**MATH
2023 Multivariable Calculus Informations**

**Main Web Site:**

**To view your mark records:**

** https://intranet.math.ust.hk/grading/student/**

**Instructor:**

Name:

CHAN, Kwing Lam

E-mail address:

maklchan@ust.hk

Office:

Room 3451

Office hours:

Tu Th 16:30-17:30 (must make appointment for other time)

**TA:**

Chan Zeta Yun Hung

mazeta@ust.hk

**Text Book:**

Calculus by Adams and Essex, 8th Edition, Publisher: Pearson

or

Calculus by Briggs, Cochran, and Gillett, Publisher: Pearson

Homework-Webwork

10%

Midterm Exam

1.5 hours

30%

25 October 2014 10:00 am -12:00 noon

Final Exam

3 hours

60%

**Instructions:**

- 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 online.- 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.

**Study Hints:**

*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:- 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.
- 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 your grade. - 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.

**Some
remarks from earlier surveys**

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