General Information

#### Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will study topics in multivariable calculus - differential and integral calculus as applied to scalar and vector functions of more than one variable. After reviewing vectors and the geometry of space, you will investigate derivatives and integrals of vector functions with applications to arc length, curvature of space curves and motion in space. Partial differentiation is studied by defining limits and continuity in two dimensions, and is used to define tangent planes, linear approximations and differentials. The chain rule is developed for functions of more than one variable as well as directional derivatives and the gradient vector, which leads into multivariate optimisation with and without constraints. You will study multiple integrals by expanding the concept of single variable integrals to double and triple integrals which are evaluated as iterated integrals. These ideas are further developed to show you how to calculate volumes, surface areas, masses and centroids of very general regions in two and three dimensional space as well as probability for bivariate distributions. Finally you will investigate the calculus of vector fields, line integrals and surface integrals. The connection between these new types of integrals and multiple integrals is given in three theorems - Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem and the Divergence Theorem - which turn out to be higher-dimensional versions of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Mathematical software is used to investigate and solve most problems in the unit.

#### Details

Level Undergraduate 3 6 SCA Band 1 0.125 Prerequisite: MATH12224  Anti-requisite: MATH12172 Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework). View Unit Timetable No Residential School

#### Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Online

#### Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

#### Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

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#### Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 5.56% response rate.

#### Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student unit and teaching evaluation
Feedback
Students greatly appreciated the support able to be offered individually due to the small number of enrolled students in the cohort, along with the expertise of the lecturer.
Recommendation
Continue to foster the current learning and teaching environment.
Action Taken
Continued
Source: Student Enquiry
Feedback
A few students asked for opening the face-to-face class in Rockhampton along with the online zoom class.
Recommendation
May consider opening face-to-face class in Rockhampton if more students are able to attend such class regularly in the future.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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