• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Areas of interest Mathematics
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Anthony Licata
    • Dr Griffith Ware
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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This course continues on from MATH1115, providing an in-depth development of fundamental concepts of calculus and linear algebra, with a particular emphasis on the underlying foundations of mathematics. The use and understanding of proof and abstract ideas, will allow students to develop analytical skills which will form a base for further study in fundamental mathematics as well as providing a foundation for a wide range of quantitative areas such as computer science, engineering, economics, statistics and physics. 

Topics to be covered include:

Analysis - introduction to metric spaces in the context of the calculus of functions of several variables; double integrals, partial derivatives, gradients and directional derivatives, extreme values; vector functions, curves and parametrizations; infinite series, convergence tests, power series, Taylor series;

Algebra -  theory and application of Euclidean vector spaces, vector spaces, linear independence, bases and dimension, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, orthogonality and least squares.

Note: This is an Honours Pathway Course. It involves extra material and emphasizes the use and understanding of proof and abstract ideas to a deeper conceptual level than MATH1014.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Tutorial participation (0-5%; LO 1-4)
  • Assignments and online quizzes (25-30%; LO 1-4)
  • Exams (65-75%; LO 1-4)

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Four lectures per week and regular tutorials.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed MATH1115 with a mark of 60 or above or MATH1113 with a mark of 80 or above. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MATH1014.

Prescribed Texts

Essential Calculus (2nd edition) by James Stewart.

Linear Algebra textbook to be advised.




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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3444
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
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
7642 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

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