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This course deals with techniques in multivariable calculus and vector calculus which have applications in many areas of science, commerce and engineering. It is also preparation for many courses in advanced mathematics.
This course covers techniques in multivariable calculus and vector calculus and interesting applications in many areas of science, commerce and engineering. It is strongly recommended to anyone who is considering majoring in mathematics or another subject that involves a high level of numeracy. Topics covered: geometry of multivariable functions, partial derivatives, linearisation, multivariate chain rule, implicit function theorem; multivariate optimisation, sufficient conditions for optimality, Lagrange multipliers for optimisation problems; iterated integrals, polar coordinates; Jacobian determinants; parametric curves, tangent vectors, line integrals, work integrals; div, grad, curl; surface integrals; volume integrals; Green's Theorem; Stokes Theorem; Divergence Theorem; physical applications.
MATH103 or MATH199 or EMTH119
MATH261, MATH264, EMTH202, EMTH204, EMTH210
Gunter Steinke
Ngin-Tee Koh
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Domestic fee $788.00
International fee $4,438.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see Mathematics and Statistics .