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This unit opens with 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, through cylinders, spheres and other parametrised surfaces), Gauss' and Stokes' theorems. The unit then moves to topics in solution techniques for ordinary and partial differential equations (ODEs and PDEs) with applications. It provides a basic grounding in these techniques to enable students to build on the concepts in their subsequent courses. The main topics are: second order ODEs (including inhomogeneous equations), higher order ODEs and systems of first order equations, solution methods (variation of parameters, undetermined coefficients) the Laplace and Fourier Transform, an introduction to PDEs, and first methods of solutions (including separation of variables, and Fourier Series).

Classes

3x1-hr lectures; 1x1-hr tutorial; and 1x1-hr practice class/wk

Assessment

2 x quizzes (24%); 2 x assignments (16%); final exam (60%)

Textbooks

As set out in the Intermediate Mathematics Handbook

(MATH1X21 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906) and (MATH1XX2) and (MATH1X23 or MATH1933 or MATH1X03 or MATH1907)

ProhibitionsMATH2921 or MATH2065 or MATH2965 or (MATH2061 and MATH2022) or (MATH2061 and MATH2922) or (MATH2961 and MATH2022) or (MATH2961 and MATH2922) or MATH2067

Faculty: Science

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations

Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day

Census Date: 31 Mar 2019

Unit of study level: Intermediate

Credit points: 6.0

EFTSL: 0.125

Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes

Faculty/department permission required? No

Location

Camperdown

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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Daniel Hauer

HECS Band: 2

Leadership for good starts here

ABN: 15 211 513 464

CRICOS Number: 00026A

TEQSA: PRV12057