FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

Mathematics Department

Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Syllabus

Fall Semester 2014


Multivariate Calculus 1 MATH 2004 - L01

4 credits

Prerequisite: MATH 1207-Calculus 2

Meets Monday/Thursday 10 to 11:15am
and Thursday recitation 11:20am to 12:20pm


Instructor:

Dr. Leonard J. Nissim

Office: 815F

Telephone: 212-636-6331

Email: ljnissim@hotmail.com or nissim@fordham.edu

LC Department Office: 813

LC Department telephone: 212-636-6310

RH Department Office: John Mulcahy Hall, room 407 (Rose Hill)

RH Department Telephone: 718-817-3220


Office Hours

Monday 1pm to 3pm - in room 815F

Tuesday 10am to 12 noon - in the Math Help Room (room 302F)

Friday 10am to 11am - in room 815F

(and by appointment)


Text:

``Calculus: Multivariable'' (Tenth Edition) by Howard Anton, Irl Bivens, and Stephen Davis. It is published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

ISBN 978-1-119-93781-4


Syllabus:

Vectors, space coordinates, dot products, cross products, quadratic surfaces, vector-valued functions and their derivatives, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, higher order partial derivatives, chain rule for multivariable functions, total differentials, maxima and minima for multivariable functions, directional derivatives, the gradient, double integrals, and triple integrals.

This material may be found in chapters 11 to 14 of the Tenth Edition.

You can get homework assignments and find out what will be covered on the next test by going to my website, and clicking on the appropriate link. The address is:

http://www.dsm.fordham.edu/~nissim/

Note: This website is not part of Blackboard. You must type in this address the first time that you access this website.


Grading:

Your grade will be based on tests (50%) and the final exam (50%). Three tests will be given; only the best two scores will count. No make-up tests will be given. The tests are scheduled for Thursday, October 2; Thursday, October 30; and Monday, November 24.

The final exam will cover material from the entire course. It is scheduled for Thursday, December 18, from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Homework will be assigned, but will not count towards your grade. While you are expected to attend all classes, attendance is not part of your grade. If you miss a class, check the website above for the homework assignment.

 

 

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