Calculus & Linear Algebra II

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Calculus & Linear Algebra II

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (MATH1051) + (MATH1052)

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Description
    Please note that the contact hours for summer semester is 5L2T. Matrices, solution to linear systems, vector & matrix norms. Numerical algorithms for eigensystems, optimisation. First & linear second order differential equations, variation of parameters, applications, numerical methods. Surface & volume integrals, Stoke's & Green's Theorems, applications (flux, heat equations).
    Course Introduction
    MATH2000 covers four major topics: ordinary differential equations, integral calculus, vector calculus and linear algebra. The student will acquire a strong knowledge base of the fundamentals of each topic and be able to apply these concepts to solving a wide variety of problems. As a consequence of this course covering such a broad range of topics, the student can expect to end the semester with an essential mathematical toolkit at their disposal.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • 1.1 a vector field and the operators gradient, divergence and curl
    • 1.2 parametrising curves and surfaces
    • 1.3 a vector space, linear independence, basis and dimension
    • 1.4 LU and PLU decomposition, the column space, row space and null space of a matrix
    • 1.5 similar, orthogonal, symmetric, unitary, normal and Hermitian properties of matrices
    • 2.1 certain families of first order and linear second order ordinary differential equations
    • 2.2 hyperbolic functions in various mathematical contexts
    • 2.3 multiple integrals using rectangular, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems
    • 2.4 line integral and surface integral
    • 2.5 a system of linear equations using Gaussian elimination, LU or PLU decomposition and matrix diagonalisation
    • 2.6 the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix, the quadratic form and power method
    • 3.1 physical problems using ordinary differential equations
    • 3.2 multiple integrals to solve problems of flux, volume, area, centre of mass and moments of inertia
    • 3.3 physical problems using gradient, divergence, and curl and apply the Theorems of Green, Gauss and Stokes
    • 3.4 symmetric, unitary and Hermitian matrices to physical problems
    Class Contact
    3hours Lecture, 1 hour Tutorial
    Assessment Summary
    Assignments (6): 30%
    Final Exam: 70%

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