Course syllabus

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Calculus in Several Variables

FMAB30, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED F/Pi
Date of Decision: 2021-04-23

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: B2, BI2, BME2, C2, D2, E1, I1, K2, L2, M1, MD1, N2, V2, W2
Elective for: IBYA3, IBYI3, IBYV3, IDA3, IEA3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course aims at giving a basic treatment of calculus in several variables. Particular emphasis is given to the role this plays in applications in different subjects of technology, in order to give the future engineer a good foundation for further studies in mathematics as well as other subjects. The aim is furthermore to develop the student's ability to solve problems and to assimilate mathematical text.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written test comprising theory and problem solving. Computer work.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Calculus in Several Variables.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH.
Code: 0217. Name: Computer Work.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Assumed prior knowledge: Single variable calculus, e g one of the courses chains FMAB45, FMAB50 and FMAB60 or FMAB65 and FMAB70, and linear algebra, e g one of the courses FMAA20 and FMAB20.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMA025, FMA435, FMA430, FMAB35

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Studierektor Anders Holst,
Course administrator: Studerandeexpeditionen,
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