Math 53: Section 2: Multivariable Calculus
UC Berkeley, Spring 2015
Course policies: please read carefully!
Schedule and homework assignments
- (5/6) I will have office hours on Thursday 5/7 from 3:30-5:30.
- (4/29) I will not have morning office hours on Thursday 4/30. I will have more office hours in RRR and finals weeks; please check here for the exact times.
- (4/20) I will not have afternoon office hours on Thursday 4/23. I will still have morning office hours.
- (4/15) I will not have morning office hours on Thursday 4/16. I will still have afternoon office hours.
- (4/8) I will not have morning office hours on Thursday 4/9. I will still have afternoon office hours.
- (4/4) The final exam will take place in 150 Wheeler Auditorium.
- (3/18) On Thursday 3/19, I will have office hours only in the afternoon and not in the morning. I apologize for any inconvenience.
- (3/13) There will be a math review session, including Math 53, in the Unit 2 residence hall APR on March 15 from 8-10pm.
- (3/2) I will not have my usual office hours on Thursday 3/5. Please feel free to send me questions by email. On Thursday 3/5 the class will be taught by Prof. Zworski.
- (3/2) There is free math tutoring (including Math 53) in the residence halls from 8-10pm. The days are Unit 1: Mon, Thu. Unit 2: Sun, Tue, Thu. Unit 3: Mon, Tue, Wed. Unit 4: Sun, Wed. CKC: Sun.
- (2/3) The bioengineering department is offering
tutoring for students in Math 53. This will take place on Mondays from
6:30-8:00 pm in 203 Wheeler. The tutor is Diego Avalos.
- (1/23) All discussion sections are now staffed.
- (1/22) All but two of the discussion sections have now been staffed. So discussion sections will start tomorrow (Friday)! The two sections that are still unstaffed are section 211 (3-4pm, 121 Latimer) and section 214 (5-6pm, 71 Evans). If you are in one of those two sections, then you can optionally drop in on one of the other sections. Otherwise, please go to the section in which you are officially enrolled.
- (1/22) I posted the "Check your understanding" questions for the first two lectures on the schedule page and will continue to do so after each lecture.
- (1/20) Due to delays in making GSI assigmments, all discussion sections will be cancelled on Wednesday 1/21. I apologize for this very unusual situation. Fortunately, this first meeting of the discussion sections was not so important. I sincerely hope that discussion sections can start on Friday.
- (1/16) If you have enrollment issues, please attempt to get on the waitlist for your desired class or section using Telebears, and be patient; usually the waitlists open up after the semester begins and also a few seats can be added. For further questions about enrollment, please contact Thomas Brown. Unfortunately I cannot help you with enrollment issues.
Instructor: Michael Hutchings. Tentative office hours:
Thursday 10-11:30 AM and 2-3:30 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, you can send me email at
[my last name with the last letter deleted]@math.berkeley.edu.
Lectures: TuTh, 3:40-5:00, 2050 Valley LSB.
Discussion sections and office hours:
In discussion section, among other things, you will work in groups on problems from these worksheets.
For the current
schedule of discussion sections see schedule.berkeley.edu. Here are the GSI office hours [some still to be posted]:
Any student is welcome to attend the office hours of any GSI.
- Kevin Chen, Tuesday 2-3, Wednesday 1-3, 864 Evans.
- Colin Garcia, Monday 5-6, Tuesday 11:10-12:10, Thursday 5:30-6:30, 866 Evans.
- Anh Nguyen, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 6-7:20pm, 1097 Evans.
- Bill Wei, Friday 9-11am and 5:30-6:30pm, 864 Evans.
- Brandon Williams, MWF 4-5, TuTh 11-12, 789 Evans.
- Gilberto Urdaneta, Monday 11am-1pm, Friday 9-10am, 864 Evans.
- Zhengyi Zhou, Monday 9-11am, Friday 10-11am, 1020 Evans.
Textbook: James Stewart, Multivariable calculus early
transcendentals for UC Berkeley, seventh edition. This is a
custom edition, which is an extract from "Calculus
early transcendentals", seventh edition. Thus you can also use the latter book if you happen to own it or can obtain it inexpensively. Please note that there are many other versions of Stewart's calculus book, such as "Essential calculus", "Hybrid version", etc., and these will not work.
I made videos for my class last year which are available here. These cover roughly the same material as the present class, and so might be useful for review. (Despite the availablity of these videos, hopefully some of you will still come to class, where there will be more jokes and examples as well as the opportunity to ask questions.)