Table 1: Mathematics

Table 1 lists units of study available to students in the Bachelor of Science and combined degrees. The units are available to students enrolled in other degrees in accordance with their degree resolutions.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Mathematics

For a major in Mathematics, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from senior units of study listed in this subject area.
Junior units of study
Introductory level
MATH1111
Introduction to Calculus
6    A HSC General Mathematics
N MATH1906, MATH1001, ENVX1001, MATH1011, HSC: Mathematics Extension 1, MATH1901, HSC: Mathematics Extension 2

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students who have previously successfully studied calculus at a level at least equivalent to HSC Mathematics are prohibited.
Semester 1
Fundamental level
MATH1011
Applications of Calculus
3    A HSC Mathematics
N MATH1001, ENVX1001, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1111, BIOM1003
Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1013
Mathematical Modelling
3    A HSC Mathematics or a credit or higher in MATH1111
N MATH1003, MATH1903, MATH1907
Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1014
Introduction to Linear Algebra
3    A HSC Mathematics or MATH1111
N MATH1012, MATH1002, MATH1902
Semester 2
MATH1015
Biostatistics
3    A HSC Mathematics
N MATH1005, MATH1905, BIOM1003, ENVX1001, BUSS1020, STAT1021, STAT1022, ECMT1010
Semester 1
Regular level
MATH1001
Differential Calculus
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N MATH1111, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1011, ENVX1001
Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1002
Linear Algebra
3    A HSC Mathematics or MATH1111
N MATH1902, MATH1012, MATH1014
Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1003
Integral Calculus and Modelling
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or MATH1001 or MATH1011 or a credit or higher in MATH1111
N MATH1013, MATH1903, MATH1907
Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1004
Discrete Mathematics
3    A HSC Mathematics or MATH1111
N MATH2011, MATH1904
Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1005
Statistics
3    A HSC Mathematics
N STAT1022, ECMT1010, MATH1015, ENVX1001, MATH1905, BUSS1020, STAT1021
Semester 2
Summer Main
Winter Main
Advanced level
MATH1901
Differential Calculus (Advanced)
3    P HSC Mathematics Extension 2. This requirement may be varied. Students with an interest in mathematics, but without HSC mathematics Extension 2, should consult the unit of study coordinator.
N MATH1111, MATH1001, MATH1011, MATH1906, ENVX1001
Semester 1
MATH1902
Linear Algebra (Advanced)
3    P HSC Mathematics Extension 2. This requirement may be varied. Students with an interest in mathematics, but without HSC mathematics Extension 2, should consult the unit of study coordinator.
N MATH1014, MATH1012, MATH1002
Semester 1
MATH1903
Integral Calculus and Modelling Advanced
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 2 or Credit or better in MATH1001 or MATH1901
P HSC Mathematics Extension 2. This requirement may be varied. Students with an interest in mathematics, but without HSC mathematics Extension 2, should consult the unit of study coordinator.
N MATH1003, MATH1013, MATH1907
Semester 2
MATH1905
Statistics (Advanced)
3    P HSC Mathematics Extension 2. This requirement may be varied. Students with an interest in mathematics, but without HSC mathematics Extension 2, should consult the unit of study coordinator.
N STAT1022, ECMT1010, ENVX1001, MATH1005, BUSS1020, STAT1021, MATH1015
Semester 2
Special Studies level
MATH1906
Mathematics (Special Studies Program) A
3    P UAI (or ATAR equivalent) of at least 98.5 and result in Band E4 HSC Mathematics Extension 2; by invitation
N MATH1011, MATH1111, MATH1001, MATH1901, ENVX1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment is by invitation only.
Semester 1
MATH1907
Mathematics (Special Studies Program) B
3    P Distinction in MATH1906; by invitation
N MATH1003, MATH1903, MATH1013

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment is by invitation only.
Semester 2
Intermediate units of study
MATH2061
Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
6    P (MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907)
N MATH2961, MATH2067, MATH2901, MATH2902, MATH2001, MATH2002
Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH2961
Linear Mathematics & Vector Calculus Adv
6    P (MATH1901 or MATH1906 or Credit in MATH1001) and (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002) and (MATH1903 or MATH1907 or Credit in MATH1003)
N MATH2901, MATH2002, MATH2001, MATH2902, MATH2067, MATH2061
Semester 1
MATH2065
Partial Differential Equations (Intro)
6    P (MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907)
N MATH2965, MATH2005, MATH2905, MATH2067
Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH2965
Partial Differential Equations Intro Adv
6    P MATH2961 or Credit in MATH2061
N MATH2065, MATH2905, MATH2005, MATH2067
Semester 2
MATH2068
Number Theory and Cryptography
6    A MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902
P 6 credit points of Junior level Mathematics
N MATH3009, MATH3024, MATH2988
Semester 2
MATH2988
Number Theory and Cryptography Advanced
6    P At least 9cp from (MATH1901 or Credit in MATH1001), (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002), (MATH1903 or Credit in MATH1003), (MATH1904 or Credit in MATH1004), (MATH1905 or Credit in MATH1005), MATH1906, MATH1907, (MATH2961 or Credit in MATH2061), MATH2962 or (MATH2969 or Credit in MATH2069).
N MATH2068
Semester 2
MATH2069
Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory
6    P 6 credit points of Junior level Mathematics
N MATH2011, MATH2009, MATH2969
Semester 1
MATH2969
Discrete Mathematics & Graph Theory Adv
6    P 9 credit points of Junior Mathematics (advanced level or Credit at the normal level)
N MATH2069, MATH2009, MATH2011
Semester 1
MATH2070
Optimisation and Financial Mathematics
6    A MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907
P (MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902)
N MATH2933, MATH2970, MATH2033, ECMT3510, MATH2010


Students may enrol in both MATH2070 and MATH3075 in the same semester
Semester 2
MATH2970
Optimisation & Financial Mathematics Adv
6    A MATH1903 or MATH1907 or Credit in MATH1003
P (MATH1901 or MATH1906 or Credit in MATH1001) and (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002)
N MATH2033, MATH2933, MATH2070, ECMT3510, MATH2010


Students may enrol in both MATH2970 and MATH3975 in the same semester
Semester 2
MATH2962
Real and Complex Analysis (Advanced)
6    P (MATH1901 or MATH1906 or Credit in MATH1001) and (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002) and (MATH1903 or MATH1907 or Credit in MATH1003)
N MATH2907, MATH2007
Semester 1
MATH2968
Algebra (Advanced)
6    P 9 credit points of Junior Mathematics (advanced level or Credit at normal level) including (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002)
N MATH2918, MATH2008, MATH2908
Semester 2
MATH2916
Working Seminar A (SSP)
3    P By invitation, High Distinction average over 12 credit points of Advanced Junior Mathematics

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MATH2917
Working Seminar B (SSP)
3    P By invitation, High Distinction average over 12 credit points of Advanced Junior Mathematics

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Senior units of study
MATH3061
Geometry and Topology
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics
N MATH3006, MATH3001
Semester 2
MATH3063
Differential Equations and Biomaths
6    A MATH2061
P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics
N MATH3020, MATH3963, MATH3003, MATH3920, MATH3923
Semester 1
MATH3963
Differential Equations & Biomaths (Adv)
6    A MATH2961 and MATH2962
P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics with average grade of at least credit
N MATH3920, MATH3923, MATH3003, MATH3063, MATH3020
Semester 1
MATH3066
Algebra and Logic
6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics
N MATH3065, MATH3062
Semester 1
MATH3068
Analysis
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics
N MATH2007, MATH3008, MATH2962, MATH2907
Semester 2
MATH3075
Financial Mathematics
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics, including MATH2070 or MATH2970
N MATH3975, MATH3933, MATH3015
Semester 2
MATH3975
Financial Mathematics (Advanced)
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics (including MATH2070 or MATH2970) with at least Credit average.
N MATH3933, MATH3075, MATH3015
Semester 2
MATH3076
Mathematical Computing
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics and one of (MATH1001 or MATH1003 or MATH1901 or MATH1903 or MATH1906 or MATH1907)
N MATH3016, MATH3976, MATH3916
Semester 1
MATH3976
Mathematical Computing (Advanced)
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics and one of (MATH1903 or MATH1907) or Credit in MATH1003
N MATH3016, MATH3916, MATH3076
Semester 1
MATH3078
PDEs and Waves
6    A (MATH2061 or MATH2961) and (MATH2065 or MATH2965)
P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics
N MATH3921, MATH3018, MATH3978
Semester 2
MATH3978
PDEs and Waves (Advanced)
6    A (MATH2061 or MATH2961) and (MATH2065 or MATH2965)
P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics with at least Credit average
N MATH3078, MATH3921, MATH3018
Semester 2
MATH3961
Metric Spaces (Advanced)
6    A MATH2961 or MATH2962
P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics units with average grade of at least credit
N MATH3901, MATH3001
Semester 1
MATH3962
Rings, Fields and Galois Theory (Adv)
6    A MATH2961
P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics with average grade of at least credit
N MATH3902, MATH3062, MATH3002


Students are advised to take MATH2968 before attempting this unit.
Semester 1
MATH3968
Differential Geometry (Advanced)
6    A At least 6 credit points of Advanced Mathematics units of study at Intermediate or Senior level.
P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics with average grade of at least credit, including MATH2961
N MATH3903
Semester 2
MATH3969
Measure Theory & Fourier Analysis (Adv)
6    A At least 6 credit points of Advanced Mathematics units of study at Intermediate or Senior level
P 12 credit points Intermediate Mathematics with average grade of at least credit
N MATH3909
Semester 2
MATH3974
Fluid Dynamics (Advanced)
6    A MATH2961, MATH2965
P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics with average grade of at least Credit
N MATH3914
Semester 1
MATH3977
Lagrangian & Hamiltonian Dynamics (Adv)
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics with at least Credit average
N MATH2004, MATH3917, MATH2904
Semester 2

Mathematics

For a major in Mathematics, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from senior units of study listed in this subject area.
Junior units of study
Introductory level
MATH1111 Introduction to Calculus

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1-hour lectures and two 1-hour tutorials per week. Prohibitions: MATH1906, MATH1001, ENVX1001, MATH1011, HSC: Mathematics Extension 1, MATH1901, HSC: Mathematics Extension 2 Assumed knowledge: HSC General Mathematics Assessment: One 2-hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students who have previously successfully studied calculus at a level at least equivalent to HSC Mathematics are prohibited.
This unit is an introduction to the calculus of one variable. Topics covered include elementary functions, differentiation, basic integration techniques and coordinate geometry in three dimensions. Applications in science and engineering are emphasised.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook
Fundamental level
MATH1011 Applications of Calculus

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prohibitions: MATH1001, ENVX1001, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1111, BIOM1003 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for science students who do not intend to undertake higher year mathematics and statistics. It establishes and reinforces the fundamentals of calculus, illustrated where possible with context and applications. Specifically, it demonstrates the use of (differential) calculus in solving optimisation problems and of (integral) calculus in measuring how a system accumulates over time. Topics studied include the fitting of data to various functions, the interpretation and manipulation of periodic functions and the evaluation of commonly occurring summations. Differential calculus is extended to functions of two variables and integration techniques include integration by substitution and the evaluation of integrals of infinite type.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook
MATH1013 Mathematical Modelling

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prohibitions: MATH1003, MATH1903, MATH1907 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics or a credit or higher in MATH1111 Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MATH1013 is designed for science students who do not intend to undertake higher year mathematics and statistics.
In this unit of study students learn how to construct, interpret and solve simple differential equations and recurrence relations. Specific techniques include separation of variables, partial fractions and first and second order linear equations with constant coefficients. Students are also shown how to iteratively improve approximate numerical solutions to equations.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook
MATH1014 Introduction to Linear Algebra

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prohibitions: MATH1012, MATH1002, MATH1902 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics or MATH1111 Assessment: One 1.5 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an introduction to Linear Algebra. Topics covered include vectors, systems of linear equations, matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Applications in life and technological sciences are emphasised.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook.
MATH1015 Biostatistics

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prohibitions: MATH1005, MATH1905, BIOM1003, ENVX1001, BUSS1020, STAT1021, STAT1022, ECMT1010 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MATH1015 is designed to provide a thorough preparation in statistics for students in the Biological and Medical Sciences. It offers a comprehensive introduction to data analysis, probability and sampling, inference including t-tests, confidence intervals and chi-squared goodness of fit tests.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook
Regular level
MATH1001 Differential Calculus

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prohibitions: MATH1111, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1011, ENVX1001 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MATH1001 is designed to provide a thorough preparation for further study in mathematics and statistics. It is a core unit of study providing three of the twelve credit points required by the Faculty of Science as well as a Junior level requirement in the Faculty of Engineering.
This unit of study looks at complex numbers, functions of a single variable, limits and continuity, vector functions and functions of two variables. Differential calculus is extended to functions of two variables. Taylor's theorem as a higher order mean value theorem.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook.
MATH1002 Linear Algebra

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prohibitions: MATH1902, MATH1012, MATH1014 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics or MATH1111 Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MATH1002 is designed to provide a thorough preparation for further study in mathematics and statistics. It is a core unit of study providing three of the twelve credit points required by the Faculty of Science as well as a Junior level requirement in the Faculty of Engineering.
This unit of study introduces vectors and vector algebra, linear algebra including solutions of linear systems, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook
MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prohibitions: MATH1013, MATH1903, MATH1907 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or MATH1001 or MATH1011 or a credit or higher in MATH1111 Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MATH1003 is designed to provide a thorough preparation for further study in mathematics and statistics. It is a core unit of study providing three of the twelve credit points required by the Faculty of Science as well as a Junior level requirement in the Faculty of Engineering.This unit of study first develops the idea of the definite integral from Riemann sums, leading to the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Various techniques of integration are considered, such as integration by parts.The second part is an introduction to the use of first and second order differential equations to model a variety of scientific phenomena.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook
MATH1004 Discrete Mathematics

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prohibitions: MATH2011, MATH1904 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics or MATH1111 Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MATH1004 is designed to provide a thorough preparation for further study in Mathematics. It is a core unit of study providing three of the twelve credit points required by the Faculty of Science.
This unit provides an introduction to fundamental aspects of discrete mathematics, which deals with 'things that come in chunks that can be counted'. It focuses on the enumeration of a set of numbers, viz. Catalan numbers. Topics include sets and functions, counting principles, Boolean expressions, mathematical induction, generating functions and linear recurrence relations, graphs and trees.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook
MATH1005 Statistics

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2,Summer Main,Winter Main Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prohibitions: STAT1022, ECMT1010, MATH1015, ENVX1001, MATH1905, BUSS1020, STAT1021 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MATH1005 is designed to provide a thorough preparation for further study in mathematics and statistics. It is a core unit of study providing three of the twelve credit points required by the Faculty of Science as well as a Junior level requirement in the Faculty of Engineering.
This unit offers a comprehensive introduction to data analysis, probability, sampling, and inference including t-tests, confidence intervals and chi-squared goodness of fit tests.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook
Advanced level
MATH1901 Differential Calculus (Advanced)

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: HSC Mathematics Extension 2. This requirement may be varied. Students with an interest in mathematics, but without HSC mathematics Extension 2, should consult the unit of study coordinator. Prohibitions: MATH1111, MATH1001, MATH1011, MATH1906, ENVX1001 Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed to provide a thorough preparation for further study in mathematics and statistics. It is a core unit of study providing three of the twelve credit points required by the Faculty of Science as well as a Junior level requirement in the Faculty of Engineering. It parallels the normal unit MATH1001 but goes more deeply into the subject matter and requires more mathematical sophistication.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook
MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced)

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: HSC Mathematics Extension 2. This requirement may be varied. Students with an interest in mathematics, but without HSC mathematics Extension 2, should consult the unit of study coordinator. Prohibitions: MATH1014, MATH1012, MATH1002 Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed to provide a thorough preparation for further study in mathematics and statistics. It is a core unit of study providing three of the twelve credit points required by the Faculty of Science as well as a Junior level requirement in the Faculty of Engineering. It parallels the normal unit MATH1002 but goes more deeply into the subject matter and requires more mathematical sophistication.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook
MATH1903 Integral Calculus and Modelling Advanced

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: HSC Mathematics Extension 2. This requirement may be varied. Students with an interest in mathematics, but without HSC mathematics Extension 2, should consult the unit of study coordinator. Prohibitions: MATH1003, MATH1013, MATH1907 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 2 or Credit or better in MATH1001 or MATH1901 Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MATH1903 is designed to provide a thorough preparation for further study in mathematics and statistics. It is a core unit of study providing three of the twelve credit points required by the Faculty of Science as well as a Junior level requirement in the Faculty of Engineering.
This unit of study parallels the normal unit MATH1003 but goes more deeply into the subject matter and requires more mathematical sophisticaton.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook
MATH1905 Statistics (Advanced)

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: HSC Mathematics Extension 2. This requirement may be varied. Students with an interest in mathematics, but without HSC mathematics Extension 2, should consult the unit of study coordinator. Prohibitions: STAT1022, ECMT1010, ENVX1001, MATH1005, BUSS1020, STAT1021, MATH1015 Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed to provide a thorough preparation for further study in mathematics and statistics. It is a core unit of study providing three of the twelve credit points required by the Faculty of Science as well as a Junior level requirement in the Faculty of Engineering. This Advanced level unit of study parallels the normal unit MATH1005 but goes more deeply into the subject matter and requires more mathematical sophistication.
Textbooks
As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook
Special Studies level
MATH1906 Mathematics (Special Studies Program) A

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour seminar and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: UAI (or ATAR equivalent) of at least 98.5 and result in Band E4 HSC Mathematics Extension 2; by invitation Prohibitions: MATH1011, MATH1111, MATH1001, MATH1901, ENVX1001 Assessment: One 1.5 hour exam, assignments, classwork (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Enrolment is by invitation only.
This is an Advanced unit of study. Entry to Mathematics (Special Studies Program) A is restricted to students with a UAI of 98.5 and an excellent school record in Mathematics. Students will cover the material in MATH1901 Differential Calculus (Advanced). In addition there will be a selection of special topics, which are not available elsewhere in the Mathematics and Statistics program.
MATH1907 Mathematics (Special Studies Program) B

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour seminar and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: Distinction in MATH1906; by invitation Prohibitions: MATH1003, MATH1903, MATH1013 Assessment: One 1.5 hour exam, assignments, classwork (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Enrolment is by invitation only.
This is an Advanced unit of study. Entry to Mathematics (Special Studies Program) B is normally restricted to students with a Distinction in MATH1906. Students will cover the material in MATH1903 Integral Calculus and Modelling (Advanced). In addition there will be a selection of special topics, which are not available elsewhere in the Mathematics and Statistics program.
Intermediate units of study
MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: Three 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial and one 1 hour practice class per week. Prerequisites: (MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907) Prohibitions: MATH2961, MATH2067, MATH2901, MATH2902, MATH2001, MATH2002 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit starts with an investigation of linearity: linear functions, general principles relating to the solution sets of homogeneous and inhomogeneous linear equations (including differential equations), linear independence and the dimension of a linear space. The study of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, begun in junior level linear algebra, is extended and developed. The unit then moves on to topics from vector calculus, including vector-valued functions (parametrised curves and surfaces; vector fields; div, grad and curl; gradient fields and potential functions), line integrals (arc length; work; path-independent integrals and conservative fields; flux across a curve), iterated integrals (double and triple integrals; polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates; areas, volumes and mass; Green's Theorem), flux integrals (flow through a surface; flux integrals through a surface defined by a function of two variables, though cylinders, spheres and parametrised surfaces), Gauss' Divergence Theorem and Stokes' Theorem.
MATH2961 Linear Mathematics & Vector Calculus Adv

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Four 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: (MATH1901 or MATH1906 or Credit in MATH1001) and (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002) and (MATH1903 or MATH1907 or Credit in MATH1003) Prohibitions: MATH2901, MATH2002, MATH2001, MATH2902, MATH2067, MATH2061 Assessment: 2 hour exam, quizzes, assignments (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an advanced version of MATH2061, with more emphasis on the underlying concepts and on mathematical rigour. Topics from linear algebra focus on the theory of vector spaces and linear transformations.
The connection between matrices and linear transformations is studied in detail. Determinants, introduced in first year, are revised and investigated further, as are eigenvalues and eigenvectors. The calculus component of the unit includes local maxima and minima, the inverse function theorem and Jacobians.
There is an informal treatment of multiple integrals: double integrals, change of variables, triple integrals, line and surface integrals, Green's theorem and Stokes' theorem.
MATH2065 Partial Differential Equations (Intro)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: Three 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial, one 1 hour example class per week. Prerequisites: (MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907) Prohibitions: MATH2965, MATH2005, MATH2905, MATH2067 Assessment: 2 hour exam, mid-semester test, assignments (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is an introductory course in the analytical solutions of PDEs (partial differential equations) and boundary value problems. The techniques covered include separation of variables, Fourier series, Fourier transforms and Laplace transforms.
MATH2965 Partial Differential Equations Intro Adv

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial and one 1 hour practice class per week. Prerequisites: MATH2961 or Credit in MATH2061 Prohibitions: MATH2065, MATH2905, MATH2005, MATH2067 Assessment: 2 hour exam, assignments (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is essentially an Advanced version of MATH2065, the emphasis being on solutions of differential equations in applied mathematics. The theory of ordinary differential equations is developed for second order linear equations, including series solutions, special functions and Laplace transforms, and boundary-value problems including separation of variables, Fourier series and Fourier transforms.
MATH2068 Number Theory and Cryptography

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial and one 1 hour computer laboratory per week. Prerequisites: 6 credit points of Junior level Mathematics Prohibitions: MATH3009, MATH3024, MATH2988 Assumed knowledge: MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902 Assessment: 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Cryptography is the branch of mathematics that provides the techniques for confidential exchange of information sent via possibly insecure channels. This unit introduces the tools from elementary number theory that are needed to understand the mathematics underlying the most commonly used modern public key cryptosystems. Topics include the Euclidean Algorithm, Fermat's Little Theorem, the Chinese Remainder Theorem, Möbius Inversion, the RSA Cryptosystem, the Elgamal Cryptosystem and the Diffie-Hellman Protocol. Issues of computational complexity are also discussed.
MATH2988 Number Theory and Cryptography Advanced

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial and one 1 hour computer laboratory per week. Prerequisites: At least 9cp from (MATH1901 or Credit in MATH1001), (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002), (MATH1903 or Credit in MATH1003), (MATH1904 or Credit in MATH1004), (MATH1905 or Credit in MATH1005), MATH1906, MATH1907, (MATH2961 or Credit in MATH2061), MATH2962 or (MATH2969 or Credit in MATH2069). Prohibitions: MATH2068 Assessment: One 2 hr exam, homework assignments (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is an advanced version of MATH2068, sharing the same lectures but with more advanced topics introduced in the tutorials and computer laboratory sessions.
MATH2069 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial and one 1 hour practice class per week. Prerequisites: 6 credit points of Junior level Mathematics Prohibitions: MATH2011, MATH2009, MATH2969 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to several related areas of discrete mathematics, which serve their interests for further study in pure and applied mathematics, computer science and engineering. Topics to be covered in the first part of the unit include recursion and induction, generating functions and recurrences, combinatorics. Topics covered in the second part of the unit include Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs, the theory of trees (used in the study of data structures), planar graphs, the study of chromatic polynomials (important in scheduling problems).
MATH2969 Discrete Mathematics & Graph Theory Adv

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial and one 1 hour practice class per week. Prerequisites: 9 credit points of Junior Mathematics (advanced level or Credit at the normal level) Prohibitions: MATH2069, MATH2009, MATH2011 Assessment: One 2-hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will cover the same material as MATH2069 with some extensions and additional topics.
MATH2070 Optimisation and Financial Mathematics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial and one 1 hour computer laboratory per week. Prerequisites: (MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902) Prohibitions: MATH2933, MATH2970, MATH2033, ECMT3510, MATH2010 Assumed knowledge: MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, assignments, quiz, project (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students may enrol in both MATH2070 and MATH3075 in the same semester
Problems in industry and commerce often involve maximising profits or minimising costs subject to constraints arising from resource limitations. The first part of this unit looks at programming problems and their solution using the simplex algorithm; nonlinear optimisation & the Kuhn Tucker conditions.
The second part of the unit deals with utility theory and modern portfolio theory. Topics covered include: pricing under the principles of expected return and expected utility; mean-variance Markowitz portfolio theory, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, log-optimal portfolios and the Kelly criterion; dynamical programming. Some understanding of probability theory including distributions and expectations is required in this part.
Theory developed in lectures will be complemented by computer laboratory sessions using MATLAB. Minimal computing experience will be required.
MATH2970 Optimisation & Financial Mathematics Adv

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial and one 1 hour computer laboratory per week (lectures given in common with MATH2070). Prerequisites: (MATH1901 or MATH1906 or Credit in MATH1001) and (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002) Prohibitions: MATH2033, MATH2933, MATH2070, ECMT3510, MATH2010 Assumed knowledge: MATH1903 or MATH1907 or Credit in MATH1003 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students may enrol in both MATH2970 and MATH3975 in the same semester
The content of this unit of study parallels that of MATH2070, but students enrolled at Advanced level will undertake more advanced problem solving and assessment tasks, and some additional topics may be included.
MATH2962 Real and Complex Analysis (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial and one 1 hour practice class per week. Prerequisites: (MATH1901 or MATH1906 or Credit in MATH1001) and (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002) and (MATH1903 or MATH1907 or Credit in MATH1003) Prohibitions: MATH2907, MATH2007 Assessment: 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Analysis is one of the fundamental topics underlying much of mathematics including differential equations, dynamical systems, differential geometry, topology and Fourier analysis. Starting off with an axiomatic description of the real number system, this first course in analysis concentrates on the limiting behaviour of infinite sequences and series on the real line and the complex plane. These concepts are then applied to sequences and series of functions, looking at point-wise and uniform convergence. Particular attention is given to power series leading into the theory of analytic functions and complex analysis. Topics in complex analysis include elementary functions on the complex plane, the Cauchy integral theorem, Cauchy integral formula, residues and related topics with applications to real integrals.
MATH2968 Algebra (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial and one 1 hour practice class per week. Prerequisites: 9 credit points of Junior Mathematics (advanced level or Credit at normal level) including (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002) Prohibitions: MATH2918, MATH2008, MATH2908 Assessment: 2 hour examination, quizzes, assignments (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an introduction to modern abstract algebra, via linear algebra and group theory. It extends the linear algebra covered in Junior Mathematics and in MATH2961, and proceeds to a classification of linear operators on finite dimensional spaces. Permutation groups are used to introduce and motivate the study of abstract goup theory. Topics covered include actions of groups on sets, subgroups, homomorphisms, quotient groups and the classification of finite abelian groups.
MATH2916 Working Seminar A (SSP)

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 1 Classes: One 1 hour seminar per week. Prerequisites: By invitation, High Distinction average over 12 credit points of Advanced Junior Mathematics Assessment: One 1 hour presentation, 15-20 page essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The main aim of this unit is to develop the students' written and oral presentation skills. The material will consist of a series of connected topics relevant to modern mathematics and statistics. The topics are chosen to suit the students' background and interests, and are not covered by other mathematics or statistics units. The first session will be an introduction on the principles of written and oral presentation of mathematics. Under the supervision and advice of the lecturer(s) in charge, the students present the topics to the other students and the lecturer in a seminar series and a written essay in a manner that reflects the practice of research in mathematics and statistics.
MATH2917 Working Seminar B (SSP)

Credit points: 3 Session: Semester 2 Classes: One 1 hour seminar per week. Prerequisites: By invitation, High Distinction average over 12 credit points of Advanced Junior Mathematics Assessment: One 1 hour presentation, 15-20 page essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The main aim of this unit is to develop the students' written and oral presentation skills. The material will consist of a series of connected topics relevant to modern mathematics and statistics. The topics are chosen to suit the students' background and interests, and are not covered by other mathematics or statistics units. The first session will be an introduction on the principles of written and oral presentation of mathematics. Under the supervision and advice of the lecturer(s) in charge, the students present the topics to the other students and the lecturer in a seminar series and a written essay in a manner that reflects the practice of research in mathematics and statistics.
Senior units of study
MATH3061 Geometry and Topology

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics Prohibitions: MATH3006, MATH3001 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, tutorial tests, assignments (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aim of the unit is to expand visual/geometric ways of thinking. The geometry section is concerned mainly with transformations of the Euclidean plane (that is, bijections from the plane to itself), with a focus on the study of isometries (proving the classification theorem for transformations which preserve distances between points), symmetries (including the classification of frieze groups) and affine transformations (transformations which map lines to lines). The basic approach is via vectors and matrices, emphasising the interplay between geometry and linear algebra. The study of affine transformations is then extended to the study of collineations in the real projective plane, including collineations which map conics to conics. The topology section considers graphs, surfaces and knots from a combinatorial point of view. Key ideas such as homeomorphism, subdivision, cutting and pasting and the Euler invariant are introduced first for graphs (1-dimensional objects) and then for triangulated surfaces (2-dimensional objects). Topics include the classification of surfaces, map colouring, decomposition of knots and knot invariants.
MATH3063 Differential Equations and Biomaths

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics Prohibitions: MATH3020, MATH3963, MATH3003, MATH3920, MATH3923 Assumed knowledge: MATH2061 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is an introduction to the theory of systems of ordinary differential equations. Such systems model many types of phenomena in engineering, biology and the physical sciences. The emphasis will not be on finding explicit solutions, but instead on the qualitative features of these systems, such as stability, instability and oscillatory behaviour. The aim is to develop a good geometrical intuition into the behaviour of solutions to such systems. Some background in linear algebra, and familiarity with concepts such as limits and continuity, will be assumed. The applications in this unit will be drawn from predator-prey systems, transmission of diseases, chemical reactions, beating of the heart and other equations and systems from mathematical biology.
MATH3963 Differential Equations & Biomaths (Adv)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics with average grade of at least credit Prohibitions: MATH3920, MATH3923, MATH3003, MATH3063, MATH3020 Assumed knowledge: MATH2961 and MATH2962 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The theory of ordinary differential equations is a classical topic going back to Newton and Leibniz. It comprises a vast number of ideas and methods of different nature. The theory has many applications and stimulates new developments in almost all areas of mathematics. The emphasis is on qualitative analysis including phase-plane methods, bifurcation theory and the study of limit cycles. The more theoretical part includes existence and uniqueness theorems, linearisation, and analysis of asymptotic behaviour. The applications in this unit will be drawn from predator-prey systems, population models, chemical reactions, and other equations and systems from mathematical biology.
MATH3066 Algebra and Logic

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 6 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics Prohibitions: MATH3065, MATH3062 Assessment: One 2 hour exam (60%), two assignments (15% each), peer review of each assignment (5% each). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study unifies and extends mathematical ideas and techniques that most participants will have met in their first and second years, and will be of general interest to all students of pure and applied mathematics. It combines algebra and logic to present and answer a number of related questions of fundamental importance in the development of mathematics, from ancient to modern times. Classical and novel arithmetics are introduced, unified and described abstractly using field and ring axioms and the language of field extensions. Applications are presented, in particular the unsolvability of the celebrated classical construction problems of the Greeks. Quotient rings are introduced, culminating in a construction of the real numbers, by factoring out rings of Cauchy sequences of rationals by the ideal of null sequences. Axiomatics are placed in the context of reasoning within first order logic and set theory.
The Propositional and Predicate Calculi are studied as model axiomatic systems in their own right, including sketches of proofs of consistency and completeness. The final part of the course introduces precise notions of computability and decidability, through abstract Turing machines, culminating in the unsolvability of the Halting Problem and the undecidability of First Order Logic.
MATH3068 Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics Prohibitions: MATH2007, MATH3008, MATH2962, MATH2907 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, tutorial tests, assignments (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Analysis grew out of calculus, which leads to the study of limits of functions, sequences and series. The aim of the unit is to present enduring beautiful and practical results that continue to justify and inspire the study of analysis. The unit starts with the foundations of calculus and the real number system. It goes on to study the limiting behaviour of sequences and series of real and complex numbers. This leads naturally to the study of functions defined as limits and to the notion of uniform convergence. Returning to the beginnings of calculus and power series expansions leads to complex variable theory: analytic functions, Taylor expansions and the Cauchy Integral Theorem.
Power series are not adequate to solve the problem of representing periodic phenomena such as wave motion. This requires Fourier theory, the expansion of functions as sums of sines and cosines. This unit deals with this theory, Parseval's identity, pointwise convergence theorems and applications.
The unit goes on to introduce Bernoulli numbers, Bernoulli polynomials, the Euler MacLaurin formula and applications, the gamma function and the Riemann zeta function. Lastly we return to the foundations of analysis, and study limits from the point of view of topology.
MATH3075 Financial Mathematics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics, including MATH2070 or MATH2970 Prohibitions: MATH3975, MATH3933, MATH3015 Assessment: Two class quizzes and one 2 hour exam (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an introduction to the mathematical theory of modern finance. Topics include: notion of arbitrage, pricing riskless securities, risky securities, utility theory, fundamental theorems of asset pricing, complete markets, introduction to options, binomial option pricing model, discrete random walks, Brownian motion, derivation of the Black-Scholes option pricing model, extensions and introduction to pricing exotic options, credit derivatives. A strong background in mathematical statistics and partial differential equations is an advantage, but is not essential. Students completing this unit have been highly sought by the finance industry, which continues to need graduates with quantitative skills. The lectures in the Normal unit are held concurrently with those of the corresponding Advanced unit.
MATH3975 Financial Mathematics (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics (including MATH2070 or MATH2970) with at least Credit average. Prohibitions: MATH3933, MATH3075, MATH3015 Assessment: Two class quizzes and one 2 hour exam (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an introduction to the mathematical theory of modern finance. Topics include: notion of arbitrage, pricing riskless securities, risky securities, utility theory, fundamental theorems of asset pricing, complete markets, introduction to options, binomial option pricing model, discrete random walks, Brownian motion, derivation of the Black-Scholes option pricing model, extensions and introduction to pricing exotic options, credit derivatives. A strong background in mathematical statistics and partial differential equations is an advantage, but is not essential. Students completing this unit have been highly sought by the finance industry, which continues to need graduates with quantitative skills. Students enrolled in this unit at the Advanced level will be expected to undertake more challenging assessment tasks. The lectures in the Advanced unit are held concurrently with those of the corresponding Normal unit.
MATH3076 Mathematical Computing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics and one of (MATH1001 or MATH1003 or MATH1901 or MATH1903 or MATH1906 or MATH1907) Prohibitions: MATH3016, MATH3976, MATH3916 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides an introduction to Fortran 95/2003 programming and numerical methods. Topics covered include computer arithmetic and computational errors, systems of linear equations, interpolation and approximation, solution of nonlinear equations, quadrature, initial value problems for ordinary differential equations and boundary value problems.
MATH3976 Mathematical Computing (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics and one of (MATH1903 or MATH1907) or Credit in MATH1003 Prohibitions: MATH3016, MATH3916, MATH3076 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
See entry for MATH3076 Mathematical Computing.
MATH3078 PDEs and Waves

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics Prohibitions: MATH3921, MATH3018, MATH3978 Assumed knowledge: (MATH2061 or MATH2961) and (MATH2065 or MATH2965) Assessment: One 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%). To pass MATH3078/3978, students must achieve satisfactory performance in the in-semester assessment component. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue problems and their role in finding solutions to boundary value problems. Analytical solutions of linear PDEs are found using separation of variables and integral transform methods. Three of the most important equations of mathematical physics - the wave equation, the diffusion (heat) equation and Laplace's equation - are treated, together with a range of applications. There is particular emphasis on wave phenomena, with an introduction to the theory of sound waves and water waves.
To pass MATH3078, students must achieve satisfactory performance in the in-semester assessment component in order to pass the unit of study.
MATH3978 PDEs and Waves (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics with at least Credit average Prohibitions: MATH3078, MATH3921, MATH3018 Assumed knowledge: (MATH2061 or MATH2961) and (MATH2065 or MATH2965) Assessment: One 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%). To pass MATH3078 or MATH3978, students must achieve satisfactory performance in the in-semester assessment component. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
As for MATH3078 PDEs & Waves but with more advanced problem solving and assessment tasks. Some additional topics may be included.
MATH3961 Metric Spaces (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics units with average grade of at least credit Prohibitions: MATH3901, MATH3001 Assumed knowledge: MATH2961 or MATH2962 Assessment: 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Topology, developed at the end of the 19th Century to investigate the subtle interaction of analysis and geometry, is now one of the basic disciplines of mathematics. A working knowledge of the language and concepts of topology is essential in fields as diverse as algebraic number theory and non-linear analysis. This unit develops the basic ideas of topology using the example of metric spaces to illustrate and motivate the general theory. Topics covered include: Metric spaces, convergence, completeness and the contraction mapping theorem; Metric topology, open and closed subsets; Topological spaces, subspaces, product spaces; Continuous mappings and homeomorphisms; Compact spaces; Connected spaces; Hausdorff spaces and normal spaces, Applications include the implicit function theorem, chaotic dynamical systems and an introduction to Hilbert spaces and abstract Fourier series.
MATH3962 Rings, Fields and Galois Theory (Adv)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics with average grade of at least credit Prohibitions: MATH3902, MATH3062, MATH3002 Assumed knowledge: MATH2961 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, homework assignments (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students are advised to take MATH2968 before attempting this unit.
This unit of study investigates the modern mathematical theory that was originally developed for the purpose of studying polynomial equations. The philosophy is that it should be possible to factorize any polynomial into a product of linear factors by working over a "large enough" field (such as the field of all complex numbers). Viewed like this, the problem of solving polynomial equations leads naturally to the problem of understanding extensions of fields. This in turn leads into the area of mathematics known as Galois theory.
The basic theoretical tool needed for this program is the concept of a ring, which generalizes the concept of a field. The course begins with examples of rings, and associated concepts such as subrings, ring homomorphisms, ideals and quotient rings. These tools are then applied to study quotient rings of polynomial rings. The final part of the course deals with the basics of Galois theory, which gives a way of understanding field extensions.
MATH3968 Differential Geometry (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics with average grade of at least credit, including MATH2961 Prohibitions: MATH3903 Assumed knowledge: At least 6 credit points of Advanced Mathematics units of study at Intermediate or Senior level. Assessment: One 2 hour exam and 2 assignments (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an introduction to Differential Geometry, one of the core pillars of modern mathematics. Using ideas from calculus of several variables, we develop the mathematical theory of geometrical objects such as curves, surfaces and their higher-dimensional analogues. Differential geometry also plays an important part in both classical and modern theoretical physics. The course aims to develop geometrical ideas such as curvature in the context of curves and surfaces in space, leading to the famous Gauss-Bonnet formula relating the curvature and topology of a surface.
MATH3969 Measure Theory & Fourier Analysis (Adv)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorials per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points Intermediate Mathematics with average grade of at least credit Prohibitions: MATH3909 Assumed knowledge: At least 6 credit points of Advanced Mathematics units of study at Intermediate or Senior level Assessment: One 2 hour exam, assignments, quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Measure theory is the study of such fundamental ideas as length, area, volume, arc length and surface area. It is the basis for the integration theory used in advanced mathematics since it was developed by Henri Lebesgue in about 1900. Moreover, it is the basis for modern probability theory. The course starts by setting up measure theory and integration, establishing important results such as Fubini's Theorem and the Dominated Convergence Theorem which allow us to manipulate integrals. This is then applied to Fourier Analysis, and results such as the Inversion Formula and Plancherel's Theorem are derived. The Radon-Nikodyn Theorem provides a representation of measures in terms of a density. Probability theory is then discussed with topics including distributions and conditional expectation.
MATH3974 Fluid Dynamics (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics with average grade of at least Credit Prohibitions: MATH3914 Assumed knowledge: MATH2961, MATH2965 Assessment: One 2 hour exam (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides an introduction to fluid dynamics, starting with a description of the governing equations and the simplifications gained by using stream functions or potentials. It develops elementary theorems and tools, including Bernoulli's equation, the role of vorticity, the vorticity equation, Kelvin's circulation theorem, Helmholtz's theorem, and an introduction to the use of tensors. Topics covered include viscous flows, lubrication theory, boundary layers, potential theory, and complex variable methods for 2-D airfoils. The unit concludes with an introduction to hydrodynamic stability theory and the transition to turbulent flow.
MATH3977 Lagrangian & Hamiltonian Dynamics (Adv)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics with at least Credit average Prohibitions: MATH2004, MATH3917, MATH2904 Assessment: One 2 hour exam and assignments and/or quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides a comprehensive treatment of dynamical systems using the mathematically sophisticated framework of Lagrange and Hamilton. This formulation of classical mechanics generalizes elegantly to modern theories of relativity and quantum mechanics. The unit develops dynamical theory from the Principle of Least Action using the calculus of variations. Emphasis is placed on the relation between the symmetry and invariance properties of the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian functions and conservation laws. Coordinate and canonical transformations are introduced to make apparently complicated dynamical problems appear very simple. The unit will also explore connections between geometry and different physical theories beyond classical mechanics.
Students will be expected to solve fully dynamical systems of some complexity including planetary motion and to investigate stability using perturbation analysis. Hamilton-Jacobi theory will be used to elegantly solve problems ranging from geodesics (shortest path between two points) on curved surfaces to relativistic motion in the vicinity of black holes.
This unit is a useful preparation for units in dynamical systems and chaos, and complements units in differential equations, quantum theory and general relativity.