- Class Number 3910
- Term Code 3330
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- AsPr Bryan Wang
- AsPr Bryan Wang
- Dr Caroline Wormell
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 20/02/2023
- Class End Date 26/05/2023
- Census Date 31/03/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
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
To be advised on Wattle.
- Essential Calculus (second edition) by James Stewart.
- 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.
- 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
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). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.
Please note that the timing of the class content is subject to variation.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Improper integrals; sequences; 3-dimensional geometry|
|2||Series and the integral and comparison tests; 3-dimensional geometry and introduction to abstract vector spaces||Workshops begin; Matlab Grader weekly quizzes begin|
|3||Other convergence tests and power series; abstract vector spaces and linear transformations|
|4||Taylor series; parametric curves; coordinate systems and dimension||Assignment 1 due Wednesday|
|5||Arc length; polar coordinates; change of basis; rank of a transformation|
|6||Functions of several variables - limits and continuity; Markov chains|
|7||Partial derivatives; tangent planes; linear approximations; eigenvectors and eigenvalues||Mid-semester exam in either Week 6 or 7: likely to be held in Week 7|
|8||The chain rule; directional derivatives and gradients; eigenvectors and linear transformations||Assignment 2 due Wednesday|
|9||Maximum and minimum values; Lagrange multipliers; complex eigenvectors and discrete dynamical systems|
|10||Double integrals; inner products and orthogonality|
|11||Double integrals in polar coordinates; applications of double integrals; orthogonal projection and Gram-Schmidt procedure|
|12||Calculus revision; QR factorisation and least squares||Assignment 3 due Wednesday|
Workshops will begin in Week 2. Students are required to enrol in one of the available weekly workshop groups. Remote participation options will be provided only for participants with unavoidable travel restrictions/visa delays. However not all times will be available for both remote and in-person attendance. Please refer to the course Wattle site for more information. Workshop registration will be via MyTimetable. ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Matlab Grader Weekly Quizzes||10 %||1,2,3|
|Workshop engagement||5 %||1,2,3,4|
|Written Assignments||15 %||1,2,3,4|
|Mid-semester exam||30 %||1,2,3|
|Final Exam||40 %||1,2,3,4|
* 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 Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
- Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Guideline and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
- Code of practice for teaching and learning
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 Skills 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.
In Semester 1 2023, this course is delivered on campus, with remote participation options provided only for participants with unavoidable travel restrictions/visa delays. 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. Students are strongly encouraged to attend lectures and ask questions!
This course includes a mid-semester and a final examination. The details and mode of delivery for exams will be communicated through the course Wattle site.
To pass MATH1014, there are hurdle requirements that students must meet on the exams. Attempting the mid-semester exam is a hurdle requirement. On the final exam, students are required to achieve at least 35% of marks available. Students who do not meet this hurdle requirement, but whose overall course score comes to at least 45, will be given a temporary PX grade and offered a supplementary assessment. If they are then successful in that supplementary assessment, they are awarded a 50 PS grade for the course. If they are not successful in the supplementary assessment, students who were offered a supplementary exam because of not meeting a hurdle receive an NCN failing grade. (Note: students with an overall course score of 44 or less are not eligible to attempt the supplementary assessment.)
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Matlab Grader Weekly Quizzes
There will be a weekly online quiz through the Matlab Grader platform covering recent topics from the linear algebra and calculus topics. Further details can be found on the course Wattle site.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Weekly workshops led by demonstrators offer students a chance to work cooperatively on problems related to the class material. Workshop registration will be available via MyTimetable, and students should attend their scheduled workshop each week.
Attending workshops is one of the most important class activities, as they represent one of the best opportunities to learn the material. Further details can be found on the course Wattle site.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
There will be 3 written assignments (worth 15% of the final grade). Due dates for assignments are:
- Assignment 1: Available by Monday 6 March, due Wednesday 15 March.
- Assignment 2: Available by Monday 27March, due Wednesday 26 April,
- Assignment 3: Available by Monday15 May, due Wednesday 24 May.
Assignments are due in by 11:59 pm of the due date. The due dates may change slightly — they may be later than indicated, but not earlier.
Students are encouraged to consult collaboratively on their solutions, but the submitted assignment must be produced independently. This assessment task helps develop the skill of clearly communicating mathematics in writing and reinforces the topics covered in the course.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
The mid-semester exam will evaluate students' understanding of course material covered in the first half of the class. The precise extent of assessable material will be announced on Wattle once the mid-semester exam is scheduled. Taking the mid-semester exam is a hurdle requirement for the course, unless specifically arranged otherwise. Students who do not take the mid-semester examination will receive an NCN in the class.
Assessment Task 5
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 MATH1014, there are hurdle requirements that students must meet on the exams. On the final exam, students are required to achieve at least 35% of the marks available. Students who do not meet the hurdle requirement, but whose overall course score comes to at least 45, will be given a temporary PX grade and offered a supplementary assessment. If they are then successful in that supplementary assessment, they are awarded a 50 PS grade for the course. If they are not successful in the supplementary assessment, students who were offered a supplementary exam because of not meeting a hurdle receive an NCN failing grade. (Note: students with an overall course score of 44 or less are not eligible to attempt the supplementary assessment.)
Please check the ANU Examination Timetable once the end-of-semester exam timetable has been finalised, at http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/assessments-exams/examination-timetable to confirm the date, time and mode of the final exam.
Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.
The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.
The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.
The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.
MATH1014 assignments will be submitted electronically. Further details will be provided on the course Wattle site. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. MATH1014 does not use Turnitin, having been granted an exemption.
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:
- Where late submission is permitted, late submissions of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof.
- Where late submission is permitted, late submission of an assessment task will not be accepted after the time specified, and also not after solutions are published.
- For assignment assessment tasks involving an online quiz component, late submission may not be possible due to the automatic grading of tasks.
The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.
Matlab Grader quizzes are marked automatically by the platform. Assignments will be returned online. Written records of the marks should be saved until they have been confirmed on Wattle.
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.
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).
- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Access and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
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AsPr Bryan Wang
AsPr Bryan Wang