Math 120 Calculus for Functions of Several Variables (Spring 2022)

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Course syllabus (pdf)

Credit: (4-2)5
Frequency: (Fall and) Spring Terms

Catalog description: Sequences, infinite series, power series, Taylor series. Vectors, lines and planes in space. Functions of several variables: Limits, continuity, partial derivatives, the chain rule, directional derivatives, tangent plane approximation, differentials, extreme values, and Lagrange multipliers. Double integrals with applications. The line integral.

Course Objectives: The sequence Math 119-120 is the standard complete introduction to the concepts and methods of calculus, taken by all engineering students. The emphasis is on concepts, solving problems, theory and proofs. All sections take uniform midterm and final exams. Students develop their reading, writing and questioning skills in mathematics.

Course Coordinator: Arda Bugra Ozer

Textbook: Calculus, James Stewart, 7th international metric ed., 2012 (available at the bookstore)

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Exams and Grading: Course grades are determined by online homework, short exams two (non-cumulative) midterm exams, and a cumulative final exam.

  • WeBWorK: 5%
  • Short Exams: 3 x 5 % = 15 %
  • Midterm Exams: 2 x 30% = 60 %
  • Final Exam: 40%
  • TOTAL: 120%
Letter Grades given according to the following scheme:
  • 90% & Up: AA
  • 85% - 89%: BA
  • 80% - 84%: BB
  • 75% - 79%: CB
  • 70% - 74%: CC

  • 65% - 69%: DC
  • 60% - 64%: DD
  • 40% - 59%: FD
  • 00% - 39%: FF

Homework: There will online homeworks assigned and graded using the online WeBWork system.

Exams: Dates for all exams are set by the university administration. We will announce the dates as soon as they are known. Students are assigned random seating for each exam; please sit according to the posted seating charts. Calculators and cell phones are not allowed during exams; all cell phones should be left on the desk at the front of the exam room during the exam time.

Short Exams: Problems in short exams will be chosen from the suggested problems which can be found on the course web site, and from the previous WebWork assignments. Their timing will be announced by TAs. Please contact your TAs anything related to Short Exams.

Make-up Midterm Policy: In order to be eligible to enter the make-up examination for a missed (midterm or final) examination, a student should have a documented or verifiable, and officially acceptable excuse. It is not possible to make up multiple missed exams. The make-up examination for all exams will be after the final exam, and will include all topics.

Missed Short Exam Policy: At most one short exam may be missed with a valid, acceptable excuse. This short exam's grade will be replaced by the average grade of the other exams.

NA Grade Policy: Students who donít attend any of the midterm and final exams will automatically be given an NA grade for the course. Students with NA grade are not eligible to take re-sit exams.

Cheating Policy: Cheating on any midterm or short exam will result in any of the following:
  (1) immediate score of 0 on that exam,
  (2) immediate grade of FF in the course,
  (3) forwarding the case to the university disciplinary committee.

Math Help Room: Office hours will be held in the mathematics help room (T-103). Students are encouraged to visit the help room both at the office hours of their own instructors, and others. The room can also be used for studying and for working in groups. Students are also encouraged to seek out instructors in their offices.

Suggested Problems: For each lecture, the assistants will announce additional suggested problems from the textbook. These problems will not be graded. The list of problems is available on the course website.

S1 - C. Haciyusufoglu Wed 8:40-10:30
Fri 8:40-10:30
S2 - A. Ozer Tue 10:40-12:30
Thu 10:40-12:30
S3 - C. Haciyusufoglu Tue 8:40-10:30
Wed 15:40-17:30
S4 - A. Ozer Tue 13:40-15:30
Wed 8:40-10:30
S5 - A. Ozer Tue 8:40-10:30
Wed 13:40-15:30
S6 - A. Ozer Wed 10:40-12:30
Thu 8:40-10:30
R1 - T. Asst Wed 13:40-15:20 TAZ-10
R2 - T. Asst Thu 13:40-15:20 SZ-22
R3 - T. Asst Mon 8:40-10:20 SZ-23
R4 - T. Asst Thu 10:40-12:20 S-103
R5 - T. Asst Fri 15:40-17:20 SZ-24
R6 - T. Asst Mon 13:40-15:20 SZ-23

Important Dates
  • March 7: Classes Start
  • March 14-18: Add-Drop period
  • May 2-4: HOLIDAY (Mon-Wed)
  • May 9-15: Withdrawal period
  • May 19: HOLIDAY (Thurs)
  • June 17: Classes End
  • June 20-July 2: Finals Period