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MATH1972: Mathematics 1B (SSP)

2024 unit information

This unit provides an introduction to multivariable differential calculus and modelling as well as mathematical statistics. Emphasis is given both to the theoretical and foundational aspects of the subject, as well as developing the valuable skill of applying the mathematical theory to solve practical problems. Topics covered in this unit of study include mathematical modelling, first order differential equations, second order differential equations, systems of linear equations, visualisation in 2 and 3 dimensions, partial derivatives, directional derivatives, the gradient vector, and optimisation for functions of more than one variable. The statistics part provides an introduction to mathematical statistics including descriptive statistics, the normal model and hypothesis testing. Concepts will be illustrated using statistical software. The unit includes a series of seminars showcasing a diverse range of topics not covered in regular units.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations

Code MATH1972
Academic unit Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Credit points 6
MATH1905 or MATH1903 or MATH1907 or MATH1923 or MATH1933 or MATH1062 or MATH1962 or MATH1003 or MATH1023 or MATH1005 or MATH1015
Assumed knowledge:
(HSC Mathematics Extension 2) or (Band E4 in HSC Mathematics Extension 1) or equivalent

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
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