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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Simon Clarke


Functions of several variables, partial derivatives, extreme values, Lagrange multipliers. Multiple integrals, line integrals, surface integrals. Vector differential calculus; grad, div and curl. Integral theorems of Gauss and Stokes. Use of a computer algebra package.


On completion of this unit students will be able to understand basic concepts in multivariable calculus and its applications in a number of areas of mathematics and science; they will be able to determine extreme values of multivariable functions; evaluate line, double, triple and surface integrals; comprehend the concepts of gradient, divergence and curl; use the divergence theorem and Stoke's theorem; and have developed skills in the use of computer algebra software as an aid for modelling and in the production of scientific reports.


Examination (3 hours): 60%
Projects: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Simon Clarke

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour computer laboratory per week


MTH1030 or MAT1085


MAT2901, MAT2911