Math 243-3 Calculus III

Instructor -- Pavel Guerzhoy

The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 - 2:45pm at 303, Keller Hall.

Office: 501, Keller Hall (5-th floor)
tel: (808)-956-6533
e-mail: pavel(at)math(dot)hawaii(dot)edu (usually, I respond to e-mail messages within a day)
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1:15 and 3:45-5pm

In this class we use the book
  • J. Hass, M. Weir, G. Thomas University Calculus, alternate edition Pearson-Addison-Wesley
    We cover the material from Chapters 10,11,12, and 13 from the book.
    The book is really unavoidable, and cannot be replaced with another calculus textbook!
    Course Objective
    To learn basic concepts, techniques and applications pertaining to vector-valued functions and differentiation in several variables.
    A grade of C or higher in Math 242 or 252A
    Grading Policy
    The course contains a combination of concepts, ideas and techniques. To understand the material means to be able to apply it in solving problems. At the end of the day, your grade will reflect your ability to solve specific calculus problems. More specifically, the following rules are to be taken.

  • Final exam will count for 40% of the final grade. The exam is cumulative (it covers all the material). There will be no make-ups for the final.

  • Mid-term test, which covers the material of Chapters 10,11,12, and counts for 30% of the final grade.

  • Quizzes will be given almost weekly, and the average grade for the quizzes counts for 30% of the final grade.

    The following are not part of the grading scheme:


    and Homework assignments


    CHAPTER 10 Polar Coordinates

    10.1: 1-49 odd 10.2: 1-19 odd 10.3: 1-25 odd

    CHAPTER 11 Vectors and the Geometry of Space

    11.1: 1-27,35-51 odd 11.2: 1-39 odd 11.3: 1-7 odd 11.4: 1-23, 35-41 odd 11.5: 1-47,53-67 odd 11.6: 1-12 odd

    CHAPTER 12 Vector-Valued Functions and Motion in Space

    12.1: 1-25 odd 12.2: 1-21 odd 12.3: 1-15 odd 12.4: 1,3,7,9-21 odd 12.5: 1-19 odd 12.6: 1-5 odd

    CHAPTER 13 Partial Derivatives

    13.1: 1-11(part a),29,31,41,43 odd 13.2: 1-41 odd 13.3: 1-37,41-49, odd 13.4: 1-11,25,27,29-37 odd 13.5: 1-29 odd 13.6: 1-21,25-30 odd 13.7: 1-41,53 odd 13.8: 1-27,35-39 odd

    Homework, Class and Quizzes Structure

    Tutoring program

    The program resumes operation starting on Wed., Aug 29, in Learning Emporium, located in Bilger Addition 209. Tutors will be available:
    MWTh: 9am-4:30pm
    Tu: 9am -4pm
    F: 9:30am-4pm
    A precise schedule will be also posted in K418, on the Bulletin Board outside K401A, on the door of BA209 and at various other locations.