MATH 253a  Accelerated Calculus III
Current Office Hours:
Monday 1:304 walkin (other times by appointment)
Date:  Assignment(s):  Handouts 
Aug 22  Class: go over syllabus, start vectors.
Homework: Read: 11.111.3 Problems: (not to be turned in): 
Slides from lecture: 
Aug 24  Class: Dot products, start cross product(?) Homework: Read 11.4 Problems: 
Slides from lecture: 
Aug 26  Class: No quiz; inclass discussions of 11.13 

Aug 29 
Class: Start cross product Homework: Read 11.5 Problems: 11.4/17,21,23,35,41 (might require Wednesday's lecture) 

Aug 31  Class: Finish cross product, start lines/planes
Problems: 
Lines/planes lecture slides 
Sep 2  Class: Finish lines/planes
Quiz on 11.34 

Sep 7  Class: Finish lines/planes, start vector functions  
Sep 9  Class: Continue vector functions
Discuss HW on 11.5 Problems: Readings/HW on trajectories in 12.2 is optional. 
Lecture notes/slides on vector functions (part 1) 
Sep 12 
Quiz on 11.5 
Lecture notes/slides on vector functions (part 2) 
Sep 14  12.3/3,5,7; look at 18  
Sep 16 


Sep. 19  12.4/1,5bc,6ab,7ab,11,17,23,26  
Sep 21  12.5/5 (see text example 1), 7,11,23  
Sep 23  Quiz on 12.3,4
I will finish the derivation of Kepler's 1st Law (12.6), then return to Polar Coordinates. We'd essentially done 10.12, I'll probably do 10.3 and 10.5 in class and leave 10.4 to you (it should be review!) 
Handout (slides) on Polar Graphing and Area 
Ch. 10 HW
We'll discuss Wednesday, but please email me by Tuesday PM with requests. 10.1/23,27,29,33,40,45 (these shouldn't take you more than a few minutes/each 10.2/19,21,32 (don't use a computer on this one!) 10.3/5,9,17,23 

Sep. 26  Finish Ch.10; start Ch. 13  Quiz 4 Solutions here 
Sep. 28  Discuss HW from Ch10,12.5
Continue Ch. 13 
Quiz 3 Solutions Here 
Sep 29  Review session for Exam I
Thursday, Sep 29, 35 Keller 313 

Sep 30  Midterm Exam I


Oct 2  13.1, 2
13.1/1318,21,27,39 
Lecture notes for 
Oct 5 
13.2/9,13,17,23,29,35,41,45,51,53 

Oct 7  13.3/9,15,17,21,27,37,49,51,52,57,69,71,77
13.5/9,11,15,19,21,27,32 

Oct 10  Quiz on 13.1,2
13.5/13, 19, 25, 29, 35 13.4/3,923 odd,27, 29, 30, 41, 45, 47 

Oct 12  
Oct 14  Quiz on 13.3,5
For 13.6, the critical material is through p.741. The remainder, on using the derivative to approximate function values, is a natural analogue of the work we did on approximations in Calc I, and worth looking at because (a) it is easy, and (b) I will have an optional/extra credit exam problem on it which will be easy if you do this section. 13.6/3,5,9,15,17; optional 21,41 

Oct 17  13.7/3,7,17,27; 31, 37, 39, 47,55  Lecture notes on 13.7 
Oct 19  13.8/5,9,13,19,23,29 <= 1constraint LaGrange problems
13.8/31,37 <= 2constraint LaGrange problems 13.8/43 <= just an interesting problem; do it! These are due on Friday. No quiz, but I'm going to have everyone go to the board, so get them done! 
Overhead transparency examples from Oct 19
Two extra interesting worked minmax examples 
Oct 21  
Oct 24  Quiz on 13.4,6,7  Multiple Integrals  definition handout 
Oct 26  14.1/7,9,17,23
14.2/7,9,13,21,35,39,43,53 (last one is tough!) 

Oct 28  14.3/3,5,11,13
14.5/5,9,15,19,23,31,33,43; think about 48 

Oct 31  14.4/3,9,11,20, 25, 27, 29  
Nov 2  14.6/3,7,10,15,23  
Nov 3 
NOTE: Optional homework session on 14.1,2, 3, and 5Thursday, Nov 3 3:304:20 KELLER 314 If you come, come with questions on the 14.1,2,3,5 homework. 

Nov 4  Quiz on 14.1,2,3,5  
Nov 7  14.7/5,7,15,17,29,35,41,45,53,67,77,81  
Nov 11  No Class  
Nov 14  14.8/ 3,6,9,20,21 (not on upcoming midterm)
(These are not very interesting problems, except for 2021. I will hunt for others.) 

Nov 17  Review session (optional)
3:305+, keller 313 bring problems to discuss (some are below) 

Nov 18  Midterm Exam II


15.1/9,11,15,21,24  
Nov 28  15.2/9,17,19,23,29,30,37  
Nov 30  15.3/3,9,15,19,37 15.4/7,11,17,21,23,25,26; look at 35 
Lecture notes on Div, Grad, Curl 
Dec 2  No quiz today  Lecture notes on Div, Grad, Curl (second part) 
15.5/5,17,19,33
15.6/9,15,21,35 15.7(optional, but worth trying)3,7,13,22 

Review Session:
Dec 13 (Tuesday), 3:304:30 or later, Keller 401; focus on Ch 15 homework Dec 14 (Wednesday), 3:304:30 or later, Keller 402; general review 

Dec. 16 
Final Exam


The Final Exam Scores (and your midterms, for checking) are available hereYou will need to get your letter grade from MyUH. 