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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
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)
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.
Assessment will be based on:
- Exams (65%; LO 1-4)
- Workshop participation and workbook (10%; LO 1-4)
- Assignments (15%; LO 1-4)
- Quizzes (10%; LO 1-4)
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WorkloadFour lectures per week and regular workshops.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Linear Algebra (3rd edition or 3rd edition update, or 4th edition) by David Lay,Essential Calculus (2nd edition) by James Stewart.
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