Faculty of Science
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Solution of systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination; matrices and determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors; introduction to vectors; parametric curves; methods of integration - substitutions and integration by parts; solution of first-order ordinary differential equations - separable, use of integrating factor; solution of second-order linear ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients and applications; Sequences and series, Taylor series and series convergence, the remainder term.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
Final examination (3 hours): 70%
Assignments and tests: 30%
Three 1-hour lectures, one 1-hour workshop and one 2-hour support class per week.
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VCE Specialist Mathematics with an ATAR/ENTER score of 95 or above; a VCE study score of 35 or above in Specialist Mathematics; a High Distinction in MTH1020; or by approval of the Head of School of Mathematical Sciences. In order to enrol in this unit students will need to apply via the Science Student Services office.