• Class Number 6498
  • Term Code 3170
  • 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 22/11/2021
  • Class End Date 23/12/2021
  • Census Date 10/12/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 26/11/2021
SELT Survey Results

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, 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. 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.
  2. Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of calculus and linear algebra techniques as they relate to the concepts listed above.
  3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through 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

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.

Required Resources

(1) Essential Calculus (second edition) by James Stewart.

(2) Linear Algebra and its Applications (fourth or fifth edition) by David Lay.

Recommended student system requirements 

ANU courses commonly use a number of online resources and activities including:

  • video material, similar to YouTube, for lectures and other instruction
  • two-way video conferencing for interactive learning
  • email and other messaging tools for communication
  • interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities
  • print and photo/scan for handwritten work
  • home-based assessment.

To fully participate in ANU learning, students need:

  • A computer or laptop. Mobile devices may work well but in some situations a computer/laptop may be more appropriate.
  • Webcam
  • Speakers and a microphone (e.g. headset)
  • Reliable, stable internet connection. Broadband recommended. If using a mobile network or wi-fi then check performance is adequate.
  • Suitable location with minimal interruptions and adequate privacy for classes and assessments.
  • Printing, and photo/scanning equipment

For more information please see https://www.anu.edu.au/students/systems/recommended-student-system-requirements

Staff Feedback

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

  • written comments
  • sample solutions
  • verbal comments

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 the timing of the class content is subject to variation.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Improper integrals, sequences & series, convergence tests, power series; 3 dimensional geometry, abstract vector spaces First online quiz due, four workshops
2 Taylor series, parametric curves, arc length, polar coordinates; coordinate systems and dimension, Markov chains First mini-exam, online quiz 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, online quiz due, four workshops
4 Max/min values, Lagrange multipliers, double integrals; inner products, orthogonal projection, QR factorisation and least squares Third mini-exam, online quiz due, four workshops

Tutorial Registration

Workshops will begin on the first day of class. See Wattle for essential information about registration.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Mid-semester mini-exams 45 % 01/12/2021 22/12/2021 1,2,3,4
Final exam 45 % 06/01/2022 20/01/2022 1,2,3,4
Online Quiz Assignments 10 % 17/12/2021 17/12/2021 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:

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 Academic Integrity . 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

Value: 45 %
Due Date: 01/12/2021
Return of Assessment: 22/12/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Mid-semester mini-exams

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

Value: 45 %
Due Date: 06/01/2022
Return of Assessment: 20/01/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Final exam

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

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 17/12/2021
Return of Assessment: 17/12/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4

Online Quiz Assignments

There will be 8 quizzes through an online platform, covering recent topics from the linear algebra and calculus topics. Students enrolled in the class will receive information on how to access the online quizzes at the beginning of the term. Further information will be posted on the Course Wattle site.

Academic Integrity

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.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of any assignment (note: this is not required for online quizzes, and no other homework assignments are planned for MATH1014 in Spring 2021). 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.

Hardcopy Submission

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.

Late Submission

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.

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

Online 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.

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).

Dr Asilata Bapat

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Dr Asilata Bapat

Dr Asilata Bapat
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Dr Asilata Bapat

Dr James Tener
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Dr James Tener

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