Accelerated Mathematics 1
Subject MAST10008 (2014)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
Credit Points:  12.50 

Level:  1 (Undergraduate) 
Dates & Locations:  This subject is not offered in 2014. 
Time Commitment:  Contact Hours: 4 x one hour lectures per week, 1 x one hour practice class per week, 1 x one hour computer laboratory class per week Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours 
Prerequisites: 
A study score of at least 38 in VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 or equivalent; or permission from the Director of the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre; or Subject Study Period Commencement: Credit Points: 
Corequisites:  None 
Recommended Background Knowledge:  None 
Non Allowed Subjects: 
Students may only gain credit for one of

Core Participation Requirements: 
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. 
Subject Overview: 
This subject develops the concepts of vectors, matrices and the methods of linear algebra and introduces students to differentiation and integration of functions of two variables. Students will be exposed to methods of mathematical proof. Little of the material here has been seen at school and the level of understanding required represents an advance on previous studies. Underlying concepts developed in lectures will be reinforced in computer laboratory classes. Topics covered include systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants, vector geometry, lines and planes, vector spaces, subspaces, linear independence, bases, dimension, inner products, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, complex eigenvalues and exponentials as well as techniques of proof, partial derivatives, chain rule for partial derivatives, directional derivatives, tangent planes, extrema for functions of several variables and double integrals.


Learning Outcomes: 
Students completing this subject should:

Assessment: 
Three written assignments due at regular intervals during semester amounting to a total of up to 25 pages (9%), three online assessment tasks due at regular intervals during semester (6%), a 45minute computer laboratory test held at the end of semester (5%), and a 3hour written examination in the examination period (80%). 
Prescribed Texts:  Elementary Linear Algebra, Applications Version (H. Anton and C. Rorres), 10th edn, Wiley, 2010. 
Breadth Options:  This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses: You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects. 
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Generic Skills: 
In addition to learning specific skills that will assist students in their future careers in science, they will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any future career path. These include:

Notes: 
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course. This subject is suitable for students with a high level of achievement in VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 or equivalent. This subject, together with MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2 is equivalent in content to the three subjects
Students require access to a computer with the software package MATLAB installed, currently in every openaccess campus laboratory. Students are expected to use the software package MATLAB but no programming knowledge is expected. 
Related Course(s): 
Bachelor of Biomedicine 
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 
Science credit subjects* for pre2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses Sciencecredited subjects  new generation BSCI and BENG. Selective subjects for BBMED 
Related Breadth Track(s): 
Accelerated Mathematics 
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