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Mathematics IA

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Description

This course together with MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB, provides an introduction to the basic mathematical concepts and techniques of calculus, linear algebra and probability, emphasising their inter-relationships and applications to the financial area; introduces students to the use of computers in mathematics; and develops problem solving skills with both theoretical and practical problems.


Objective

To provide an introduction to the basic concepts and techniques of calculus and linear algebra, emphasising their inter-relationships and applications to engineering, the sciences and financial areas; to introduce students to the use of computers in mathematics; and to develop problem solving skills with both theoretical and practical problems.


Content

Topics covered are: Calculus:functions of one variable, differentiation, the definite integral, and techniques of integration. Algebra: Linear equations, matrices, the real vector space determinants, optimisation, eigenvalues and eigenvectors; applications of linear algebra.

 
YearSemesterLevelUnits
20131,213
Adrian Koerber
Lecturer for this course
David Clements
Lecturer for this course

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Linkage future

This course, together with Mathematics IB, (or the alternative Mathematics IM and Mathematics IA plus Mathematics IIM) is a prerequisite for all Level II mathematics, statistics and physics subjects.


Recommended text

1. Lay, D.: Elementary Linear Algebra and its Applications (Addison Wesley Longman) 2. Stewart, J: Calculus (Thompson Brooks/Cole)