Available in 2021
Course code

MATH1120

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course covers the mathematics necessary to perform calculations in, and create models for, the real world of Science and Engineering. Specifically, it will demonstrate how to do mathematics in a three-dimensional world. The course describes the fundamental ideas of calculus of functions of one and two variables, differential equations and linear algebra. It continues from MATH1110 to complete a first year of Mathematics suitable for Science and Engineering students, and others for whom Mathematics is a tool.

Students who wish to proceed to further mathematics studies at second year level are recommended to complete MATH2340 after MATH1120.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply methods of calculus to solve mathematical problems;

2. Use matrices and eigenvectors to solve problems in linear algebra;

3. Apply common mathematical themes such as linearity to solve problems across the different strands within this course.


Content

  1. Sequences, series and approximation.
  2. Introduction to functions of more than one variable and partial differentiation.
  3. Elementary differential equations and applications.
  4. Linear equations and matrices.
  5. Eigenvectors and eigenvalues and applications.

Requisite

Students must have successfully completed MATH1110 or MATH1210 before they can enrol in this course.


Assessment items

Quiz: Quizzes

Formal Examination: Examinations

In Term Test: In Class Test 1 - On Calculus

In Term Test: In Class Test 2 - Differential Equations


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must attend a minimum of 80% of workshops to meet course requirements.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

These contact hours are for delivery of the course in a semester term. For a summer or winter term the lectures may be delivered in a compressed mode as either face to face or online combined with face to face to face workshops.

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

PSB Singapore

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Students enrolled in the part-time evening program at UoN Singapore will receive equivalent instruction delivered in a block mode of 7 teaching weeks.

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