Calculus
III, sections 6 and 7
Room: TBA
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:102:25 PM (section 6), 2:403:55 PM
(section 7)
Instructor: Michael
Harris
Office Hours: Tuesday 4:305:30, Thursday, 1112 and by appointment, room
number 521
Teaching
Assistants: Monica Marinescu (marinescu@math.columbia.edu)
Office hours T 10:00am  1:00pm
Robin
Zhang (rzhang@math.columbia.edu) Office
hours MW 1:00pm  2:30pm
Lina
Tian (yt2511@columbia.edu) Office
hours W 4:00pm  6:00pm
Lekha
Yesantharao (lvy2002@columbia.edu) Office
hours T 10:00am  12:00pm
All
office hours in the Help Room at 502 Milstein (Barnard)
A provisional
schedule with homework assignments is indicated below; it will be updated
regularly. You can find a sample
syllabus, with reading assignments, at this
page. More complete
information about the course is on the department's Calculus
III page.
Textbook: The course textbook is James Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals (8th edition)
WebAssign: WebAssign will not be required for the course. However, students who wish to take
advantage of features of WebAssign can use the class key
columbia 8235 9880
Prerequisites: The sole prerequisite for the course is Calculus I. Familiarity with the material of
Calculus II is helpful but not essential.
Class and reading schedule
Date 
Topics (chapters
in Stewart) 
Homework 
Optional HW 
9/4, 9/6 
Vectors, coordinate systems (§12.12, 10.3, 15.78) 
Due 9/12 12.1: 1, 4, 6, 15, 20, 35 12.2: 1, 4, 8, 21, 22 10.3: 3, 6 15.7: 2, 3, 6 
12.1: 3, 5, 14, 19, 38 12.2: 5, 914 10.3: 4, 5 15.7: 7, 8 
9/11, 9/13 
Dot products, cross products (§12.3, 12.4) 
Due 9/18 15.8: 2, 4, 7, 8 12.2: 24, 28, 44, 46 12.3: 1, 2, 5, 8, 17, 23,
31, 43, 54, 64 12.4: 4, 6, 13, 14, 25, 45,
53 
12.3: 11, 13, 62, 63 12.4: 15, 29, 42, 46, 47, 54 For students comfortable with
firstyear physics: 12.2: 3040, 12.3: 4953,
12.4: 912, 3941 
9/18, 9/20 
Equations of lines and planes (§12.5) 
Due 9/26 12.5: 1, 2, 4, 10, 14, 18,
19, 22, 26, 34, 40, 53, 55, 64, 65, 77 
12.5: 5, 12, 13, 21, 33, 35,
37, 46, 62, 80 
9/25, 9/27 
Review of conic sections, cylinders and quadric surfaces
in 3space (§10.5, 12.6); parametric curves, vectorvalued functions (§10.1,
13.1) 
Due 10/3 12.5: 73, 74, 77, 78, 79 10.5: 2, 8, 14, 22, identify
the conic sections in 2530 12.6: 1, 4, 5, 10, 15, 16,
19, 2128, 36, 47 
10.5: All oddnumbered
exercises. 12.6: Unassigned
oddnumbered exercises 120, 3138, 4346, 49. 
10/2, 10/4 
Review for first midterm (through 12.6); first midterm 
Due 10/9 10.1: 7, 8, 11, 14, 24, 28 Exercises
24 and 28 are designed to develop geometric intuition: using a graphic
calculator defeats the purpose 13.1: 1, 4, 5; 9, 10 (for the last
two find a oneword description for the graph); 16, 2126. 
10.1: 10, 1922, 33; also
43, 44, 48, 52 (for fun) 13.1: 12, 13, 14, 28, 31 
10/9, 10/11 
Integrals of vectorvalued functions, applications (§13.23) 
Due 10/16 13.2: 6, 7, 1012, 16, 21,
26, 27, 34, 37, 42 13.3: 1, 4, 11, 13, 19, 20, 22, 32, 47 
13.2: 15, 1720, 28, 41 13.3: 2, 3, 5, 79, 16, 21,
25, 4245 
10/16, 10/18 
Physical applications (§13.4, time permitting); functions
of several variables (§14.12) 
Due 10/23 13.4: 5, 8, 10, 11, 16,
18(a), 19 14.1: 3, 12, 13, 22, 25, 28,
29, 32, 46, 48, 6166, 67, 70 
13.4: 3, 4, 7, 15, 17, 22,
28, 35, 44, 45 14.1: 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 33,
36, 49, 52, 71 
10/23, 10/25 
Partial derivatives and tangent planes (§14.34) 
Due 10/30 14.2: 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18,
25, 32, 33, 37, 41 14.3: 58, 10, 18, 20, 21, 29, 36, 47 
14.2: 2, 520 (those not
assigned), 29,38 14.3: 25, 27, 31, 33, 35,
37, 43, 48 
10/30, 11/1 
Chain rule (§14.5);
Review for second midterm (through 14.4) 
Due 11/13 (note the date!) 14.3: 64, 65, 72, 78, 88, 94 14.4: 2, 4, 12, 18, 21, 25,
28, 32 14.5: 2, 3, 6, 7, 12, 13 
314.3: 75, 76, 86, 95 14.4: 1, 3, 5, 26, 27, 29 14.5: 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 19 
11/8 
Second midterm 
Second midterm (no HW) 

11/13, 11/15 
Directional derivatives and the gradient (§14.6),
Maximum/minimum problems (§14.7, beginning) 
Due 11/20 14.5: 22, 23, 27, 30, 31,
42, 49 14.6: 5, 7, 13, 21, 22, 29 
14.5: 28, 29, 32, 44, 50 14.6: 6, 11, 27 
11/20 
Complex numbers (Appendix) 
Due 11/29 (note the date!) 14.7: 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 11, 16 (graphing not
necessary), 21, 32, 35, 36,
39 (graphing
not necessary) Appendix H: 4, 8, 9, 12, 16, 39 
14.7: 13, 19, 31, 33, 37 Appendix H: 24, 34, 44, 45 
11/27, 11/29 
The gradient (§14.6), Maximum/minimum problems and Lagrange multipliers
(§14.78) 
Due 12/4 14.6: 9, 15, 41, 43, 52, 55, 60, 64(a) 14.7: 41, 43, 44, 46, 54, 57 14.8: 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 22, 31, 33, 34, 36 
14.6: 10, 16, 24, 56, 63 14.7: 42, 47, 49, 50, 55,
56, 59 14.8: All odd problems 123,
3143 
12/4, 12/6 
Maximum/minimum problems and Lagrange multipliers, continued; Review for final exam 


Midterms: October
4, November 8 (in class)
Final: date to be announced by
the registrar
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Homework will be graded and
will count for 20% of the final grade.
Homework is due on Tuesday the week after it is assigned, except where
otherwise indicated. Late homework
will not be accepted.
The
two lowest grades (of 12 assignments) will be dropped.
Grades will be computed as
follows:
Homework (and occasional quizzes): 20%
Final exam: 40%
Midterms: 20% each
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Students are encouraged to work together on homework but any assignments
handed in should be the work of the person whose name appears at the top of the
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is considered cheating and is taken very seriously. Cheating during a midterm or final entails failing the
course. Students are advised to
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