Math 1260, Fall 2017

Calculus for AP Students II


  • text: Calculus with Differential Equations by Varberg, Purcell, Rigdon (9th Edition)
  • class dates: 21 August -- 7 December, 2017
  • class time: MTWF 9:40 -- 10:30 am
  • classroom:
    • WEB L122 (on MWF)
    • LCB 215 (on T)



  • Regular attendance is crucial for learning multivariable calculus.
  • Quizzes are given roughly every other week. The lowest quiz score will be dropped.
  • Weekly homework is assigned. A subset of the homework will be collected and graded.
  • There will be two midterm exams held in class and a comprehensive final exam.


  • Multivariable Calculus is the mathematical theory with which we analyze functions of more than one variable with applications in subjects including geometry, computer animation and graphics, statistics and related data sciences, medical technologies, physics, engineering, etc.

    Topics include: Vectors in the plane and in 3-space, differential calculus in several variables, integration and its applications in several variables, vector fields, and line, surface and volume integrals, including Green's and Stokes' Theorems.
  • grading

    • 15% -- assignments
    • 20% -- quizzes
    • 40% -- midterm exams (20% each)
    • 30% -- comprehensive final exam
    • 90--100% -- A
    • 80--89% -- B
    • 70--79% -- C
    • 60--69% -- D


  • prerequisite: a "C" or better in Math 1250 or a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam.
  • For assistance, students are encouraged to visit the instructor during office hours, to make an appointment to meet the instructor at an alternate time, and/or to visit the T. Benny Rushing Mathematics Center for drop-in tutoring.
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