Math 241 Sections CL1 and CL2 : Calculus III, FALL 2012 (NOT CURRENT!)
Lectures: MWF 2-2:50 p.m. (Section CL1) or 3-3:50 p.m. (Section CL2), 314 Altgeld Hall
Lecture summaries and class diary
Prof. Thomas Nevins My Office Hours: Mondays, 4-4:50 p.m.; Thursdays, 3-3:50 p.m.; and Fridays, 4-4:50 p.m.
357 Altgeld Hall
nevins AT illinois DOT edu
Tutorial Lab, Tutors and Hours: The tutorial lab will be open in 343 Altgeld Hall, Mondays through Thursdays, 4-9 p.m., beginning Wednesday, August 29.
Text and Software: The text for the course is Stewart, Calculus Early Transcendentals with Enhanced Webassign, 7th (NOT SIXTH) edition. We will cover chapters 12 through 16. You will also need
WebAssign for this course: you will do homework assignments using it several times per week.
You can purchase the text and WebAssign in a bundle for $145 here; that is likely cheaper than you will find it anywhere else. See this page for more information on the textbook and WebAssign.
You should log in to WebAssign using your netid
Solutions to review problems from Stewart: [ch12] [ch13]
[ch14] [ch15] [ch16]
Midterm #1: Tuesday, September 25, 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Exam #1 Information
Midterm #2: Tuesday, October 23, 6:45-8:00 p.m. Exam #2 Information
Midterm #3: Thursday, November 29, 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Exam #3 Information
Final Exam: Saturday, December 15, 7-10 P.M. Final Exam Information
If you have a conflict with the exam time, please consult the university policy. If you then believe your conflict qualifies you for a conflict exam, contact Professor Nevins as soon as possible.
What this course is about:
This is a course on vector calculus.
We explore higher-dimensional geometry and adapt the methods of one-variable
calculus to solve problems in space. The material is a beautiful mix of
geometry, algebra, and calculus. The techniques and skills
we will learn can be applied
to dynamics, electricity and magnetism, and a host of other physical settings,
and indeed all across the physical, biological, and social sciences and
What I expect:
Beyond the lectures, here is what I expect from students in this course:
The good news: I (and your TA) want you to succeed, and we will work hard with
you to get there.
- I expect you to carry out the assigned reading on time: the lectures will
assume that you have done the reading, and you will have a hard time
benefiting properly from the lectures if you are unprepared.
- I expect you to
do the homework well and on time: you will have a hard time mastering the
ideas and skills of the course if you don't build up your mental muscles with
vigorous regular exercise.
- I expect you to participate energetically and with
focus in the section meetings: they provide a check on your progress, personal
attention, and interaction with your fellow students that will help cement
your understanding and address any difficulties you are having.
- I expect you
to master all the material by the end of the semester and prove that mastery
to me on the exams.
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--Sir Francis Bacon
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