Course Content: Math 2401 is an introduction to multivariable calculus. Topics covered include: Linear approximation and Taylor's theorems, Lagrange multiples and constrained optimization, multiple integration and vector analysis including the theorems of Green, Gauss and Stokes. A prerequisite for the course is Math 1502.
The syllabus for the course will be discussed the first day of class and then will be available here.
Textbook:Thomas' Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 12th edition by Addison-Wesley (Pearson). For information about the correct e-version of the ext consult the flowchart here.
Attendance: Attendance is required for all lectures. The student who misses a class meeting is responsible for any assignments and/or announcements made. Office hours will not be utilized to re-teach material presented in class.
There will be no opportunities for make-up tests after the fact. In the event of an absence due to travel representing Georgia Tech, such as an intercollegiate sports competition, you must notify the professor at least two weeks in advance to arrange an early test or other alternative. Otherwise, such absences will be treated as personal.
Homework: This course will have daily homework assignments which should be done before the next class. We will be utilizing MyMathLab by Pearson for the assigned homework. See the MML information and the registration infomration from MyMathLab. Additional problems will be assigned directly from the textbook, but will not be collected for grading.
Quizzes: There will be weekly quizzes through out the semester. Quiz solutions are available in the Resources Section of the course T-Square page.
Exams: This course will have four mid-term exams, and a comprehensive final exam. Dates of exams are:
Exam 1: Wednesday, September 10, 2:05pm - 2255pm
Exam 2: Wednesday, October 1, 2:05pm - 2:55pm
Exam 3: Wednesday, October 29, 2:05pm - 2:55pm
Exam 4: Wednesday, November 19, 2:05pm - 2:55pm
Final Exam: Thursday, December 11 2:50pm - 5:40pm
Mid-term exams will be held in your recitation meeting room. The Final Exam will be held in the Lecture Hall. Exam solutions are available in the Resources Section of the course T-Square page.
Exam Re-Grading Policy:
Exams will be returned in Recitation section and upon return you will have an opportunity to review your exam and its grading. If you disagree with the grading of your exam you are to notify your TA of the issue at the time of return, and the TA will collect your exam and bring it to me for consideration. If you take the exam when it is returned to you without registering a complaint regarding the grading, then your score is set and no additional regrades will be considered for that exam. If you request a regrading of your exam, you may additionally arrange a meeting to discuss the regrading issue with me directly.
Piazza: This term we will be using Piazza for class discussion. The system is highly catered to getting you help fast and efficiently from classmates, the TA, and myself. Rather than emailing questions to the teaching staff, I encourage you to post your questions on Piazza.
Find our class page at: here.
Grade Computation Computation of your course grade is explained in detail on the syllabus. The usual ten-point scale will be used (A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F: 0-59), however, if necessary, adjustments will be made to arrive at a standard grade distribution for the course. On an individual basis, significant improvement over the semester will be taken into account. One mid-term exam grade, two quiz grades, and a to be announced number of homeworks will be dropped when computing your grade. This is the only mechanism for coping with personal events such as illness and family emergencies.
Calculators: No restrictions will be placed on the use of calculators that do elementary mathematics on the tests. Calculators that can do calculus symbolically shall not be brought to tests. No credit will be given on tests for a correct answer without the intermediate steps. Notes or ``cheat sheets'' will not be allowed on exams or quizzes.
Learning Disabilities: It is the right of any student with a certified learning disability to request necessary accommodation. Such requests must be made well in advance of the time that the accommodation is required and a letter of documentation from the ADAPTS office must be presented at the time of any request.
Academic Honesty: It is expected that all students are aware of their individual responsibilities under the Georgia Tech Academic Honor Code, which will be strictly adhered to in this class.
Additional Resources: In addition to the textbook, lectures, and office hours there are other resources available that might be of use for you during the course. The following links point toward these resources:
Math Lab. The Math Lab is a free tutorial service run by the School of Mathematics.
Office of Success Programs. The Office of Success Programs provides many useful links for academic support and resources, including tutoring services.