MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS & DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Students in this course start the year by strengthening skills in the calculus of a single variable (including the calculus of parametric and polar equations, and advanced integration techniques). They learn how to describe lines, planes, and a variety of other surfaces in space. They then apply the tools of calculus to functions in multidimensional spaces. They master the vector-calculus skills in a typical college-level Calculus III course, including vectors and vector-valued functions; partial derivatives, directional derivatives, and gradients; multiple integration; and line and surface integrals. Students learn to identify and solve a variety of differential equations, including exact first-order equations, second-order homogeneous and nonhomogeneous linear equations, and partial differential equations. Students apply what they’re learning to various scientific fields. Built on a foundation of sophisticated problem solving, the course also features meaty mathematical discussions, a major project, and exploratory activities that will help students develop their advanced math skills.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of AP® Calculus BC or equivalent
Approved by: the NCAA
Course Year: September 2018 - May 2019
"I’m learning a lot of new topics that I never thought about. Some of the topics are logical thinking, which is going to help me generally in life because not everything is a math problem where you have to solve for x."
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