Fall 2011

Insructor: Dr. Peter Wolfe

Office MTH 3314, Phone 301-405-5149, e-mail pnw@math  
Office Hours: 11:00-11:59 a.m. M-F (or by appointment) .

Class meets: MTuWF 1:00-1:50 p.m in ARM 0105.

Goals of the Course: The goal of MATH 241 is to learn multivariable calculus. The culmination of the course is chapter 15 which deals with the integral theorems which are essential for the derivation of the fundamental equations of classical physics (the heat equation, Maxwell's equations, the equations of elasticity and fluid dynamics). We therefore will try to move fairly quickly through chapters 11, 12 and 13 in order to spend more time on the more difficult chapters 14 (multiple integration) and 15.

Texts:     Ellis & Gulick, CALCULUS, 6th ed., Thomson 2003, ISBN 0-759-32285-6 ;   (Required)
                Cooper, A MATLAB Companion for Multivariable Calculus , Harcourt/ Academic Press 2001, ISBN 0-12-187625-X; (Recommended)

Here is a place where you can buy the book: amazon

Daily Schedule

Exams and Quizzes :   There will be four hour exams; on September 23, October 18, November 14 and December 9 and a Final Exam on December 15. In addition, there will be 11 ten minute quizzes. (The dates are noted on the syllabus.) Make-ups for hour exams will be given only upon presentation of an acceptable excuse. No make-ups for quizzes will be given.

Computer Work:   We will be using the software system MATLAB . There will be five MATLAB assignments to be handed in. It is permissible to work in teams on these. (No more than four to a team please.)

Homework: There is a homework assignment almost every day as given in the syllabus. The first 10 minutes or so of each class is set aside for the discussion of homework. This homework will not be collected. Students are responsible for all homework problems.

Grading: The three lowest quiz grades will be dropped and the rest will count as one hour exam. The final will count as two hour exams. The MATLAB assignments will count as .5 hour exam. Therefore the final grade will be based on 750 points. Grading is on the scale 90-100 = A, 80-89=B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, < 60 = F. However, grades may be adjusted upwards on the basis of (a) improvement over the semester, or (b) an exceptionally good final examination.

Tutoring: The Department of Mathematics offers a free walk-in tutoring service. Here is the Tutoring Schedule

MATLAB assignments

Assignment #1   Due September 28, 2011.
Assignment #2   Due October 14, 2011.
Assignment #3   Due November 2, 2011.
Assignment #4   Due November 18, 2011.
Assignment #5   Due December 7, 2011.

Sample First Hour Exam
Sample Second Hour Exam
Sample Third Hour Exam
Sample Forth Hour Exam

Academic Integrity: The University of Maryland, College Park has a nationally recognized Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the Student Honor Council.This Code sets standards for academic integrity at Maryland for all undergraduate and graduate students. As a student you are responsible for upholding these standards for this course. It is very important for you to be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication,facilitation, and plagiarism. For more information on the Code of Academic Integrity or the Student Honor Council, please go to Honor Code Info.

Course Evaluation is now online ! To fill out an evaluation form for this course click here. We urge you to do this. Responses are due by December 14.