Mondays and Wednesdays: 12:20pm -
2:15pm in 1S-217
Prof. Ilya KofmanEmail: ikofmanmath.csi.cuny.eduCourse website: http://www.math.csi.cuny.edu/~ikofman/math233.html |
Textbook: You can rent or buy, new or used, from any store. You can use either the 3rd or 4th edition of this textbook:
Homework: Answers to odd-numbered exercises are in the back of the book. I highly recommend working jointly on homework problems with fellow students. The homework problems in bold on the syllabus have matching Webwork problems, which must be submitted online. To pass this course, the Webwork problems are the minimum requirement; to earn an excellent grade, you will have to do the other assigned problems in your textbook.
Webwork: Webwork is a free online system that provides individualized homework problems, gives immediate feedback, and allows you to correct mistakes until the due date. Later, you can see detailed solutions online. Webwork is required in this course, and it is a major part of your grade. Webwork website
Quizzes and Exams: See the schedule of quizzes and exams below. No electronic devices, such as phones or calculators will be allowed during quizzes and exams.
Grading: The course grade will be determined (subject to change announced in class) by your scores on Webwork, quizzes, exams and final exam. Without exception, you must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the college.
Help: My office hours are on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm in my office, 1S-209. Also, free math tutoring is available.
How to Study: (1.) Come to class (attendance is mandatory). (2.) Read the relevant sections after class. (3.) Do the homework. Leave time to think about it! (4.) Come to my office hours or the help room with any remaining questions. (5.) To study for a math exam, you must DO MORE PROBLEMS from sample quizzes and exams, homework and textbook.
Class | Topic | Section |
Wed Aug 28 | Vectors, Dot product | 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 3B1B-vectors and KA-dot product |
Wed Sep 4 | Cross product, Lines and planes | 12.4, 12.5 |
Mon Sep 9 | Lines and planes | 12.5 |
Wed Sep 11 | QUIZ 1 Conic sections |
12.1-12.5 11.5 |
Mon Sep 16 | Quadric surfaces | 12.6, Quadric Gallery |
Wed Sep 18 | Parametric curves, arc length and speed | 13.1, 13.2, 13.3 |
Mon Sep 23 | Limits and continuity in several variables | 14.1, 14.2 |
Wed Sep 25 | Partial derivatives Review |
14.3 12.1 - 14.3 |
Mon Sep 30 | EXAM 1 | |
Mon Oct 7 | Differentiability and tangent planes, Gradient and directional derivatives | 14.4, 14.5 |
Wed Oct 9 | Chain rule in several variables | 14.6 |
Tues Oct 15 | Optimization in several variables | 14.7 |
Wed Oct 16 | Lagrange multipliers | 14.8 |
Mon Oct 21 | Optimization with Extreme Value Theorem | 14.7, 14.8 |
Wed Oct 23 | QUIZ 2 Double integrals |
14.4.-14.8 15.1, 15.2 |
Mon Oct 28 | Triple integrals | 15.3 |
Wed Oct 30 | Integration in polar, cylindrical, spherical coordinates | 12.7, 15.4 |
Mon Nov 4 | Review | 14.4 - 15.4 |
Wed Nov 6 | EXAM 2 | |
Mon Nov 11 | Vector fields, Line integrals | 16.1, 16.2 |
Wed Nov 13 | Conservative vector fields | 16.3 |
Mon Nov 18 | Green's Theorem | 17.1 |
Wed Nov 20 | QUIZ 3 Parametrized surfaces and surface integrals |
16.1-16.3, 17.1 16.4, 16.5 |
Mon Nov 25 | Stokes' Theorem | 17.2 |
Mon Dec 2 | Stokes' Theorem | 17.2 |
Wed Dec 4 | Divergence Theorem | 17.3 |
Mon Dec 9 | Final Exam Review | Ch 16 - 17 |
Wed Dec 11 | Final Exam Review | Ch 12 - 17 |
Past and Sample Exams:
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Attendance policy: Attendance is mandatory. Unauthorized absences from three or more classes will result in a course grade of WU (Withdrew Unofficially).
Disability policy: Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable academic accommodations if determined eligible by the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS). Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of student's eligibility from OAS, which is located in 1P-101. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the OAS staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.
Integrity policy: No electronic devices, such as phones or calculators will be allowed during quizzes and exams. Any cheating during quizzes or exams will result in your failing the course and the matter being reported to the dean, following CUNY's Academic Integrity Policy, which is available online at https://www2.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/legal-affairs/policies-procedures/academic-integrity-policy.
Important Dates: www.csi.cuny.edu/currentstudents/academiccalendars