Peter B Gilkey

202 Deady Hall,1-541-346-4717 (office phone) 1-541-346-0987 (fax) email: gilkey@uoregon.edu

Mathematics Department, University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon 97403 USA

See Academic CalendarOffice Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 09:00-09:50 or by appointment Meets 08:00-08:50 307 Deady (CRN 14656) or 1400-1450 307 Deady (CRN 14657) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Text: MultiVariable Calculus by James Stewart (Thomson Brooks/Cole) is the textbook. The 5th edition, the 6th edition, and the 7th edition are all equally acceptable for this course and previous editions can perhaps be obtained more cheaply on the web. Homeworks will be graded using WEBWORKS and the problems will not be specific to the particular edition used -- your account will probably not be active until sometime in September 2013. You will login with your regular UO credentials (the same username and password as your UO email). The connection to the webwork server is now secure (https) so it is OK to be typing your real password to authenticate. CRN 14656 0800 section or CRN 14657 1400 sectionWebworks is having problems. The temporary location is http://184.171.72.172/webwork2/Math281-14656 for CRN 14656 0800 section and http://184.171.72.172/webwork2/Math281-14657 for CRN 14657 1400 section. The login procedure seems to be different; follow the directions on the screen.Organization. Homework is probably the most important activity in the course in terms of helping you internalize the material. Homework will be due each Tuesday on the material of the previous week. The Monday class period will be a discussion section for the homework to be due the subsequent day by 0800 - there will be a quiz the last 20 minutes of class most Monday's.Homework: The homework will be assigned and graded using WEBWORKS. It is due at 0800 PST Tuesday morning following the week for which it was assigned. More details will be available presently.If you are a student with a documented disability please meet with me soon to discuss your needs. If you have not already requested a notification letter from Disability Services outlining recommended accommodations, please do so soon. Grades:100 points Homework and Quiz Average (The 2 lowest scores from the combined list of HW and QZ scores will be dropped) 100 points Exam #1 Wednesday 23 October 2013 (Week 4) 100 points Exam #2 Wednesday 20 November 2013 (Week 8) 200 points Final Exam 10:15 Friday, December 13 (8AM section), 15:15 Thursday, December 12 (1400 Section). According to faculty legislation, final exams may not be given early under any circumstancesAn incomplete can be assigned when the quality of work is satisfactory but a minor yet essential requirement of the course has not been completed for reasons acceptable to the instructor (NOTE: this grade requires a contract to be completed). Your final grade will be assigned on the basis of the total point score of 500 points. Any student getting at least a B on the final will receive at least a C- in the course; no student can pass the course unless they receive a grade of D or better on the final exam. You must bring your photo ID to all exams. You may bring a 3x5 inch index card with any formulas on it to any exam or quiz if you wish. Similarly, you may bring with you a hand held graphing calculator to any exam or quiz if you wish. Teaching Associate: Ekaterina Puffini

- Week 1 (30 September - 4 October 2013). Read the 3 sections on 3-dim coord systems, Vectors, The Dot Product.
- Week 2 (07 Oct - 11 Oct 2013). Read the 3 sections on The Cross Product, Equations of Lines and Planes, Cylinders and Quadratic Surfaces.
- Week 3 (14 Oct-18 Oct 2013). Read the 4 sections on Vector Functions and Space Curves, Derivatives and Integrals of Vector Functions, Arc Length and Curvature [but ignore the part on curvature], and Motion in Space: Velocity and Acceleration.
- Week 4 (21 Oct-24 Oct 2013). Review all previous readings. Exam Wednesday 23 Oct 2013
- Week 5 (28 Oct-01 Nov 2013). Read the 3 sections on Functions of Several Variables, Limits and Continuity, and Partial Derivatives.
- Week 6 (31 Oct - 4 Nov 2013). Read the 2 sections on Tangent Planes and Linear Approximations, and The Chain Rule.
- Week 7 (11 Nov - 15Nov 2013). Read the 3 sections on Directional Derivatives and the Gradient Vector, Maximum and Minimum Values, and Taylor and Maclaurin Series [this is in an earlier chapter].
- Week 8 (18 Nov-22 Nov 2013). Review the previous readings. Exam Wednesday 20 November.
- Week 9 (25 Nov-27 Nov 2013). Read the 1 section on Lagrange Multipliers. Thanksgiving Holiday 28-29 November 2013
- Week 10 (02 Dec-06 Dec 2013). Review all the previous readings.
- Week 11 09-13 Dec 2012. Final exam week The final exam for the 0800 section is 10:15 Friday, December 13 and the final exam for the 1400 section is 15:15 Thursday, December 12.

**Mathematics
Department Undergraduate Grading Standards**
(November 2011).
There are two important issues that this grading policy recognizes.

- Mathematics is hierarchical. A student who is given a grade of C- or higher in a course must have mastery of that material that allows the possibility of succeeding in courses for which that course is a prerequisite.
- Some mathematics courses are primarily concerned with techniques and applications. In such courses student success is measured by the student's ability to model, successfully apply the relevant technique, and bring the calculation to a correct conclusion. The department's 100-level courses and most calculus courses are examples in this category although these are not the only examples.

- A: Consistently chooses appropriate models, uses correct techniques, and carries calculations through to a correct answer. Able to estimate error when appropriate, and able to recognize conditions needed to apply models as appropriate.
- B: Usually chooses appropriate models and uses correct techniques, and makes few calculational errors. Able to estimate error when prompted, and able to recognize conditions needed to apply models when prompted.
- C: Makes calculations correctly or substantially correctly, but requires guidance on choosing models and technique. Able to estimate error when prompted and able to recognize conditions needed to apply models when prompted.
- D: Makes calculations correctly or substantially correctly, but unable to do modeling.
- F: Can neither choose appropriate models, or techniques, nor carry through calculations.

Detailed interpretation of the rubrics depends on the content and level of the course and will be at the discretion of instructors. Whether to award grades of A+ is at the discretion of instructors.

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