Course Number and Title: MAT 283 Calculus III
This course provides a study of partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line integrals, and vectors.
Mathematica, Graphing Calculator: TI 83 or TI 84
Proctored testing is required for all tests, regardless of the course format. Online students may use any DTCC Testing Center at no additional charge. Additional fees may apply for virtual proctoring or testing at another location.
- Analyze functions in three-dimensional space. (CCC 2, 6)
- Perform operations on vectors and vector-valued functions, and use them to solve problems in two- and three-dimensional space. (CCC 2, 6)
- Use partial derivatives, the gradient, and directional derivatives to solve application problems. (CCC 2, 6)
- Evaluate multiple integrals, and apply them to solve problems involving areas and volumes over two- and three-dimensional regions. (CCC 2, 6)
- Evaluate line integrals over vector fields and physical applications. (CCC 2, 6)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Analyze functions in three-dimensional space.
- Determine limits and continuity of multivariable functions.
- Sketch level curves and surfaces of multivariable functions.
- Determine the domain of a multivariable function.
- Determine the graph of an equation in three-dimensional space, including quadric surfaces.
- Determine equations of surfaces and curves in three-dimensional space.
- Perform operations on vectors and vector-valued functions, and use them to solve problems in two- and three-dimensional space.
- Perform operations with vectors and vector-valued functions utilizing the concepts of scalars, unit vectors, dot product, cross product, orthogonal vectors, components, limits, differentiation, and integration.
- Use vectors to solve problems of curvilinear motion involving the concepts of velocity, acceleration, arc length, curvature, tangential, and normal components.
- Use partial derivatives, the gradient, and directional derivatives to solve application problems.
- Determine partial derivatives of a multivariable function.
- Apply concepts of increments and the chain rule to derivatives of the composition of functions.
- Use the concept of directional derivatives and the gradient in determining equations of tangent planes and normal lines.
- Determine extrema using Lagrange multipliers and the discriminant.
- Evaluate multiple integrals, and apply them to solve problems involving areas and volumes over two- and three-dimensional regions.
- Evaluate multiple integrals.
- Express the area of a region in terms of one or more iterated integrals using rectangular, polar, or parametric equations.
- Evaluate a double integral over a region that is rectangular or curved using rectangular or polar coordinates.
- Evaluate a triple integral over a solid using rectangular, cylindrical, or spherical coordinates.
- Find the area of a surface over a given region.
- Evaluate line integrals over vector fields and physical applications.
- Sketch vector and vector-valued functions (including parametric surfaces) in their appropriate vector fields.
- Evaluate the curl or divergence and the physical significance of a vector-valued function.
- Evaluate a line and surface integral.
- Apply the concepts of independence of path, potential, and the curl of a vector-valued function.
- Demonstrate the appropriate application of Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem, and the divergence theorem.
The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
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Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Tests -Summative-Equally weighted
Formative (Mathematica, quizzes)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
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