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Math 215 Syllabus


Course Description:

Math 215 is a course for majors in engineering, the physical sciences, and economics that develops the principles behind certain mathematical tools used in these disciplines, and applies some of these tools to problems in these disciplines. Much of your time and effort will focus on coming to understand why the tools do what they do. This will aid you any time you are faced with a decision of which mathematical tool to use. It will also help you learn about other mathematical tools. 


Course Goal:

Become a person who understands, appreciates, and successfully applies tools from vector calculus and the calculus of functions of several variables to prototypes of real-world problems.


Course Learning Outcomes:

Learning outcomes will appear here as they are written. Until then, perhaps this may suffice: Students will come to grips with vectors, vector arithmetic and geometry; vector-valued functions of a single variable; real-valued functions of several variables, their limits, continuity, partial derivatives and total differentials and integrals; vector fields, line integrals and the integral theorems of Green, Gauss, and Stokes.



Math 112 (Calculus I) or the equivalent.



Weir and Hass, Thomas' Calculus Early Transcendentals, 12th ed., Pearson, 2010.

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