27993 - Mathematical Analysis T-2

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Automation Engineering (cod. 9217)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student knows the basic definitions, their relationship and the main properties of the following topics: -numercal series - curves, surfaces and vector fields, integration of functions and of vector fields -real functions of more than 1 real variables (in particular of 2 real variables): continuity, differentiability, critical points, integration. The student is able to solve suitable exercises on these topics.

Course contents


The vector space structure, the dot product and the euclidean norm. Open, closed, bounded, compact, connected subsets of R^n.


Generalities on real and vector functions of several real variables. Definition of limit of a function and continuous function and of . The Weierstrass, zeros and Heine-Cantor's theorem and the intermediate value theorem for functions of several variables. Partial and directional derivatives. Differentiable and C^1 functions; the differential and the Jacobian matrix. The chain rule. Partial derivatives of higher order. Hessian matrix. Taylor's formula of the second order for functions of several variables. Interior and constrained local extrema for real functions of several variables.


Curves, length of a curve, orientation. Integral of a function over a curve.

The integral of a vector field over an oriented curve. Conservative vector fields and their potentials. Work of a vector field.


Normal domains. Double and triple integrals. The reduction formula. The change of variables theorem for a double integral.Gauss-Green's formulas and Stokes'Theorem in the plane.


Smooth surfaces. Tangent plane and normal vector. Area of a surface. Integral of a function over a surface. The divergence theorem and the Stokes theorem.

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. The Cauchy problem. Linear equations. Equations with separable variables.


Fusco-Marcellini-Sbordone: Lezioni di Analisi Matematica Due, ed. Zanichelli


G.C. Barozzi, G. Dore, E. Obrecht: Elementi di Analisi Matematica, vol. 2, ed. Zanichelli


Bramanti M.: Esercitazioni di Analisi Matematica 2 , Ed. Esculapio.

More references:

V. Barutello, M. Conti, D. Ferrario, S. Terracini, G. Verzina: Analisi Matematica vol. 2, ed. Apogeo

M. Bertsch, R. Dal Passo, L. Giacomelli: Analisi Matematica, seconda edizione (2011) Mc Graw Hill

Teaching methods

The course consists of lessons (respecting the anti-covid rules) describing the fundamental concepts of functions of two or more real variables and differential equations. Lessons are completed with examples and counterexamples illuminating the theoretical content. Futhermore many exercises are solved in the classroom.

Assessment methods

The examination consists of a preliminary written test (exercises) and a test about the theoretical part.
The preliminary written test (exercises) lasts two hours and 30' and consists in solving five exercises related to the topics of the course. In order to sustain it the student must register at the test through AlmaEsami [https://almaesami.unibo.it/] . If this written test is passed (at least 15/30), the student can sit for the test concerning the theoretical aspects of the course. The student must show to know the concepts explained during the course (in particular definitions and theorems) and how to connect them. The theoretical part of the exam must be passed in the same "sessione" of the preliminary written test (exercises): in the same "appello" or in the subsequent one.

Teaching tools

Tutorship (if appointed)

Office hours

See the website of Giovanni Cupini