SF1626 Calculus in Several Variables 7.5 credits

This is a basic course in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS for FUNCTIONS of SEVERAL VARIABLES.

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Application

For course offering

Spring 2025 CFATE1 m.fl. programme students

Application code

61236

Headings with content from the Course syllabus SF1626 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Euclidian n-space. Functions of several variables and vector-valued functions, including the following concepts: Graph, level curve, level surface. Limits and continuity, differentiability, partial derivatives, the chain rule, differentials. Tangent planes and linear approximation. Taylor’s Formula. Gradient and directional derivative. Jacobian matrix and Jacobian determinant. Invertibility and implicitly defined functions. Coordinate changes. Extreme-value problems. Multiple integrals. Line integrals and Green’s theorem. Flux integrals and the divergence theorem. Stokes’ theorem. Applications.

Intended learning outcomes

After finishing the course the student is expected to

• Be able to use terminology, results and methods to solve, and present solutions of, problems in calculus in several variables described within the course contents.
• Read and understand mathematical text.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Active participation in SF1625 Calculus in one variable.

Recommended prerequisites

SF1624/SF1684 Algebra and Geometry, SF1675 Applied Linear Algebra or similar.

Equipment

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Literature

Announced no later than 4 weeks before the start of the course on the course web page.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

• TEN1 - Examination, 7.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The examiner decides, in consultation with KTHs Coordinator of students with disabilities (Funka), about any customized examination for students with documented, lasting disability.

Written exam, possibly with the possibility of continuous examination.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

• All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
• In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
• In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Main field of study

Mathematics, Technology

First cycle