401-0252-00L  Mathematics II

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersA. Cannas da Silva
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
Commentas of 4 March 2020: The lecturer and many students are in the lecture hall, but some students are absent. The lecture is recorded.
as of 16 March 2020: The lecturer is alone in the lecture hall, without the students.


AbstractContinuation of the topics of Mathematics I. Main focus: multivariable calculus and partial differential equations.
ObjectiveMathematics is of ever increasing importance to the Natural Sciences and Engineering. The key is the so-called mathematical modelling cycle, i.e. the translation of problems from outside of mathematics into mathematics, the study of the mathematical problems (often with the help of high level mathematical software packages) and the interpretation of the results in the original environment.

The goal of Mathematics I and II is to provide the mathematical foundations relevant for this paradigm. Differential equations are by far the most important tool for modelling and are therefore a main focus of both of these courses.
Content- Multivariable Differential Calculus:
functions of several variables, partial differentiation, curves and surfaces in space, scalar and vector fields, gradient, curl and divergence.

- Multivariable Integral Calculus:
multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, work and flow, Gauss and Stokes theorems, applications.

- Partial Differential Equations:
separation of variables, Fourier series, heat equation, wave equation, Laplace equation, Fourier transform.
Lecture notesSee literature
Literature- Thomas, G. B.: Thomas' Calculus, Part 2, Pearson Addison-Wesley.
- Kreyszig, E.: Advanced Engineering Mathematics, John Wiley & Sons.
Prerequisites / NoticeMathe-Lab (Assistance):
Mon 12:30-14:30 in room HIT K 51 (Hönggerberg campus); Tue 17-19 and Wed 17-19 in room HG E 41.