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Course Information: MATH 513, Winter 2005

Instructor: Heather Lehr Office: MW 456 Email: heather@math.ohio-state.edu Phone: 292-6597 Time: MWF 1:30-2:18 Place: CC 0358 Text: Introduction to Vector Analysis, Davis and Snider, 7th Edition Office Hours: MWF 2:30-3:30 (This may change!) Web Page: www.math.ohio-state.edu/~heather/Math513.html |

Course Objectives: The purpose of this course is to become adept at dealing with vector notation and operations, line and surface integrals, and the main theorems from vector calculus.

Prerequisites: Math 254

Homework: Homework will be assigned weekly and usually collected each Friday (any variations will be announced on the homework page and in class). The lowest homework score will be dropped.

Exams: There will be 3 in class exams, dates of which will be announced in class. A comprehensive final exam will be held on Monday, March 14 at 1:30 in CC 0358.

Grading Scheme:

homework - 20%

exams - 20%

final exam - 20%

True learning and mastery of material is an internal process, not something anyone can give to you or do for you. Homework and time spent reading (and rereading) and digesting the material alone is essential to knowledge of the material.

Working in groups on homework sets can certainly be very beneficial, however do your final homework writeups in your own words, preferably alone. If you attempt this and find you cannot in the end do the sets on your own, this is an indication that there is still something that you need to learn in order to really understand the material. Whether you seek help from me, fellow classmates, or from rereading the text is up to you, but please do so. I strongly encourage you all to get to know your classmates and form good study groups.