Math 2263 - Multivariable Calculus - Fall 2009

Instructor: Anar Akhmedov

Lectures: MWF 2.30p - 3.20p in EE/CSi 3-230.

Discussion Sections:

Section 021. TuTh 1.25p - 2.15p in Vincent Hall 211. TA: Eoin O'Hara.

Section 022. TuTh 1.25p - 2.15p in Vincent Hall 113. TA: Linlin Su.

Section 023. TuTh 2.30p - 3.20p in Vincent Hall 113. TA: Linlin Su.


Office Hours: Wednesday 3.30pm - 5.25pm and Friday 3.30pm - 4.25pm. If you have questions, I encourage you to come to my office hours. This would be the best time to talk to me and address questions you have about the course material, homework assignments, grading, exams, etc. My office is in room 355 of the Vincent Hall.

TAs: Eoin O' Hara, Linlin Su.

Eoin O'Hara's Office Hours: Monday 1.30 - 4.30 and Tuesday 12.20 - 1.10 in Vincent Hall 331.

Linlin Su's Office Hours: Tuesday 3.30 - 4.30 and Thursday 10.00 - 12.20 in Vincent Hall 524.

Prerequisites: Math 1272, or Math 1372 or Math 1572.

Textbook: James R. Stewart, Calculus - Early Transcendentals, Sixth edition, Thomson Brooks/Cole. The textbook is available at the University bookstore, and also on reserve in the Mathematics Library.

Syllabus: Click here to download full course syllabus in PDF format. We will cover Chapter 12, Sections 12.4 - 12.6; Chapter 14, Sections 14.1 - 14.8; Chapter 15, Sections 15.1 - 15.9; Chapter 16, Sections 16.1 - 16.9.

Web page:

Exams: There will be midterms on October 8 (Thursday), November 5 (Thursday), and December 3 (Thursday), and a COMPREHENSIVE FINAL exam on Thursday, December 17, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Notes, books, or graphing calculators will not be permitted for exams, but you may use a basic scientific calculator for computational purposes. Please bring your student ID to the exam. NO MAKE UP EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN. If you have any problem with the grading of your exam, you must bring it to my attention immediately (the same day the tests are returned)! Otherwise, I'll not be able to make any changes.

Solutions to Sample Midterm Problems.

Midterm I (with solutions).

Sample Problems for Midterm II with Solutions .

Midterm II.

Sample Problems for Midterm III with Solutions.

Midterm III (with solutions).

Final Exam
Thursday, December 17, 1:30--4:30 PM.

Anderson Hall, Room 270 (Sections 21-23)

The final exam will cover sections 12.4--6, 14.1--8, 15.1--9 and 16.1--9 of the text. You may bring a crib sheet: 8.5" x 11" written on one side, in your own handwriting. Graphing calculators will not be permitted, but you may use a basic scientific calculator.
To view Four practice final exams,
search for math2263, click on either of the two choices for Math 2263,
and login with the password math2263 . For more practice problems, please see the website .

Homework: There will be a weekly homework assignments. The homeworks will be due the following week on Thursday, in your discussion section. Please check the course syllabus for the list of homework problems and due dates. No late homework will be accepted. The first homework assignment will be due on September 17. I'll drop the lowest homework score before determining your final course grade. You may collaborate on the homework problems, but you must write your own solutions. Please staple your homework before handing it in. TA will grade three problems carefully on each homework and check the rest. If you have questions about the homework, it is best to ask during my office hours. Any questions about homework grading should be first addressed to the teaching assistant.

Solutions to Homework 1. Solutions to Homework 2. Solutions to Homework 3. Solutions to Homework 4. Solutions to Homework 5. Solutions to Homework 6. Solutions to Homework 7. Solutions to Homework 8. Solutions to Homework 9. Solutions to Homework 10.

Grading: Homework - 180 points, Midterm 1 - 100 points, Midterm 2 - 100 points, Midterm 3 - 100 points, Final Exam - 200 points. In order for you to succeed in this course make sure you read the textbook, do the homework assignments, listen to the lecture, attend your discussion section, and ask questions if there is anything you don't understand.

Academic integrity: Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated! Cheating on the exams will result in an "F" grade for the entire semester. Cheating includes bringing notes into exams, glancing at neighbors exams and copying the homework of a fellow student. Any appearance of cheating will be reported to the Dean of Students office. Students will be responsible for the policy of University of Minnesota concerning academic honesty.

Class conduct: Students are responsible for everything that is announced or discussed in class. You are expected to attend all lectures. Students who miss lectures will find it very difficult to succeed on the examinations. Late arrivals or early departures are disruptive and distracting and should be avoided. Please refrain from talking during class; it is disruptive to your fellow students and to me.

Resources: Mathematics Tutoring Services, Recommended Study Resources, Surface Grapher, Interactive Gallery of Quadric Surfaces (by Professor Rogness)