MATH12224 - Calculus and Linear Algebra B

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The unit covers topics in single variable integral calculus and linear algebra. The fundamental theorem of calculus is studied as well as various techniques for evaluating integrals like the substitution rule, integration by parts, trigonometric substitution and various numerical approximations. A number of applications of integral calculus are investigated including finding the area between curves, the volume of solids and cylindrical shells, the length of a curve, the average value of a function, as well as applications in physics and engineering . Modelling real world problems with differential equations is studied along with techniques for solving first order differential equations using direction fields and Euler’s method, or using methods for separable equations. The use of differential equations to formulate exponential and logistic models of various growth and decay processes is also investigated. Matrices are revisited with particular focus on the determinant of a matrix and how it can be used to solve linear systems of equations. Finally infinite sequences and series are studied along with methods of determining if they converge or diverge. The use of power series to integrate and differentiate functions is investigated with particular emphasis on the Taylor and Maclaurin series representation of a function. Mathematical software is also used to analyse and solve most problems studied in the unit. Note: If you have completed unit MATH11164 then you cannot take this unit.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite MATH12223 Calculus and Linear Algebra A

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

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Attendance Requirements

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

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Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 36.36% response rate.

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