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MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Mathematics and Statistics; Physics; Frontier Physics major sequences
  • Level 1 elective
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.
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 polynomials and describe some of their uses; (3) employ a range of integration techniques; (4) integrate over objects in more than one dimension; and (5) solve first and second order differential equations.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) computer-based assessment; and (3) mid-semester test and a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Luchezar Stoyanov (Semester 1) and Professor Michael Small (Semester 2)
Unit rules
Mathematics Specialist ATAR Or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or Equivalent
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours a week; practical classes: 2 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.