MTH243 (Calculus for Functions of Several Variables with Sage)
Computer Algebra Projects:
In this course we will use Sage computer algebra system (CAS), which is a free software. The Sage projects are created to help you learn new concepts. Sage is very useful in visualizing graphs and surfaces in three dimensions. Matlab (commercial software) is also available at engineeering labs. Its free version is called Octave. The university has a license for computer algebra system Mathematica, so it is free to use for its students. A student can also use free CASs: SymPy (based on Python), or Maxima. We follow the standard textbook "Multivariable Calculus" (6th edition) by McCallum, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason et al.