Math 53: Section 2: Multivariable Calculus
UC Berkeley, Fall 2007
Course policies: please read carefully!
Schedule of lectures, homework assignments,
- (12/14) DSP students will take the final in room 891 Evans (on
the 8th floor), from 12:30 to 5:00. The building should be unlocked
because of finals.
- (12/10) For your practice, here is the final exam from when I last taught Math
53. All other past finals that I know about are in the exam
- (12/6) There was an error in the previously announced location
for the final exam. The final will take place in Hearst Gymnasium
(NOT Hearst Mining), rooms 230 and 237. Thanks to Cinna Wu for
- (11/20) Here is the score distribution
and curve for the second midterm.
- (11/8) Two past second midterms may be found here and here. For more, please see the
exam archive below.
- (10/29) Kevin Lin found the exam archive! Here it
- (10/11) Here is the score distribution
and curve for the first midterm.
- (10/5) DSP students will take the exam in room 966 Evans.
- (10/5) Kevin Lin will be holding a review session on 10/5/07 from 5-7 PM in 145 McCone. Studens from all sections are welcome to attend.
- (10/5) There is more practice for the midterm here,
Thanks to Nick Bray for finding these. Again, our midterm might be
quite different (for example because we have covered different
material). I also strongly recommend doing the review problems at the
ends of the chapters in the book.
- (10/4) My office hours for 10/10 are rescheduled to 10/8, 9:00-12:00.
- (10/1) Two practice midterms may be found here and here. There is no guarantee that our
midterm will have any resemblance to these.
- (9/17) Please note that Section 214 (2-3pm) has been moved to 81 Evans.
- (8/30) Section 206 (10-11am) has been relocated to 3107 Etcheverry.
- (8/30) All sections now have GSI's.
- (8/27) I will be away at a conference for the week of 9/3-9/7.
The lectures on 9/5 and 9/7 will take place as usual; Professor John
Lott has kindly agreed to substitute for me. My office hours on 9/5
are cancelled, but I can answer questions by email.
- (8/27) The new worksheets will not be ready for this semester, so
we are just going to use the old worksheets. (There isn't really
anything wrong with the old worksheets, but they might cover material
in a slightly different order than the current version of the
textbook.) These should be available at Copy Central on Tuesday
morning. The old worksheet book that we are using was written in
2003 (fall I think), in case you want to look for a used copy.
- (8/24) The book of worksheets, that you are supposed to purchase
at Copy Central, is not ready yet because we are switching to a new
version. Until it is ready, the GSI's will give you groupwork
problems from the old version (which you don't need to buy). I will
keep you updated on the situation.
- (8/24) Please note that I cannot help you with enrollment issues. The head TA, Aubrey Clayton, is in charge of this. If you want to change
sections, or if you want to get into the class from the waitlist, you
need to fill out some forms with him. Detailed instructions
will be posted here soon. He will also make an announcement in the
- (8/24) Welcome to the Math 53 webpage! This page
is still under construction, and the information on it is a bit
tentative and subject to change. It will be finalized by the first
day of class.
Instructor: Michael Hutchings. Tentative office hours:
Wednesdays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in room 923 Evans. Office hours may
occasionally be rescheduled, so you might want to check the
announcements above before going. If you have questions outside of
office hours, the best way to reach me is to send me an email at
[my last name with the last letter deleted]@math.berkeley.edu.
I generally read email once per day.
Lectures: MWF, 3:10-4:00, 155 Dwinelle.
Discussion sections: (all meet MWF)
Textbook: James Stewart, Multivariable essential
calculus. This is a custom edition, which I believe is an
extract from "Essential calculus early transcendentals", first
edition. It is definitely not the same as the book which was used for Math 53
last semester (which was "Calculus: early transcendentals", fifth edition). The differences consist of minor reorganization of the
chapters, and deletion and addition of some homework problems. The old book is probably fine for studying, but you will need the new book to do the homework.
- 201: 8-9, 9 Evans, Yun Long
- 202: 8-9, 51 Evans, Kevin Lin
- 203: 9-10, 85 Evans, Kevin Lin
- 204: 9-10, 39 Evans, Yun Long
- 205: 10-11, 3105 Etcheverry, Cinna Wu
- 206: 10-11, 3107 Etcheverry, Dan Evans
- 207: 11-12, 3109 Etcheverry, Cinna Wu
- 208: 11-12, 241 Cory, Joel Los
- 209: 12-1, 3105 Etcheverry, Dan Evans
- 210: 12-1, 3107 Etcheverry, Nathaniel Watson
- 211: 1-2, 81 Evans, Joel Los
- 212: 1-2, 35 Evans, Gary Sivek
- 213: 2-3, 3109 Etcheverry, Nathaniel Watson
- 214: 2-3, 81 Evans, Nicolas Bray
- 215: 12-1, 85 Evans, Gary Sivek
- 216: 12-1, 9 Evans, Joel Los
- 217: 9-10, 220 Wheeler, Nicolas Bray
- 218: 11-12, 3102 Etcheverry, Dan Evans
In addition, you will need a book of "worksheets" which can be
purchased at Copy Central. The worksheets contain practice problems
which you will work on in groups in the discussion sections. (This
is not yet available: see the announcements.)
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