Mathematics IB
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Description
This course, together with MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA, provides 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; 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: Applications of the derivative; functions of two variables; Taylor series; differential equations. Algebra: The real vector space, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, linear transformations and applications of linear algebra.
 
Year  Semester  Level  Units 

2013  S,1,2  1  3 
Graduate attributes
Linkage future
This subject, (or the alternative Mathematics IA plus Mathematics IM) 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)
