Spring 2013 Math V 1201 Section 003, Calculus III

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, 2:40 pm-3:55 pm.
Location: 207 Mathematics Building.
Attending the lectures is strongly encouraged.
First lecture: January 23, 2013.

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

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: Annabelle Anandappa (aja2145@columbia.edu), Jung-Kyun Seo (js3366@columbia.edu).
Graduate TA: Phillip Engel.

They will schedule to work in the help rooms.

Annabelle Anandappa: Mondays 12pm -1pm, Tuesdays 2-3pm
Jung-Kyun Seo: Fridays 11:00 am- 1: 00 pm
Philip Engel: Wednesdays 11:00 am -1: 00 pm

Philip Engel will also hold a problem session on Thursdays from 5-6 pm in 207, Mathematics Building. The first problem session is on Feb. 07.

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

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 .

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 Exams
There will be two midterm exams during class, which are tentatively scheduled as follows
Midterm I: Wednesday February 20th, 2013
Midterm II: Wednesday April 03rd, 2013.
Make-up exams will not be given. Students can only be excused from the exams because of serious illness; you will need a note from your doctor or dean.

Final exam
There will be a final exam given at the end of the term. All students must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the university , which is projected to be Wednesday May 15, 2013 from 1: 10 pm - 4: 00 pm.

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.