Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject builds on the material introduced in MAT1CNS/CPE and aims to develop knowledge and skills crucial to the mathematical description of the real world in terms of differential equations and systems of linear equations whilst enhancing skills in reasoning and presentation of logical arguments. The subject consists of two streams of topics and related techniques (a Calculus stream and a Linear Algebra stream) taught in parallel. Common to both streams is an emphasis on understanding mathematical concepts and results so they can be appropriately applied as well as the development of reasoning skills and clear presentation of written arguments. These skills are essential both in study and in future employment.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNarwin Perkal

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MAT1CFN or MAT1CFE or MAT1CNS or MAT1CPE or MAT1EN


Incompatible subjects MAT1FEN, MAT12CLA, MAT12FEN, CSE1LAP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPrinted subject text available from University BookshopPrescribedN/AN/A
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)RecommendedFaculty of Science, Technology and EngineeringLA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNarwin Perkal

Class requirements

Two 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

One 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
five diagnostic tests10
one 3-hour examination80
six fortnightly assignments (typically 3-4 pages each)10