• Class Number 2529
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • AsPr Linda Stals
    • Dr Griffith Ware
    • AsPr Linda Stals
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/02/2019
  • Class End Date 31/05/2019
  • Census Date 31/03/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
SELT Survey Results

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Examination Material or equipment

Information about examination material will be made available through the Examinations timetable

Required Resources

  • Essential Calculus (2nd Edition) by James Stewart. Also available as an e-text from Cengage.
  • Elementary Linear Algebra: Applications Version (11th edition) by Howard Anton and Chris Rorres. Also available as an e-text from Wiley Direct.

Recommended reading (not compulsory) is: How to Study for a Mathematics Degree by Lara Alcock.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • Automatic grading of the online quizzes.
  • Written comments on the show working components of the assignments.
  • Group work on the workshop exercises.
  • Individual feedback may be given during the lecturer office hours.

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Other Information

Please note, that where there are multiple assessment tasks of the same type, e.g weekly quizzes, a date range is used in the Assessment Summary. The first date is the approximate due date of the first task, the return date is the approximate return date for the final task. Further information is provided in the assessment section of the class summary, and details are provided on the course wattle site.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Block - Algebra 1 - Matrix operations 2 - Determinants 3 - Vector spaces and subspaces 4 - Complex numbers Feedback is given through written and online assignments as well as workshop worksheets.
2 Block - Analysis 1- Integration Theory 2 - Logic, Functions and Sets 3 - Limits of Sequences and Functions, Continuity 4 - Differentiation 5 - Real Number Axioms 6 - Taylor Polynomials and Taylor's Theorem Feedback is given through written and online assignments as well as workshop worksheets.

Tutorial Registration

Students are required to enrol in a workshop group by using the Wattle group selection tool. The workshop groups are finalised at the end of Week 2. Workshops for MATH1115 start in Week 3.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Assignments 20 % 04/03/2019 31/05/2019 1, 2, 3, 4
Mid-semester examination 30 % 01/04/2019 26/04/2019 2, 3, 4
Final examination 50 % 06/06/2019 04/07/2019 2, 3, 4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


The course includes a mid-semester and final examination. More information is given in the assessment items.

Please note, that where a date range is used in the Assessment Summary in relation to exams, the due date and return date indicate the approximate timeframe in which the exam will be held and results returned to the student (official end of Semester results released on ISIS). Students should consult the course wattle site and the ANU final examination timetable to confirm the date, time and venue of the exam.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 04/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 31/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4


Assignments will be handed out weekly starting from Week 2. The assignments will usually consist of an online component as well as a written show working component. The best 9 out 10 assignments will count towards the course grade.

The date range for this task indicates the approximate due date for the first assignment, and the approximate return date for the last assignment. There are 10 assignments over the semester. It is intended that the marked assignments will be returned within 7 days after submission. Further details can be found on the Course Wattle site.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 01/04/2019
Return of Assessment: 26/04/2019
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4

Mid-semester examination

A mid-semester examination is included in the assessment. We aim for the examination to be held in Week 6 or Week 7. Details will be made available at the Examinations timetable

Please check the course Wattle site and the ANU Examination Timetable to confirm the date, time and location of the end of semester exam.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 50 %
Due Date: 06/06/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4

Final examination

A final examination is included in the assessment. Students are required to satisfy a hurdle requirement for both the linear algebra and analysis parts of the course. Specific details about the hurdle requirements are given in Wattle. Details about the examination will be made available at the Examinations timetable

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. MATH1115 does not use Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

All assignment submission is electronic, via Wattle.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Online Quizzes: Late submission is not permitted for the online quizzes, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Show Working: Late submission of the show working component of the assignments without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after the date specified in the course outline for the release of solutions.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Assignments will be returned electronically through the Wattle assignment tool.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Assignments may not be resubmitted.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

AsPr Linda Stals

Research Interests

Efficient Solution of Large Scale Problem, Parallel Numerical Methods, Multigrid Methods, Finite Element Methods, Discrete Thin Plate Splines and Fault Tolerant Iterative Methods

AsPr Linda Stals

Dr Griffith Ware

Research Interests

Dr Griffith Ware

AsPr Linda Stals

Research Interests

AsPr Linda Stals

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