Welcome to **Jacob’s Online Help Desk for Math 264 Advanced Calculus at McGill** (Fall 2020) taught by Prof. Jerome Vetois. Here you can get in touch with me and find information about my sessions.

**Everything you need you know about Math 264**

This class is largely about really understanding notation. If you don’t understand how the notation is leading you towards the appropriate way to handle a problem and how to go about solving it, then the class can appear to be a great deal more confusing than it actually is.

Another important aspect is being able to properly visualize what the different types of integrals represent: what’s the difference between a single-variable integral like those seen in Math 141 and a single variable integral of a single-variable function along an arbitrary path in R2? or a vector-valued function along an aribtrary path in R2? or a single variable function along an arbitrary path in R3? or a vector-valued function along an arbitrary path in R3? Let alone surface integrals and all the theorems you’ll need to apply!

All of these objects have a clear and simple geometric interpreation that is actually very intuitive, and is even reinforced by the notation. This second piece of the puzzle can make a big difference to your ability to master the material.

All of these objects have a clear and simple geometric interpreation that is actually very intuitive, and is even reinforced by the notation. This second piece of the puzzle can make a big difference to your ability to master the material.

Overall, this coure is relatively easy, as it builds on your knowledge from earlier classes; however, the emphasis is generally on conceptual understanding, which depends to a large extent on students’ mastery of the foundations of calculus in Math 140, 141 and 262. If you’re struggling to distinguish between the various types of integrals or don’t know where to start when it comes to solving a problem, be sure to get help right away – whether in sessions with me or elsewhere – there’s no need to be confused and the sooner you clarify the relationships between all the different types of integrals, the sooner you’ll feel confident about your ability to master the class.

**About Math 264 sessions with Jacob**

My Math 264 sessions will help you master the concepts and theory presented in the course lectures. They include detailed, typeset notes that explain the terminology and notation. The notes are carefully designed as interactive documents that provide you with a chance to engage the material during the session so you can test your understanding, and also include representative, fully-solved problems and additional practice problems.

During our time working together, we will look at detailed, developed solutions, meant to illustrate different aspects of the material in a systematic, structured and easy-to-follow approach. Solutions are colour-coded to make it easy for you to see through the barrage of symbols and focus on the key concepts. It’ll also help you learn to structure your answers efficiently and effectively, so that the logic of the solution is clear to you (and the marker!).