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Mathematics IA (Advanced) - MATH132

This is the first mainstream mathematics unit for students who have entered the university with a strong background in mathematics. It is highly recommended for students with a serious interest in science and technology, and recommended for students in many other areas who wish to develop their mathematical knowledge with attention to the detail required for a rigorous development of the subject. Apart from some brief discussion on complex numbers and congruences, 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 three‚Äźdimensional 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 numerical techniques for integration are also discussed. Students who do not have the required background for this unit can take MATH135 which studies the same material, but from a less sophisticated standpoint.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Mathematics staff

(HSC Mathematics Extension 1 Band E3-E4 or Extension 2) or admission to BSc in Advanced Mathematics or BAdvSc or BActStud or BActStudBSc or BAppFinBActStud or BActStudBProfPrac Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): MATH135
Unit Designation(s):


Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Mathematics

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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