Math 2415, Spring 2019
Neha Makhijani and John Zweck
Course Materials
Syllabus [pdf]
Schedule and Homework
Math 2415 Learning Outcomes
Paper Homework (PHW) Cover Sheet
Example of filledin PHW cover sheet
Teaching Assistants Contact Information and Office Hours
Past Exams
Lecture Notes [Zweck]
Diagnostic Exercises Solutions to Questions 17 (pdf)
Diagnostic Exercises: Solutions to Question 8 (pdf)
Active Learning of Mathematical Concepts
Conceptual Learning: Senses, Emotions, and Math [pdf]
Active Learning in MATH 2415 [pdf]
Friday Problem Session Worksheets
Week 1, Jan 18
Week 2, Jan 25
Week 3, Feb 1
Week 4, Feb 8
Week 5, Feb 15
Week 6, Feb 22
Week 7, Mar 1
Week 8, Mar 8
Week 9, Mar 15
Week 10, Mar 29
Week 11, Apr 5
Week 12, Apr 12
Week 13, Apr 19
Week 14, Apr 26
Week 15, May 3
Active Learning Projects with 3D Printed Models
Project Web Page: 3D Printed Models for Multivariable Calculus
PLTL Worksheets
Week 2, Jan 21Jan 25
Week 3, Jan 28Feb 1
Week 4, Feb 48
Week 5, Feb 1115
Week 6, Feb 1822
Week 7, Feb 25Mar 1
Week 8, Mar 48
Week 9, Mar 1115
Week 10, Mar 2529
Week 11, Apr 15
Week 12, Apr 812
Week 13, Apr 1519
Week 14, Apr 2226
Week 15, Apr 29May 3
PLTL Program
This semester we have a PeerLed TeamLearning (PLTL) program for Math 2415.
What is PLTL?
PLTL Registration Instructions
Exam Information
Exam One
 Exam I will be held Friday Feb 22nd, from 7:008:30pm.
 The exam will cover 12.1 12.6, 13.113.3 (excluding curvature), 14.1, 15.7 (cylindrical coordinates only), 15.8 (spherical coordinates only).
 Dr Zweck's 11:30am (last names AK only) and Dr. Makhijani's 11:30am classes should go to ECSS 2.410
 Dr Zweck's 11:30am (last names LZ only) Dr Makhijani's 2:30pm class should go to ECSS 2.412
 Dr Makhijani's 8:30am class should go to ECSS 2.415
 Advice for Exams:
 Start studying a week before the exam
 Make a 23 page summary of lecture notes for yourself.
 Write your summary out from memory 4 times over the course of a week.
 Do lots of Past Exam Problems. More recent exams are more relevant. Don't look at solutions until you
have attempted the problems.
 In the Friday Problem Session on the 22nd you will work past exam problems in your small group.
To give you flexibility, attendance will not be taken. TA's have been instructed to give more detailed
guidance that day if you need it, but at the level of your small group, rather than for the entire class.
 Also see Advice for Exams [page 6]
WebAssign Enrollment and Access Instructions
The first WebAssign homework sets are due on Wednesday January 23rd at 11:59pm.
 Log into elearning, and select MATH 2415.701
 Click the link on the eLearning course homepage entitled Access WebAssign.
 If you already have a WebAssign account, you will either see the WebAssign course
MATH 2415.701 at the left or you will see a pulldown menu with courses listed; choose MATH 2415.701.

 If you already have a WebAssign account with the text for this course, you should be taken to the WebAssign course
MATH 2415.701.
 If you do not already have a WebAssign account with the text for this course, you will have 3 options to register.
 Purchase access online if you do not already have an access code and you want to buy access to the ebook and homework problems without printed text.
 Enter an access code if you have already purchased an access code.
 Continue my trial period if you want to start using the system before purchasing. The deadline is given in red.
 Once you have registered, you should be taken to the WebAssign course MATH 2415.701.
 Upon subsequent returns, you should only need to repeat steps 13.
WebAssign Policies and Advice
 We will NOT answer messages sent from within WebAssign's Ask The Teacher link. Instead email
[email protected] .
 There are approximately 200 students in Math 2415 this semester. For that reason there will be no regrades of
submitted WebAssign homework.
 Use the
Practice A Similar Problem feature to make sure you understand how to enter your answers
correctly before you do the actual problem to be submitted.
 We recommend that you start your homework well before the due date.
 Although the system is not perfect, please remember that the advantage of digital homework is that you get more feedback more quickly than if we just had paper homework.
 Each problem will be worth
5 points. Students will have three attempts, with a maximum score of 5/5 for the first and second attempts and a maximum score of 3/5 for the third attempt.
You will be able to submit each part of a multipart question separately. Therefore,
if you get a part correct by second try then you get full credit for that part.
 Entry of Vectors: In 12.2 #3 of this week's webassign hwk you have to enter a vector using the
i, j,k notation. If you want to enter an answer like 3i + 4j +5k
do NOT type the i, j,k using your keyboard.
Instead on the right of the web assign page you will see a CalcPad. Click on the Vectors tab and you will see the symbols for i, j,k. Use them.
 Do NOT use the less than and greater than symbols on your keyboard. Instead use the special
< > symbol option in the Vectors tab of the CalcPad to enter a vector.
Similar comments apply to functions like exponential, logarithm, and all the trig functions.
Brushing Up on Single Variable Calculus
If you need to brush up on your single variable calculus, here are the sections
Stewart's "Calculus (Early Transcendentals)" Edition 7E
that we rely on in Math 2415. Starred sections are
especially important.
2.1, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4**, 3.10,
4.1, 4.3, 4.5, 4.7, 4.9, 5.15.4, 5.5**, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1
The material from Chapter 5,6,7 is used in Math 2415 Chapters 15, 16.
The material from Chapter 4,5,6 is used in Math 2415 Chapters 14, 15.