Math 251 (Multivariable Calculus),
Sections 1-6, Fall 2006 (Rutgers University)
Last Update: Jan. 3, 2007.
Note: this webpage is specific for Sections 1-6. For general
information, and the Maple labs. see
(Math 251 General Information) .
Added Jan. 2 2007: The Whole World in now welcome to
Dr. Z.'s Crystal-Clear Multivariable Calculus Handouts.
Added Dec. 25, 2006:
Added Dec. 7, 2006:
By popular demand, you can now dowload the attendance quizes
(and some of the answers) from
Attendance Quizes Directory
(For example, qDec7.pdf is the "quiz" given on Dec. 7).
Added Nov. 26, 2006:
Added Oct. 18, 2006:
Added Oct. 17, 2006:
How To Still Have a Chance to Get an A Even if you Bombed Exam I
TEXT: Calculus, Early Transcendentals,
Fifth Edition, 2003, by James Stewart.
Dr. Doron ZEILBERGER ("Dr. Z")
[Office: Hill 704; E-mail: zeilberg at math dot rutgers dot edu
[Note: You MUST have MathIsFun in the message] ;
Office hours: by appointment only].
Mr. Scott Schneider
[Office: Hill 608 (732-445-8214); E-mail: scottsch
at math dot rutgers dot edu; Office hours: Thur. 12:00-1:40pm].
Ms. Lara Pudwell
[Office: Hill 608 (732-445-8214); E-mail:
lpudwell at math dot rutgers dot edu;
Office hours: Wed. 2-3, Thu. 1:30-3:30].
Times and Places
Sections 1-3: MTh2, SEC 118.
- Sect. 1 recitation: T1, SEC 217.
- Sect. 2 recitation: T2, SEC 212.
- Sect. 3 recitation: T3, SEC 218.
Sections 4-6: MTh3, SEC 117
- Sect. 4 recitation: F1, ARC 108.
- Sect. 5 recitation: F2, ARC 204.
- Sect. 6 recitation: F3, ARC 206.
Free Tutoring for all Sections (in lieu of office hours)
GRADE: The max. number of points is 500, with the following breakup.
- Early Bird session: Hill 705, Mondays and Thursdays 7:40-8:30am
- Late Bird session: Hill 705, Mondays and Thursdays 9:10-10:00am
460-500: A ;
430-459: B+ ;
400-429: B ;
370-399: C+ ;
325-369: C ;
280-324: D ;
0-279: F . No Curve!.
Input from Recitation Leader (on his/her discretion, some combination
of Maple workshops and quizes) 100 points.
2 Midterm Exams: 100 points each.
Final: 200 points.
Attendance is strictly mandatory and enforced!
It is also mandatory to take notes of everything I say in class.
Please buy a SINGLE-SUBJECT notebook,
and write on the cover: Calc III Classnotes.
Also write your name and E-mail (in case it gets lost).
Don't use it for any other subjects.
Also prepare a brown envelope and title it: Calc III Homework.
The homework is to be inspected by the Recitation Leader.
It will not be graded carefully, but the Recitation Leader's
weekly quiz will contain homework-style problems, so if you
do all your homework, you should ace the quiz.
Take careful notes during the lectures (and recitations, of course,
but use a different notebook for that), and do all the
If you have a justified absence, then
in your notebook, in the space where you would have taken classnotes,
date it, explain why you were absent (e.g. tape-in doctor's note,
or a signed statement: "I swear on my honor that I felt so bad
that I couldn't make it"), and then in your own handwriting
copy all the worked-examples from the corresponding section(s) of the book.
Every lecture will end with a 10-minute informal "quiz", asking you to
do some problems covered in that day's class.
It doesn't count towards the grade, but I use it first, to check attendance
(it is more efficient than calling 90 names), but more
important, to make sure that you know how to do the problems,
and in case that many people didn't get it, I'll try to do a better job
in reviewing it.
After each lecture I will send E-mail to everyone, with the complete
solutions, and you should
decide whether or not you got it right. If you didn't, you
should make every attempt to come to the
next free tutoring session (Hill 705, MTh 7:40-8:30am or 9:10-10:00am).
M 9/4 Labor Day ; Th 9/7: 12.1, 12.2
M 9/11: 12.3, 12.4 ; Th 9/14: 12.4, 12.5
M 9/18: 13.1, 13.2 ; Th 9/21: 13.3, 13.4
M 9/25: 14.1, 14.2 ; Th 9/28: 14.3, 14.4
M 10/2: 14.5 ; Th 10/5: 14.6
M 10/9: 14.7 ; Th 10/12: EXAM 1 (through 14.6)
M 10/16: 14.8 ; Th 10/19: 15.1, 15.2
M 10/23: 15.3 ; Th 10/26: 15.4, 15.9
M 10/30: 15.7 ; Th 11/2: 12.7, 15.8
M 11/6: 16.1, 16.2 ; Th 11/9: 16.2
M 11/13: 16.3 ; Th 11/16: 16.4
M 11/20: EXAM 2 (up to [and including] 16.3) ; Tuesday 11/21: 16.5
M 11/27: 15.6, 16.6 ; Th 11/30: 16.7
M 12/4: 16.8 ; Th 12/7: 16.9
M 12/11: Review ; Th 12/14, 8:40am-1:10pm, Marathon Review [ARC 103]
Maple Labs 1,2,3,4 (see
Math 251 General Information
), are assigned by Mr. Schneider and Ms. Pudwell weeks of
9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30. They are due two weeks later.
Mandatory Homework for Math 251 Sections 1-6
Due every recitation.
Secs. 1-3: 8:00-11:00 AM, Dec. 15, 2006, in classroom (SEC 118).
Secs. 4-6: 12:00-3:00 PM, Dec. 21, 2006, in classroom (SEC 117).