Courses & Units

Differential Equations, Linear Algebra & Applications 2 KMA254



Covers use of calculus and applied linear algebra in solving problems that arise in the modelling of real-world situations in biology, physics, chemistry and engineering. Introduction to phenomena that involve continuous change with time; dynamical systems. Linear and non-linear differential equations. Differential equations of first order. Examples. Separable and linear equations. Non-linear equations, transformations. Second-order equations; examples. Solutions of forced and unforced equations. Systems of first-order differential equations, reduction to algebraic systems. Eigenvalues, eigenvectors. Linear independence, orthogonality. Inner product spaces. Laplace transforms.


Unit name Differential Equations, Linear Algebra & Applications 2
Unit code KMA254
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Mathematics
Teaching staff

Prof L Forbes

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 010101

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KMA152 OR JEE103 and KMA154 OR JEE104


Teaching Pattern

3x1-hr lectures, 1-hr tutorial, 1 computer lab weekly


2-hr exam (70%), internal assessment (30%)

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