MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Science students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 elective
This unit is the second 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 multidimensional integration, Laplace transforms and Fourier series, and statistics.
Students are able to (1) understand and employ integration theory and technique; (2) integrate over objects in more than one dimension; (3) understand the concepts of work, path independence, conservative fields and potentials; (4) understand the basic theory of complex functions; (5) understand and employ Fourier series and Laplace transforms; and (6) understand the basics of probability theory.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuing assessment and (2) 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 Coordinator(s)
Dr Alice Devillers
Unit rules
MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1
MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics, MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; labs: 1 hour per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.