The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course provides a firm grounding in the main ideas of algebra and calculus. In algebra, students learn concepts and symbolic manipulation used when calculating with large numbers of variables. In calculus, they learn concepts used when working with continuously changing variables. Both ways of thinking are essential in Mathematics and when creating and using mathematical models in Science, Engineering and Commerce.

The course sequence MATH1110, MATH1120, MATH2340 is equivalent to the pair MATH1210, MATH1220. Students should bear this in mind when selecting courses due to the differences in terms of assumed knowledge, pace of presentation, and timing of achievement of assumed knowledge for subsequent mathematics courses.

All students whose degree requires first-year mathematics may take MATH1210 in preference to MATH1110.



  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Solve problems in mathematical analysis and linear algebra.

2. Produce logical arguments and write coherent mathematical proofs.

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


  1. Limits, continuity, differentiation.
  2. Integration, calculation of areas and volumes.
  3. Complex numbers.
  4. Vectors and their products.
  5. Matrices and systems of linear equations.


To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed MATH1002.

This course has a prerequisite, either being

- band 5 or better in the NSW HSC* course "Mathematics" (Commonly known as "2 unit mathematics")* or;

- completion of extension 1 or extension 2 mathematics in the NSW HSC* or;

- a pass in BOTH MTH001A and MTH002A (NIC courses) or;

- a pass in MATH1002 or;

- a mark of 10/20 or better in an invigilated sitting of the MATH1110 Math Placement Test**, or;

- or equivalent qualifications as approved by the Head of School, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

* If your NSW HSC result were completed more than two years prior to enrolment please contact with proof of your grade and you will be granted permission to enrol.

** Please note that only one attempt at this invigilated quiz is permitted.

Assumed knowledge

HSC Advanced Mathematics Extension 2 or HSC Advanced Mathematics Extension 1 (Band 4) or equivalent.

Students who do not have this assumed knowledge are advised to take MATH1110.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignments

In Term Test: Mid-semester Test

Formal Examination: Examinations

Quiz: Online quiz

Contact hours



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


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