Math 18: Intermediate Calculus

David Dumas

Brown University
Spring 2007

A portion of Dini's surface, an embedded surface of constant negative curvature. It is a spiralling variation of pseudosphere.

General Information

Lectures Section 1: MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm in BH158
Section 2: MWF 2:00pm - 2:50pm in BH158
Recitation Section A: Tues 5:00pm - 5:50pm in BH158
Section B: Thurs 5:00pm - 5:50pm in BH158
Text Multivariable Calculus by J. Stewart, 5th edition, chapters 13-17. (Same as Multivariable Calculus - Early Transcendentals chapters 12-16.)
Instructor David Dumas (ddumas | atsymbol | math | dot | brown | dot | edu)
Office hours Mondays 3-4pm, Thursdays 2-3pm in Kassar 114.
Teaching Assistant Charis Tsikkou (ctsikkou | atsymbol | math | dot | brown | dot | edu)
Office hours Wednesdays 3-5pm in Kassar 013
Homework Policies Homework will be assigned in most lectures and collected weekly in class.
Late homework will NOT be accepted. There are no exceptions to this policy.
You can discuss the homework with other students, but you must write (and understand!) your own solutions.
The homework problems depend on material from both the assigned reading and the lectures. Do not leave the problem sets or reading to the last minute!
Calculator Policy A calculator is not required in Math 18, and calculators are not permitted at the exams.
While you may use a calculator on the homework, do so with care, and never as a substitute for understanding.

Important Dates

There are two one-hour midterm exams and a final exam. (Note that Exam 1 was moved in the second week because of a conflict with Chem 35.)
Exam 1 Tues, Feb 27, 7-8pm 117 MacMillan
Exam 2 Wed, Apr 11, 7-8pm 117 MacMillan
Final Exam Wed, May 16, 2-5pm 001 Salomon


Your course grade is determined on the following basis:
Homework 20%
Exam 1 25%
Exam 2 25%
Final Exam 30%

When computing your homework grade, the lowest homework score will be dropped.


These documents are available for download in PDF format.

Homework and Reading

See the complete list of old homework and reading assignments

We covered chapters 13-17 in the textbook (Multivariable Calculus by J. Stewart, 5th edition). The midterm exams covered chapters 13-16 as follows: Chapter 17 (vector fields) has been our focus since the second exam. The cumulative final exam covers all of the material from the course. The final homework assignment was due on the last day of lecture:

Online Resources

Visualization tools

These online tools (java applets, etc.) for interactive visualization complement the material from the textbook and lectures.



The following resources are available for help with Math 18:
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