MATH 262: Intermediate Calculus. Summer 2019

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PREREQUISITES: MATH 141, MATH 133 or equivalent. Good familiarity with differentiation and integration of a single variable function, basic operations on vectors (e.g. inner product, exterior product), expressing planes and lines in 3-space and finding eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix is assumed.
RESTRICTIONS: Open only to students in the Faculty of Engineering. Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 151, MATH 152, OR MATH 222.
  • D. Jakobson
    Office: McGill, Burnside Hall, 1220
    Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, 13:40-14:40, or by appointment
    Tel: 398-3828
    E-mail: dmitry.jakobson AT

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00-13:30, Trottier 0100
  • Lectures start Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
  • Lectures end on Wednesday, May 29.

  • S. Moalemi
  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 10:00-11:00, Rutherford Physics 112
  • Tutorials will start on Thursday, May 2

  • Series and power series, including Taylor's theorem (Adams, Chapter 9)
  • Brief review of vector geometry (Adams, Chapter 10).
  • Vector functions and curves (Adams, Chapter 11).
  • Partial differentiation and differential calculus for vector valued functions (Adams, Chapter 12).
  • Unconstrained and constrained extremal problems (Adams, Chapter 13).
  • Multiple integrals including surface area and change of variables (Adams, Chapter 14).

  • Textbook:
    Robert Adams, Christopher Essex: Calculus, several variables, 9th ed., Pearson. A previous edition is also fine.
  • There will be a midterm, covering the material of the first two weeks of classes, namely the material from chapters 9, 10 and 11 of Adams/Essex. Precise sections will be announced soon.
  • Tentative date of the midterm: Wednesday, May 22, 18:15-20:15, Room ENGMC 204 (McConnell Engineering).

  • Final:
  • There will be a three-hour final exam. Time and room to be announced

  • Grading scheme:
    Your final mark will be the largest of the following: [15% Webwork + 35% Midterm + 50% Final]; OR [15% Webwork + 85% Final].

  • The course will include 4 webwork assignments. Each assignment will cover the material discussed during approximately one week of classes.
  • Webwork login is here
  • Problem set 0 is not for credit, this is for you to get acquainted with webwork
  • Problem sets 1,2,3,4 have been posted. There may be a small additional problem set on curves in space.
  • The number of attempts for all problems is unlimited.

  • Web Links in Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Differential Equations (some links may be out of date, will correct over the next few days).
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    NOTICE: In accord with McGill University's Charter of Student Rights, students in this course have the right to submit in English or in French any work that is to be graded.
    NOTICE: In the event of extraordinary circumstances beyond the University's control, the content and/or evaluation scheme in this course is subject to change.