Multivariable Calculus

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Doel vak

At the end of this course students will be able to ...
1. ... differentiate functions of several variables (partial
derivatives), find local extreme values and use these to graph
2. ... parametrize curves and surfaces;
3. ... apply the implicit and inverse function theorem;
4. ... calculate and investigate multivariable Taylor polynomials of
functions of several variables;
5. ... calculate multivariable integrals (2D and 3D integrals) using
appropriately chosen methods, such as the substitution method,
integration by parts and changing the order of integration;
6. ... investigate vector fields and line integrals;
7. ... work with differential k-forms;
8. ... formulate (the general) Stokes theorem and derive the classical
integral theorems of
Gauss, Green and Stokes;
9. ... write down the arguments involved in solving a calculus problem
in a logically correct manner.

Inhoud vak

This course deals with the calculus of functions of several variables.
In particular, we cover

* parametrized curves and arc length
* planes and lines
* functions of several variables and level sets
* partial derivatives, gradients and directional derivatives
* tangent planes and multivariable Taylor polynomials
* the multivariable chain rule
* the implicit and inverse function theorem
* optimization and optimization under constraints
* 2D integrals, order of integration
* 3D integrals, cylindrical and spherical coordinates
* changes of variables
* vector fields
* line integrals and surface integrals
* parametrized hyper-sufaces and manifolds
* differential k-forms
* (the general) Stokes theorem and the classical integral theorems of
Gauss, Green and Stokes


Class meetings (twice per week) and office hours (twice per week)


Weekly MyMathLab exercises (10%), one Midterm exams (35%)
and a Final exam (55%). The resit exam counts for 90%, with the 10% of
the MyMathLab exercises still counting for the resit grade. There is no
resit opportunity for the MyMathLab exercises.

Vereiste voorkennis

Single Variable Calculus (XB_41007)


Calculus: A Complete Course, by Adams and Essex, 9th edition, Pearson,
2016. ISBN 978-0134154367


Bachelor Mathematics Year one

Algemene informatie

Vakcode XB_41008
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4+5
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. R.C.A.M. van der Vorst
Examinator prof. dr. R.C.A.M. van der Vorst
Docenten prof. dr. R.C.A.M. van der Vorst

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