MATH135: Mathematics IA
This is the first mainstream mathematics unit. It is essential for students in science and technology, and recommended for students in many other areas who wish to enhance their mathematical skills. Apart from some brief discussion on complex numbers and congruencies, the main topic in the algebra half of this unit concerns linearity and the interplay between algebra and geometry. Plane geometry is first used to motivate the study of systems of linear equations. Algebraic techniques involving matrices and determinants are then developed to study these problems further. The algebraic machinery developed is then used to study geometrical problems in 3-dimensional space. The notion of a limit is developed to a more sophisticated level than in secondary school mathematics, and this is used to study the differential and integral calculus involving functions of one real variable to a far greater depth than before. Some simple numerical techniques on integration are also discussed.
|Contact Hours:||6 (D1); 5 (E2)|
D1 - Day; Offered in the first half-year
E2 - Evening; Offered in the second half-year
|Staff Contact(s):||Mathematics Staff|
HSC Mathematics Band 4 or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 Band E2 or HSC Mathematics Extension 2 or MATH130(P)
|NCCW(s):||HSC Mathematics Extension 1 Band E4 except with admission to BMedScs, HSC Mathematics Extension 2 Band E3 except with admission to BMedScs, MATH132|
Department of Mathematics
For unit timetable information please visit the Timetables@Macquarie Website .