Mathematics 123

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mathematics 123

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • 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 unit introduces students to a range of mathematical techniques from algebra and calculus. Its focus is on the modern application of these ideas, with a particular emphasis on applications to problems in economics, business and finance, and provides a sound mathematical basis for further study in these areas. Topics include algebra relevant to basic financial mathematics, the development of the techniques of differentiation and integration with applications to constrained and unconstrained optimisation, including multivariable cases, and the development and application of a variety of useful approximation techniques. A key focus of the unit is the development of a clear understanding of the role that mathematics plays in modern society, and the development of a sound grasp of how mathematics is used to provide sophisticated modelling of complex real problems.

    While the mathematical content of this unit has considerable overlap with the mathematical content of MATH130, the flavour with which the material is presented is such that this unit is the appropriate choice for economics, business and finance students, while students who wish to pursue study in science will be better served by studying MATH130.


    Course is typically offered during the Fall and Spring semesters

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.