The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


A deeper understanding and experience in the formulation of well-reasoned mathematics is developed in this course. Topics in linear algebra and introductory analysis provide specific knowledge and skills for later studies in Mathematics. The focus of the course is on the concepts of linearity and continuity which are fundamental for higher mathematics and its applications.

The course supplements MATH1110/1120 to provide assumed knowledge equivalent to MATH1210/1220. The sequence MATH1110/1120/2340 is thus a pathway to all advanced mathematics courses offered at 2000 and 3000 level.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. An understanding of the role of formal processes and language in mathematics

2. Experience in communicating convincing and reasoned mathematical arguments

3. Skills and knowledge in linear algebra and introductory analysis


  • Formal mathematics and proof, including quantifiers, deductive reasoning, proof by induction, proof by contradiction.
  • Linear Algebra of vectors and matrices, including topics such as vector spaces, bases, linear transformations, eigenvectors and diagonalisation.
  • Introductory analysis, including topic such as sequences, series, convergence and continuity.

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignments

In Term Test: Examination

Quiz: Quiz

Formal Examination: Examination ¿ Formal

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term