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01:640:421 - Advanced Calculus for Engineering

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01:640:421. Advanced Calculus for Engineering (3)
Primarily for mechanical engineering majors. Prerequisite: CALC4.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:640:423.
Covers Laplace transforms, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, Fourier series, and separation of variables method applied to the linear partial differential equations of mathematical physics (heat, wave, and Laplace's equation).

Notes: CALC4 (Differential Equations) means Math 244, 252, or 292.
Math 423 is Elementary Partial Differential Equations. It covers similar material to Math 421, but is aimed at students majoring in Mathematics or Physics, rather than Engineering students.


Dennis G. Zill and Warren S. Wright ; Advanced Engineering Mathematics (fifth edition); Jones and Bartlett, 2012; (ISBN# 978-1449691721)


Individual sections may vary, but chapters 4, 12 and 13 should be covered in detail, supplemented with a treatment of linearity including a review of Vector Calculus from Part 2. If time permits, Chapter 14 will introduce boundary value problems in non-rectangular coordinate systems.

Sample syllabus

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Notes for Instructors

Comments and corrections by Peter Landweber for the 3rd edition of the text. (Similar to the 4th.)

A selection of recommended homework problems, from the 3rd edition.


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