NUMBER SYSTEMS AND LINEAR ALGEBRA

MAT1NLA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students learn and apply mathematical concepts and develop skills that provide a foundation for all studies in mathematical sciences. Students review and extend their knowledge of algebra, functions, sets and number systems with significant coverage of complex numbers adding to their repertoire. After consideration of sequences and series, students proceed to a module on either Probability (Engineering students) or Logic and Proof. Students also explore a coherent treatment of vectors and vector geometry that includes matrices and solutions of systems of linear equations via the Gauss-Jordan algorithm, and brief treatment of eigenvalues and eigenvectors. An emphasis is placed on students improving their understanding of mathematical concepts and results so they can be appropriately applied, and development of their reasoning skills and ability to clearly present written arguments, essential in both study and 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 VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4 or equivalent

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MAT1CNS, MAT1CPE, MAT1CLA, MAT1CA, MAT1CB May not be taken by students who are currently enrolled in MAT1ICA.

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Smith

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
3 hour exam70
5 assignments (typically 3-4 pages each)15
5 online diagnostic tasksHurdle requirement: Students will be required to achieve a mark of at least 40% on the exam, as well as an overall mark of at least 50%, in order to pass this subject.15

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNarwin Perkal

Class requirements

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
3 hour exam70
5 assignments (typically 3-4 pages each)15
5 online diagnostic tasksHurdle requirement: Students will be required to achieve a mark of at least 40% on the exam, as well as an overall mark of at least 50%, in order to pass this subject.15