MTH 254: Vector Calculus I

Credits 5
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Includes multivariate and vector-valued functions from a graphical, numerical, and symbolic perspective. Applies integration and differentiation of both types of functions to solve real world problems.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Analyze real world scenarios to recognize when partial derivatives or multiple integrals of multivariate and vector valued functions are appropriate, formulate problems about the scenarios, creatively model these scenarios (using technology, if appropriate) in order to solve the problems using multiple approaches, judge if the results are reasonable, and then interpret and clearly communicate the results.
  • Recognize partial derivative and multiple integral concepts that are encountered in the real world, understand and be able to communicate the underlying mathematics involved to help another person gain insight into the situation.
  • Work with partial derivatives and multiple integrals in various situations and use correct mathematical terminology, notation, and symbolic processes in order to engage in work, study, and conversation on topics involving partial derivatives and multiple integrals with colleagues in the field of mathematics, science or engineering.
Grading Options
Letter Grades
Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT.