Information on Calculus III
MAT 214 (2590)
Calculus of Several Variables

January 21, 2009

Tues. & Thurs. 11:45 – 1:05ES 140
Wed. 2:45 – 3:40ES 139
W. F. Hammond, ES 137B
Phone: 442-4625
Email: hammond
Office hours: Tue & Thu 2:15 – 3:05 or by appt.
James Stewart, Multivariable Calculus – Early Transcendentals, 6th edition, Thomson, Brooks-Cole, 2008
PRE-REQUISITE: Math 113 or Math 119 (two semesters of calculus)


The objective of Math 214 is for the student to learn analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus in n-dimensional Euclidean space. The case where n is 1 is covered in first year calculus. This course will place emphasis on the cases where n is 2 or 3.

The successful student's objective will be (1) to understand calculus and (2) to be able not just to know how to solve problems similar to example problems but to be able to figure out how to solve other problems.

The content of the course will be partly defined by the methods used to solve the collection of problems in the daily assignments. Unless announced otherwise these assignments will not be collected for scoring in order to permit free discussion. Occasional quizzes (roughly one per week) will be designed to check knowledge gained in working through the assignments.


Final examination100Thu., May 14, 10:30 – 12:30 (*)
Hour tests (2 @ 50 each)100Wed Feb 25 & Wed Mar 25
Occasional quizzes (10 @ 5 each)50as announced
Total weight250


Attendance at class meetings is a requirement for passing the course unless the student has been granted a special exception. Unexcused absence may result in failure or grade reduction. There will be no excused absences from tests except for compelling emergencies and religious holidays.

* Note: The hour listed for the final examination is taken from the University's examination schedule based on the Wednesday meeting of this course; it may become necessary to change it.