MATH& 254 Calculus IV • 5 Cr.

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. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment or MATH& 152 or higher, with a C or better. Preferred: MATH& 153.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

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

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