Instructor: | Tony Harkin |

Office: | MCS 250 |

Office Hours: | MTW 11-12 |

Office Phone: | 353-1497 |

Home Phone: | 489-0380 |

Email: | harkin@math.bu.edu |

** Class Meeting:** Mon.-Thurs. from 9-11am in Room MCS 149

**Web page:** http://math.bu.edu/people/harkin/teaching/ma225.html

**Textbook:** Calculus - Concepts and Contexts (Chapters 9-13) by James Stewart, Brooks/Cole Publishing Company (1998).

**Recommended book:** Div, Grad, Curl, and All That : An Informal Text on Vector Calculus by Harry M. Schey, W.W. Norton & Company (1997).

**Course Description:**
In first and second semester calculus, one learns how to integrate,
differentiate and visualize functions of one variable, i.e. f(x).
Most problems in economics, business and the natural sciences give
rise to functions that depend upon more than one variable. In this
course, you will learn how to integrate, differentiate and visualize
functions of two (or more) variables. Topics: Vectors, lines, planes.
Multiple integration, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Partial
derivatives, directional derivatives, scalar and vector fields, the
gradient, potentials, approximation, multivariate minimization.

**Grading:**

- Exam I (20%), Sections: 9.1-9.7, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3
- Exam II (20%), Sections: 11.1, 11.3-11.8
- Final Exam (20%), Sections: 12.1-12.4, 12.7-12.8, 13.1-13.4
- Problem Sets (40%)
- Technology Projects, Extra Credit

**Problem Sets:**
A problem set will be assigned each day that will be collected
the following day. There will also be additional suggested problems
that will help you learn the material but they won't be collected.

From Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan....
Spock: ``He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking.''
Captain Kirk (orders helmsman): ``z minus 10,000!'' |