Marcelo Mendes Disconzi
Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University

email: marcelo.disconzi at
office: Stevenson Center 1515
phone: (615) 322 7147   fax: (615) 343 0215
mail to: 1326 Stevenson Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN 37240


Marcelo Mendes Disconzi
MATH 2300 - Multivariable calculus, section 04

General Information
For a description of the course, including the grading policy, consult the course syllabus. Students are responsible for reading the syllabus and being aware of all the course and university policies.

This course will be taught through a hybrid online/in-person model. See the course syllabus for details.

Textbook: Stewart's Calculus, 8th edition, with WebAssign subscription.

The course will use the following online platforms: Brightspace, Gradescope, and WebAssign.

Classes meet on TR, 12:452:00pm at Stevenson Center 1308 (ground floor of the Mathematics Building).

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be following all guidelines stipulated by Vanderbilt University. See the return to campus website, the Vanderbilt COVID-19 response website, and the Vanderbilt COVID-19 dashboard for more information.

Vanderbilt offers free tutoring services for this class, the math department offers tutored study halls and the engineering department offers free drop-in STEM tutoring.

Contact Information and Office Hours
Instructor's office: Stevenson Center 1515 (5th floor of the Mathematics Building).
Instructor's email:
Instructor's office hours: Tuesdays, 46pm, Thursdays, 56pm, or by appointment. Office hours will be held virtually. If you want to meet in person, please schedule an appointment.
Instructor's office phone: (615) 322-7147.

Exams and assignments

Description % of the final grade Date
Location and Time
Midterm 1 20% Sep 22
Online, regular class time.
The test will cover sections 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, 12.5, 12.6, 13.1, 13.2, and 13.3.
A practice test is posted.
Students are allowed to use a single-page cheating sheet for the test. The cheating sheet must be submitted with the exam.
Midterm 2 20% Oct 27
Online, regular class time.

Final 30% Dec 10
Online, 7pm.

Quizzes 10% on a regular basis (see below) announced on the webpage and posted on WebAssign.
HW assignments 20% on a regular basis (see below) announced on the webpage and posted on WebAssign.

Below is an ongoing schedule for the course (for the academic calendar, click here). Changes to this schedule might occur and students are responsible for keeping up with updates on the webpage. The due date for each assignment will be posted as the course progresses. Click here for the class notes (these will be updated on a regular basis). Starting Monday, November 30th, classes will be online only.

Date Material covered/textbook section Homework Remarks
Aug 25
Sections 12.1, 12.2.

Examples 12.1
Aug 27
Sections 12.2, 12.3, 12.4. HW 1 is posted on WebAssign.
Due: Sept 1, 12pm.
Examples 12.2
Examples 12.3
Sep 1
Sections 12.4, 12.5. Quiz 1 is posted on WebAssign.
Due: Sept 3, 12:45pm.
Examples 12.4.
Sep 3
Sections 12.5, 12.6. HW 2 is posted on WebAssign.
Due: Sept 8, 12:45pm.
Examples 12.5
Examples 12.6
Sep 8
Sections 13.1, 13.2.
Quiz 2 is posted on WebAssign.
Due: Sept 10, 12:45pm.
Examples 13.1
Examples 13.2
Sep 10
Sections 13.3.
HW 3 is posted on WebAssign.
Due: Sept 15, 12:45pm.
Examples 13.3.
Sep 15
Sections 13.4, 14.1.
Quiz 3 is posted on WebAssign.
Due: Sept 17, 12:45pm.
Extra credit 1 is posted on Gradescope.
Due: Sept 17, 11:59pm.

Sep 17
Sections 14.2, 14.3.
HW 4 is posted on WebAssign.
Due: Sept 22, 12:45pm.
Examples 14.2.
Sep 22
Midterm 1.

Sep 24
Sections 14.3, 14.4.

Sep 29
Sections 14.5.

Sep 1
Sections 14.6, 14.7.

Oct 6
Sections 14.7, 14.8.

Oct 8
Sections 14.8, 15.1.

Oct 13
Sections 15.2, 15.4.

Section 15.3 will be covered together with 15.9
Oct 15 Sections 15.5, 15.6.

Oct 20 Sections 15.6, 15.7.

Oct 22 Sections 15.7, 15.8.

Oct 27 Midterm 2.

Oct 29 Sections 15.3, 15.9.

Nov 3 Sections 16.1, 16.2.

Nov 5 Sections 16.2, 16.3.

Nov 10 Sections 16.4.

Nov 12 Sections 16.5, 16.6.

Nov 17 Sections 16.6.

Nov 19 Sections 16.7.

Nov 23 - Nov 27 Thanksgiving holidays, no classes.

Dec 1 Sections 16.8.

Dec 3 Sections 16.9.

Dec 10, 7pm Final exam.

Anonymous feedback
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