MATH2018 - Honours Advanced Calculus I - 2020/21

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General Information


  • Man Chuen CHENG
    • Office: LSB210
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Teaching Assistant

  • Chiu Hong LO
    • Office: LSB228
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Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Tue 9:30-10:15am, Fri 9:30-11:15am
  • Tutorial: Tue 8:30-9:15am; Tue 10:30-11:15am

Course Description

This course is intended to introduce the basics of the calculus of functions of several variables, as well as the ideas behind the proofs of the theorems. Topics include: vectors, geometry of Euclidean spaces, curves, limits, partial derivatives, differentiability, chain rule, first and second derivative test, maximum and minimum, Taylor polynomials, Lagrange multipliers, implicit function theorem.


  • T. Au, Differential Multivariable Calculus, Asian Customized Edition, McGraw Hill
  • L. Simon, An Introduction to Multivariable Mathematics, Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • T. Apostol, Calculus, Vol. 2, Wiley
  • M.Spivak, Calculus on Manifolds: A Modern Approach to Classical Theorems of Advanced Calculus, Westview Press
  • G. B. Thomas, M. D. Weir and J. Hass, Thomas' Calculus, Pearson

Assessment Scheme

Homework and WeBWorK 10%
Midterm Exam 40%
Final Exam 50%

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