KMA152 & KMA154 are requisite first year units for majors in Mathematics, Physics & Engineering and are prerequisites for many second year units.
KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences; economics; and engineering.
Topics include: introductory linear and matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination and matrix techniques, including eigenvectors and eigenvalues; techniques of integration, applications of integration, and numerical integration; first order ordinary differential equations (ODEs), systems of linear, first order ODEs, and constant coefficient, linear, second order ODES; convergence of infinite sequences and series (including power, Taylor, and Binomial series); and parametric equations and polar coordinates.
|Unit name||Mathematics 1B|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
|Discipline||Mathematics and Physics|
Dr M Brideson
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2017: $1,131.00||2017: $2,168.00||010101|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
4x1-hr lectures, 1-hr tutorial weekly. A 1-hr computer lab session will be held occasionally.
3-hr examination (70%), assignments (20%), on-line tests (10%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
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