MAT 460  Vector Calculus
SPRING 2010*


  *Important Note:All items on this syllabus are subject to change.
Any in-class announcement, verbal or written, is considered
official addendum to this syllabus.
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General

Course:           MAT 460, Vector Calculus
Time:              4:30 - 5:45 pm, TuTh
Location:         PSA 309
Line #:             12441
Instructor:       Dr. Sergei Suslov
Office:             PSA 621
Phone:             965-8987
E-mail:             sks@asu.edu
Office Hours: 2:00– 2.50 pm TuTh or by appointment
Text:               Vector Calculus, 5th edition, by Jerrold E. Marsden and Antony J. Tromba, W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2009 (required); Applications of Tensor Analysis, by A. J. McConnel, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1957 (if there is time, recommended).
Prerequisite:   MAT 242 (or 342 or 343), 272, 274 (or 275)
Exams:            There will be two regular in class exams (2*150);
                         homeworks and quizes (100);
                         and a comprehensive final exam (200)
Grading Policy:
                         A-, A, A+ = 90 - 100%
                         B-, B, B+ = 80 - 89%
                         C, C+ = 70 - 79%
                         D = 60 - 69%
                         E = 0 - 59%
Material to be covered: Except for a few sections, chapters 1-8 will be covered
Make-up policy: No make-up exams will be given without notification.
                            Also, no late homework will be accepted for grading.



Course Description

Vectors, curvilinear coordinates, Jacobians, implicit function theorem, line and surface integrals, Green's, Stokes', and divergence theorems. Not open to students with credit in MAT 372. Prerequisites: MAT 242 (or 342 or 343), 272, 274 (or 275).  


Suggested MAT 460 Homework Problems

Section                 Problems

1.1                   pp.  21-23; # 20,25*
1.2                   pp.  36-38; # 11*,17*,18*
1.3                   pp.  61-65; # 2(b)*,4*,7,18*,21(a)-(c)*,22(a)-(b)*,23,36
1.4                   pp.  72-74; # 2(a)-(c),3(a)-(c),4(a)-(b),9(a)-(c)*.
1.5                   pp.  86-88; # 2(a)-(c),7*,11(a)-(b),13*,14*,18,19*

2.1                  
pp.  106-107; #19, 25*,26*

2.2                   pp.  125-127; #5(a)-(c)*,9(c)*,10(c)*,15*,19,25*
2.3                   pp.  139-141; #1(d)*, 4(a)-(b)*,5*,13(a)-(c)*,18
2.4                   pp.  149-150; #6,9*,15*

2.5                   pp.  159-163; #2(b),4*,5(a)-(c)*,7*,8*,17(a)-(c),20*
2.6                   pp.  171-173; #1*,5(a)-(c)*,6(a)-(c)*,15*,24(a)-(b)*

3.1                   pp.  191-193; #1-5*,12*,19*,23*
3.2                   pp.  202-203; #1-5*

4.1                   pp.  273-274; #6*,7*,19*,23*
4.2                   pp.  281-284; #2-3*
4.4                   pp.  310-313; #14-15*, 30(a)-(d)*

5.1                   pp.  325-327; #1(a)-(b)*,7*
5.2                   pp.  339-340; #1(a)-(b)*, 5*
5.3                   pp.  347-348; #2(a)-(b)*, 3*
5.4                   pp.  353-354; #2(a)-(c)*, 14*
5.5                   pp.  363-365; #3,4*, 14*

*homework problem to review



Related Web Sites:

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University
History of Mathematics Archive


IMPORTANT INFO:

Homework
HW#1, sections 1.1-1.5 due to Feb 9
HW#2, sections 2.1-2.5 due to Feb 25
HW#3, sections 2.6, 3.1-3.2 due to Mar 25
HW#4, sections 4.1-4.2, 4.4 due to April 20
HW#5, sections due to April 29

Tests
Test#1, Thursday, March 25
Test Review Tuesday, March 23
Topics: Vectors and Matrices, Functions of Several Variables, The Total Differential, The Jacobian Matrix, Chain Rule, Partial Derivatives, Implicit Functions, The Directional Derivative, Taylor formula.
Sample exam

Test#2, Thursday, April 29
Topics: Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Line and Surface Integrals, Green's Formula, Stokes Theorem and Divergence Theorem of Gauss.
Test Review Tuesday, April 27
Problems to review: see homework problems with * above

Quizes
Quiz#1, Thursday, February 9
Sections1.1-1.5 are on the quiz.
Quiz#2, Thursday, February 25
Sections 2.1-2.5 are on the quiz. Topics: Limit of the function of several variables, partial derivatives and total differential.
Take home quiz: quiz#2
Quiz#3, Tuesday, April 20
Sections  are on the quiz.
Topics: Gradient, Divergence and Curl.
 Quiz#4, Tuesday, April 29
Topics: Line and Surface Integrals. Green's Formula, Stokes Theorem and Divergence Theorem of Gauss
Take home quiz: sample

Final Exam:  Tuesday, May 11,  2:30-4:20 pm
Reviews:
 Tuesday, May 4, Wednesday, May 5, 4:30 pm, regular classroom

HAVE A NICE SPRING SEMESTER!