MATHS201-22A (HAM)

Continuing Calculus

15 Points

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Paper Description

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The first two-thirds of MATHS201 covers multi-variable calculus and vector calculus, extending the one-variable calculus from MATHS101.

The last third covers more theoretical material, and the Gamma and Beta functions (taught by Yuri Litvinenko).

The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at:

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Paper Structure

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This is a lecture/tutorial-based paper with four contact hours per week -- 3 lectures and 1 tutorial. Lectures will be delivered live and will be recorded and posted on Moodle.

The way this paper is run may change (e.g. taught online) if Covid measures are taken.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • apply knowledge of multi-variable calculus, vector calculus and advanced calculus to solve engineering problems (WA1).
    Linked to the following assessments:
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The assessment mark will consist of :

TWO Tests each worth 15% for a total of 30%

  • Test dates: Test 1 on Monday 2 May. Test 2 on Monday 16 May. Time: 6:15-7:15pm. Room to be announced.
  • If a test is missed due to illness or other good reason, the lecturer must be notified as soon as practicable. Appropriate documentation (for example a medical certificate issued by a doctor) must be supplied.

A assignment component of 20%

  • There will be 11 tutorial based assignments of which only the best 9 marks will be counted. Assignments should be your own work and copying may lead to referral to the university disciplinary committee.
  • The best (n-2) policy is intended to allow students to miss one or two assignments due to illness or other good reason without requiring us to process medical certificates. Where serious illness may cause a more prolonged absence, please consult the lecturer.

The external exam worth 50%

  • The "D" rule: The requirements for an unrestricted pass (C-­ or better) are a minimum overall mark of 50% for the whole paper and a minimum mark of 40% for the exam.
  • Exam will be held during one of the two exam weeks (20 June-1 July), to be scheduled centrally by the university.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignments (best 9 of 11)
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
2. Test 1 (Monday 2 May, 6:15-7:15pm)
2 May 2022
6:00 PM
3. Test 2 (Monday 16 May, 6:15-7:15pm)
16 May 2022
6:00 PM
4. Exam
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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(available in the University Library)

Calculus by James Stewart. (Highly recommended)

Thomas’ Calculus by George B. Thomas Jr. et al. (Highly recommended)

Calculus: single and multivariable by Deborah Hughes-Hallett

Schaum's Outline of Calculus by Frank Ayres Jr. and Elliot Mendelson (from MATHS101, for Parts 1 and 2)

Schaum's Outline of Advanced Calculus, R. Wrede and M. Spiegel (for Parts 3 and 4)

Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by M.L. Boas (for Part 4)

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Other Resources

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A PDF of these notes will be posted on Moodle - not available from Campus Printery.

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Online Support

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All notices about this paper, as well as your internal assessment marks, will be posted on Moodle. Such notices are deemed to be official notifications. Please check frequently for any updates.

It is your responsibility to check your marks are entered correctly.

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10 hours per week.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper is a prerequisite for MATHS301 Real and Complex Analysis, MATHS303 Applied Mathematics, and most 500-level applied mathematics papers.
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Prerequisite papers: MATHS101 and MATHS102; or minimum B grade in ENGEN102.




Restricted papers: ENGEN201

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