[ 126C  Calculus  Winter '15]
Course information
 Class schedule:
MWF 11:3012:20 in GWN
301
A tentative schedule can be found here.
 Quizz sections:
 CA: TTh 11:3012:20; SAV 156; TA: Sam Rudy
 CB: TTh 12:301:20; SAV 156; TA: Sam Rudy

CC: TTh 11:3012:20 SAV
166; TA: RuYu Lai
 CD: TTh 12:301:20 SAV 166; TA: RuYu Lai
 Instructor: Thomas Rothvoss
 Email: rothvoss@uw.edu
 Office hours: Monday 12pm and Wednesday 23pm in Padelford C440
 TAs:
 Sam Rudy (126CA/CB).
Email: shrudy@uw.edu
 RuYu Lai (126CC/CD)
Email: rylai@math.washington.edu  Exam dates:
 Midterm 1: February 3 (in the quiz sections)
 Midterm 2: March 3 (in the quiz sections)
 Final exam: Saturday, March 14,
5:00pm until 7:50pm
I got the rooms JHN 102 and JHN 075 assigned, so we’ll split as follows:
 Section CA > JHN 102
 Section CB > JHN 102
 Section CC, last names AN > JHN 102
 Section CC, last names OZ > JHN 075
 Section CD > JHN 075
Textbook and Webassign
 All students must have access to Webassign in
order to do the homework. UW has a special login page:
https://www.webassign.net/washington/login.html.  If you purchased Lifetime of the Edition access to Webassign for the 7th edition of Stewart in Math 124 or 125, you do not need to purchase a new access code.
 Students may use either a hard copy of the text or the electronic text available through Webassign.
 If you did not purchase Webassign access for Math
124 or 125, the least expensive option is Webassign
with the electronic text. The publishing company offers a
deal to UW students to receive the text and access for $70:
http://www.cengagebrain.com/micro/uwmathcalc  If you wish to purchase a hard copy of the text, the bookstore carries a custom version, listed as Multivariable Calculus, by James Stewart. You can purchase just the text (if you already have Webassign access from Math 125) or the text bundled with a Webassign access code (check with bookstore personel to be sure you're getting the access code bundled with the text).
 WARNING: For those of you purchasing access for the first time, be sure you follow the link above for the $70 access + ebook option. If you log into Webassign and follow their link to "purchase access online," they will NOT offer you the $70 Lifetime of the Edition deal (this price was negotiated through the textbook publishers, not through Webassign).
 Your first homework assignment is due on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
Resources:
 homework assignments (Webassign)
 How To Use Webassign
 course
syllabus
 course calendar (pdf)
 Math 126 Exam Archive:
 Taylor
Series Notes (pdf)
 Midterm I
for 126D (Spring 2014; incl. solutions)
 Midterm
II for 126D (Spring 2014; incl. solutions)
Other UW resources:
 Math Study Center
 Disability Resources for Students
 Student Counseling
Center
 Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE)
Lecture notes
Remark: I will post the lecture notes that I will be
using in class the late evening/night before the lecture. The
vast majority of information can also be found in the text
book.
 Monday, January 5: Intro + 3Dcoordinate system (§12.1).
 Wednesday, January 7: Vectors (§12.2)
 Friday, January 9: Dot products and angles (§12.2, §12.3)
 Monday, January 12: Cross products and lines (§12.4, §12.5)
 Wednesday, January 14: Lines and planes (§12.5)
 Friday, January 16: Cylinders and quadric surfaces
 Wednesday, January 21: Parametric curves and vector functions (§10.1,§13.1)
 Friday, January 23: Derivatives and integrals of vector functions (§10.2, §13.2)
 Monday, January 26: Polar coordinates (§10.3)
 Wednesday, January 28: Curvature (§13.3)
 Friday, January 30: Review for Midterm I
 Monday, February 2: Review for Midterm I
 Wednesday, February 4: Normal and binormal vectors (§13.3) (I fixed typos on the last slide)
 Friday, February 6: Normal and tangential components of acceleration (§13.4)
 Monday, February 9: Functions of several variables (§14.1)
 Wednesday, February 11: Partial derivatives and tangent planes (§14.3)
 Friday, February 13: Differentials (§14.4+§14.7) (I fixed a typo on slide 131)
 Wednesday, February 18: More on optimization (§14.7)
 Friday, February 20: Double integrals over rectangle (§15.1,§15.2)
 Monday, February 23: Double integrals over general regions (§15.3)
 Wednesday, February 25: Double integrals in polar coordinates (§15.4)
 Friday, February 27: Mass and center of mass (§15.4)
 Monday, March 2: Review for Midterm II
 Wednesday, March 4: Taylor polynomials (§1)
 Friday, March 6: Quadratic Taylor polynomials (§2) and Higher order Taylor polynomials (§3) (I fixed a typo on slide 166; the n! should have been (n+1)! )
 Monday, March 9: Taylor Series (§4)
 Wednesday, March 11: Taylor Series (§4+§5) (I fixed some typos on slide 176)
 Friday, March 13: Review for
Taylor polynomials and Taylor series
Frequently asked questions
 What is a good strategy to do well in class?
My personal recommendation would be as follows:
 First, you should get the book Multivariable Calculus that the course is based on.
 You should go to the lectures; if you like you can print the lecture notes the morning before the lecture. Then you need to write less and can concentrate more on the content
 After lectures, if you feel you need to improve your
understanding, you should read the corresponding chapter
in Stewart's book or talk to other students to make sure
that you understood it right. Also the folks in the Math
Study Center will be glad to help you.
 Please do all the WebAssign homework. It will be a good
training for the exam.
 Before exams, you should have a look at the collection
of old 126 exams (see link above). Chances are high that
exercises in the next exam are similar to the ones in the
old exams. In fact, if you can solve all old
exams, you'll do fine in the exams.
 What am I allowed to bring to exams?
You may bring
 a scientific calculator (no graphing, programming, or calculus functionality);
 one sheet of handwritten notes (to be precise: one
sheet of paper, but you may write on both sides)
 as a reminder, you will need a photo ID
 I did not get a slot in 126C. Can I get an add code to
joint 126C?
At this point all 160 slots are taken. I am not allowed to overload the course (while GWN 301 has more than 160 seats, each of the 4 quiz sections has only 40 seats, hence there would not be any room left anyway). Last time I checked there were a view slots open in 126F, which is the online version of this course.
 If I have questions concerning the content of the
course, whom can I ask?
You can go to your TAs office hour, you can come to my office hour, you can Math Study Center or to the CLUE.