MATH2010D - Advanced Calculus I - 2017/18

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  • Homework 1 (due Jan 18, 2018, 12:00noon)
  • Homework 2 (due Jan 25, 2018, 12:00noon)

General Information


  • WAN, Yau Heng Tom
    • Office: LSB 215
    • Tel: 3943 7986
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Teaching Assistant

  • SIU, Chun Yin
    • Office: LSB 222A
    • Tel: 3943 3575
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  • XIN, Jing
    • Office: AB1 614
    • Tel: 3943 4109
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  • YEUNG, Chin Ching
    • Office: AB1 614
    • Tel: 3943 4109
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Monday 2:30-4:15pm, LSB LT5; Wednesday 1:30-2:15pm, LSB LT5
  • Tutorial: Monday 4:30-5:15pm, LSB LT5; Wednesday 12:30-1:15pm, LSB LT5

Course Description

Functions of several variables, partial differentiation, differential and its geometric meaning, chain rule, maxima and minima, Lagrange multiplier, mean value theorem, Taylor series, and implicit function theorem.

Mainly follow the Textbook by Prof Thomas KK Au for general n-dimension, and supplemented by the Thomas' Calculus on examples, special cases for 2 and 3 dimensions, and exercises.


  • Thomas Kwok-Keung AU, Differential Multivariable Calculus, Asian Customized Edition, McGraw Hill Education
  • Weir & Hass, Thomas' Calculus, 12th Ed., Pearson


  • S. Lang, Calculus of Several Variables, 3th Ed., Springer

Lecture Notes



Assessment Scheme

Homework (about once a week) 10%
2 Quizzes (Feb 14, 2018, 1:30-2:15pm; and Mar 28, 2018, 1:30-2:15pm) 40%
Final (date to be determined by University) 50%

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