Calculus 2


Course Objective

At the end of this course the student is able to
a) determine if a series is convergent or divergent, using several tests
(like the comparison test, ratio test, alternating series test)
b) work with power series (find the radius of convergence, differentiate
or integrate termwise)
c) find the Taylor series of several functions (like exp(x), sin(x),
cos(x), ln(1+x), etc)
d) calculate partial derivatives, also using the chain rule
e) find extreme values of functions of two variables, with and without
f) calculate with complex numbers
g) solve several first- and second-order differential equations
(separable equations, first-order linear equations, second-order linear
equations with constant coefficients).

Course Content

Series, Real functions of Several Variables, Differential equations.
Topics that will be treated are:
1) Sequences, Series, Power Series, Taylor Series
2) Partial Derivatives, Chain Rule, Gradients
3) Extreme Values, Lagrange Multiplier method
4) Double Integrals, Polar Coordinates
5) Complex Numbers
6) First and Second Order Differential Equations

Teaching Methods

Lectures (3x per week) and tutorials (2x per week)

Method of Assessment

Midterm exam and Final exam. More details can be found in the manual on


Adams and Essex, Calculus: A Complete Course, 9th edition, Pearson 2018,
ISBN-10: 0134154363 • ISBN-13: 9780134154367.

Target Audience

1 BA

Additional Information

Participation in the working classes is compulsory! Detailed rules will
be announced in the manual on Canvas.

Recommended background knowledge

Calculus 1

General Information

Course Code X_400636
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 100
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. ir. R.F. Swarttouw
Examiner dr. ir. R.F. Swarttouw
Teaching Staff dr. ir. R.F. Swarttouw

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture
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