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