Calculus offers some of the most astounding advances in all of mathematics—reaching far beyond the two-dimensional applications learned in first-year calculus. We do not live on a sheet of paper, and in order to understand and solve rich, real-world problems of more than one variable, we need multivariable calculus, where the full depth and power of calculus is revealed.
Professor Raffi Hovasapian helps students develop their Multivariable Calculus intuition with in-depth explanations of concepts before reinforcing an understanding of the material through varied examples. This course is appropriate for those who have completed single-variable calculus. Topics covered include everything from Vectors to Partial Derivatives, Lagrange Multipliers, Line Integrals, Triple Integrals, and Stokes' Theorem. Professor Hovasapian has degrees in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Classics and over 10 years of teaching experience.
This course covers vector and multi-variable calculus. At MIT it is labeled 18.02 and is the second semester in the MIT freshman calculus sequence. Topics include vectors and matrices, parametric curves, partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, and vector calculus in 2- and 3-space. As its name suggests, multivariable calculus is the extension of calculus to more than one variable.