MATH2011 Several Variable Calculus

MATH2011 is a Pure Mathematics Level II course which applies the ideas of calculus and linear algebra to functions of several variables. See the course overview below.

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251.

Exclusions: MATH2019,  MATH2111, MATH2510, MATH2610.

Cycle of offering: Yearly in Semester 1. 

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: This recent course outline (pdf) contains information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus.

The Online Handbook entry contains up-to-date timetabling information.

The higher version of this course, MATH2111 Higher Several Variable Calculus, is offered yearly in Semester 1. 

MATH2011 (alternatively MATH2111) is a compulsory course for both Mathematics and Statistics majors. 

If you are currently enrolled in MATH2011, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course Overview

MATH2011 is a synthesis of calculus and linear algebra, a fundamental course in the mathematics of curves, surfaces and volumes in three-dimensional space. Extending differentiation, integration and Taylor series to space leads to the important concepts of divergence, gradient and curl and culminates in the classical theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss. This material is crucial to much of engineering and physics, with applications to mechanics, fluid dynamics and electromagnetism.