Masenge, R. W. P. (Ralph W. P.)



This is a four unit module. The first two units cover the basic concepts of the differential and integral calcualus of functions of a single variable. The third unit is devoted to sequences of real numbers and infinite series of both real numbers and of some special functions. The fourth unit is on the differential and integral calculus of functions of several variables. Starting with the definitions of the basic concepts of limit and continuity of functions of a single variable the module proceeds to introduce the notions of differentiation and integration, covering both methods and applications. Definitions of convergence for sequences and infinite series are given. Tests for convergence of infinite series are presented, including the concepts of interval and radius of convergence of a power series. Partial derivatives of functions of several variables are introduced and used in formulating Taylor’s theorem and finding relative extreme values.

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African Virtual University (AVU)

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