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MATH& 254 Calculus IV • 5 Cr.

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Description:

Extends the concepts of calculus to vector-valued functions and functions of several variables. Partial derivatives are included. Fulfills the quantitative or symbolic reasoning course requirement at BC. Recommended: MATH& 152.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • to visualize, plot and interpret
    • points
    • lines
    • vectors
    • curves
    • surfaces in 3D
  • to translate among rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems and state some advantages and disadvantages of each system
  • to perform basic vector operations and apply these operations
  • to interpret the fundamental ideas of rates of change and accumulation for curves in higher dimensions:
    • tangent vectors
    • arc length
    • curvature
  • to interpret the fundamental ideas of rates of change and accumulation for surfaces in higher dimensions:
    • directional derivatives
    • tangent planes
    • max/min applications
    • volumes & surface areas

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