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An introductory course in calculus and linear algebra that is designed primarily for students who have done well in NCEA Mathematics with Calculus. This course deals with basic ideas in calculus and linear algebra which have applications in many areas of science and commerce.
MATH102 is designed for science and commerce students taking a quantitatively based degree programme .It can be taken as a standalone course, or as the first part of a three part core in mathematics MATH102 - MATH103 - MATH201. The course consolidates the calculus concepts learned at school and introduces a variety of more advanced techniques of calculus. MATH102 also has a significant component of matrix algebra and vector geometry, including both theory and applications. The computer packages MAPLE and MATLAB are introduced. Small-class tutorials and online learning modules (with weekly quizzes) are integrated into the course, and form an important part of student's learning.Topics: systems of linear equations and Gaussian elimination; matrix algebra; vector geometry (including interpretation of solutions to linear systems); continuity, limits and techniques of differentiation; applications including optimisation; theory and techniques of integration; introduction to multivariable calculus (including partial derivatives and multivariate optimisation).Suitable backgrounds for MATH102 include good NCEA level 3 calculus results (see entry recommendations for recent school leavers) or a pass in MATH101.
to consolidate and extend the ideas and techniques of calculus and its applications to introduce the concepts of linear algebra and its applications to increase understanding of the mathematical foundations of the topics studied to practise the application of mathematical concepts and techniques to understanding and solving problems to introduce computer software used to solve mathematical problems
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
MATH108, MATH199, EMTH118
Miguel Moyers Gonzalez
and Robin Tiffen
Anton, Howard., Bivens, Irl., Davis, Stephen;
Calculus: Early Transcendentals;
Wiley (8th edition also suitable).
Entry recommendations for recent school leavers
General information for students
Domestic fee $622.00
International fee $3,200.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Mathematics and Statistics.