MATH103-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Mathematics 1B

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

A consolidation of concepts from MATH102 and introduction to more advanced ideas in calculus and linear algebra. It is a prerequisite for many courses in mathematics and other subjects at 200-level.

MATH103 deals with techniques and ideas in calculus and algebra, and their relationships to geometry. It is designed mainly for students who have passed MATH102, and who need at least 30 points of Mathematics at the 100 level. After passing MATH103, you will be able to enrol in any 200-level mathematics course.

Topics: differential equations, sequences and mathematical induction, series and approximation, vectors and geometry, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, curves and surfaces.

Learning Outcomes

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

    Define the key concepts associated with:
  • differential equations,
  • convergence of sequences,
  • Taylor polynomials and series,
  • vectors in two and three dimensions,
  • determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors,
  • curves and surfaces.

    Use techniques from the course (including the use of computer-based tools where appropriate) to:
  • solve elementary first or second order differential equations.
  • prove simple statements using the principle of mathematical induction,
  • test sequences or series for convergence,
  • find Taylor polynomials and use them to solve problems involving limits or approximation,
  • describe and solve geometric problems using vectors,
  • find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of small matrices,
  • parameterise and analyse curves in Cartesian and polar coordinates,
  • analyse surfaces by finding their slopes and relative extrema.

    Describe and interpret:
  • the solutions of differential equations in a variety of contexts,
  • infinite sequences and series, their limits and applications,
  • the connection between vectors and the geometry of lines and planes,
  • curves and surfaces and their key properties.

    Identify the appropriate method of solution for differential equations.

    Synthesise appropriate techniques from different sections of the course, for example combining techniques of sequences and differential equations to determine long term behaviour, or combining vector geometry with curves and surfaces.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

MATH109, MATH199, EMTH119

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 443 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 441 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 307 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
04 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 307 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
05 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 307 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
06 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 101 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
07 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 242 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 18:30 - 20:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug
02 Friday 18:30 - 20:00 A2 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Michael Langton

Lecturers

James Bartlett and Brendan Creutz

Assessment

Tutorials 10%
Two assignments at 3% each 6%
Möbius quizzes – all 7 counted 10%
1.5 hour Test 29%
Two hour Exam 45%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $780.00

International fee $4,250.00

* 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.

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