Vector Calculus module (MA31007)
About the module
The aim of this module is to provide the Level 3 student with a variety of basic mathematical techniques with which to analyse a wide class of mathematical models arising in science and engineering. This module is mandatory for all Level 3 students on Mathematics (including Mathematics combined) degrees. If you have questions about this module please contact your Advisor of Studies.
Students taking this module must have achieved a pass mark in each of the modules MA21001 and MA22001, or equivalents.
Revision of vector products and scalar functions of three variables.
Curves in space, parameterization and arc length
Surfaces in space, parameterization, normal vectors and tangent planes.
The operators grad, div, curl.
Line integrals, surface integrals, and volume integrals.
Divergence Theorem and Stokes Theorem.
Scalar and vector potentials.
Delivery and Assessment
The module is delivered in the form of lectures and workshops/tutorials and assessed via an exam (80%) and coursework (20%).
This module is a Scottish Higher Education Level 3 or SCQF level 9 module and is rated as 15 SCOTCAT credits or 7.5 ECTS credits.