Course Syllabus
Math 251
–
Multivariable Calculus
Fall 2018
Fullerton College Mathematics Department
Instructor: Marianna Jagodina
CRN: 13513
Location: Room 618
Days & Times: T, R 5:30 p.m.
–
7:35 p.m.
Office Hours:
Mondays
3 pm
–
4 pm
Wednesdays
3 pm
–
5 pm
Thursdays
3 pm
–
5:25 pm
Math Lab hours
Thursdays
10:15 am
–
12:20 pm
Prerequisite:
Math 152 (formerly
Math 150B) Calculus,
or equivalent, with a grade of “C” or
better.
Course Description: This is a third semester course in calculus covering solid analytic
geometry, vectors in three dimensions, vector calculus, differential calculus of functions of
several variables, multiple integration, vector fields and theorems.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1) Analyze a vector-valued function and produce the associated vector-valued or scalar
functions that describe the motion which it defines.
2) Perform partial differentiation to find extrema of multivariable functions.
3) Construct and evaluate double integrals in both rectangular and polar coordinates in
order to solve applied problems involving area, mass, volume, or other physical phenomena.
Textbook: Larson, Edwards,
Multivariable Calculus, Tenth Edition
, published by
CENGAGE Learning, ISBN-13: 978-1285060293 or Larson, Hostetler, Edwards, Calculus of
a Single Variable
–
Early Transcendental Functions, Sixth Edition, published by Houghton
Mifflin.
Calculators: A graphing calculator is recommended. The
TI-84
graphing calculator is a good
choice since this is the calculator I will be using during in-class demonstrations. A
calculator may be permitted for use on some quizzes and tests. If you do not have a
calculator at the time of the quiz/test, you may NOT share one with a classmate.
TI-89
or
above (or equivalent model) will not be allowed. You may not use your cell phone calculator
on quizzes or tests.
Office: Room 627-01
Office Phone: 714-992-7417
E-mail:
[email protected]
[email protected]

Math 251, Fall 2018
Syllabus
Jagodina
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What to Expect: This course is a continuation of the first year of calculus, Math 151
(formerly Math 150A) and Math 152 (formerly Math 150B). You will be expected to know
the fundamental topics of the 150-series very well. The better your skills are in
differentiation and integration, the easier you will find comprehending the material in this
course. If you are rusty in those areas, it will be your responsibility to review.
As with every new math course, homework is an important part of the learning process. The
homework is supposed to be challenging and you are expected to struggle. Do not use the
student solutions manual to circumvent this process. If a student puts considerable amount
of effort into this class but does not pass, it is usually due to reliance on the solutions
manual. Plan on spending at least 4 hours per week on out-of-class studying. Setting a
regular schedule can be very effective.