Math 32B Lec 3: Calculus of Several Variables
Spring Session 2013

Lecture meeting time: MTW 1:00-1:50P
Location:    FRANZ 1178

Instructor: Ricardo Salazar (MS 6324)
Email (backwards):  edu [ dot ] ucla [ dot ] math [ at ] rsalazar

Office Hours: W 2:30 - 3:30PM,    R 5:00 - 6:00PM

Teaching Assistants (by section):
3A-3B; Stephanie Lewkiewicz (MS 6146)
      3C-3D; Zach Norwood (MS 3915B)
      3E-3F; Wutichai Chongchitmate (MS 3915E)

Discussions (by section):
3A; T 1:00-1:50P MS 5138       3B; R 1:00-1:50P PAB 2748       3C; T 1:00-1:50P MS 5147
3D; R 1:00-1:50P MS 6201       3E; T 1:00-1:50P MS 5137       3F; R 1:00-1:50P MS 5118


Class Syllabus:



Textbook: J. Rogawski, Multivariable Calculus, 2nd W.H. Freeman & CO.


Course material: Integral calculus in several dimensions.
* Integrals over regions in the plane and regions in space.
* Integrals over curves and surfaces.
* Fundamental theorem of calculus in dimensions two and three: the theorems of Green, Gauss and Stokes.


Homework & quizzes:
A list of homework problems can be found here. Homework problems are not to be handed in, but should be done entirely since they will be the basis for the weekly quizzes. A brief quiz consisting of one problem from the homework assignments will be administered during most discussion sections. The quizzes will be collected, graded and returned to you at the following week's discussion section meeting. Teaching assistants will answer questions concerning the lectures and the text and, as time permits, discuss homework problems.

* Make up quizzes will not be allowed but the two lowest scores will not be considered when computing your final grade.

There will be no quiz on the following dates: April 25, 30. May 16, 21.


Midterms:
Two midterms will be given on Monday, April 29 and Monday, May 20.
Make sure ahead of time you have no schedule conflicts as there will be absolutely no make-up midterms under any circumstances.


Final Exam: 
The final exam will be given on Thursday, June 13 (12:30 11:30 to 2:30P).
Failure to take the final exam during this time will result in an automatic F!!!



Grading:  Your final score in the class will be the maximum of the following two grading schemes:

(10% Quizzes) + (25% Midterm 1) + (25% Midterm 2) + (40% Final Exam)
or
(10% Quizzes) + (35% Highest Midterm) + (55% Final Exam)

If your final score is 92.5% of the possible points, you are guaranteed an A- or an A. If it is higher than 70%, you are guaranteed a C. However, if necessary, the A-/B+ line will be moved down until 25% of the class gets A or A-, and similarly, the C/C- line will be moved down until only 15% of the class gets grades below C. The median grade in this class is usually B-.

Grading complaints: If you believe a problem on an exam has been graded incorrectly, or that your score was not correctly recorded, you must bring this to the attention of the instructor within 14 calendar days of the date of the exam in question, and before the date of the final exam. Grading complaints not initiated within this period of time will not be considered. Scores on homework assignments and exams will appear on MyUCLA before these items are returned to you, and it is your responsibility to verify in a timely manner that the scores appearing on MyUCLA are accurate.


Class Schedule:

The topics covered during lectures will approximately follow the general course outline located here.


Class handouts:

A list of problems that cover topics I will be testing during the first Midterm can be found here. Click here for answers and to help you set up the problems.

A list of problems that cover topics I will be testing during the second Midterm can be found here. (Update: There is a typo on the first question: the second i-hat, should be j-hat. There is also a typo on question 7, the values of z lie between 1/2 and (√ 3 ) /2 ).
Click here for answers and to help you set up the problems.

A list of additional problems that cover topics I will be testing during the final exam can be found here. (Update: There is a typo AGAIN on the first question: the second i-hat, should be j-hat.)
Click here for answers and to help you set up the problems. (Update: On question 2, problem 19, page 1045. I went the 'lazy way' and quoted the answer in the back of the book (which by the way is not correct). The right answer should be π).



The challenge problem can be found here.

Solutions to midterms one and two can be found here and here.


Last update: 06/12/2013.