INFORMATION for MATH 273
Multivariable Calculus, Section 1
Dr. Alan Genz
- 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
- Chapter 10 Vectors and Space Geometry
- Chapter 11 Partial Derivatives
- Chapter 12 Multiple Integrals
- Chapter 13 Vector Calculus
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)
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.
- 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.
- They are closed-book and closed-notes.
- Midterm Examination 1 - Thursday, February 19;
Night Exam 8PM Todd 116; Chapters 10-11.
- Midterm Examination 2 - Tuesday, April 7;
Night Exam 6PM Todd 116; Chapters 12-13.
- Final Examination - Friday, May 8,
10:10 AM -12:10 PM, Wegn G1; comprehensive.
- Cheating on exams will not be tolerated; evidence of cheating
will result in an "F" for that exam.
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