MT2503 Multivariate Calculus
SCOTCAT credits:  15 
Academic year(s):  2017/8 
Level:  SCQF Level 8 
Semester:  1 
Planned timetable:  12.00 noon Mon (even weeks), Tue and Thu 
This module extends the basic calculus in a single variable to the setting of real functions of several variables. It introduces techniques and concepts that are used throughout the mathematical sciences and physics: partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, surface sketching, cylindrical and spherical coordinates.
It is recommended that students in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity take an even number of the 15credit 2000level MT modules.
Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules
Undergraduate
Compulsory for all MMath programmes.
Compulsory for BSc Mathematics & Physics and MPhys Mathematics & Theoretical Physics degree programmes.
Compulsory for all single and joint Honours BSc/MA Statistics programmes.
Compulsory for all programmes in the School of Physics & Astronomy.
Optional for all other undergraduate programmes in the School of Mathematics & Statistics.
UG Prerequisite(s):  MT1002, or A at Advanced Higher Mathematics, or A at Alevel Further Mathematics, or A at both Alevel Mathematics and Alevel Physics, or Corequisite MT1010 
UG Antirequisite(s):  MT2001 
UG Modules required for:  MT2506, MT2507, MT3503, MT3504, MT3601, MT4507, MT4513, MT4551, MT4607 
Learning and teaching methods and delivery
Weekly contact:  23 hours of lectures, 1hour tutorial (x 4 weeks), 1hour examples class (x 4 weeks) 
Total module hours: 
 Scheduled learning: 31
 Guided independent study: 119

Assessment pattern
UG As defined by QAA: 
 Written examinations: 85%
 Practical examinations: 0%
 Coursework: 15%

UG As used by St Andrews:  2hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework = 30% (including 1 class test) 
UG Reassessment:  2hour Written Examination = 100% 
Personnel
Module coordinator:  Prof A W Hood 
Module teaching staff:  Prof A W Hood 