- Class Number 9613
- Term Code 3070
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Asilata Bapat
- Dr Asilata Bapat
- Dr James Tener
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 23/11/2020
- Class End Date 24/12/2020
- Census Date 11/12/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 23/11/2020
This course continues on from MATH1013. It emphasises an understanding of the fundamental results from calculus and linear algebra which both can be applied across a range of fields including the physical and biological sciences, engineering and information technologies, economics and commerce, and can also serve as a base for future mathematics courses. Many applications and connections with other fields will be discussed although not developed in detail.
Topics to be covered include:
Calculus - Integration and techniques of integration, including multiple and iterated integrals. Sequences and series. Functions of several variables - visualisation, continuity, partial derivatives, and directional derivatives. Lagrange multipliers.
Linear Algebra - theory and application of Euclidean vector spaces. Vector spaces: linear independence, bases and dimension; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; orthogonality and least squares.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain the fundamental concepts of calculus and linear algebra and their role in modern mathematics and applied contexts. These concepts include vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, orthogonality and least squares in linear algebra; and integration, sequences and series, functions of several variables, and partial differential equations in calculus.
- Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of calculus and linear algebra techniques as they relate to the concepts listed above.
- Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through explaining concepts from calculus and linear algebra.
- Apply problem-solving using calculus and linear algebra techniques applied to diverse situations in physics, engineering and other mathematical contexts.
Examination Material or equipment
Note sheets will be supplied for the examinations; no outside materials are permitted (except: an unmarked English-to-foreign-language dictionary is allowed). See Wattle for further information regarding online invigilation of exams.
(1) Essential Calculus (second edition) by James Stewart.
(2) Linear Algebra and its Applications (fourth or fifth edition) by David Lay.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- sample solutions
- verbal comments
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.
Please note that the timing of the class content is subject to variation.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Improper integrals, sequences & series, convergence tests, power series; 3 dimensional geometry, abstract vector spaces||First WebAssign due, four workshops|
|2||Taylor series, parametric curves, arc length, polar coordinates; coordinate systems and dimension, Markov chains||First mini-exam, WebAssign due, four workshops|
|3||Areas and lengths, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, tangent planes, chain rule and directional derivatives; eigenvectors, diagonalisation, discrete dynamical systems||Second mini-exam, WebAssign due, four workshops|
|4||Max/min values, Lagrange multipliers, double integrals; inner products, orthogonal projection, QR factorisation and least squares||Third mini-exam, WebAssign due, four workshops|
Workshops will begin on the first day of class. See Wattle for essential information about registration.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Mid-semester mini-exams||45 %||02/12/2020||23/12/2020||1,2,3,4|
|Final exam||45 %||06/01/2021||20/01/2021||1,2,3,4|
|WebAssign Assignments||10 %||18/12/2020||18/12/2020||1,2,4|
* 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:
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.
We believe that discussing mathematics is one of the best ways to master the material. Students are expected to engage actively and respectfully in cooperative problem-solving during the workshops and laboratories. Students are strongly encouraged to attend lectures and ask questions!
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
There will be three mini-exams which will collectively serve as a mid-semester exam. The mini-exams will take place during Weeks 2, 3, and 4 of the course. The mid-semester exam will evaluate students' understanding of course material covered up through the previous week of class. The precise extent of assessable material will be announced on Wattle, along with the schedule. It is a hurdle requirement for the course to take at least 2 of the mini-exams, unless specifically arranged otherwise. Students who do not take at least two mini-exams without making other arrangements will receive an NCN in the class.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
The final exam will be a cumulative assessment of the material covered in the entire course, although the emphasis will be on material not yet assessed. To pass the course, students must score at least a 35% in each of the linear algebra and calculus portions of the exam. Students who earn a passing mark but do not meet these hurdles will be offered a supplementary exam. For a student who is offered a supplementary exam because of not meeting a hurdle, if the hurdles are passed on the supplementary exam then a grade of 50PS awarded; if not, an NCN grade is awarded. The final exam date will be posted on Wattle.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4
There will be 8 online assignments through the WebAssign platform, covering recent topics from the linear algebra and calculus topics. Students enrolled in the class will receive a WebAssign account at the beginning of the term. Further information will be posted on the Course Wattle site.
Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.
The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to 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 be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, 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 Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of any assignment (note: this is not required for WebAssign assignments, and no other homework assignments are planned for MATH1014 in Spring 2020). If an assignment submission is required, please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
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.
WebAssign assignments offer immediate feedback in the form of correct answers, and sample solutions for some of the questions are available after the submission date. Marked mini-exams will be available the following week and discussed during workshop. Students are advised to check marks entered for all assignments and to contact the course convener if they have concerns.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted 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.
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Dr Asilata Bapat
Dr Asilata Bapat