Mathematics 1A

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mathematics 1A

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Course requires:

    MATH130 - Mathematics 1E or equivalent


    MATH123 - Math 123 or equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This is the first mainstream university mathematics unit; it is essential for students in engineering and many areas of science. We start with exploring the concept of a function, and continue with the notions of limit and continuity, developed to a reasonably sophisticated level. We then define the concept of derivative as a suitable construct to describe rates of change, develop the differential and integral calculus of functions of a real variable, and discuss some simple differential equations and their role as quantitative models for dynamic processes. We also study the use of vectors in two and three-dimensional Euclidean geometry, and relate this to the algebraic process of solving linear systems in several variables.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.