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Module 2 Required Resources


Your course textbook can be accessed via the DART eBook link in the Getting Started module.


Larson, R. (2017). Calculus: An Applied Approach (10th ed.). Cengage Learning. 


  • Chapter 7
    • Section 7.1 The Three-Dimensional Coordinate System 

    • Section 7.2 Surfaces in Space 

    • Section 7.3 Functions of Several Variables 

    • Section 7.4 Partial Derivatives 

    • Section 7.5 Extrema of Functions of Two Variables 

    • Section 7.8 Double Integrals and Area in the Plane 

    • Section 7.9 Applications of Double Integrals 

The above sections give clear explanations of the characteristics, differentiation, and integrations of functions of multiple variables They also presented many well-designed demonstrations on how to use multi-variable functions to model real-life problem and apply differentiation and integration to solve these problems. 

Optional Resources

Menz, P., et al. (n.d.). Calculus early transcendentals: Differential & multi-variable calculus for social sciences. 

  • This supplemental resource has many solved exercises at the end of each section that can serve as extra problem-solving examples.