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100-level
MATH101
Methods of Mathematics
Description
Introduction to calculus, trigonometry and algebra. Emphasis on setting up mathematical models of problems, solving them and interpreting the solutions. Applications to the physical, life and earth sciences as well as to commerce and the humanities.
Occurrences
MATH101-24S1 (C)
Semester One 2024
MATH101-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Restrictions
Students who have been credited with any of
EMTH118
,
EMTH119
,
MATH102
or
MATH103
, cannot subsequently be credited with
MATH101
.
MATH102
Mathematics 1A
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.
Occurrences
MATH102-24S1 (C)
Semester One 2024
MATH102-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
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
MATH103
Mathematics 1B
Description
A consolidation of concepts from MATH102 and introduction to more advanced ideas in calculus and linear algebra. It is a prerequisite for many courses in mathematics and other subjects at 200-level.
Occurrences
MATH103-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
MATH102
or
EMTH118
Restrictions
MATH109,
MATH199
,
EMTH119
MATH110
Foundations of Applied Mathematics
Description
Introduction to trigonometry and algebra. Emphasis on solving problems relevant to design, physical, life and earth sciences as well as to commerce and the humanities. An introduction to the ideas, techniques and applications of data analysis and probability.
Occurrences
MATH110-24S1 (C)
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Restrictions
EMTH118
,
MATH101
,
MATH102
,
MATH199
MATH120
Discrete Mathematics
Description
Discrete mathematics is that part of mathematics not involving limit processes. It includes logic, the integers, finite structures, sets and networks.
Occurrences
MATH120-23SU2 (C)
Summer Nov 2023
MATH120-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
1.
MATH101
or
MATH102
or
EMTH118
, or 2. NCEA 14 Credits (18 strongly recommended) 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
MATH115
MATH199
AIMS - Advancing in Mathematical Sciences
Description
MATH199 is a course in calculus and linear algebra. This STAR course is designed for bright secondary school students who have excelled in level 3 NCEA Mathematics (or equivalent) and wish to take level 100 mathematics while still at school.
Occurrences
MATH199-24W (C)
Whole Year 2024
MATH199-24W (D)
Whole Year 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Subject to approval of the Head of School.
Restrictions
MATH102
,
MATH103
,
EMTH118
,
EMTH119
.
200-level
MATH201
Multivariable Calculus
Description
This course deals with techniques in multivariable calculus and vector calculus which have applications in many areas of science, commerce and engineering. It is also preparation for many courses in advanced mathematics.
Occurrences
MATH201-24S1 (C)
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
MATH103
or
MATH199
or
EMTH119
Restrictions
MATH261, MATH264, EMTH202, EMTH204,
EMTH210
MATH202
Differential Equations
Description
This course deals with analytical, numerical, and geometric techniques for differential equations, including applications.
Occurrences
MATH202-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
One of
MATH103
,
MATH199
or
EMTH119
; and one of
COSC121
,
COSC131
or other relevant experience as approved by the HOS
Restrictions
MATH262, MATH264, EMTH202, EMTH204
MATH203
Linear Algebra
Description
Linear algebra is a key part of the mathematician's toolkit and has applications to many areas in science, commerce and engineering. This course develops the fundamental concepts of linear algebra, including vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, and orthogonality. Emphasis is placed on understanding both abstract mathematical structures and their concrete applications.
Occurrences
MATH203-24S1 (C)
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
MATH103
or
EMTH119
or
MATH199
Restrictions
MATH252, MATH254, EMTH203, EMTH204,
EMTH211
,
DATA203
MATH220
Discrete Mathematics and Cryptography
Description
Discrete mathematics underpins many areas of modern-day science. This course is an introduction to graph theory and cryptography, two central topics in discrete mathematics.
Occurrences
MATH220-24S1 (C)
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
MATH120
and one of
MATH102
,
MATH103
,
MATH199
,
EMTH118
,
EMTH119
Restrictions
MATH221, MATH231
MATH230
Logic, Automata, and Computability
Description
An introduction to various formal logics, the theory of automata, and the theoretical limitations of the computer.
Occurrences
MATH230-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
15 points from
MATH102
-199, and a further 15 points from 100 level COSC, EMTH, MATH, PHIL or STAT courses, excluding COSC110 and
MATH101
.
Restrictions
MATH208, MATH308,
PHIL208
(prior to 2014),
PHIL210
,
PHIL308
(prior to 2014).
MATH240
Introduction to Analysis
Description
This course will develop the students’ skills in mathematically rigorous thinking through the study of analysis, one of the fundamental subjects within mathematics. Throughout the course, students will acquire the necessary tools to formulate and prove results about a range of topics, including the real number system and limits.
Occurrences
MATH240-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
MATH103
,
MATH199
or
EMTH119
.
Restrictions
MATH222, MATH243
MATH270
Mathematical Modelling and Computation 2
Description
Use of the Python language for numerical methods, including solutions of systems of linear equations, solution of ordinary differential equations and systems of differential equations, boundary value problems, approximation techniques, area integration, statistics, random number generation, and Monte Carlo integration. Modelling projects and applications.
Occurrences
MATH270-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Both
COSC121
and
MATH103
; or one of
EMTH171
,
MATH170
, or MATH171; or approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.
COSC121
can be replaced by
COSC131
, and
MATH103
can be replaced by
EMTH119
or
MATH199
.
Restrictions
EMTH271
, MATH271
300-level
MATH302
Partial Differential Equations
Description
An introduction to the methods of solution for partial differential equations and to their applications.
Occurrences
MATH302-24S1 (C)
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
(
MATH201
and
MATH202
) or
EMTH210
Restrictions
MATH361, EMTH391,
EMTH413
MATH303
Applied Matrix Algebra
Description
A continuation of 200-level linear algebra with computational and theoretical aspects and applications.
Occurrences
MATH303-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
One of
MATH203
,
EMTH211
, or
DATA203
Restrictions
MATH352, EMTH412
MATH320
Discrete Mathematics
Description
Discrete mathematics underpins many areas of modern-day science. In this course, we explore selected topics in discrete mathematics in greater depth and detail. In particular, we investigate some technical methods that allow for elegant solutions to more advanced enumeration questions, and we explore the structural properties of directed graphs and partially-ordered sets (posets).
Occurrences
MATH320-24S1 (C)
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
30 points from
MATH201
,
MATH202
,
MATH203
,
MATH220
,
MATH240
,
EMTH210
,
EMTH211
.
MATH321
Rings and Fields
Description
An introduction to fields and rings, including applications to coding theory and the impossibility of constructions such as ‘squaring the circle’.
Occurrences
MATH321-24S1 (C)
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
ONE of
MATH203
,
DATA203
or
EMTH211
, and ONE of
MATH120
,
MATH220
,
MATH240
Restrictions
MATH439
, MATH311
MATH324
Cryptography and Coding Theory
Description
This course deals with the mathematical ideas underlying modern cryptography, including algebra, number theory and probability theory.
Occurrences
MATH324-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
ONE of
MATH203
,
DATA203
or
EMTH211
, and ONE of
MATH120
,
MATH220
,
MATH240
Restrictions
MATH391
MATH343
Metric, Normed and Hilbert Spaces
Description
An introduction to those parts of modern analysis essential for many aspects of pure and applied mathematics, physics, economics and finance.
Occurrences
MATH343-24S1 (C)
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
(
MATH120
or
MATH240
), and a further 15 points from (
MATH201
,
MATH202
,
MATH203
,
MATH240
,
EMTH210
, or
EMTH211
).
MATH353
Computational Mathematics and Applications
Description
This course looks at a variety of methods for solving important computational problems that arise in science, engineering and commerce. In addition to applications, we will look at the methods' basic theoretical properties (stability, accuracy, computational complexity, convergence). During the course, you will learn about the performance of the methods through examples and counterexamples that highlight their pros and cons.
Occurrences
MATH353-24S1 (C)
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
1) Either
MATH201
or
EMTH210
; AND 2) One of
MATH202
,
MATH203
,
MATH240
,
MATH270
,
EMTH211
or
EMTH271
. With the permission of the Head of School a high grade in either
MATH201
or
EMTH210
will suffice.
Restrictions
EMTH414
MATH363
Dynamical Systems
Description
An introduction to nonlinear systems, the use of linearisation techniques and bifurcation theory.
Occurrences
MATH363-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
MATH201
or
EMTH210
and a further 15 points from (
EMTH211
,
EMTH271
,
MATH202
,
MATH203
,
MATH240
,
MATH270
).
Restrictions
EMTH415
MATH365
Applications of Complex Variables
Description
Applications of complex variable theory in the physical and engineering sciences. Contour integration. Conformal mappings.
Occurrences
MATH365-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
MATH201
or
MATH240
; or, a high level of achievement in
EMTH210
with Head of School approval
Restrictions
MATH342
MATH380
Mathematics in Perspective
Description
Topics in the history, philosophy, directions and culture of mathematics including significant results from the past and an outline of some major areas of progress in the 20th century.
Occurrences
MATH380-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
30 points in Mathematics or Statistics or Engineering Mathematics at 100 level. 45 points from the BA or BSc Schedule at 200 level in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering Mathematics, related subjects, or other subjects with good grades, as approved by the Head of School.
Restrictions
MATH301,
MATH433
, HAPS405
MATH391
Special Topic
Description
This special topic will allow flexibility to offer new or one-off courses of strategic importance to the Department. Its potential uses include: new staff developing a course in their areas of research specialisation; visiting Erskine fellows offering courses covering exciting new developments.
Occurrences
MATH391-24S1 (C)
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Subject to the approval of the Head of School.
MATH392
Special Topic
Description
This special topic will allow flexibility to offer new or one-off courses of strategic importance to the Department. Its potential uses include: new staff developing a course in their areas of research specialisation; visiting Erskine fellows offering courses covering exciting new developments.
Occurrences
MATH392-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Subject to the approval of the Head of School.
MATH393
Independent Course of Study
Occurrences
MATH393-24S1 (C)
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Subject to approval of the Head of School.
MATH394
Independent Course of Study
Occurrences
MATH394-24S2 (C)
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Subject to the approval of the Head of School.
MATH395
Mathematics Project
Description
This 150 hour course provides students with an opportunity to develop mathematical research skills to extend and strengthen their understanding of an area of mathematics. Note: This course cannot be included as part of the 300 level requirement for a Mathematics or Statistics major.
Occurrences
MATH395-23SU2 (C)
Summer Nov 2023
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Subject to approval of the Head of School
Restrictions
MATH305
Not Offered Courses in 2024
100-level
MATH101
Methods of Mathematics
Description
Introduction to calculus, trigonometry and algebra. Emphasis on setting up mathematical models of problems, solving them and interpreting the solutions. Applications to the physical, life and earth sciences as well as to commerce and the humanities.
Occurrences
MATH101-24W (C)
Whole Year 2024
- Not offered due to staff availability
For further information see
MATH101 course details
Points
15 points
Restrictions
Students who have been credited with any of
EMTH118
,
EMTH119
,
MATH102
or
MATH103
, cannot subsequently be credited with
MATH101
.
MATH130
Introduction to Logic and Computability
Description
An introduction to logic and computability.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2011
, 2012
, 2013
, 2014
, 2015
For further information see
MATH130 course details
Points
15 points
MATH170
Mathematical Modelling and Computation
Description
An introduction to mathematical modelling and simulation via case studies using standard computer packages. Structured programming for mathematical problem solving.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2012
, 2013
, 2014
, 2015
, 2016
For further information see
MATH170 course details
Points
15 points
200-level
PHIL210
Logic, Automata, and Computability
Description
An introduction to various formal logics, the theory of automata, and the theoretical limitations of the computer.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024
For further information see
PHIL210 course details
Points
15 points
MATH280
Introduction to Scientific Computation
Description
Introduction to the mathematical software package, MATLAB, that integrates technical computation, graphics, visualisation, and programming
Occurrences
Not offered 2024
For further information see
MATH280 course details
Points
15 points
300-level
MATH335
Computability Theory
Description
Mathematical models of computation. Computability and non-computability. Abstract complexity theory.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024
For further information see
MATH335 course details
Points
15 points
MATH336
Foundations of Mathematics
Description
An introduction to the philosophy of mathematics, classical and intuitionistic logic, set theory, and Gödel's theorems.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2012
, 2013
, 2014
, 2015
, 2016
For further information see
MATH336 course details
Points
15 points