Science and Technology Program

Course Title: Advanced Multivariable Calculus

Year ___2010_____ Quarter ____Fall_______

BST 293 SLN# ___20119 __________

Instructor: Matt DePies

Credits _____5_______

Instructor Contact:

Areas of Knowledge (VLPA, I&S, NW) _____________

Office Hours: TBD

Time (MW, TTh etc) __MW _1:15-3:15pm__________

Office Hours location: TBD(UW1-343) shared office

Course meets in room __UW1-315___________

Course Description:

First and foremost I would like to say welcome to mathematics at the UW Bothell.  For most of you this will be your first vector calculus course, and I hope you enjoy many facets of this intellectual endeavour.  I will do my best to make the quarter an enjoyable experience and appreciate in class participation and questions from students.  Always feel free to ask questions, and if I can't respond in class, please come to my office.

General Comments

Course Learning Goals:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

Required Texts, media, and e-reserves (

Grading Criteria:

The final course grade is based on the midterms, the final exam, the HW, potential supplemental HW, and lecture exercises .  The lecture instructor may adjust individual final grades by no more than 0.2 grade points (about 5 % out of 4.0 possible) based on records from the lecture infrared response system and/or the supplemental homework related to the lecture. All percentages  in the summary below are used to determine your raw grade, before this adjustment is applied.

For UWB grading policies and procedures, see

Attendance Policy: Since participation is vital for a successful experience, please arrive on time for class. Late arrivals interrupt our in-progress activities and discussions. If you must miss a class session, let the instructor know as soon as possible so that you can make up the work that you miss.

Technology in the Classroom: Since technology is profoundly linked to education, there will be many times when I ask that you employ different tools in the gathering and expression of knowledge. Since, however, education is also more than technology, please turn off all laptops, cell phones, iPods, etc before the start of class and I will let you know when we’ll make use of them. (There are exceptions for students with specific note-taking and other needs.)

Incompletes: University rules state that “an incomplete is given only when the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work until within two weeks at the end of the quarter and has furnished proof satisfactory to the instructor that the work cannot be completed because of illness or other circumstances beyond the student’s control.” We strongly discourage incompletes.

 Academic integrity: See

for crucial information regarding academic integrity.  The library also has an extremely useful website with resources at  You are responsible for knowing what constitutes a violation of the University of Washington Student Code, and you will be held responsible for any such violations whether they were intentional or not.  Plagiarism is one of the most common violations of academic integrity, so please pay attention to both the web information and when your instructor explains all of this in class.


Americans with Disabilities Act: 

If you believe that you have a disability and would like academic accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at 425.352.5307, 425.352.5303 TDD, 425.352.5455 FAX, or at

H1N1 and Other Communicable Diseases Action Steps:

As part of the campus community’s shared responsibility for minimizing the possible spread of H1N1 virus and other diseases this year, it is critical that all students are familiar with the symptoms of H1N1 Flu described on the UW Bothell website at Any student or instructor with flu-like symptoms is encouraged to stay at home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications. If you are sick and have an extended absence, please speak with me regarding alternative ways to maintain your progress in your courses. If I am sick and need to cancel class, I will post an announcement on Blackboard.

Inclement Weather:

Please check if the campus may be closed due to weather. Information about

suspension of operations will be made public and available through the media. Students can learn of campus operations status from the website or by calling the Campus Information Hotline 425.352.3333. You may also sign up with an alert system that will contact you via email or text message if classes are canceled. For more information on the alert process, please see Class activities will be rescheduled as needed.

Student Support Services:

Library: 425-352-5340

Writing Center: 425-352-5253

Quantitative Skills Center: 425-352-3170

Student Success and Career Services: 425-352-3776

Student Counseling Services: 425-352-3183

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