**Instructor**- Name: Nam Q. Le (Ritt Assistant Professor)

Email: namle @ math.columbia.edu

Office: 607 Mathematics

Tel: (212) 854-3210

Fax: (212) 854-8962

**Office hours**- Mondays, 4: 30 pm - 6: 30 pm (room 607, Mathematics Building)

or by appointment.

**Meeting time and location**- Day/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:10 pm-2:25 pm.

Location: 312 Mathematics Building.

Attending the lectures is**strongly**encouraged.

First lecture: January 23, 2013.

**Prerequisites**- Calculus I with a grade of B or better, or Calculus II, or the equivalent, is required.

**Textbook**- Calculus (Early Transcendentals) by James Stewart, 7th edition,
Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. The book should be available at the
Columbia bookstore.

**About the course**- This course is an introduction to differential calculus of several variables. We will begin by using algebraic techniques
to describe the geometry in two and three dimensions. Then we will study vector-valued functions and the calculus of curves in space. The final and central
part of the course will be the study of functions of several variables, partial derivatives and optimization using Lagrange multipliers. Other selected
topics will be also introduced. The aim, essentially, is to cover Chapters 12, 13, 14 of Stewart with a few selected topics of my own choosing.

**Schedule of lectures**- A tentative schedule of lectures can be found here.

**Teaching Assistants***Undergraduate TAs*: Ilkyu Lee (il2241@columbia.edu), Christopher McGinn (cfm2118@columbia.edu).*Graduate TA*: Andrew Kiluk.- They will schedule to work in the help
rooms.

Ilkyu Lee: Thursdays 4-6 pm

Christopher McGinn: Thursdays 10-11 am, 1-2 pm

Andrew Kiluk: Tuesdays 2-4 pm

- Andrew Kiluk will also hold a
**problem session**on Thursdays from 1-2 pm in 528, Mathematics Building. The first problem session is on Feb. 07.

**Grading policy**- Homework: 15%
- Midterm I: 20%
- Midterm II: 25%
- Final exam: 40 %

**Homework**- There will be weekly written homework assignments to be handed in. They can be found
in the schedule of lectures along with the due date and time. There will be 12 assignments and your
**lowest two homework grades will be dropped**. The homework will mostly be exercises from Stewart, though a few of them may be my own questions.**Late homework will not be accepted.**You are encouraged to discuss the homework with other fellow students. However, you must write up the final solutions by yourself. You might also use any resourses you like to solve the problems. However, any resourse you use other than Stewart's textbook**must be cited**in your homework.

To receive credit you must

1. Write you name clearly on the front.

2. Staple your work.

3. Write out your work (not just the answer) and simplify your answers as far as possible.

4. Hand in your work in the designated mail box with my name on it (**The Drop Box**) on the 4th flour of the math department across from office 410.

You can see your grades in the Courseworks Grade Book. Your graded homeworks will be returned in class on Mondays. Uncollected homework should be retrieved and left in front of 604/605 Math in the receptacle provided for a period of two weeks. It will be discarded after that period of time .

**WebAssign**
I am not using WebAssign, but you can look at the following page for other classes' keys that give you access to problems for practice.
WebAssign.
- Midterm I: Wednesday February 20th, 2013
- Midterm II: Wednesday April 03rd, 2013.
**Conflicts**- If you have a conflict with any of the exams, please contact
the instructor as soon as possible and at least one week before the
exam.

**Help Room**-
333 Milbank, Barnard Help Room (on Barnard
campus). There is more information here.

If you would like help with the material, in addition to the office hours you can take advantage of the Barnard Help Room which is designated for students who need help with their calculus classes. No appointment is necessary.

**Academic honesty**- Copying
your written work from somebody else or from any other source
is considered cheating and will be dealt with severely. Permitting someone else to copy your work is also considered cheating. Any cheating
during midterms or finals will result in you failing the course and the
matter being reported to your dean.

**Special dates**-
**Feb 01:**End of Change of Program Period; Last Day to Add a Class; Last Day to Receive Tuition Refund for Class Dropped

**Feb 26:**Last Day to Drop a Class for Barnard, Columbia College, General Studies, SIPA, GSAS, and Continuing Education

**March 18- March 22:**Spring Recess

**March 28:**Last Day to Drop a Class for Schools not noted above. Last day for pass/fail option.

There will be two midterm exams during class, which are tentatively scheduled as follows

There will be a final exam given at the end of the term.