Math 23B - Vector calculus - Winter 2019

Overview: This course will cover multivariable integral calculus, from the definition of the double integral up to Stokes' theorem and differential forms. By the end of the course we'll be covering some pretty cool theorems that have some interesting geometric content. Along the way we will learn about (and how to compute) all kinds of multi-dimensional integrals (double integrals, triple integrals, iterated integrals, line integrals, surface integrals, etc.).
Instructor: Beren Sanders
Email: my first name (at)
Office: McHenry 4184
Office Hours: Monday 2:30-3:30 & Wednesday 12:30-2:00

Lectures: MWF 10:40 - 11:45 in J Baskin Engr 152.
It is important that you attend lectures.

Discussion Sections:
Monday 12:00pm-1:05pm in McHenry Clrm 1257
Monday 1:20pm-2:25pm in McHenry Clrm 1257
Thursday 7:10pm-8:15pm in McHenry Clrm 1240
Make sure you're enrolled in one!

Teaching Assistants:
Jonathan Chi (Monday sections). Office hours: Tuesday 10:00-12:00 in McHenry 1266.
Elijah Fender (Thursday section). Office hours: Tuesday 12:00-2:00 in McHenry 1261.

Textbook: The textbook for this course is The latest edition is the 6th edition. Unfortunately, the latest edition is mind-boggling expensive. It seems that used versions are going for about $90, which is still too much. However, used editions of the older 5th edition are going for about $20. I recommend that you acquire some edition of the textbook, but I will not require that you have the latest edition.

Grading: There will be weekly homework, two quizzes (during sections), one midterm (during lectures), and a final.

Your grade will be weighted as follows:
Homework (10%), Quizzes (10%), Midterm (30%), Final (50%).
Note that except in exceptional circumstances with appropriate documentation, or in line with academic accommodation, late homework will not be accepted and missed quizzes or midterms cannot be retaken. It is also essential that you can take the final exam on March 19, 2019.
A great way to succeed in this course is to read and study the textbook while at the same time attending the lectures. In this way you will get two takes on the material. Hopefully one of them will click!

Enrollment Questions: Unfortunately, I'm not able to enroll additional students in the course when the discussion sections are full. If you have enrollment questions, or questions about the wait-list and permission codes, please contact the Mathematics Undergraduate Advisor. He will be able to advise you on your situation.

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