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Math 236  Multivariable Calculus  Spring 2009Reading AssignmentsBe sure to check back, because this may change during the semester.(Last modified: Sunday, April 19, 2009 11:42 AM ) I'll use Maple syntax for mathematical notation on this page. All numbers indicate sections from Multivariable Calculus Early Transcendental Functions, Third Edition by Smith and Minton. For Friday January 23Section 10.1 Vectors in the PlaneSection 10.2 Vectors in Space Section 10.3 The Dot Product To read : All Reading Questions :Let a, b, and c be vectors, and let a.b denote the dot product.
For Monday January 26Section 10.4 The Cross ProductTo read : All Reading Questions :
For Wednesday January 28Section 10.5 Lines and Planes in SpaceTo read : All Reading Questions :
For Friday January 30Section 11.1 VectorValued FunctionsTo read : All Reading Questions :
For Monday February 2Section 11.2 The Calculus of VectorValued FunctionsTo read : All Reading Questions :
For Wednesday February 4Section 11.3 Motion in SpaceTo read : All. Be sure to understand Examples 3.4 and 3.5. Reading Questions :
For Friday February 6Section 11.4 CurvatureTo read : All Reading Questions :
For Monday February 9Work on Project 1 today. No Reading Assignment.For Wednesday February 11Section 11.5 Tangent and Normal VectorsTo read : Through the section Tangential and Normal Components of Acceleration. Reading Questions :
For Friday February 13Section 11.5 Tangent and Normal VectorsFinish reading the section, but no Reading Questions for today. For Monday February 16Section 10.6 Surfaces in SpaceTo read : All Reading Questions :Consider the surface y=x^{2} + z^{2}
For Wednesday February 18Class rescheduled to February 22. No Reading Assignment. For Friday February 20Section 12.1 Functions of Several VariablesTo read : All Reading Questions :
For Monday February 23Inclass part of Exam 1. No Reading Assignment.For Wednesday February 25Section 12.2 Limits and ContinuityTo read : All Reading Questions :
For Friday February 27Section 12.3 Partial DerivativesTo read : All Reading Questions :
For Monday March 2Snow Day. Very, very weird. For Wednesday March 4Section 12.4 Tangent Planes and Linear Approximations To read : All Reading Questions :
For Friday March 6Class rescheduled (TBA). No Reading Assignment for today.For March 9  13Spring Break. Surprisingly, no Reading Assignments.For Monday March 16Section 12.5 The Chain RuleTo read : All Reading Question:Suppose that w=f(x,y,z) and that x,y,z are all function of r,s,t. How many partial derivatives do you need to calculate in order to determine dw/dt? For Wednesday March 18This is shifted to be for Friday, March 20. Section 12.6 The Gradient and Directional DerivativesTo read : All Reading Questions :
For Monday March 23Section 12.7 Extrema of Functions of Several Variables To read : All Reading Questions :
For Wednesday March 25Section 12.7 Extrema of Functions of Several Variables For Friday March 27Section 13.1 Double Integrals To read : All Reading Questions :
For Monday March 30Section 13.1 Double Integrals For Wednesday April 1Polar Coordinates: Handout Reading Questions:
For Friday April 3Section 13.3 Double Integrals in Polar CoordinatesTo read : All Reading Questions :
For Monday April 6Section 13.3 Double Integrals in Polar Coordinates For Wednesday April 8Section 13.4 Surface AreaTo read : All Reading Questions :
For Friday April 10Section 14.1 Vector FieldsTo read : All Reading Questions :
For Monday April 13Inclass part of Exam 2. No Reading Assignment.For Wednesday April 15Section 14.2 Line IntegralsTo read : All Reading Question :
For Friday April 17Section 14.2 Line IntegralsReread the section, but no Reading Questions for today. For Monday April 20Section 14.3 Independence of Path and Conservative Vector FieldsTo read : All Reading Questions :
For Wednesday April 22Section 14.3 Independence of Path and Conservative Vector Fields For Friday April 24Section 14.4 Green's Theorem To read : All Reading Questions :
For Monday April 27Section 14.4 Green's TheoremReread the section, but no Reading Questions for today. For Wednesday April 29Putting it all together. No Reading Assignment today.For Friday May 1The BIG PICTURE for the course. No Reading Assignment today. 

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