Course level

Postgraduate Coursework




Mathematics & Physics School




One Semester

Delivery mode


Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour, 1 Practical or Laboratory hour


MATH1050, MATH1061, MATH1051, MATH1052, MATH7861


Qld Year 12 Maths B (or equivalent)

Assessment methods

Assignments and Examinations

Course coordinator

Dr Sam Hambleton

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

This course will provide students with the mathematical foundations needed for analytical and statistical data science. The course will introduce logic, proofs and the elementary properties of graphs which are used for modelling networks. Limits, sequences and series which form the basis of calculus are introduced. Derivatives, maxima/minima, integration and Taylor series. Extension to multi-dimensional problems. Partial derivatives, maxima and minima. Data fitting using least squares. Numerical integration and solution of non-linear equations. Linear Algebra. Vectors, linear independence, scalar product. Matrices, simultaneous equations, determinants, vector product, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, applications. Use of mathematical software for linear algebra applications.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile