Calculus 2502A

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Calc 2502A Fall 2009
Section 001
Class: MWF 1:30 - 2:30 PM in BG 0153
Instructor: Rasul Shafikov,
Office hours:
  • Monday 2:30 - 3:30 PM, MC 112
  • Thursday, 11:30 - 12:30 PM, MC 112
Section 002
Class: MWF 10:30 - 11:30 AM in UC 142
Instructor: André Boivin,
Office hours: TBA in MC 122

Help Centre

  1. Wednesday 4:30 - 6 PM in MC 107
  2. Thursday 5 - 6:30 PM in MC 106

Maple: To visualize objects in the Euclidean space, one can use software called Maple. Maple can be used on Western ITS lab computers. Examples of Maple worksheets are below (download and open with Maple).

  1. Curves and functions of two variables
  2. Quadric surfaces

Description: The course covers differential Calculus of functions of several variables: level curves and surfaces; limits; continuity; partial derivatives; total differentials; Jacobian matrix; chain rule; implicit functions; inverse functions; curvilinear coordinates; derivatives; the Laplacian; Taylor series; extrema; Lagrange multipliers; vector and scalar fields; divergence and curl.


Prerequisites: Calculus 1501a/b or Applied Mathematics 1413, with a minimum mark of 60%, or Calculus 1301a/b with a minimum mark of 85%.
Corequisites: Linear Algebra 1600A/B or the former Mathematics 202a.
Antirequisites: Calculus 2302A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 290a.


  1. Homework = 20%,
  2. Midterm = 35%,
  3. Final examination = 45%