Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
1) Be able to perform matrix operations, calculate determinants, solve systems of equations and calculate derivatives.
2) Be able to distinguish different types of curves in 2 and 3 dimensions.
3) Understand the concept of vector / vector functions. Understand and apply the main types of operations for vectors and vector functions, as well as their derivatives.
4) Understand the use and application of matrices, determinants, systems of equations, scalar and vector functions and derivatives in order to solve problems in geosciences.
Course Content (Syllabus)
1) MATRIX THEORY, DETERMINANTS, SYSTEMS
Matrices (operations, inverse, rank), determinants (calculation, properties), systems (linear 2x2, 3x3 and non-linear).
2) REAL FUNCTIONS
Functions of one and multiple variables, derivatives, partial derivatives.
3) ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY
Coordinate systems (cartesian, polar, spherical, logarithmic). Equations of plane, line, surfaces.
4) VECTOR CALCULUS
Vectors in three-dimensional space. Operations of vectors (addition, scalar, vector and triple product, mean value). Vector functions of one and multiple variables. Derivatives and partial derivatives of vector functions. Gradient of scalar fields.
5) APPLICATIONS in Geosciences
Keywords
Matrices, determinants, systems of equations, functions, derivatives, analytical geometry, vector calculus
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ανώτερα μαθηματικά, Τόμος Πρώτος, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 10980, Αριθμός τόμου: Τόμος 1, Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./2005, Συγγραφείς: Κυβεντίδης Θωμάς Α., ISBN: 960-431-978-7 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα, Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Ζήτη Πελαγία & Σια Ο.Ε