Most real-world systems that one may want to model, whether in the natural or in the social sciences, have many interdependent parameters. To apply calculus to these systems, we need to extend the ideas and techniques of single-variable Calculus to functions of more than one variable. Topics include vectors, matrices, determinants, polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates, curves, partial derivatives, gradients and directional derivatives, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals, vector calculus: line integrals, surface integrals, divergence, curl, Green's Theorem, Divergence Theorem, and Stokes’ Theorem.
Max Enrollment: 25
Prerequisites: MATH 116 or MATH 120, or the equivalent. Not open to students who have completed PHYS 216.
Instructor: H. Wang, C. Chan, Bu (Fall); Kerr, Hirschhorn (Spring)
Distribution Requirements: MM - Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving
Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring; Fall