Multivariable Calculus

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Multivariable Calculus

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MT231P, MT241P, and MT243P or (MT102S and MT112A) or equivalent modules.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module Objective:
    To introduce the student to rigorous multivariate calculus and its uses.

    Functions from R^n to R. Examples. Quadrics. Visualisation. Limits and continuity. Partial Derivatives. Gradients, directional derivatives, mean-value theorem, chain rules, Tangent lines and planes, level surfaces, max-min, Hessian, 2nd Derivative Test. Double and triple integrals.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    -Draw level curves for functions of two variables.
    -Describe the standard quadric surfaces.
    -Find the partial derivatives and gradient vector of a function.
    -Obtain tangents and normals to surfaces.
    -Solve max-min problems in several variables.
    -Obtain solutions to double and triple integrals. Use double, triple and surface integrals in applications.
    -Use double and triple integrals in applications
    -Use the methods from the course to solve problems. State definitions and theorems covered in the course.

    Teaching & Learning Methods
    24 lecture hours, 5 tutorial hours, 51 private study hours.

    Continuous Assessment: 30%
    University scheduled written examination: 70%

    24 lecture hours, 5 tutorial hours, 51 private study hours.

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