Sunday, January 22, 2017

a shiny new semester

This course is all about differentiating and integrating functions of two and three variables. Along the way, we'll play with a variety of curves and surfaces that live in three dimensional space. We'll figure out how to compute slopes on these objects and, eventually, how to integrate vector and scalar functions over the objects. In the final weeks of the semester we'll work with generalizations of the fundamental theorem of calculus that tie together different types of integrals. It is a fascinating and useful combination of geometry and calculus that never fails to excite me.