Ma 1c-pr:  Calculus of One and Several Variables and Linear (Spring 2016-17)




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Multivariable Calculus. Topics covered following the textbook.


Ma 1ab


MWF 10:00-10.55  119 KRK


Matthias Flach
264 Sloan








9:00 AM

151 SLN

Hélène Rochais


9:00 AM

153 SLN

Angad Singh (lead TA)


10:00 AM

103 DWN

Gene Yoo


10:00 AM

151 SLN

Angad Singh (lead TA)


10:00 AM

B111 DWN

Lingfei Yi


1:00 PM

103 DWN

Juhyun Kim


1:00 PM

159 SLN

Liyang Yang


2:00 PM

B111 DWN

Jack Tao






There will be weekly homework assignments, a Midterm and a Final examination.  The final grade will depend on a composite of these factors; to be precise, the homework will be worth 60 percent, while the final and midterm will each be worth 20 percent.  No one will be excused from the final.


Please go to the recitations.  Each week, a portion of the recitation will be dedicated to introducing some computational (or even theoretical) aspect which the instructor will not have time to present in class.  In general, get to know your TA and bug him/her with your questions, and try to fill in all the holes in your understanding.


Homework is due Mondays at 2 PM in the appropriate boxes outside the math office. It will be posted on the course web site at least a week before it is due.  All problems may be done in collaboration with others.  However, each student must write down the solution in his/her own individual way and there should be no two identical solutions to any problem.  Do not consult the solution sets from previous years in working this year's problems.  Collaboration is not allowed in the exams.  The following table gives more details on what is and what is not allowed.

  Homework Exams
You may consult:    
Course textbook (including answers in the back) YES YES
Other books YES NO
Solution manuals NO NO
Internet YES NO
Your notes (taken in class) YES YES
Class notes of others YES NO
Your hand copies of class notes of others YES YES
Photocopies of class notes of others YES NO
Electronic copies of class notes of others YES NO
Course handouts YES YES
Your returned homework / exams YES YES
Solutions to homework / exams (posted on webpage) YES YES
Homework / exams of previous years NO NO
Solutions to homework / exams of previous years NO NO
Emails from TAs YES NO
You may:

Discuss problems with others YES NO
Look at communal materials while writing up solutions YES NO
Look at individual written work of others NO NO
Post about problems online NO NO
For computational aids, you may use:

Calculators YES* NO
Computers YES* NO

* You may use a computer or calculator while doing the homework, but may not refer to this as justification for your work.  For example, "by Mathematica" is not an acceptable justification for deriving one equation from another.  Also, since computers and calculators will not be allowed on the exams, it's best not to get too dependent on them.

At most one late homework set will be accepted, and only at your TA's discretion, if arrangements have been made in advance with your TA, and if the work is less than a week late.  Beyond this, late homeworks will NOT be accepted, except with a letter form the health center or from the Dean's office.  Every week, graded homeworks can be picked up from the TA during the recitation on Thursday.



J. E. Marsden, A. Tromba, Vector Calculus, 6th ed., W.H. Freemann


Due Date Homework Solutions
April 10, 2pm  HW set 1  
April 17, 2pm  HW set 2  
April 24, 2pm  HW set 3  
May 1, 2pm  HW set 4  
May 15, 2pm  HW set 5  
May 22, 2pm  HW set 6  
May 30, 2pm  HW set 7  
June 6, 2pm  HW set 8  


Both midterm and final are take home exams of about 3-4 hours. The midterm is available here and is due Mon, May 8. The password has been emailed to you. If you have any issues accessing the file, please contact Meagan. The final exam will be available here and is due Wed, June 14. The password will be emailed to you. If you have any issues accessing the file, please contact Meagan.