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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Mathematics 1B
Unit code KMA154
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Mathematics

Michael Brideson

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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XPD128, JEE104


Teaching Pattern

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%)

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