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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 inter-relationships 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 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: 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.

 
YearSemesterLevelUnits
2013S,1,213
Adrian Koerber
Lecturer for this course

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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)