University of Technology Sydney

37336 Vector Calculus and Partial Differential Equations

6cp; 4hpw
Requisite(s): 35102 Introduction to Analysis and Multivariable Calculus OR 33230 Mathematics 2 OR 33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science OR 33401 Introductory Mathematical Methods OR 37132 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis and Modelling
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 35335 Mathematical Methods


This subject gives an introduction to the theories of vector calculus and partial differential equations, with an emphasis on applications from Electromagnetic Theory and Quantum Mechanics. Topics covered include vector field theory, integration of vector fields over lines and surfaces, vector calculus identities, the Laplacian operator, the operator calculus, Fourier series, Sturm-Liouville theory, Green's functions, the finite element method.

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Spring session, City campus (odd years only)

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