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MT2503   Multivariate Calculus

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

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 15-credit 2000-level MT modules.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): "before taking this module you must pass MT1002. If MT1002 has not been passed, advanced higher mathematics (at grade a) or A-Level further mathematics (at grade a) or both A-Level mathematics and physics (at grade a) or admission to a fast track mmath programme. "

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 23 hours of lectures, 1-hour tutorial (x 4 weeks), 1-hour examples class (x 4 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 31

Guided independent study hours: 119

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework = 30% (including 1 class test)

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

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr T D H Coleman
Module teaching staff: Prof A W Hood