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(SCI)

Leader: Dr Leo Brewin
Offered:
Clayton First semester 2006 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2006 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2006 (Day)
Synopsis: Functions of several variables, partial derivatives, extreme values, Lagrange multipliers. Multiple integrals, line integrals, surface integrals. Vector differential calculus; grad, div and curl. Integral theorems of Gauss and Stokes. Use of a computer algebra package.
Objectives: On completion of this unit students will be able to understand basic concepts in multivariable calculus and its applications in a number of areas of mathematics and science; they will be able to determine extreme values of multivariable functions; evaluate line, double, triple and surface integrals; comprehend the concepts of gradient, divergence and curl; use the divergence theorem and Stoke's theorem; and have developed skills in the use of computer algebra software as an aid for modelling and in the production of scientific reports.
Assessment: Examination (3 hours): 50% + Projects: 50%
Contact Hours: Three 1hour lectures, one 1hour support class and one 1hour computer laboratory per week
Prerequisites: MTH1030 or MAT1085
Prohibitions: MAT2901, MAT2911