# MAST20009

## Vector Calculus

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Anonymous, Semester 2, 2016

A good continuation of Calculus 2 (with a touch of Linear Algebra), this subject is quite nice in the sense that there is nothing too difficult to get your head around, and most of the subject comes together very nicely, probably more so than any other subject I've done so far (which could mean that falling behind near the start will make things VERY difficult) which means that while it may seem that there's a lot to remember, it all fits together nicely. Be warned, this subject does assume a reasonable understanding of Physics, and also while lectures are recorded, apparently they were very bad recordings (although I went to every lecture myself so it didn't affect me).

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

This has definitely been my favourite subject so far. This subject starts off quite light, beginning with limits, continuity and derivatives of multi-variable scalar functions as well as some other topics such as Taylor series. Later it moves on to the meat of the subject- gradient, curl and divergence (differentiation), and line, surface, volume integrals (integration). These concepts are combined at the end with various Vector Calculus theorems, before finally quickly covering curvilinear coordinates which has applications, among others, in physics. This subject, when I did it in 2016 Semester 1, has 3 lectures and a tutorial each week. They are definitely worth attending- only half of the slides are recorded on Lecture Capture, unfortunately, and that was a problem for me as I could only attend one lecture per week due to clashes. My lecturer was very engaged and easy to understand (in spite of an accent) and this really helped me when trying to follow him while listening on Lecture Capture. This subject has four assignments (5% each), each handed out a week before due date, as well as an end of semester exam. Don't forget to learn all the definitions and statements, particularly of the theorems (like Stokes' Theorem)

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

Very relevant and usable mathematics. However the quality of the lecturer varies and receiving a bad lecturer will make the subject matter inordinately difficult.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2015

The maths in Vector Calculus is applicable, and very relevant to physics students

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2015

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