This course continues on from MATH1115, providing an in-depth development of 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 computer science, engineering, economics, statistics and physics.
Topics to be covered include:
Analysis - introduction to metric spaces in the context of the calculus of functions of several variables; double integrals, partial derivatives, gradients and directional derivatives, extreme values; vector functions, curves and parametrizations; infinite series, convergence tests, power series, Taylor series;
Algebra – theory and application of Euclidean vector spaces, vector spaces, linear independence, bases and dimension, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, orthogonality and least squares.
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 MATH1014.
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 analysis and linear algebra and their role in modern mathematics and applied contexts.
2. Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of analysis and linear algebra techniques.
3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analyzing, proving and explaining concepts from analysis and linear algebra.
4. Apply problem-solving using analysis and linear algebra techniques applied to diverse situations in physics, engineering and other mathematical contexts.
Assessment will be based on:
- Workshop participation (0-5%; LO 1-4)
- Assignments and online quizzes (25-30%; LO 1-4)
- Exams (65-75%; LO 1-4)
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WorkloadFour lectures per week and regular workshops.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Essential Calculus (2nd edition) by James Stewart.
Linear Algebra textbook to be advised.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7504||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person||N/A|