MATH103-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Mathematics 1B

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

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 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 08:00 - 09:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 James Logie 105
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 409
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 409
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 James Logie 105
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
05 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 James Logie 105
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
06 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 F1 Lectorial
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
07 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 409
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
08 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 409
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 E7 Lecture Theatre
23 Aug - 29 Aug
02 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
23 Aug - 29 Aug

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Ngin-Tee Koh

Lecturers

Jeremy Booher and Michael Langton

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $788.00

International fee $4,438.00

* 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.

All MATH103 Occurrences

  • MATH103-21SU2 (D) Summer Nov 2021 start (Distance) - Not Offered
  • MATH103-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021
  • MATH103-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)