Undergraduate Course: Several Variable Calculus and Differential Equations (MATH08063)
Course Outline
School  School of Mathematics 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) 
Availability  Available to all students 
SCQF Credits  20 
ECTS Credits  10 
Summary  Students taking this course should have either passed 'Calculus and its Applications' or be taking 'Accelerated Algebra and Calculus for Direct Entry' :
A several variable calculus course, and a first methods course for differential equations. 
Course description 
Week 1 : Vectors and vector functions. (Book 1, Chapter 10)
Weeks 13 : Partial derivatives. (Book 1, Chapter 11)
Weeks 45 : Multiple integrals. (Book 1, Chapter 12)
Weeks 67 : Vector calculus. (Book 1, Chapter 13)
Weeks 89 : 1st order differential equations. (Book 2, Chapters 1 and 2)
Weeks 911 : 2nd order differential equations. (Book 2, Chapters 3 and 5)

Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  None 
High Demand Course? 
Yes 
Course Delivery Information

Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)

Quota: None 
Course Start 
Semester 1 
Timetable 
Timetable 
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
200
(
Lecture Hours 44,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
138 )

Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) 
Students must pass exam and course overall.

Assessment (Further Info) 
Written Exam
85 %,
Coursework
15 %,
Practical Exam
0 %

Additional Information (Assessment) 
Coursework 15%, Examination 85% 
Feedback 
Not entered 
Exam Information 
Exam Diet 
Paper Name 
Hours & Minutes 

Main Exam Diet S1 (December)  Several Variable Calculus and Differential Equations (MATH08063)  3:00   Resit Exam Diet (August)  Several Variable Calculus and Differential Equations (MATH08063)  3:00  
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
 Students will be able to manipulate routine algebraic and numerical calculations, for example partial derivatives and derived functions, vectors and vector functions, double and triple integrals, line and surface integrals, to solve standard problems without explicit prompting.
 Students will be able to state, use and derive in good mathematical style the principal theoretical results of the course, e.g. critical points of functions in several variables, Stokes' theorem and Gauss' (divergence) theorem, to solve unseen problems which extend examples studied.
 Students will be able to identify differential equations belonging to some standard classes and choose and apply the appropriate methods for their solution.

Reading List
Students are expected to have a personal copies of :
Book 1:
Essential Calculus : Early Transcendentals, International Metric Edition
Book 2:
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems by William E. Boyce and Richard C. DiPrima
(This book is also relevant for Y3 courses.)

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 
Not entered 
Keywords  SVCDE 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr Maximilian Ruffert
Tel: (0131 6)50 5039
Email: M.Ruffert@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Mr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427
Email: Martin.Delaney@ed.ac.uk 

