Math 324A Summer 2016

Welcome to our M324 course page. Here you can find announcements, the course calendar, and the course syllabus.

Announcements

• From time to time I will present graphics of 3-d regions, etc, to the class, and then post these on the calendar. These are made in Mathematica, and to view them you need the free CDF player (or Mathematica itself, which is expensive).

• (F 7-1) Due to popular demand, I am changing Wednesday's office hour to 10:50-11:50.

• (M 7-25) Dr. Andy Loveless has summaries of each section available at one of his old course websites. Look on the right column under "Course Material."

• (R 7-26) Here is the first page of Friday's midterm. Note that you may use one page of notes on this test.

• (M 8-1) I will be at a math conference at Montana State University all next week (M 8-8 through F 8-12). My colleague Harish Ramadas will be our guest lecturer. Please don't hesitate to email me any questions. You can also visit the Math Study Center for free tutoring.

• (W 8-3) Here is an extra credit assignment that has the flavor of problem 3 from the midterm. It is due at the start of class on Friday, August 3 and it will be worth 2-3 exam points.

• (R 8-4) Note the homework schedule for next week below - one homework assignment is due on each of M, W and F, and then again the following M. The point is not to overwhelm you but to encourage you to keep up as much as possible as we cover these crucial sections.

• (M 8-15) I will hold extra office hours this week to help you prepare for the final. Feel free to drop by my office Tuesday from 11-12 or come to a special Q&A session on Thursday from 2-3pm in PDL C-36.

Course calendar

Date Content Comments
M 6-20 15.1-15.3: Review of double integrals in cartesian coordinates
W 6-22 15.4-15.5: Polar coordinates; applications
F 6-24 15.5-15.6: Applications continued; surface area. Took Quiz 1; solution.
M 6-27 15.7: Triple integration in cartesian coordinates Extra practice: Worksheet from Dr. Andy Loveless; worksheet from Dr. Judith Arms. Here are the graphics we looked at today (you need the CDF player to view this).
W 6-29 15.8: Triple integration in cylindrical coordinates
F 7-1 15.9: Triple integration in spherical coordinates Graphics for visualizing spherical coordinates. We took Quiz 2; solution.
M 7-4 No class, Independence Day
W 7-6 15.10: Change of variables
F 7-8 Midterm 1; solutions
M 7-11 14.5: The chain rule
W 7-13 14.6: Directional derivatives and the gradient Lecture pages
F 7-15 16.1: Vector fields Lecture pages. Took Quiz 3; solution.
M 7-18 16.2: Line integrals Lecture pages
W 7-20 16.3: Fundamental theorem for line integrals Lecture pages
F 7-22 16.4: Green's Theorem Lecture pages
M 7-25 16.5: How can we differentiate vector fields? Lecture pages
W 7-27 Review day for midterm 2
F 7-29 Midterm 2; solutions; scores. The median was 31.5/50. Covers 15.10 (change of variables), 14.5-6 (derivatives of scalar fields), and 16.1-16.5. Homework on 16.4 and 16.5 due. First page of the midterm.
M 8-1 16.6: Parametric surfaces
W 8-3 16.6: Parametric surfaces, continued. Begin 16.7: Surface integrals
F 8-5 16.7: Surface integrals, continued. 16.6 HW parts 1 and 2, due. Lecture pages. Took Quiz 4; solutions.
M 8-8 16.7: Surface integrals, continued (examples of flux integrals). 16.7 HW part 1 due
W 8-10 16.9: Divergence Theorem 16.7 HW part 2 due
F 8-12 16.8: Stokes' Theorem 16.9 HW due
M 8-15 16.8: Stokes' Theorem, continued. Review.
W 8-17 Review for final (16.10) 16.8 HW due
F 8-19 Final exam. Scores; the median was 32.5/50. Emphasizes chapter 16 material, but will also include change-of-variables and the chain rule. You may have one side of one page of hand-written notes.

Syllabus

• When and where: MWF 9:40-10:40 in EXED 110
• Instructor: Tim Mesikepp
• Office: PDL C-34
• Office hours: M 11:50-12:50, W 10:50-11:50, F 10:50-11:50, or by appointment
• Email: mesiket (at) math.washington.edu
• Course content and text: See the math department's 324 syllabus.
• Homework: Homework is online through WebAssign. There is a problem set due every Friday, starting with this Friday, 6-24. You need to get access to WebAssign as soon as possible and login to see your assignment. If you purchased it for M124/5/6, you should still have access for this course.
• Exams overview and policies: There will be two midterms and a final exam. There are no make-up exams. If you have a verifiable, well-documented and legitimate reason for missing a midterm, you must notify me in advance and I will give you your grade on the other midterm for that midterm. There is no such recourse for missing the final - you must take it. You may use a non-graphing calculator on exams.
• Exam dates:
• Midterm 1: Friday, July 8
• Midterm 2: Friday, July 29
• Final exam: Friday, August 19
• Quizzes: There may be unannounced quizzes on some Fridays. If you have a verifiable, well-documented and legitimate reason for missing a quiz, I will give more weight to the rest of your quizzes.
• Grading:
• Homework: 12%
• Quizzes: 3%
• Midterm 1: 25%
• Midterm 2: 25%
• Final: 35%
• Resources for help:
• You! Your drive, perseverance, and study. Your lecture notes, your creativity and your ideas. Most of your learning for this class will have to take place outside of class (!) as you reflect on and digest what we discuss in lecture.
• The book.
• The homework.
• Your classmates.
• The internet.
• The Math Study Center in COMM B-014. Open MTWTh 11-5, beginning Tuesday, June 21. Free math tutoring.
• Me - ask questions in class, come to my office hours.