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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PHYS1300 Maths 2- Multivariable Calculus

10 creditsClass Size: 225

Module manager: Dr Tom Moore
Email: T.A.Moore@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

'A' Level Physics and Maths or equivalent

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

Series, including : l’Hopital’s rule, convergence of sequences and series, Taylor’s
theorem, Taylor and MacLaurin series, Introduction to Fourier series
Second order differential equations with constant coefficients, applications to
mechanics and simple harmonic motion
Multi-Variable calculus, including: partial differentiation, stationary points of multivariable
functions, multiple integration, multiple variable calculus in Cartesian, polar,
cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems
The ‘del’ operator including: the gradient of scalar fields, the divergence and curl of
vector fields, the Laplacian, the del operator in Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical
polar coordinate systems
Flux and the Divergence theorem including: the definition of flux across a surface,
evaluating flux through surface integrals, introduction to the Divergence theorem for
flux across closed surfaces

Learning outcomes
Manipulate numerical and other quantitative information, and apply manipulative skills to the solution of problems.

Skills outcomes
Basic mathematical skills in pure mathematics
Ability to solve differential equations
ability to model a physical problem


Syllabus

Series, including : l’Hopital’s rule, convergence of sequences and series, Taylor’s theorem, Taylor and MacLaurin series, Fourier theorem, Fourier series

Second order differential equations, including homogeneity, general solutions to homogeneous differential equations, particular integrals, applications to mechanics and simple harmonic motion


Multi-Variable calculus, including : partial differentiation, stationary points of multi-variable functions, multiple integration, multiple variable calculus in Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical polar coordinate systems

The ‘del’ operator including: the gradient of scalar fields, the divergence and curl of vector fields, the Laplacian, the del operator in Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical polar coordinate systems

Flux and the Divergence theorem including: the definition of flux across a surface, evaluating flux through surface integrals, the Divergence theorem for flux across closed surfaces

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Example Class111.0010.00
Lecture221.0022.00
Private study hours68.00
Total Contact hours32.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Homework: 33 hours;
Study: 34 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

10 assignments.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentAssignments submitted during semester and work during examples classes15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)15.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins85.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)85.00

Students are required to pass all the coursework and exam elements of this module in order to pass the module overall.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 01/04/2019

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