Math 120: Calculus of Functions of Several Variables

Yale University      Fall   2014

Welcome! This page contains information relevant to Sections 5 and 7 of Math 120 (August to December 2014). More detailed information about this course can be found in the Yale Portal Page of Math 120 mantained by our coordinator Miki Havlickova.

ROOM CHANGE: The University Registrar changed the room for Section 7. New room Section 7: LOM 206. Section 5 stays in HLH17 05 as scheduled.

Instructor:    Jose Gonzalez.     (Email:

Syllabus:    Math 120 Syllabus PDF.

Schedule:    Week by week schedule PDF.

Course Description:    In Math 120 we study the vector geometry of 3 dimensions, scalar and vector functions of 1 and 2 variables, partial derivatives, directional derivatives, multiple integrals, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, parameterized curves and surfaces, gradient, divergence, curl, line and surface integrals, and the theorems of Gauss, Green, and Stokes.

Text:    The text is James Stewart's Multivariable Calculus Early Transcendentals, Math 120, seventh edition, Thompson. Note: earlier editions of this text differ in some sections and most exercises.

Evaluation :    Course grades are determined from the combined total of homework scores (10%), two exam scores (25% each), and the final exam score (40%). Midterm exams are in the evenings, from 7pm to 8:30pm, on Thursday, October 2, and Thursday, November 13. The final exam is on Monday, December 15, from 7pm to 10:30pm. Books, notes and calculators may NOT be used during exams.

Class Time and Room Info: Section 5:    Class Time: TTh 9:00am-10:15am Room: HLH17 05
Section 7:    Class Time: TTh 11:35am-12:50pm Room: LOM 206