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MATH 175: Multivariable Calculus - Fall 2008
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Instructor: Başak Gürel

Email, Office, Phone: basak.gurel at vanderbilt.edu, SC 1406, (615) 343-5629

Office hours: Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm and Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm, in SC 1406

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• Prerequisites

MATH 155B, 170 or equivalent.

• Lectures

TR    8:10-9:25am    SC 1320

• The textbook

Calculus, 5th edition by James Stewart.

• Calculators

Calculators are not used in this course and will not be permitted in the exams.

• Course material

Chapters 13-17 of the textbook, with possible additions and exceptions, will be covered in this course: vectors in three space, functions of three variables, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, vector calculus. You should read the assigned sections before the lectures. See the syllabus for a (tentative) week by week list of the sections covered.

• Homework

Homework assignments will be listed on the syllabus. You should work on these problems right after the relevant section is covered. Please do seek help immediately if you are having difficulties with the homework or, in general, with the course.

• Exams

There are three exams in MATH 175: two midterms (in class), and a comprehensive final exam. The dates for these exams are:

 Midterm I Oct 2, Thursday (in class) Midterm II Nov 13, Thursday (in class) Final Exam Dec 17, Wednesday; Time: 9:00-11:00am. (No alternate final will be given.)

IMPORTANT: Please note that exam dates and times are not flexible and there will be no make-up exams. It is your responsibility to arrange your schedule to be able to take the exams at the scheduled times. Absences from exams due to illness or personal crisis must be adequately documented, in which case the final exam score will replace the score of an exam missed.

• Quizzes

There will be 5 quizzes during the semester. Quiz dates are 9/4, 9/18, 10/16, 11/4, 12/2. (There will be no make-up quizzes.)

Midterm I - 25%,    Midterm II - 25%,    Final Exam - 35%,    Quizzes - 15%

• Honor Code

All work submitted for credit must be student's own and is subject to the provisions of the Vanderbilt Honor Code. Details can be found at the Honor Council web site.

• Important Dates

You may find the information on important dates such as the last day for add-drop in the Academic Calendar posted in the university registrar's page.

• Extra help

In addition to regular office hours, you may get extra help through the (free) tutoring services of the College of Arts and Sciences. There are also Calculus Tutored Study Halls at the Math Department where you can drop in to ask questions. Here is the Fall 2008 schedule.

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Americans with Disabilities Act

If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact the Opportunity Development Center's (ODC) Disability Services Program (DSP) located in Suite 108 of Baker Building, (615) 322-4705. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential. Students with disabilities requiring emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Services. For procedures and information, go to the following web site: http://police.vanderbilt.edu/EP/Emergency%20Evacuation%20disabilities.htm.

Başak Gürel's web page/ Main Page / Teaching/ Research

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