Math 2415, Spring 2019
Neha Makhijani and John Zweck
Schedule and Homework
Math 2415 Learning Outcomes
Paper Homework (PHW) Cover Sheet
Example of filled-in PHW cover sheet
Teaching Assistants Contact Information and Office Hours
Lecture Notes [Zweck]
Diagnostic Exercises Solutions to Questions 1-7 (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
Week 2, Jan 21-Jan 25
Week 3, Jan 28-Feb 1
Week 4, Feb 4-8
Week 5, Feb 11-15
Week 6, Feb 18-22
Week 7, Feb 25-Mar 1
Week 8, Mar 4-8
Week 9, Mar 11-15
Week 10, Mar 25-29
Week 11, Apr 1-5
Week 12, Apr 8-12
Week 13, Apr 15-19
Week 14, Apr 22-26
Week 15, Apr 29-May 3
This semester we have a Peer-Led Team-Learning (PLTL) program for Math 2415.
What is PLTL?
PLTL Registration Instructions
- Exam I will be held Friday Feb 22nd, from 7:00-8:30pm.
- The exam will cover 12.1- 12.6, 13.1-13.3 (excluding curvature), 14.1, 15.7 (cylindrical coordinates only), 15.8 (spherical coordinates only).
- Dr Zweck's 11:30am (last names A-K only) and Dr. Makhijani's 11:30am classes should go to ECSS 2.410
- Dr Zweck's 11:30am (last names L-Z 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 2-3 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 pull-down 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
- 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 1-3.
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 multi-part 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
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, 5.1-5.4, 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.