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#1 2006-02-03 14:32:43

hristo
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Registered: 2005-12-26
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multivariable calculus

hi,

i have a question about multivariable calculus. Is it required to know linear algebra in order to take a m. calculus course?

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#2 2006-02-03 20:40:26

krassi_holmz
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Registered: 2005-12-02
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Re: multivariable calculus

I don't know.
Hristo, where are you from?
I think the linear algebra is the matrixes and systems of multivaluable linear equations. I think there's something like "matrix caltulus", where the arguments and the values of the functions are vectors or matrixes, but I think that it will be usefull to learn some LA.


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#3 2006-02-03 20:44:09

krassi_holmz
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Re: multivariable calculus

And one more thing: I have a textbook in which linear algebra lessons are before singlevariable calculus. There must be reason for this. I think LA is easier than CA.


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#4 2006-02-03 20:50:03

Ricky
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Registered: 2005-12-04
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Re: multivariable calculus

Not all schools will require linear algebra for multivariable calculus.  Mine doesn't.  Multivariable is normally set in 1, 2, 3, or 4 dimensions, so you can normally get away with having non-matrix derivatives and integrals and using vectors.


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#5 2006-02-04 15:43:46

Tigeree
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Re: multivariable calculus

mine dosen't eiather dunno


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