UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Engineering Science; Mathematics and Statistics major sequences
  • Level 1 option in the Quantitative Methods major sequence
  • Level 1 complementary unit in the Physics major sequence
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Science students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 additional unit in the Physics second major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit provides students with a strong foundation in multivariable calculus, including differentiation, integration and differential equations. It covers essential concepts and techniques required for science, engineering and higher mathematics.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) solve a range of problems that involve calculus and geometry of functions of more than one variable; (2) use Taylor series and describe some of their uses; (3) employ a range of integration techniques; (4) integrate over objects in more than one dimension; (5) explain the concepts of work, path independence, conservative fields and potentials; and (6) solve first and second order differential equations.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) quizzes; (2) computer-based assessment; and (3) mid-semester test and a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Luchezar Stoyanov (Semester 1) and Dr Miccal Matthews (Semester 2)
Unit rules
Prerequisites: Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
Incompatibility: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics
Contact hours lectures: 3 hours a week; tutorials: 2 hours per week; computer labs: 1 hour per week
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/MATH1011/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/MATH1011/SEM-2/2017

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