This course focuses on multivariable calculus which is a fundamental pillar for modern science and engineering.

- Read before class
- Reading is an important component in our learning process.
- Reading assignment are listed in the course schedule
(to be finished
**before**class) - Complete reading tests (see our course Blackboard)

- Participate!
- You are not a passive note-taking robot
- Let’s think together!
- Participate in in-class discussion
- Participate in online discussion

- Tell yourself that it is okay to not know the correct answer
- …well, as long as you are actively trying to figure out the answers
- the process of the trying to figure out the answer is the important part. The only important part!

- Vectors
- Sum of vectors
- Dot product of vectors
- Cross product of vectors
- Matrix-vector product
- Matrix determinant
- Contour plots

- Definition:
*A*Funny, but true. But it really shouldn’t be. Let’s make sure our lectures are not like that.**lecture**is a process in which information passes from the notes of the lecturer into the notes of the student without passing through the minds of either.