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 interrelationships 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
interrelationships 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.
 
Year  Semester  Level  Units 

2013  1,2  1  3 
Graduate attributes
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)
