Getting started

The goal of this site is to help you get more out of this course. This page will briefly introduce you to some of the sections of the site.


Several components of the course run on a Moodle site. If you're unfamiliar with Moodle, you can check out the student guides or watch an online orientation. If you have questions or are experiencing problems, you can visit the student support forums.

The site is organized by week. Each week will have a list of material for that week: readings, quizzes, homework, and labs. In addition, your grades will be recorded here as the course progresses.


The core course content is contained in the web readings. The readings are organized into 26 parts, and you'll typically be assigned one part for each lecture. In most cases, you'll find one short write-ups of math topics that we expect you will have read before lecture, together with further reading on the lecture material.

The weekly material also contains additional readings with interactive computer graphics.


There are weekly homework assignments, which will take place on WeBWorK.


Your discussions include computer work with Mathematica, and there are associated labs which require you to write up solutions. More detailed information on these labs can be found here.


The Grades link in the course toolbar, at the upper left, allows you to check your performance on all items of course content.


You can use the on-line discussions to ask questions of the lecturers and TAs.

Getting help

Here are some suggested methods for getting help with this course.

Contact your TA or lecturer. Go to office and lab hours for any of the instructors or TAs. Send questions or comments by e-mail.

Use tutoring services offered through the SMART learning commons and a few dormitories. There is also a list of tutors for hire available by sending email to (Unfortunately, the math department no longer has the resources available to maintain its tutoring services from previous years.)

Search for Calculus IV, Multivariate Calculus, etc. exams on the web from other textbooks, instructors and schools. Calculus is pretty much the same throughout the world. Do as many problems as you can spare the time for.

Rob Edman's Math 2374 web page has worksheets for this course.