Multivariable Calculus, Spring 2016

Home Teaching Research Fun Math

Math 261, Section 02 and 03

Office Hours

Room 443, in the DMF Center for Science and Mathematics (near the Rondileau Campus Center). You can also drop in and ask me a question:


Resources for Multivariable Calculus

Trigonometric Review Videos
  Be very comfortable with the contents of Videos #1-#5 and especially video #8

Homework, Quizzes, and Exams

Selected Class Handouts and Worksheets:

Class 01 and 02: Parametric Curves
This video shows (i) how to use use trigonometry to plot a tricky parametric curve, and (ii) how to use trigonometric identities to find a cartesian equation for the curve. (Note: there is a typo at 8:40 in the video, which is fixed in the PDF notes)

Class 06: Area under Polar Functions
This video walks you through an interesting, and very subtle, example of computing the area under a polar curve. See the PDF Notes for the result of evaluating each of the trigonometric functions.

Important Textbook Information

You will need both the textbook, and a lot of paper for notes, homework, and scrap paper.

Textbook: Calculus Early Transcendentals, 3rd edition by Rogawski (note: versions labeled "single variable" do not cover the appropriate chapters).

We will need the online access code for WebAssign. If you choose to use another book, you will need to purchase a one- or multi-semester access key through the online homework system.