- Code MATH1115
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Mathematics
- Areas of interest Mathematics
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Linda Stals
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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This course begins an in-depth study of the 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 actuarial studies, computer science, engineering, economics, statistics and physics.
Topics to be covered include: Analysis - axioms for the real numbers, completeness, sequences and convergence, continuity, existence of extrema, limits, continuity, differentiation, inverse functions, transcendental functions, extrema, concavity and inflections, applications of derivatives, Taylor Polynomials, integration, differential equations; 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.
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 MATH1013.
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
2. Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of calculus and linear algebra techniques
3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analyzing, proving and explaining concepts from calculus and linear algebra
4. Apply problem-solving using calculus and linear algebra techniques applied to diverse situations in physics, engineering and other mathematical contexts
Other InformationSecondary School Prerequisite: A satisfactory pass in the ACT Specialist Mathematics double major, NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 2 or equivalent. Students with excellent results in either the ACT Specialist Mathematics major-minor, NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 1, or equivalent, may be permitted to enrol.
Students enrolled in MATH1115 may be eligible to take MATH2222 and should contact the course convenor of MATH2222 for a permission code.
Assessment will be based on:
- Workshop presentation (0-5%; LO 1-4)
- Assignments and online quizzes (20-25%; LO 1-4)
- Tests during the semester (25%-30%; LO 1-4)
- Final examination (40-50%; LO 1-4)
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WorkloadFour lectures per week and regular of workshops.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Essential Calculus (2nd edition) by James Stewart.
Elementary Linear Algebra : Applications
Version (10th or 11th edition) by Howard Anton and Chris Rorres.
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