MATH4011 Special Topics in Mathematics 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Mathematics and Statistics [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Students attend a special course of lectures, usually provided by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (exceptionally by the Department). This is to provide the opportunity to expose students to necessary advanced mathematical concepts that are otherwise inaccessible. Students are only allowed to take AMSI topics not otherwise taught at UWA. The program of study each year must be approved by the Head of Department.
Students are able to (1) analyse mathematical and/or statistical techniques to solve problems relevant to the content of the unit; (2) construct examples that demonstrate the fundamental concepts of the unit; and (3) explain the mathematical and/or statistical principles covered in the unit.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-semester tests or assignments and (2) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Snezhana Abarzhi
Unit rules
enrolment in Honours in Mathematics and Statistics
Advisable prior study:
appropriate third-year mathematics and/or statistics units
Contact hours
3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.