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Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math score required
Prerequisites: Successful completion of AP Calculus BC or equivalent
Course Length: 30 weeks
Recommended School Credit: One full year of high school credit equal to or greater than an AP class or one semester of college credit
Student Expectations: Students are strongly encouraged to work at least 1 hour a day, 5 days a week
Course Code: MVCY
Multivariable Calculus is an online course that covers all topics in the Johns Hopkins one-semester Calculus III course. In this course, students will extend what was learned in AB & BC Calculus and learn about the subtleties, applications, and beauty of limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration in higher dimensions. Online interactives and assignments help to reinforce concepts taught in the class. Online course materials supplement the required textbook.
Online course materials, such as videos, notes, interactive webpages, and practice problems with solutions, are provided for the student. Students are expected to watch videos and review notes regularly. Each student is assigned to a CTY instructor to help them during their course.
In this course, participation in forums and synchronous online virtual sessions are required as part of the final grade. Discussion forums are located within the course where students will be required to respond to a given prompt and then comment on responses by other students. Online sessions, led by a CTY instructor, are held in Adobe Connect, which allows for video, voice, text, screen sharing, and whiteboard interaction.
Students can contact their instructors via email with questions or concerns at any time. Live one-on-one online review sessions can be scheduled as well, to prepare for the graded assessments, which include quizzes, homework, unit exams, and a cumulative final.
The textbook must be purchased separately.
For a detailed list of topics, click the List of Topics tab.
A proctor is required for this course if the student’s goal is to obtain a grade. Please review Proctor Requirements for more details.
A textbook purchase is required for this course:
Multivariable Calculus, 8th edition, by James Stewart
The material is also included in Calculus, 8th edition, by James Stewart
Only one of the textbooks listed on this page is required for this course.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate mastery over the following topics:
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
Zoom online virtual classroom
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client and also tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed to watch recorded meetings. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both available for free download.