MATH 2023 Multivariable Calculus
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Calculus by Adams and
Essex, 8th Edition, Publisher: Pearson
Calculus by Briggs, Cochran, and
Gillett, Publisher: Pearson
Allocation of Marks:
October 2013 7:30-9:00 pm
I primarily follow the lecture notes. The topics and materials to be
discussed and to be included in the examinations are all in the notes.
The text book does match the notes
rather well (though not exactly). It provides good figures and more
exercises for you to practice.
Homework includes 12 sets of exercises to be completed
There is also a collection of supplementary problems for
more practice. Solutions are provided.
- Examinations normally have about 70% of the problems similar
to the demanding ones in lecture examples, homework, or supplementary
problems. About 30% of the problems can be more
tricky, but all can be handled by the course materials. Only HKEA approved calculators are allowed in exams. Bring you student ID card.
- No past papers are available.
- If you miss the midterm due to a valid
(e.g. hospitalization) and well proven
reason (original documents must be submitted for verification), the only alternative is to move all the midterm
marks to the final.
- If you miss the final due to a valid and well proven
reason , the only
possible make up is an oral examination.
Attending lectures are essential. That will save you a lot of time. If
you rely on reading the text book, the time you need to spend would be
much more than going to lectures. By design, the supplied notes do not
provide all details (it is not a text book). You can only obtain the details in lectures.
In the same day after each lecture, do the following:
Though the homework do not weigh a lot in the mark allocation, they are
essential for your understanding of the materials and will eventually determine
Don't feel intimidated by the words `Definition' and `Theorem'. Definitions
inform you about the exact contents of concepts. Theorems tell you
about important relations among the concepts. Both are for making
the description of concepts and ideas precise and concise.
There are two levels of thinking. The basic level is the pictorial
connection of concepts and ideas. The higher level is the logical
connection. In this course, you'll need to exercise both types of
thinking. Topics on limit and differentiation demand logical reasoning. The later topics (multiple integrals, vector fields)
need good 3D intuition.
Review the lecture materials, supplement by reading the text book;
Make sure you understand the concepts, their motivations, and their relationships;
Try to remember the most important concepts and facts.
Some remarks from earlier