MATH 033. Basic Several-Variable Calculus

This course considers differentiation and integration of functions of several variables with special emphasis on two and three dimensions. Topics include partial differentiation, extreme value problems, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, Green's, Stokes', and Gauss' theorems. The department strongly recommends that students take MATH 034  instead, which is offered every semester and provides a richer understanding of this material by requiring linear algebra (MATH 027  or MATH 028 ) as a prerequisite. Students may take only one of MATH 033, MATH 034 , and MATH 035  for credit.
Prerequisite: MATH 025 , or MATH 026  or placement by examination (see "Advanced Placement and Credit Policy " section). Students who have taken linear algebra at Swarthmore or elsewhere may not take MATH 033 without the instructor's permission.
Natural sciences and engineering.
1 credit.
Fall 2017. Morris.
Fall 2018. Johnson.
Fall 2019. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Mathematics and Statistics  
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