Hybrid Instructional Method.
Instructor: Dimiter Vassilev Office : SMLC 326 Email: vassilev@unm.edu Phone Number: 505 277 2136
Office Hours: I will have office hours through Microsoft Teams on M 4pm5pm and Th 9:30am10:30am. You can join using the link in Teams or the link that appears in your Outlook or Teams calendar. You can also send me an email to arrange a meeting or stop by my office if you have a quick question.
Please note the following information. This page will not be updated beyond August 28, 2023. You should join the class MS Team and follow the information there. You need to be registered for the course with a @unm.edu email. Any other email will disable features of Microsoft Teams. I have sent you by email a link to join the MATH311 team. Please follow it in order to request access. You can find the link to join the team in Canvas as well. I will drop from the class all students who do not request access to Microsoft Teams by Friday, September 9 or do not come to class during this period. The remote class on Thursday will be through MS Teams. Homework, including submission, and and the commucation of all course information will rely on MS Teams and OneNote. I will assume that you have already passed Calculus III and can solve the following problems from the Review for the standard Calculus III class at UNM. In particular, I will go very fast over the material that has been covered in Calculus III.
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Support: LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center and the support services listed on its website, the Women's Resource Center and the LGBTQ Resource Center all offer confidential services and reporting.
Catalog Course Description. Vector algebra, lines, planes; vector valued functions, curves, tangent lines, arc length, line integrals; directional derivative and gradient; divergence, curl, Gauss’ and Stokes’ theorems, geometric interpretations. Prerequisite: Undergraduate level MATH 2531 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level MATH 2530 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level MATH 264 Minimum Grade of C.
Text: Introduction to Vector Analysis by H. F. Davies and A. D. Snider, 7th Edition, Hawkes Publishing, ISBN: 0697160998. Additional books of interest: 1. Susan Jane Colley, Vector Calculus, Fourth Edition; 2. M.R. Spiegel, Schaum’s OutlinesVector Analysis, McGrawHill; 3. Paul C. Matthews, Vector Calculus, Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series, 1998, SpringerVerlag London, eBook ISBN 9781447105978, Softcover ISBN, 9783540761808
Semester Deadline Dates: https://registrar.unm.edu/semesterdeadlinedates/fall2023.html
Collaboration. I encourage you to work with your peers and me on the homework, provided you write up and submit your own solutions in your own words. I will have inperson office hours if you prefer to stop by my office. I will also have office hours through Microsoft Teams.
Homework. Homework is due every Tuesday at the beginning of the class. I encourage you to work on the homework with your classmates, but you are required to write up your own solutions in your own words. To help the grader, please write your solutions neatly using correct grammar and mathematical notation (no points will be given for work that the reader cannot follow). The ten best homework grades will be used in computing the homework score. Please do not turnin late homework as it will not be accepted. The syllabus also lists recommended homework problems. These are NOT to be handed in. Work as many as it takes for you to understand the material. Keep all your homework together in a folder for easy reference. You should see me as early and as often as necessary if you are having difficulties with the homework problems.
Exams. The exam dates are given in the schedule posted in the class OneNote. The Final Exam date is set by UNM, see https://schedule.unm.edu/finalexams/final_exam/fall2023.pdf. No makeup exams will be given unless you contact me ahead of time with a documented “university authorized absence”, including, but not limited to illness, family emergency, active participation in scholarly or athletic events. Exams may include some multiplechoice questions testing very specific skills or concepts. The exams will be predominantly based on homework and inclass problems. Students having conflicts with the examination schedule must notify me before TBD. Any student having more than three examinations scheduled in any one day may notify the instructor of the last examination listed. If notified before TBD, I shall make arrangements to give a special examination. Conflicts arising as a result of scheduling out of normal hourspattern or day sequences must be resolved by the instructor of the offpattern courses.
Assessment (including grading). You should think of most of the work during the semester including homework and exams as means for feedback and learning. This will be reflected in the grading policy. I will drop about 25%30% of the lowest homework scores. The Final Exam score will replace the midterm score if the latter is lower than the Final Exam score. The final grade will be determined using the following weights: homework (30%), one midterm (35%) and a final exam (35%). There will be some opportunities for bonus points which will only be announced in class. If you are not present you will miss these opprtunities.
Although a small curve might be used, 90%, 80% or 70% of the possible maximum points guarantees at least an A, B or C, respectively.
Accommodations: UNM is committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for students with documented disabilities. As your instructor, it is my objective to facilitate an inclusive classroom setting, in which students have full access and the opportunity to participate. To engage in a confidential conversation about the process of requesting reasonable accommodations for this class and/or program, please contact Accessibility Resource Center at arcsrvs@unm.edu or by phone at 5052773506.
Support: Contact me by email or in office hours and contact Accessibility Resource Center (https://arc.unm.edu/) at arcsrvs@unm.edu (505) 2773506.
Class Attendance. Students are expected to attend all meetings of the classes in which they are enrolled. A student with excessive absences may be dropped from a course by the instructor with a grade of W or the student may receive a grade of F at the end of the semester. Absences due to illness, or to authorized University activity such as field trips, athletic trips, etc., are to be reported by the student to his/her instructor(s) and to the Dean of Students Office. If a student is unable to contact his/her instructor(s) the student should leave a message at the instructor's department. The reporting of absences does not relieve the student of responsibility for missed assignments, exams, etc. The student is to take the initiative in arranging with his/her instructor(s) to make up missed work, and it is expected that the faculty member will cooperate with the student in reasonable arrangements in this regard. Please, see https://pathfinder.unm.edu/campuspolicies/classabsencesandstudentattendance.html for more details.
Please note that the advanced postings in the table below will be updated as needed. Every week you will get an email with the exact homework and a link to the submission page.
Week Day 
Class Date 
Weekly topics 
T 
Aug 2 
Sections 1.2 – 1.10 (Review from Calculus III)

R 
Aug 24 




T 
Aug 29 
Sections 1.11 – 1.15 (Review from Calculus III)

R 
Aug 31 




T 
Sep 5 
Sections 2.1 – 2.3

R 
Sep 7 




T 
Sep 12 
Sections 3.1 – 3.4 (Review from Calculus III)

R 
Sep 14 




T 
Sep 19 
Sections 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

R 
Sep 21 




T 
Sep 26 
Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

R 
Sep 28 




T 
Oct 3 
Sections 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5(review from Calculus III)

R 
Oct 5 




T 
Oct 10 
Sections 4.6, 4.7

R 
Oct 12 
Fall Break 



T 
Oct 17 
Sections 4.6, 4.7.

R 
Oct 19 




T 
Oct 24 
Sections 3.10.

R 
Oct 26 




T 
Oct 31 
Exam on Tuesday, October 31, on all sections covered to this point. (See the OneNote class notebook for practice problems Practice problems for the midterm exam).

R 
Nov 2 




T 
Nov 7 
Section 4.9, 5.1

R 
Nov 9 




T 
Nov 14 
Sections Appendix D, 5.1, 5.2, 5.5

R 
Nov 16 




T 
Nov 21 
Sections 5.3, 5.4

R 
Nov 23 
Thanksgiving Break 



T 
Nov 28 
Sections 5.2  5.5, App. D

R 
Nov 30 




T 
Dec 5 

R 
Dec 7 
The Final Exam Schedule can be found at https://schedule.unm.edu/finalexams/final_exam/fall2023.pdf
Final Exam, Tuesday, December 12, 10am12pm