Courses & Units
Mathematics 1B KMA154
KMA152 & KMA154 are requisite first year units for majors in Mathematics, Physics & Engineering and are prerequisites for many second year units.
This unit is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus and linear algebra to problems in mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, economics, and engineering. The units KMA152 and KMA154 also provide an excellent introduction to the mathematical rigour required for higher level mathematics based subjects.
|Unit name||Mathematics 1B|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Michael Brideson|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.
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.
|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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- solve systems of linear equations using a variety of techniques.
- utilise properties and techniques of matrix algebra to solve and analyse systems of equations.
- solve ordinary differential equations of first and second order.
- apply appropriate techniques to construct and solve definite and indefinite integrals.
- determine the convergent / divergent nature of sequences and series and compute their limiting behaviour.
- analyse and plot parametric and polar equations, and compute properties associated with them.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesKMA152 OR JEE103
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:JEE104
4x1-hour workshops and 1-hour tutorial weekly.
|Assessment||Final Exam (40%)|Written Assignments (40%)|Online Quiz (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Online quizzes are accessible through a Pearson MyLab widget on the KMA154 MyLO homepage. MyLab also provides access to a digital version of the textbooks, which are listed below. This service has been paid for by the Mathematics department.
Any modern textbook on single variable calculus will be useful for the majority of this course. Any modern textbook on (introductory) linear algebra will be useful for the topics based on matrix algebra.
Some examples are:
Kreyszig is an excellent reference book covering many topics that you will meet in other units in Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.