Math 32A: Multivariable calculus
Spring 2018
Instructor: Sucharit Sarkar.
Class: MWF 1212:50pm FRANZ 1260.
Office hours: M 14pm MS 6909.
Exceptions: 4/20 911:50am instead of 4/23; 5/11 911:50am instead of 5/14; 5/25 911:50am instead of 5/28; 6/11 10am1pm instead of usual time.
Contact: If you have any questions that is not addressed below,
you should ask during or after class, or during office hours, or
during the review sessions, or during the TA office hours. Email me
only if none of these options are available, and include 32A in your
email subject.
Student Math Center: Monday to Thursday 10am3pm MS 3974
(starting on 4/4/2018). Free individual or group tutoring on all
lowerdivision Math courses on a walkin basis.
TA information:
Section 
Review session 
TA 
Office hours 
3A 
Tu 1212:50pm MS 5117 
Kyung Ha 
W 56pm, Th 45pm, MS 3921 
3B 
Th 1212:50pm WGYOUNG CS24 
Kyung Ha 
W 56pm, Th 45pm, MS 3921 
3C 
Tu 1212:50pm PAB 1425 
Max Zhou 
W 23pm, F 12pm, MS 3955 
3D 
Th 1212:50pm PUB AFF 2238 
Max Zhou 
W 23pm, F 12pm, MS 3955 
Reader: Fanfei Li
Textbook: Rogawski and Adams, Multivariable Calculus (3rd
edition). (ISBN: combo hardcover 1464125260, loose leaf
1464193800, multivariable hardcover 1464186898). There is a
different book called Early Transcendentals by the same authors. Make
sure you match the ISBN.
Useful
links: Department
page,
University
page,
MyUCLA.
Topics: The course 32A treats topics related to differential
calculus in several variables, including curves in the plane, curves
and surfaces in space, various coordinate systems, partial
differentiation, tangent planes to surfaces, and directional
derivatives. The course culminates with the solution of optimization
problems by the method of Lagrange multipliers. The course will follow
the outline from
the
Department
page. You are strongly encouraged to read the material to be
covered in class
before the class; this will help you
immensely.
Syllabus: Chapters 12.1,13.16,14.15,15 from the textbook.
Homework and quizzes: Weekly homeworks will be assigned but not
graded. Instead two of the problems from the homework will assigned
for weekly 10minute quizzes at the beginning of the TA discussion
section. (There is no quiz corresponding to the last homework;
nevertheless, you should practice them for the finals.) You must take
the quiz with your section (your TA does not have access to the
gradebook of the other sections, so if you take your quiz in the wrong
section, your quiz will not be graded). There will not be any makeup
quiz; however, your lowest quiz score will be dropped when computing
your grade. Bring a photo ID for each quiz.
HW 
Problems 
Quiz date 
1 
13.1:34,3740,45,47,60,63,65
13.2:4,10,31,37,46,47,53,55,56,58
13.3:68,7378,81,8486 
4/10 and 4/12 
2 
13.4:22,33,36,44,45,48,54,5860
13.5:20,22,25,40,52,58,63,64,6870
12.1:6,13,14,1922,27,28,52,60 
4/17 and 4/19 
3 
14.1:12,13,21,25,26,3133,37,41,44
14.2:14,21,22,25,28,33,36,49,56,63
14.3:6,9,14,18,21,28
14.4:6,8,15,19,39 
4/24 and 4/26 
4 
14.5:17,1923,25,26,30,31,33,38,39,48
15.1:7,9,10,12,1724,5255 
5/1 and 5/3 
5 
13.6:1318,2129,34,35,38
15.2:6,12,15,1822 
5/8 and 5/10 
6 
15.3:712,4750,55,63,68,70,72,78
15.4:3,4,6,7,8,1012 
5/15 and 5/17 
7 
15.4:1316,2029,3537
15.5:3,4,7,8,1419 
5/22 and 5/24 
8 
15.5:2629,31,3335,37,4346
15.6:36,11,12,1720,2531 
5/29 and 5/31 
9 
15.7:716,22,23,28,3547 
6/5 and 6/7 
10 
15.8:415,1922,2528,33,35 

Exams: There are two midterms and a single final exam according
to the following schedule. The quizzes and exams are noncollaborative
closedbook exams; you are not allowed to use books, notes, or any
electronic devices (such as calculators, phones, computers). Some old
exams can be
found
here. Note: the
actual exam problems need not be similar to the problems from past
exams since they might have used a different textbook. Rather, the
exam problems will be very similar to the homework problems, problems
from the textbook, and problems worked out in class. Bring a photo ID
for each exam.
Exam 
Date 
Location 
Topics 
Midterm 1 
4/23 1212:50pm 
FRANZ 1260 
12.1,13.15,14.13 
Midterm 2 
5/14 1212:50pm 
FRANZ 1260 
13.6,14.35,15.13 
Final 
6/11 36pm 
MS 4000A 
12.1,13.16,14.15,15 
There will be no makeup exams. Attending the final exam is
mandatory. In particular, note that university policy requires that a
student who misses the finals be automatically given F, unless the
absence is due to extreme and documented circumstances, in which case,
if the performance in the course is otherwise satisfactory, the grade
might be I.
Grading: Numerical grades will be recorded in the MyUCLA
gradebook. A composite numerical grade will be computed by the
following formula.
Max(10% Quiz + 20% Midterm 1 + 20% Midterm 2 + 50% Final, 10% Quiz + 30% Best Midterm + 60% Final)
A curve compatible with the department guidelines and
historic norms will be applied to the composite numerical grades to
obtain a letter grade. If you believe a problem on a quiz or an exam
has been graded incorrectly, or that your score was not correctly
recorded in the MyUCLA gradebook, you must bring this to the attention
of the instructor within 10 calendar days of the date of the quiz or
the exam, and before the end of the quarter (6/15/2018). Grading
complaints not initiated within this period of time will not be
considered. Please verify in a timely manner that your scores are
correctly recorded
on
MyUCLA.