Course Content: Math 2605 is an introduction to multivariable calculus an linear algebra. Topics covered include: Topics in linear algebra and multivariate calculus and their applications in optimization and numerical methods, including curve fitting, interpolation, and numerical differentiation and integration. Prerequisites for the course are Math 1502 or Math 1512 or (Math 15X2 + Math 1522).
A syllabus for the course is available the first day, and then here.
Textbook:Calculus, One and Several Variables, 10th edition by Salas, Hille, and Etgen. Published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2007.
The majority of the course will follow these notes by Professor Eric Carlen:
Additionally, an alternate presentation of the linear algebra topics and applications can be found on these web-notes.
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. Homework will not be collected, but will help with the quizzes and exams.
Quizzes: There will be weekly quizzes through out the semester.
Exams: This course will have four mid-term exams, and a comprehensive final exam.
Projects: There will be required computer projects throughout the course. A list of potential projects will be posted here. You will be required to turn in two computer projects through out the semester. Exact details will be provided later.
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.
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 might also be of use:
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 usefful links for academic support and resources, including tutoring services.