Multivariable Calculus, Section 1

Dr. Alan Genz

Class Information

Time and Place
Date: 15 weeks, January 12 - May 8, 2009
Time and Place: 8:10-9:00 AM TuTh, Wegn G1
Name: Alan Genz; email: alangenz AT wsu DOT edu
Office: Neill 232; office hours: 9:10-10 AM TuTh, or by appointment.
Teaching Assistant
Name: Hung Duong; email: hduong AT math DOT wsu DOT edu
Office: Neill 320; office hours: 1:30-3PM TuTh;
Help Sessions: Todd 130, 7-9PM Mondays.
Tutorial and Help Sessions
Gannon-Goldsworthy First Floor Lounge, Su-Th 7-9PM.
Current Text
Essential Calculus (Early Transcendentals), by J. Stewart, Brooks/Cole, 2007.
Text Coverage
Chapters 10-13(selected sections). For more details, see the course schedule.
The course grades will be based on weekly textwork assignments 25% (with lowest score dropped), two midterm examinations 40%, and a comprehensive final examination 35%.
Please note the following regarding the examinations. Students can check current scores and estimated grades from the Math Department MyMath Math Portal, linked from the main class website.
Homework will be assigned every day and will usually be due on Tuesdays (see Schedule for details). Late work is NOT accepted. Make sure that you start working on the homework as soon as possible. It is very important that you practice the methods discussed in class and in the textbook by doing the assigned exercises. If you have difficulties, you should contact the instructor or teaching assistant. There is a student solutions manual for the textbook that is in the reserve section of Owen Library. This manual contains detailed solutions to selected (but not assigned) textbook problems. The computer algebra tool Maple will be needed for some of the text exercises. This tool can be used to facilitate the algebraic work encountered in the study of Calculus. You should be familiar with basic Maple use from prerequisite courses, but there is also a link from the class website that provides some introductory Maple tutuorial material. Maple is available online, with online help, from the Math Department MyMath Math Portal. In order to get credit for the assigned homework problems, detailed solutions, showing intermediate steps, must be provided by the student. All class work that you submit for grading should have been completed by you. Reduced credit will be given if you submit assigned work for grading and there is strong evidence that you copied another student's work.

Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented disability. If you have a disability and might need accommodations to fully participate in this class, please visit the Disability Resource Center (DRC, Washington Bldg, Room 217, 335-3417). All accommodations MUST be approved through the DRC.

There is a Website for the course materials. All students in the class are encouraged to use the course information available at "".