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Undergraduate | MUR-MAS161 | 2023

Calculus and Matrix Algebra

Previously MUR-MAS130

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 28 Aug 2023
  • 27 Nov 2023

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About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. be familiar with a number of new ideas and techniques from calculus and linear algebra, and be aware of their application to solve a variety of real world problems
    2. appreciate the role that computers can play in problem solving (including being aware of their weaknesses), and be able to use a package such as MATLAB or Scientific Notebook to carry out routine calculations
    3. present coherent written reports – both on your solutions to routine and practical problems, and when asked, to give an explanation or justification for certain mathematical claims
    4. draw analogies between seemingly different concepts defined in different contexts
    5. cope with a higher level of abstraction so that more complicated applied problems can be solved, and similarities can be drawn between different problems

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-MAS130-Calculus and Matrix Algebra (no longer available)


Students who have not completed MAS182 need to have a final scaled score of 55% or more in TEE Calculus or equivalent OR a final scaled score of 55% or higher in ATAR Mathematics Specialist (or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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