MATH 21A: Multivariable Calculus

MATH 21A: Multivariable Calculus

Fall 2017: Harvard College course 119196

Course Head Oliver Knill

Exam Group: FAS12_A

To see how calculus applies in practical situations described by more than one variable, we study: Vectors, lines, planes, parameterization of curves and surfaces, partial derivatives, directional derivatives and the gradient, optimization and critical point analysis, including constrained optimization and the Method of Lagrange Multipliers, integration over curves, surfaces and solid regions using Cartesian, polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates, divergence and curl of vector fields, and the Green's, Stokes's, and Divergence Theorems.

Sectioning for this courses, starts Monday August 28. See the sectioning and advising page at the Mathematics department. There is a first required intro meeting on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 8:30-9 AM in Hall B. The course website contains a preliminary syllabus.

There is a required first meeting on Wednesday, August 30, 8:30 am, Science Center B. This course is taught in smaller sections: Section times: 9; M.W.F. at 10; M.W.F. at 11; M.W.F. at 12; Tu.Th. 10-11:30; Tu.Th. 11:30-1. This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning.




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