UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1

Credit 6 points
  Offering
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Science students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit is the first of two units that provide the essential foundation in the concepts and techniques of mathematics that form the basis of science, engineering and higher mathematics and statistics. It covers multivariable calculus, linear algebra and differential equations.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand the basics of linear algebra, including the concepts of subspace, linear transformation and determinant; (2) understand and use the calculus and geometry of functions of more than one variable; (3) understand Taylor series and some of their uses; (4) use first and second order differential equations in applications; (5) understand the concepts of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and change of basis; and (6) understand the basic theory of sequences and series.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) tutorials, tests and assignments; (2) mid-semester test; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit rules
Prerequisites: WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1712 Intermediate Mathematics Specialist or MATH1035 Calculus and Matrices or TEE Calculus or equivalent. Students who commenced in 2011 may substitute MATH1038 Calculus and its Applications for MATH1035 Calculus and Matrices.
Incompatibility: MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics
Contact hours lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week; labs: 1 hour per week

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