MATH102-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Mathematics 1A

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

An introductory course in calculus and linear algebra that is designed primarily for students who have done well in Level 3 NCEA Mathematics, covering single variable calculus and basic ideas in linear algebra. The mathematics in this course has applications in many areas of science and commerce.

The work in MATH102 is based around the fundamental ideas in linear algebra and calculus which students started studying at school. MATH102 can be taken as a standalone course or as the first part of a core mathematics programme.

Topics:
Linear equations and matrices; Functions and Infinity; Differentiation and applications; Integration and applications.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students who have succeeded in this course will be able to:

  • Define the key concepts in:
    - solving systems of linear equations
    - matrix algebra
    - functions and their inverses
    - single-variable calculus

  • Describe and interpret:
    - the connection between matrices and linear systems
    - solutions of linear systems geometrically, and in context
    - graphs and  properties of functions
    - the key theorems of calculus
    - the relationships between differential and integral calculus.

  • Use techniques from the course to:
    - solve systems of linear equations
    - evaluate limits of functions and solve continuity problems
    - find derivatives and use them in a variety of applications
    - find integrals and use them in a variety of applications.

  • Identify the appropriate method of solution for problems in linear algebra and calculus.

Prerequisites

1. MATH101, or
2. NCEA 14 Credits at level 3 Mathematics, or
3. Cambridge: D at A level or an A at AS level in Mathematics, or
4. IB: 4 at HL or 5 at SL in Mathematics, or
5. Approval of the Head of School based on alternative prior learning.

Restrictions

MATH108, MATH199, EMTH118

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Live Stream Available
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Live Stream Available
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Live Stream Available
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Online Delivery
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 242
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 E13
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 E13
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 413
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
05 Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 239
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
06 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 E13
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
07 Monday 08:00 - 09:00 Rata 129 Tutorial Room
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
08 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 307
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
09 Tuesday 08:00 - 09:00 Rata 129 Tutorial Room
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
10 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 413
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
11 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 307
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
12 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
13 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
14 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Rata 128 Tutorial Room
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
16 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 307
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
17 Wednesday 08:00 - 09:00 Rata 129 Tutorial Room
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
18 Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Rata 129 Tutorial Room
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 19:00 - 20:30 C1 Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 5 May
02 Wednesday 19:00 - 20:30 K1 Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 5 May

Course Coordinator

Robert Culling

Lecturer

Jenny Harlow

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Online quizzes 20%
Mid-Semester Test 30%
Final Examination 50%


To obtain a clear pass in this course, you must both pass the course as a whole (≥ 50%) and also obtain at least 40% in the final examination.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Stewart, James; Calculus : early transcendentals ; Eighth edition; Cengage Learning, 2016.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $847.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics .

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