# Syllabus for Several Variable Calculus, Limited Version

Flervariabelanalys, allmän kurs

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

## Syllabus

• 5 credits
• Course code: 1MA017
• Education cycle: First cycle
• Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Mathematics G1F
• Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
• Established: 2007-03-19
• Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
• Applies from: Autumn 2007
• Entry requirements:

Linear Algebra and Geometry I, single Variable Calculus, Series and Ordinary Differential Equations

• Responsible department: Department of Mathematics

## Learning outcomes

In order to pass the course (grade 3) the student should be able to

• give an account of important concepts and definitions in the area of the course;

• exemplify and interpret important concepts in specific cases;

• formulate important results and theorems covered by the course;

• describe the main features of the proofs of important theorems;

• express problems from relevant areas of applications in a mathematical form suitable for further analysis;

• use the theory, methods and techniques of the course to solve mathematical problems;

• present mathematical arguments to others.

Higher grades, 4 or 5, require a higher level of proficiency. The student should be able to solve problems of greater complexity, i.e. problems requiring a combination of ideas and methods for their solution, and be able to give a more detailed account of the proofs of important theorems and by examples and counter-examples be able to motivate the scope of various results. Requirements concerning the student's ability to present mathematical arguments and reasoning are greater.

## Content

Polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Parameterisations of curves and surfaces.

Level curves and level surfaces. Arc length. Scalar and vector valued functions of several variables. Partial derivatives, differentiability, gradient, direction derivative, differential. Derivatives of higher order. The chain rule. Taylor's formula. Optimisation: local and global problems, problems with equality constraints. Multiple integrals, change of variables especially polar coordinates, improper integrals, applications of multiple integrals: volume, centres of mass, etc.

## Instruction

Lectures and problem solving sessions.

## Assessment

Written examination at the end of the course. Moreover, compulsory assignments may be given during the course.