SF1609 Mathematics II 9.0 credits
Basic course in differential calculus of several variables and introductory linear algebra.
Educational levelFirst cycle
Academic level (A-D)A
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
After finished course a student should be able to
- recognize and use the basic concepts of linear algebra: vectors and their operations, straight lines and planes, linear dependence and independence, base vectors, linear transformations, matrices and determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, quadratic forms.
- recognize and use the basic concepts of differential multivariable calculus: partial derivative, differentiability, differential, gradient, directional derivative, functional matrix and functional determinant.
- understand and explain the interaction between linear algebra and differential calculus, e.g. in connection with linearization of functions or analysis of the stationary points of multivariable functions.
- More precisely, after finished course the student should be able to:
- solve geometric problems involving points, lines and planes by means of dot and cross product.
- apply chain rules on partial derivations and decide whether a function satisfies a certain partial differential equation.
Course main content
Systems of linear equations and matrices; determinants, Cramerís rule, geometric interpretation of determinants. Vectors and geometry in two and three dimensions, dot product, cross product. Matrices as linear transformations from Rn to Rm. The least-squares method. Quadratic forms and diagonalization. Functions of several variables; partial derivatives, gradient, chain rule. Differentials. Curves and their parametrization in R2 and R3. Extreme value problems, the method of Lagrangeís multipliers. Implicit functions. Taylor approximation.
Mathematics I (SF1608) or equivalent.
Andersson Lennart m.fl./Linjär algebra med geometri.
Persson&Böiers/Analys i flera variabler.
LTH/Övningar i analys i flera variabler.
- TEN1 - Examination, 9.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
One written exam (TEN1; 9 hp).
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.