Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Makes precise the notions of convergence and continuity and examines the validity of intuition about these notions. The course thus puts calculus on a firm foundation and establishes the range of its application. Convergence and continuity form the foundation for much more than elementary calculus and the course also aims to orient students towards these further developments. This course is therefore appropriate for those intending to teach mathematics, as well as those who wish to pursue further study in mathematics.
1. To provide students with the fundamental mathematical skills underlying the areas of mathematics broadly described as "analysis".
2. To give students a deeper understanding of the structure of calculus.
3. To develop students' skills in constructing and communicating rigorous arguments.
. Convergence of sequences; first principles, the algebra of limits, monotone convergence, Cauchy sequences.
. Convergence of functions: algebra of limits, continuity, the Intermediate Value Theorem.
. Convergence of series
. Differentiable functions, the algebra of differentiation, the Mean Value Theorem and its applications.
. The Riemann integral and the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus.
195/200 in HSC Extension 2 Mathematics plus concurrent enrolment in MATH1210.
Modes of Delivery
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term