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A MatLab Companion for Multivariable Calculus

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A MatLab Companion for Multivariable Calculus

Jeffery Cooper

ISBN 012187625X
Pages 294

Offering a concise collection of MatLab programs and exercises to accompany a third semester course in multivariable calculus, A MatLab Companion for Multivariable Calculus introduces simple numerical procedures such as numerical differentiation, numerical integration and Newton's method in several variables, thereby allowing students to tackle realistic problems. The many examples show students how to use MatLab effectively and easily in many contexts. Numerous exercises in mathematics and applications areas are presented, graded from routine to more demanding projects requiring some programming. Matlab M-files are provided on the Harcourt/Academic Press web site at

Basic MATLAB: The Command Line. Basic MATLAB: mfiles. Vectors, Lines and Planes. Curves in Space. Functions of Two Variables. Functions of Three Variables and Parametric Surfaces. Solving Equations. Optimization. Multiple Integrals. Scalar Integrals over Curves and Surfaces. Integrals of Vector Fields Over Curves and Surfaces. Problems from Electrostatics and Fluid Flow. More Features of MATLAB. Appendix: Instructor Demos. Solutions to Selected Exercises.