Math 324: Advanced Multivariable Calculus I
Spring 2015

Instructor: Alexandru Chirvasitu

Class times and location: Office: C-417 Padelford
Office hours: W 11:30 - 12:20 and 1:30 - 3:30 or by appointment
Email: chirva AT
I'll follow the official syllabus pretty faithfully with some minor permutations of the sections.

We're using the custom 7th edition of Stewart's Multivariable Calculus. You do need it, as I'll be assigning problems from it as homework by just telling you the problem numbers. See that link for info on how / where to get it.

I'll probably ask you to read some of the sections in the textbook before most lectures, so we're in sync. I'll post the reading assignments here; the date is that of the lecture, so please do the reading before that.

Date Section(s) Remarks
Wed Apr 1 15.4
Fri Apr 3 15.7
Wed Apr 8 15.9
Mon Apr 13 14.6
Fri Apr 17 16.1
Mon Apr 20 16.2
Fri May 08 16.6
Mon May 11 16.7


You'll access it through WebAssign.


We're having it Wednesday, May 6 in class. It'll probably consist of 5 problems, and will take up all of our class time (50 minutes). For practice have a look at past exams by other people in the archive linked in the next section (under the 'Final' heading), and also at my own midterm from last quarter on this older web page.

You're not allowed your own notes or calculators or any such aides, but I will type up and distribute a note sheet of my own before the test.

Midterm week office hours : Tu 10:30 - 12:20, W 09:00 - 10:00

It's been scheduled by the department and neither the date nor the location can be changed; so it's pretty much set in stone.. The final is cumulative in principle, but in practice it'll focus on the material not covered by the midterm.

Just as for the midterm, I will provide a note sheet before the exam.

I've found an old exam archive on someone else's class web page. It should come in handy when you prepare for either of the two tests.
We'll drop the lowest homework score.

"Overloading" means allowing more students in class than the limit (which in our case is 50). We won't be doing any of that during the first week. Instead, you should keep watching and waiting for spaces to open up; it's all a bit fluid in the beginning, so that may well happen.

I'm sure this study support center will have some study sessions before midterms and such. They typically send out emails to students in any given course (such as Math 324) announcing these. You should keep an eye out and drop by their website on occasion.
Disability Resources

If you need special accomodations please go to DRS (Disability Resources for Students) for more information. You should meet with a DRS counselor and get a letter attesting your need for academic accomodations. Once you have such a letter, please see me so that we can arrange for those.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me.

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