• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Bai-Ling Wang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course provides a study of the fundamental concepts of calculus and linear algebra. The use and understanding of proof and abstract ideas, will allow students to develop analytical skills which will form a foundation for further study in the quantitative areas of actuarial studies.

Topics to be covered include: Calculus - limits, continuity, differentiation, inverse functions, transcendental functions, extrema, concavity and inflections, applications of derivatives, Taylor Polynomials, integration, differential equations, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, optimality, gradient and the second derivative test in two variables, double integrals; Linear Algebra - complex numbers, solving linear equations, matrix equations, linear independence, linear transformations, matrix operations, matrix inverses, subspaces, dimension and rank, determinants, Cramer's rule, volumes, eigenvalues, eigenvectors.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Explain the fundamental concepts of calculus and linear algebra and their role in modern mathematics and applied contexts. (LO1)
2. Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of calculus and linear algebra techniques. (LO2)
3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analyzing, proving and explaining concepts from calculus and linear algebra. (LO3)
4. Apply problem-solving using calculus and linear algebra techniques applied to situations in statistics, physics, engineering and other mathematical contexts. (LO4)

Other Information

Secondary School Prerequisite: A satisfactory result in ACT Specialist Mathematics Major-Minor or NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students with a good pass in ACT Specialist Mathematics Major or NSW HSC Mathematics or equivalent will be considered. For students with a level of maths equivalent to ACT Mathematical Methods, MATH1003 is required to be completed before enrolling.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

    • Exams (65%; LO 1-4)
    • Tutorial participation and workbook (10%; LO 1-4)
    • Assignments (15%; LO 1-4)
    • Quizzes (10%; LO 1-4)

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      Four lectures per week and regular tutorials.

      Requisite and Incompatibility

      You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MATH1013 or MATH1115.

      Prescribed Texts

      Linear Algebra (3rd edition or 3rd edition update, or 4th edition) by David Lay,

      Essential Calculus (2nd edition) by James Stewart.



      Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

      If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

      Student Contribution Band:
      Band 2
      Unit value:
      6 units

      If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

      Units EFTSL
      6.00 0.12500
      Domestic fee paying students
      Year Fee
      2018 $3660
      International fee paying students
      Year Fee
      2018 $5160
      Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

      Offerings and Dates

      The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

      Second Semester

      Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
      8175 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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