Department of Mathematics, College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY)

Calculus III - MATH 233 (Section 7549):  Fall 2016 Course Outline

Prof. Ilya Kofman

Office:   1S-209   phone: (718) 982-3615
Email:   ikofman


Course Time and Place:

Mondays and Wednesdays:    2:30pm - 4:25pm   in 5S-217

Course Syllabus


Textbook:  Jon Rogawski and Colin Adams, Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Third Edition, W. H. Freeman & Co. (2015)   ISBN-13: 978-1464114885     ISBN-10: 1464114889

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 below 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

Exams:  There will be two in-class exams, Exam 1 on Wednesday, September 28 and Exam 2 on Wednesday, November 2.

Grading:  The course grade will be determined as follows (subject to change announced in class):  20% Webwork + 50% Exams and quizzes + 30% Final Exam.  Without exception, you must pass the exams to pass this course, and you must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the college.

Help:  My office hours are on Mondays and Wednesdays 11-12:15pm 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 past exams, homework and textbook.

Past and Sample Exams: 

Review for Final Exam:

  • Sample Final Exam   and   Solutions.
  • Another Sample Final Exam
  • Review of the BIG theorems   and   Solutions.

    Exams and Quizzes from Fall 2016:

  • Sample Exam 1 Fall 2016
  • Exam 1 Fall 2016   and   Solutions.
  • Review for Quiz on Monday, October 24:   Exam 3 Fall 2008 #4-7   (see Solutions), and   Sample Problems #8-13,   and review problems on p.820 in our textbook.
  • Quiz 1 Fall 2016   and   Solutions
  • Exam 2 Fall 2016   and   Solutions.
  • Quiz 2 Fall 2016

    Problems from past exams:

  • Exams from Fall 2015 (Prof. Joseph Maher).
  • Exam 1 Fall 2008 (covers Rogawski chapter 12)  and   Solutions
  • Exam 2 Fall 2008 (covers Rogawski chapter 13)  and   Solutions
  • Exam 3 Fall 2008 (covers Rogawski 14.4 - 14.8)  and   Solutions
  • Problems from past versions of Exam 1  and   Solutions
  • Problems from past versions of Exam 2.
  • Problems from past versions of Exam 3.
  • Problems from past versions of the Final Exam, and Solutions.

    Dates corresponding to the Course Syllabus (each class usually covers two 1-hour lessons):

    Class Day Date
    1 Mon Aug 29
    2 Wed Aug 31
    Mon Sept 5 No class
    3 Wed Sept 7
    4 Mon Sept 12
    5 Wed Sept 14
    6 Mon Sept 19
    7 Wed Sept 21
    8 Mon Sept 26
    9 Wed Sept 28
    Mon Oct 3 No class
    10 Wed Oct 5
    11 Thurs Oct 6
    Mon Oct 10 No class
    Wed Oct 12 No class
    12 Mon Oct 17
    13 Wed Oct 19
    14 Mon Oct 24
    15 Wed Oct 26
    16 Mon Oct 31
    17 Wed Nov 2
    18 Mon Nov 7
    19 Wed Nov 9
    20 Mon Nov 14
    21 Wed Nov 16
    22 Mon Nov 21
    23 Wed Nov 23
    24 Mon Nov 28
    25 Wed Nov 30
    26 Mon Dec 5
    27 Wed Dec 7
    28 Mon Dec 12
    Dec 13-21 Final Exams

    Other useful online resources: 

    Interactive Gallery of Quadric Surfaces

    Online calculus lessons from Khan Academy  Explore this terrific website!  Great online tool!

    Online calculus III textbook. Lots of examples worked out.

    Fundamental theorems of vector calculus  A little more advanced discussion of our fundamental theorems.

    Disability policy: Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable academic accommodations if determined eligible by the Office for Disability Services. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of student's eligibility from the Office of Disability Services, which is located in 1P-101. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the Office for Disability Services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

    Integrity policy: CUNY's Academic Integrity Policy is available online at