The tentative syllabus can be found here.
||Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.,
Fri., 2:15 - 3:05
|Location ||Building 380 (Math), room 380-X |
|| Dragos Oprea (oprea at math dot
stanford dot edu)
Office: 382-D (2nd floor, Math building 380)
Office Phone: 3-2974
Office Hours: Wed 3:15-6:15.
Office Hours: MW 4-5:30, R 12:30-2, F
12-1, in 380-J
Email: dominicd at math
at you know where dot edu.
Office Hours: M 11-1, T 12:15-2:15, W 11-1
Email: nstienno at math at
you know where dot edu.
||Vector Calculus by S. Colley.
Required and available at the bookstore and on reserve at the math
library. We will cover chapters 5, 6 and 7.
| Homework: 20% |
Midterm I: 20%
Midterm II: 20%
Final Exam: 40%
| Line and
surface integrals, iterated integrals, the theorems of Green, Gauss and
|Prerequisites|| Math 51 or its equivalent
A brief list of
topics you should be comfortable with (but will be briefly reviewed
throughout the course as necessary): single variable integration
techniques (specifically: fundamental theorem of calculus, integration by
parts, substitutions), vector operations, matrices and basic linear
algebra (more specifically: dot product, cross product, determinants,
inverses), partial derivatives.
Announcements & Dates
Important Dates and Class Holidays:
September 24th: First day of class
- Sunday, October 14: Add deadline
- Thursday, October 18, Midterm I, 7-9 pm
- Sunday, October 21: Drop deadline
- Thursday, November 15, Midterm II, 7-9 pm
- Sunday, November 18: Withdrawal deadline
- Monday-Friday November 19-23: Thanksgiving Recess
-- No Class
- Monday, December 10: FINAL EXAM, 7-10 pm.
Midterm I location: Thursday 7-9PM, 200-020. Tuesday's lecture will be
required for the midterm. Wednesday's lecture will concern finding
potentials and will not be necessary for the midterm, but it will be used
in the next homework. Thursday's lecture will be midterm review.
Midterm I average 60.8 out of 80.
Midterm I solutions: I distributed those after the exam. Get in touch
with me if you didnt get a copy.
Midterm II average: 55.4 out of 80, standard deviation is 10.3.
Office hours for the final: Friday 12:15-2:15, Monday 12:15-2:15.
Review for the final: Friday 2:15-3:15.
Final Exam: Monday Dec 10, Building 370.
If you are having trouble with the homework or have questions about the
material, the best way to get help is to attend the office hours offered
by me and the two teaching assistants. If you can't make the scheduled
times, then email us and we'll set up an appointment.
Additional help is given by
- The Stanford University
Mathematics Organization (SUMO) provides free walk-in tutoring for
math students in the 51, 52, and 53 classes. Tutoring is held Monday and
Wednesday, 6-10 pm, in room 381T of the math building (that's Building
380). Tutoring begins on Monday, October 8.
- The Center for teaching and
learning offers free drop-in tutoring and
one-on-one appointments for students in the 50's sequence. Follow this link for times and locations.
Problem Sets are tentatively due on Thursdays at 5pm in my
mailbox. No late copies will be accepted, but the lowest score will be
Completing homework assignments is an integral part of this course.
When you have worked on a problem for a while and remain stuck, you are
encouraged to ask for hints from me or from the CAs. Students may also
discuss problems with one another, but must write solutions on their
- Homework 1, due Oct 4 - PDF Solutions
- Homework 2, due Oct 11 - PDF Solutions
- Homework 3, due Wednesday Oct 17 - PDF
- Practice problems for the midterm - PDF
- Midterm I - PDF
- Homework 4, due Thursday Oct 25 - PDF
- Homework 5, due Thursday Nov 1 - PDF
- Homework 6, due Thursday Nov 8 - PDF
- Homework 7, due Wednesday Nov 14 - PDFSolutions
- Homework 8, due Wednesday Dec 4 - PDFSolutions
- Practice problems for midterm II- PDF
- Midterm II- PDF