (odd), 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 37, 41.


Week 5 (Oct 5 -- Oct 9): Tangent planes and linear approximations (continued), Chain rule (14.5)

Due Friday Oct 9: WeBWorK Assignment 4. Written Assignment 4: TBA
Midterm next week.

Practice problems:
WeBWorK Assignment 4 Optional
14.5: 1-11 (odd), 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27-33 (odd), 35, 39, 45, 51, 53.


Week 6 (Oct 14 -- 16): Directional derivatives and gradient (14.6)

No assignment due this week.

Midterm 1, October 14, held in class.

Practice problems:
14.6: 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41, 43, 47, 53, 55, 61.


Week 7 (Oct 19 -- 23): Maximum and minimum values, Lagrange multipliers (14.7, 14.8)

Due Friday Oct 23: WeBWorK Assignment 5. Written Assignment 5: TBA

Practice problems:
WeBWorK Assignment 5 Optional
14.7: 1, 3, 5-17 (odd) [find critical values only], 19, 29-35 (odd), 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51;
14.8: 1, 3-17 (odd), 19, 25, 27-39 (odd), 41.


Week 8 (Oct 26 -- 30): Lagrange multipliers continued, double integrals over rectangles, iterated integrals (14.8, 15.1, 15.2)

Due Friday Oct 30: WeBWorK Assignment 6. Written Assignment 6: TBA

Practice problems:
WeBWorK Assignment 6 Optional
15.1: 3a, 11, 13, 17;
15.2: 1-21 (odd), 25, 27, 29, 35.


Week 9 (Nov 2 -- 6): Iterated integrals continued, double integrals (15.2, 15.3)

Due Friday Nov 6: WeBWorK Assignment 7. Written Assignment 7: TBA

Practice problems:
WeBWorK Assignment 7 Optional
15.3: 1, 3, 5, 7-27 (odd), 31, 39-49 (odd), 51, 55;


Week 10 (Nov 9 -- 13): Double integrals in polar coordinates, applications (10.3, 15.4, 15.5)

Due Friday Nov 13: WeBWorK Assignment 8. Written Assignment 8: TBA
Midterm next week.

Practice problems:
WeBWorK Assignment 8 Optional
10.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 25, 29, 31;
15.4: 1, 3, 5, 7-13 (odd), 15, 17, 19-27 (odd), 29, 31, 33, 35, 37;
15.5: 1, 3-9 (odd), 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23.


Week 11 (Nov 16 -- 20): Applications of double integrals continued, surface area (15.5, 15.6)

No assignment due this week.

Midterm 2, Nov 18, held in class.

Practice problems:
15.6: 1-23 (odd).


Week 12 (Nov 23 -- 27): Surface area continued, triple integrals (15.6, 15.7)

Due Friday Nov 27: WeBWorK Assignment 9. Written Assignment 9: TBA

Practice problems:
WeBWorK Assignment 9 Optional
15.7: 1-29 (odd), 33, 35.


Week 13 (Nov 30 -- Dec 4): Triple integrals in cylindrical and spherical coordinates (15.8, 15.9)

Due Friday Dec 4: WeBWorK Assignment 10. No written assignment.

Practice problems:
WeBWorK Assignment 10 Optional
15.8: 1-31 (odd);
15.9: 1-35 (odd), 39, 44 (answer=2464).