Advanced Calculus

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Calculus

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Calculus, Mathematics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MA112: Calculus II

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course introduces the calculus of functions of several variables with applications to computing arc lengths, surface integrals and volume integrals, and computing extreme values of functions subject to certain constraints. Computing maximum and minimum values of functions of several variables has wide applications in mathematics, computing, economics, engineering and the physical sciences. A mathematical software package-Mathematica will be used to assist students with study.
    Learning Outcomes
    - Demonstrate the base of calculus of functions of several variables.
    - Identify which part of knowledge would be used to solve a given practical problem.
    - Analyse practical problems using learnt knowledge.
    - Explain the results for practical problems obtained from using learnt knowledge in general point of view.
    - Basic programming skills in Mathematics for the calculations in this course.

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