MULTIVARIABLE and VECTOR CALCULUS
Prerequisites: One of SCIE 001, PHYS 101, 107, 121, 153
and one of SCIE 101, PHYS 102, 108, 122, 153
and one of SCIE 001, MATH 101, MATH 103, MATH 105, MATH 121.
Corequisites: one of MATH 152, 221, 223.
Class Times and Location
- The course meets Monday, Wednesday from 11:00 to 11:50 in room Chemistry 300 and Friday from 10:00 to 11:50 in room Scarfe 100.
Robert A. Adams, Calculus of Several Variables, fifth edition,
Pearson Education Canada. The ISBN number is 0201798026.
I will post all handouts, problem sets, etc. on the web
- Vectors and the Geometry of Space
Three dimensional coordinate systems,
Vectors, dot and cross products, projections
Equations of lines and planes.
- Vector Functions
Vector functions and space curves, parametrization
Derivatives and integrals of vector functions,
Arc length, speed, velocity and acceleration. Exclude curvature, normal, binormal, torsion.
- Partial Derivatives (§ 10.5, 12.1-12.9, 13.1-13.3, 13.6):
Functions of several variables: visualizaton, quadrics,
Limits, partial derivatives,
Tangent planes and linear approximations,
Chain rule, directional derivatives, gradient,
Higher order derivatives, quadratic approximation,
Local maxima and minima, Lagrange multipliers,
- Multiple Integrals (§14.1-14.6):
Double and iterated integrals, polar coordinates,
changing the order of integration
Applications, surface area,
Triple integrals, changing the order of integration
Cylindrical and Spherical co-ordinates.
- Vector Fields and Line Integrals (§15.1-15.4):
Vector fields, conservative fields, potentials, line integrals.
- Surface integrals (§15.5, 15.6):
Surfaces, parametrization, flux integrals, surface area,
- Integral Theorems (§16.1-16.6):
Gradient, divergence and curl, vector identities,
Green's theorem, Stokes' theorem, applications.
- There will be three midterms (September 29, October 27 and November 17), accounting for about 45% of the final mark.
- There will be weekly problem sets accounting for about 5% of the final mark.
- The final exam will account for about 50% of the final mark.
- Grades will probably be scaled.
- Fairness across the four sections of the course will be a high priority.
- All midterms and the final examination will be strictly
closed book: no formula sheets or calculators will be allowed.
- There is no supplemental examination in this course.
- Late homework assignments receive a grade of 0.
- Missing a midterm normally results in a mark of 0.
Exceptions may be granted in two cases: prior consent of the instructor
or a medical emergency. In the latter case, the instructor must be
notified within 48 hours of the missed test, and presented with a doctor's
note immediately upon the student's return to UBC.