Multivariable Calculus with Applications

  • Peter D. Lax
  • Maria Shea Terrell

Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Peter D. Lax, Maria Shea Terrell
    Pages 1-62
  3. Peter D. Lax, Maria Shea Terrell
    Pages 63-102
  4. Peter D. Lax, Maria Shea Terrell
    Pages 103-159
  5. Peter D. Lax, Maria Shea Terrell
    Pages 161-190
  6. Peter D. Lax, Maria Shea Terrell
    Pages 191-204
  7. Peter D. Lax, Maria Shea Terrell
    Pages 205-278
  8. Peter D. Lax, Maria Shea Terrell
    Pages 279-332
  9. Peter D. Lax, Maria Shea Terrell
    Pages 333-385
  10. Peter D. Lax, Maria Shea Terrell
    Pages 387-419
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 421-483

About this book


This text in multivariable calculus fosters comprehension through meaningful explanations. Written with students in mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering in mind, it extends concepts from single variable calculus such as derivative, integral, and important theorems to partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Stokes’ and divergence theorems. Students with a background in single variable calculus are guided through a variety of problem solving techniques and practice problems.

Examples from the physical sciences are utilized to highlight the essential relationship between calculus and modern science. The symbiotic relationship between science and mathematics is shown by deriving and discussing several conservation laws, and vector calculus is utilized to describe a number of physical theories via partial differential equations. Students will learn that mathematics is the language that enables scientific ideas to be precisely formulated and that science is a source for the development of mathematics.


Multivariable Calculus textbook Vectors and matrices Functions of several variables tangent plane partial derivatives Inverse functions Differentiable functions differentiation in physics Double integrals area, volume and integral Green’s formula Divergence Theorem Vector Calculus Calculus III Partial differential equations Vector Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter D. Lax
    • 1
  • Maria Shea Terrell
    • 2
  1. 1.Courant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74072-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74073-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6056
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5604
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