Math 1C - Multivariable Calculus - Course Information Sheet - Fall 2000

Instructor: Russell Lee Office: PH 107 408-848-4881 hhh.gavilan.edu/rlee
Office Hours: MF: 10:10 - 11:00 a.m.; TTh: 11:10 12:00 noon; W: 1:10 2:00 p.m.; and by appointment.
Calculators: This course is an excellent opportunity to learn some of the capabilities of a graphing calculator and computer algebra systems. It is expected that you will use these resources on homework. However, calculators and computers are only tools. Successful completion of this course will require a conceptual understanding of the course material.
Textbook: Calculus, 2nd Edition, 1998. Hughes-Hallet, et. al, authors. Wiley Publishers.
Student Study Guide, to accompany above.
Prerequisite: Math 1B with a grade of "C" or better.
Attendance: Regular attendance is highly recommended. It is the responsibility of the student to drop the course by obtaining a drop card from the registrar.
Honor Code: Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations will result in disciplinary action that may include recommendation for dismissal.
Special Needs: Students requiring special arrangements because of a disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disability Resource Center.
Course Objectives
and Goals:
Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to formulate, analyze and solve calculus problems of more than one variable. Problems will include, but not be limited to, solid analytic geometry, partial derivatives, vector-valued functions, and multiple, line, and surface integrals.

We will cover Chapters 11 through 20 at approximately one section per day.
Evaluation: Students will receive a letter grade based upon the following:
  1. Four midterm exams, lowest score dropped. 75% of grade.
  2. Comprehensive two-hour final exam. 25% of grade.
90% of the total possible points will be required for an A, 80% of the total possible points for a B, 70% for a C, and 60% for a D.
Homework: Doing homework is the most important part of the class. Homework problems will be assigned daily and reviewed at the beginning of each class.
Exams: The three midterm exams will be given in class on the following Fridays:
September 14 October 12 November 9 December 7
Make-up exams will not be given. Mark these dates in your calendar today. The best preparation for the exams is to do the homework. The exams will be straightforward for those who complete and understand the homework problems. Exam problems will likely require synthesis of more than one concept. All exams are closed book and closed notes.
Final Exam: Tuesday, December 19, 2000. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Room LS 102. Without exception!