Tom Hall
Contact hours: 1:00 - 2:00 Monday
Tom Hall
Contact hours: 1:00 - 2:00 Monday
3 hours of lectures, 1 hour of practice class and 5 to 10 hours of study per week.
Mathematics is learnt by doing, that is, doing the exercises set for each week. Mathematics cannot be learned by just reading.
For information on timetabling for on-campus classes please refer to MUTTS, http://mutts.monash.edu.au/MUTTS/
On-campus students should register for tutorials/laboratories using the Allocate+ system: http://allocate.its.monash.edu.au/
Week | Date* | Topic | Study guide | Key dates |
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1 | 01/03/10 | Selections and arrangements, Pascal's triangle, Techniques of counting | Lecture Booklet | |
2 | 08/03/10 | Partitions, Combinatorial identities, Inclusion and Exclusion, pigeonhole principle | Lecture Booklet | |
3 | 15/03/10 | Elementary probability theory, Bayesian analysis. Random variables: discrete, continuous | Lecture Booklet | |
4 | 22/03/10 | Mean and standard deviation, Binomial distribution, Normal distribution, t-distribution | Lecture Booklet | |
5 | 29/03/10 | Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination | Lecture Booklet | Assignment 1 due Thursday 25 March |
Mid semester break | ||||
6 | 12/04/10 | Homogeneous systems, Application to network flow, Matrix algebra | Lecture Booklet | |
7 | 19/04/10 | Application to Markov chains | Lecture Booklet | |
8 | 26/04/10 | Matrix inverses, Determinants, Application to coding | Lecture Booklet | Assignment 2 due Thursday 22 April |
9 | 03/05/10 | Differentiation of functions | Lecture Booklet | |
10 | 10/05/10 | Parametric differentiation, higher differentiation Power series and Taylor polynomials | Lecture Booklet | |
11 | 17/05/10 | Functions of several variables, partial differentiation, Tangent planes and linear approximations, Higher partial derivatives | Lecture Booklet | Assignment 3 due Thursday 20 May |
12 | 24/05/10 | Taylor polynomial of degree 2 (quadratic approximation), Stationary points, Second derivative test for functions of 2 variables | Lecture Booklet | |
13 | 31/05/10 | Revision work on past exams | Past exams |
*Please note that these dates may only apply to Australian campuses of Monash University. Off-shore students need to check the dates with their unit leader.
There are no set textbooks but the following are for reference:
There are no set textbooks but the following are for reference:
Students studying off-campus are required to have the minimum system configuration specified by the Faculty as a condition of accepting admission, and regular Internet access. On-campus students, and those studying at supported study locations may use the facilities available in the computing labs. Information about computer use for students is available from the ITS Student Resource Guide in the Monash University Handbook. You will need to allocate up to 2 hours per week for use of a computer, including time for newsgroups/discussion groups.
Study resources we will provide for your study are:
Lectures
Practice classes and exercise sheets
Sample exam and suggested solutions in lecture
To pass a unit which includes an examination as part of the assessment a student must obtain:
If a student does not achieve 40% or more in the unit examination or the unit non-examination total assessment, and the total mark for the unit is greater than 50% then a mark of no greater than 49-N will be recorded for the unit.
Weighting:
70%
Length:
3 hours
Type (open/closed book):
Closed book
Remarks:
Please make every effort to submit work by the due dates. It is your responsibility to structure your study program around assignment deadlines, family, work and other commitments. Factors such as normal work pressures, vacations, etc. are not regarded as appropriate reasons for granting extensions. Students are advised to NOT assume that granting of an extension is a matter of course.
Students requesting an extension for any assessment during semester (eg. Assignments, tests or presentations) are required to submit a Special Consideration application form (in-semester exam/assessment task), along with original copies of supporting documentation, directly to their lecturer within two working days before the assessment submission deadline. Lecturers will provide specific outcomes directly to students via email within 2 working days. The lecturer reserves the right to refuse late applications.
A copy of the email or other written communication of an extension must be attached to the assignment submission.
Refer to the Faculty Special consideration webpage or further details and to access application forms: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/equity/special-consideration.html
Assignments received after the due date will be subject to a penalty of 5% per day, including weekends. Assignments received later than one week (seven days) after the due date will not normally be accepted. In some cases, this period may be shorter if there is a need to release sample solutions.
Students can expect assignments to be returned within two weeks of the submission date or after receipt, whichever is later.
Please visit the following URL: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/appendix.html for further information about: