Math 376 - Multi-Variable Calculus & Linear Algebra
VAN VLECK B239, 12:05 - 12:55 PM, MWF
HOMEWORK/MATERIAL COVERED IN CLASS
Professor: Tullia Dymarz
Office: Van Vleck 509
Office hours: After class or Monday 2:30-3:30pm or by appointment
Prerequisites: Math 375
- 20% Midterm 1 (Friday February 25, 2016, In class)
Homework: I will assign homework every week and it will be due THURSDAY in section. You are encouraged to work on homework problems in groups but each assignment must be written up individually.
Important dates: See the registrar's web page for drop deadlines etc.
Differential calculus of scalar and vector valued functions: Scalar and vector functions, Limits and continuity, The derivative as a linear transformation, Partial derivatives, The gradient, The chain rule, Implicit differentiation
Application of the differential calculus: Maxima, minima and saddle points, Lagrange multipliers
Partitions of rectangles and integrals of step functions,
Upper and lower multiple integrals,
Evaluation of multiple integrals,
Geometric interpretations and examples,
Changes of variables,
Substitution rule with examples,
Line integrals: Curves and arclength, Paths and line integrals, Independence of parametrizations, Line integrals with respect to arclength, Integrability conditions, Potentials, Green's Theorem in the plane
Surface integrals and vector analysis: Parametric representation of surfaces, Vector products and normals, Surface integrals, Divergence and curl, Integral theorems by Stokes and Gauss
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