Math 18.02 - Concourse: Multivariable Calculus - Fall 2018
Lectures and Recitations by: Robert Winters
Lecture times: Mon, Wed 11:00am-12:30pm in 16-160
Recitation times: Tues, Thurs 12:00-1:00pm in 16-160
Office hours: Tues, Thurs 2:00-3:00pm and at other times to be determined
Prerequisites: Math 18.01 or equivalent (one-variable Calculus).
Texts: Multivariable Calculus, 6th Edition by Edwards & Penney (ISBN 0130339679). Also, we'll be drawing from the 18.02 Notes & Exercises authored by Prof. Arthur Mattuck in the MIT Mathematics Department and developed over many years. These will be available as downloadable PDF files.
Website: http://math.rwinters.com/1802. Homework assignments, solutions, supplements, and anything that needs posting for the course will be found at this website. We will also have a Stellar site for other administrative matters as well as a link to the active website.
Homework: Homework will be posted on the course website and will be due approximately weekly. Exact due dates will be indicated in the Course Calendar accessible from the website. Typical assignments will include some exercises that are to be turned in as well as additional practice problems. Some of the exercises will be drawn from the text(s), but a typical problem set will contain both text exercises plus additional exercises. Homework may be submitted in class or at my office, but it should be completed by the posted due date. You should not consult any solutions manual or similar sources in preparing your assignments. You are encouraged to work with your fellow students on the homework, but your written solutions must be your own. Solutions will be made available (as PDF files) on the course website shortly after they are due.
Exams: We anticipate 4 exams corresponding approximately to the four chapters of the text (tentatively Sept 26, Oct 18, Nov 9, and Nov 30). There will also be a Final Exam. The intention is to have our exam dates correspond closely with the mainstream 18.02 exam dates.
Grading: (This scheme is preliminary and may be adjusted slightly)
Homework assignments – 30%
Midterm exams – 40% (we anticipate assigning less weight to your lowest exam score)
Final exam – 30%
Condensed Syllabus: (See the Calendar for day-by-day details, updated as the course proceeds.)