MATH102-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Mathematics 1A

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

An introductory course in calculus and linear algebra that is designed primarily for students who have done well in Level 3 NCEA Mathematics, covering single variable calculus and basic ideas in linear algebra. The mathematics in this course has applications in many areas of science and commerce.

The work in MATH102 is based around the fundamental ideas in linear algebra and calculus which students started studying at school. MATH102 can be taken as a standalone course or as the first part of a core mathematics programme.

Topics:
Linear equations and matrices; Numbers, Functions, and Limits; Differentiation and applications; Integration and applications.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students who have succeeded in this course will be able to:

  • Define the key concepts in:
    - solving systems of linear equations
    - matrix algebra
    - functions and their inverses
    - single-variable calculus

  • Describe and interpret:
    - the connection between matrices and linear systems
    - solutions of linear systems geometrically, and in context
    - graphs and  properties of functions
    - the key theorems of calculus
    - the relationships between differential and integral calculus.

  • Use techniques from the course to:
    - solve systems of linear equations
    - evaluate limits of functions and solve continuity problems
    - find derivatives and use them in a variety of applications
    - find integrals and use them in a variety of applications.

  • Identify the appropriate method of solution for problems in linear algebra and calculus.

Pre-requisites

1. MATH101, or
2. NCEA 14 Credits at level 3 Mathematics, or
3. Cambridge: D at A level or
an A at AS level in Mathematics, or
4. IB: 4 at HL or
5 at SL in Mathematics, or
5. Approval of the Head of School based on alternative prior learning.

Restrictions

MATH108, MATH199, EMTH118

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Phillipa Gourdie

Lecturer

Clemency Montelle

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Tutorial homework and participation 10%
Online quizzes 10%
Mid-Semester Test 30%
Final Examination 50%


You must bring your student ID card with you to all examinations and tests.

To obtain a clear pass in this course, you must both pass the course as a whole and also obtain at least 40% in the final examination.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Anton, Bivens, Davis; Calculus: Early Transcendentals; 9th or 10th edition; Wiley.

Anton, H; Elementary Linear Algebra; 10th edition (Chapter 1); Wiley.

Anton, H. and Rorres, C; Elementary Linear Algebra, Applications Version; 8th edition (Chapter 1); Wiley.

Stewart, James; Calculus : early transcendentals; Eighth edition; Cengage Learning, 2016.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $780.00

International fee $4,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

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