Mathematics (MATH) 365

Multivariable Calculus (Revision 6)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized Study Online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Science

Prerequisite: MATH 266

Centre: Centre for Science

MATH 365 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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In MATH 365: Multivariable Calculus, is designed to introduce students to practical applications of calculus to problems in two and three dimensions, and to a theoretical understanding of some aspects of calculus in higher dimensions.


  • Unit 1: Analytic Geometry in Calculus
  • Unit 2: Three-dimensional Space; Vectors
  • Unit 3: Vector-valued Functions
  • Unit 4: Partial Derivatives
  • Unit 5: Multiple Integrals
  • Unit 6: Topics in Vector Calculus


To receive credit for MATH 365, you must submit all of the course assignments and complete them to the satisfaction of your tutor. You must also achieve a grade of at least 50 percent on each examination, and a course composite grade of at least D (50 percent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

Activity Weighting
Assignment 1 10%
Assignment 2 10%
Assignment 3 15%
Midterm Examination 30%
Final Examination 35%
Total 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Anton, H., Bivens, I. & Davis, S. (2012). Selected Chapters from Anton, Bivens, Davis: Calculus Early Transcendentals Combined, 10th Edition and Anton: Multivariable Calculus, 10th Edition. A Wiley Canada Custom Publication for Athabasca University MATH 365. Mississauga, ON: Wiley Canada Custom Service.

Other materials

Students will access all other course materials online.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, and intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.

Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the MATH 365 challenge registration, you must complete the two parts of the challenge exam and achieve a minimum grade of at least D (50 percent) on both parts. The two parts of the exam must be written on the same day, or on two consecutive days.

Activity Weighting
Part 1: Exam 50%
Part 2: Exam 50%
Total 100%

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 6, August 12, 2013

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Updated April 03 2019 by Student & Academic Services