Math 2415, Fall 2019
Rabin Dahal, Changsong Li, and John Zweck
Course Materials
Syllabus [pdf]
Teaching Assistants Contact Information and Office Hours
Schedule, Homework, and Other Assessment
Math 2415 Learning Outcomes
Paper Homework (PHW) Cover Sheet
Example of filledin PHW cover sheet
Past Exams
Lecture Notes [Zweck]
Surface Sketching Primer [large pdf file]
Surface Sketching Exercises
Diagnostic Exercises Solutions to Questions 17 (pdf)
Diagnostic Exercises: Solutions to Question 8 (pdf)
Active Learning of Mathematical Concepts
Conceptual Learning: Senses, Emotions, and Math [pdf]
Active Learning in MATH 2415 [pdf]
Active Learning Projects with 3D Printed Models
Project Web Page: 3D Printed Models for Multivariable Calculus
PLTL Program
This semester we have a PeerLed TeamLearning (PLTL) program for Math 2415.
PLTL Preregistration flyer
Important Dates:
 PLTL PreRegistration Lottery Closes on Monday, August 19th, 2019 at 5PM
 Registration Dates/times for those who preregistered for Math subjects: Thursday, August 22 (Starting at 10am)
 Registration Opens for all UTD students (those who did not preregister): Friday, August 23 (Starting at 11am)
 PLTL Registration Closes: Friday, August 23 at 5pm
 PLTL Dates for Fall 2019: August 26 to November 22
If students are unsure whether they preregistered or not, they are always welcome to submit the form again. If they submit multiple preregistration forms, only the LAST/FINAL form counts.
Registration Instructions for Students
To register, log into Coursebook at the time designated in your preregistration email (will be sent out before Wednesday, August 21) or on Friday at 11am. When you go to the My Classes tab in Coursebook, make sure you are on the right semester from the dropdown menu. Once there, click on the class you want to register for. Once that drops down, select the events tab. That will list all the session options. Click register to enroll in the one you want to be a part of. If there is still an issue, try a different internet browser.
Waitlist Information
If the student sees no available seats that fit with their schedule, they are welcome to be added to the waitlist. They must email ALL the session times they are able to attend and for which subject to PLTL@utdallas.edu and they will be added to the waitlist.
Exam Information
Exam One
 Exam I will be held Friday Sep 27th, from 7:008:15pm.
 The exam will cover 12.1 12.6, 13.113.3 (excluding curvature), 15.7 (cylindrical coordinates only), 15.8 (spherical coordinates only).
 Dr Dahal's class should go to ECSS 2.410
 Dr Zweck's classes should go to ECSS 2.412
 Dr Li's 5:30pm class should go to ECSS 2.415
 Dr Li's 1pm class should go to GR 2.302.
 Advice for Exams:
 Start studying a week before the exam
 Make a 23 page summary of lecture notes for yourself.
 Write your summary out from memory 4 times over the course of a week.
 Do lots of Past Exam Problems. More recent exams are more relevant. Don't look at solutions until you
have attempted the problems.
 In the Friday Problem Session on the day of the exam you will work past exam problems in your small group.
To give you flexibility, attendance will not be taken. There will be no CQ that day.
TA's have been instructed to give more detailed
guidance that day if you need it, but at the level of your small group, rather than for the entire class.
 Also see Advice for Exams [page 6]
Exam Two
 Exam II will be held Friday Nov 1st, from 7:008:15pm.
 The exam will cover 14.1, 14.314.8, 15.115.2, 16.6 (but nothing on surface area)
 Dr Dahal's class should go to ECSS 2.410
 Dr Zweck's classes should go to ECSS 2.412
 Dr Li's 5:30pm class should go to ECSS 2.415
 Dr Li's 1pm class should go to GR 2.302.
 Advice for Exams:
 Start studying a week before the exam
 Make a 23 page summary of lecture notes for yourself.
 Write your summary out from memory 4 times over the course of a week.
 Do lots of Past Exam Problems. More recent exams are more relevant. Don't look at solutions until you
have attempted the problems.
 In the Friday Problem Session on the day of the exam you will work past exam problems in your small group.
To give you flexibility, attendance will not be taken. There will be no CQ that day.
TA's have been instructed to give more detailed
guidance that day if you need it, but at the level of your small group, rather than for the entire class.
 Also see Advice for Exams [page 6]
Final Exam
 The Final Exam will be held Saturday Dec 7th from 5pm to 7:45pm
 The exam will cover 12.1 12.6, 13.113.3 (excluding curvature), 14.1,
14.314.8, 15.115.3, 15.615.9, 16.116.5, and 16.6 (excluding surface area).
 Roughly 50% of the points will be on material
we covered since Exam II, i.e., from 15.3 onwards.
 On Wed Dec 4th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm we will hold a review for the final exam. The room is ECSW 1.315.
Come prepared to actively participate.
 In it not enough just to do past exams when preparing for the final (though that is very important).
In addition, I suggest that you print out all the CQ's from the semester. Go through your notes and add a few extra conceptual questions to each page. Staple them all together. Next day, on a separate sheet of paper write
out the answers to as many of these as you can from memory. Grade yourself. Read your notes to see what you missed.
Repeat the next day. Repeat the next day. Repeat the next day.
 Do lots of Past Exam Problems. More recent exams are more relevant. Don't look at solutions until you
have attempted the problems. We will not be posting more solutions to finals than are already on the website.
 Note: Understand how to solve problems, do not memorize solutions of particular problems. Problems on this final
may look a little different to those on previous finals.
 At the top of the past exams page are two very helpful pdfs:
A List of Sections of Stewart that each problem in the past exams below is most closely related to
and Dr. Makhijani's Final Exam Review Problems.
 NOTE: We no longer cover limits (14.2) so ignore those questions on past exams.
 Dr Dahal's class should go to ECSS 2.410
 Dr Zweck's classes should go to ECSS 2.412
 Dr Li's 5:30pm class should go to ECSS 2.415
 Dr Li's 1pm class should go to GR 2.302.
 Hard work will pay off!
WebAssign Enrollment and Access Instructions
The first WebAssign homework sets are due on Wednesday August 28th at 11:59pm.
 Log into elearning, and select MATH 2415.701
 Click the link on the eLearning course homepage entitled Access WebAssign.
 If you already have a WebAssign account, you will either see the WebAssign course
MATH 2415.701 at the left or you will see a pulldown menu with courses listed; choose MATH 2415.701.

 If you already have a WebAssign account with the text for this course, you should be taken to the WebAssign course
MATH 2415.701.
 If you do not already have a WebAssign account with the text for this course, you will have 3 options to register.
 Purchase access online if you do not already have an access code and you want to buy access to the ebook and homework problems without printed text.
 Enter an access code if you have already purchased an access code.
 Continue my trial period if you want to start using the system before purchasing. The deadline is given in red.
 Once you have registered, you should be taken to the WebAssign course MATH 2415.701.
 Upon subsequent returns, you should only need to repeat steps 13.
WebAssign Policies and Advice
 We will NOT answer messages sent from within WebAssign's Ask The Teacher link. Instead email
zweck@utdallas.edu .
 There are approximately 200 students in Math 2415 this semester. For that reason there will be no regrades of
submitted WebAssign homework.
 Use the
Practice A Similar Problem feature to make sure you understand how to enter your answers
correctly before you do the actual problem to be submitted.
 We recommend that you start your homework well before the due date.
 Although the system is not perfect, please remember that the advantage of digital homework is that you get more feedback more quickly than if we just had paper homework.
 Each problem will be worth
5 points. Students will have three attempts, with a maximum score of 5/5 for the first and second attempts and a maximum score of 3/5 for the third attempt.
You will be able to submit each part of a multipart question separately. Therefore,
if you get a part correct by second try then you get full credit for that part.
 Entry of Vectors: In 12.2 #3 of this week's webassign hwk you have to enter a vector using the
i, j,k notation. If you want to enter an answer like 3i + 4j +5k
do NOT type the i, j,k using your keyboard.
Instead on the right of the web assign page you will see a CalcPad. Click on the Vectors tab and you will see the symbols for i, j,k. Use them.
 Do NOT use the less than and greater than symbols on your keyboard. Instead use the special
< > symbol option in the Vectors tab of the CalcPad to enter a vector.
Similar comments apply to functions like exponential, logarithm, and all the trig functions.
Brushing Up on Single Variable Calculus
If you need to brush up on your single variable calculus, here are the sections
Stewart's "Calculus (Early Transcendentals)" Edition 7E
that we rely on in Math 2415. Starred sections are
especially important.
2.1, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4**, 3.10,
4.1, 4.3, 4.5, 4.7, 4.9, 5.15.4, 5.5**, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1
The material from Chapter 5,6,7 is used in Math 2415 Chapters 15, 16.
The material from Chapter 4,5,6 is used in Math 2415 Chapters 14, 15.