1 x 120-minute lecture-1 weekly
1 x 60-minute lecture-2 weekly
1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly
1 MATH1121 - Mathematics 1A
2 MATH1122 - Mathematics 1B
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ENGR2711, ENGR8761 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic includes: Vectors and the geometry of Space, dot and cross product, equations of lines and planes; Vector Functions, derivatives and integrals of vector functions, velocity and acceleration in space; Partial Derivatives, tangent planes and approximation, chain rule, directional derivatives, maximum and minimum values, Lagrange multipliers; Multiple Integrals, double and triple Integrals, change of variable; Vector Calculus, line integrals, Green's theorem, Curl and Divergence, surface integrals, Stokes and The Divergence theorem.

Educational aims

This topic aims to equip the students with the skills needed to solve mathematical problems in the calculus of several variables,. These provide the mathematical pre-requisites that the student needs for the second and higher year Mathematics topics. The focus is on the application of the mathematical ideas to practical problems.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of Multivariate Calculus
  2. Apply Multivariate Calculus to practical problems

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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