This course begins with a review of advanced calculus concepts such as functions, limits, continuity, sequences, derivatives and integrals. Partial derivatives, multiple integrals and their applications are then introduced. Ordinary differential equations are covered including first, second and higher order linear differential equations, with an emphasis on modeling engineering systems in the electrical, mechanical, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and control systems fields. Dynamic systems (time as the independent variable) are emphasized throughout the course.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of ELEX 7020 for the Fall 2023 term.
Wed Sep 06 - Wed Dec 20 (16 weeks)
- 16 weeks
- CRN 32982
Class meeting times
|Sep 06 - Dec 20||Wed||18:30 - 21:30||Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2020|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
This course will be delivered 100% in-person at the BCIT Burnaby campus. Please check the Learning Hub-D2L two days after registration. Please contact Katie Howard at email@example.com or (604) 432-8237 for more information or to be placed on the waitlist if the course is full. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Outline the fundamental mathematical principles of single and multiple integrals and single, multiple and partial derivatives necessary for engineering analysis.
- Formulate the initial value and boundary value problems of differential equation theory.
- Model practical engineering problems such as forced oscillations, resonance, population growth, fluid flow, etc… using differential equations.
- Investigate the properties of solutions and the effect of parameters on first, second and higher order differential equations.
- Formulate the partial differential equation problem.
- Linearize simple nonlinear differential equations.
- Evaluate the stability of a differential equation and the effect of initial conditions on the behavior.
Effective as of Fall 2011
Multivariable Calculus and Dynamic Systems (ELEX 7020) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Energy
Bachelor of Technology Part-time
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