Mathematical Methods II

National University of Ireland, Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mathematical Methods II

  • Host University

    National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This is a mathematical methods course that considers the following topics: Laplace transforms, vector calculus, multiple integration and integral theorems.

    Learning Outcomes
    calculate the Laplace transforms of some elementary functions;
    calculate the inverse Laplace transform of some elementary functions using standard techniques;
    solve various initial value problems for ordinary differential equations using Laplace transforms;
    calculate the gradient and directional derivative of a scalar field and be able to interpret these quantities;
    calculate the divergence and curl of a vector field and be able to interpret these quantities;
    find the normal of a surface, find the tangent plane to a surface, and calculate surface integrals;
    calculate volume integrals and be able to verify the divergence theorem for elementary volumes and vector fields.

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