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Course description

This multivariable calculus course is the second semester of our Math 1910-1920-2930-2940 calculus sequence for engineers. See First steps in mathematics for advice on which calculus course to choose.


See Add/drop for add/drop dates, advice on what to do when a class or section is full, and who to contact for enrollment help.

Forbidden overlap

Students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: Math 1920, Math 2130, Math 2220, Math 2240.


Math 1910 or equivalent AP credit.

Homework, quizzes, and workshops

There will be weekly homework assignments. Every week, except for exam weeks, the homework will be collected at the beginning of your second discussion section on Wednesday or Thursday. The first homework will be due on Aug 30/31. Homework will be graded for completeness only out of a total of 5 points per assignment. Late homework will not be accepted. We will drop your lowest homework score (or absence).

After homework collection there will be a weekly quiz in your Wednesday/Thursday discussion section. Each quiz will be graded out of 10 points. There will be no make-up quizzes. We will drop your lowest quiz score (or absence).

A number of the Wednesday/Thursday discussion sections will include collaborative workshops, which will investigate applications of the lecture material, or approach that material from a different perspective. Workshops are graded by participation at 1 point each. There will be no make-up workshops.

Your discussion section score will be the sum of your homework scores, your quiz scores, and three times your workshop scores.


There will be two evening prelims and a final exam. The schedule is on the Exams page. Exam instructions will be posted there as they become available. You should expect some exam problems to be more challenging than the homework. Some exam problems may draw on the material covered in the workshops.

No books or electronic devices (phones, calculators etc.) will be allowed on the exams.

You may bring a one-sided letter size paper of notes to each prelim exam and a two-sided letter size paper of notes to the final.

Graded prelims will be returned and discussed in discussion section. Grading errors may occur and we will honor reasonable requests for regrades. Please write your request on a piece of paper, stating which problem(s) you wish to be regraded with a brief explanation, and turn this in with your exam booklet to your TA. No regrading requests will be accepted after the discussion section in which we return the exam.

If you have a prelim exam conflict, you can request to take the exam at 5 pm on the same evening. Instructions will be posted under Exams. Conflicts that are not resolved by this rescheduled time will be considered on a case by case basis.

If you require special accommodation on exams, such as extended time or quiet time, you must obtain a Faculty Notification Letter from Student Disability Services. Instructions will be posted under Exams on how to make the necessary arrangements.

If you are very ill or have a serious emergency on the day of a prelim or the final exam, contact your professor as soon as possible. You risk getting zero credit for an exam if you miss it for any reason and then try to explain later. In the event that your absence on a prelim is excused, we will substitute your final exam grade for that prelim. There will be no make-up prelims given after the original scheduled time. Students who miss the final exam due to a verified emergency will be granted an incomplete grade for the course if they have passing level work on their prelims and discussion sections.


Your professors and teaching assistants are available for consultation during their office hours. Any student is welcome to visit any instructor's office hours.

You can post homework questions on the Math 1920 Piazza page and answer other students' questions. The instructors will also contribute from time to time.

Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) are available to be taken in conjunction with this course. These are optional 1-credit supplemental courses, which meet for one two-hour collaborative problem-solving session each week throughout the semester. The AEW are distinct from the workshops offered in the Math 1920 discussion sections.

Tutoring is available free of charge for engineering students and BEE majors enrolled in this course through the Tutors-on-Call program.

The Math Support Center also offers free one-on-one tutoring.


Discussion section 15%, prelims 25% each, final 35%. Expected median course grade: B.

Academic integrity

You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with your classmates. Copying solutions from a manual or from other students is not allowed however and may be penalized by the grader.

You are expected to abide by the CU Code of Academic Integrity.


Rogawski and Adams, Multivariable Calculus, third edition, ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-8689-9. Earlier editions are not acceptable.

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