Course level

Postgraduate Coursework




Mathematics & Physics School




One Semester

Class contact

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


MATH2000, MATH7000, MATH2001


MATH7501 or (MATH1051 & MATH1052)

Assessment methods

Assignments and Examinations

Course coordinator

Dr Yoni Nazarathy

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course will provide students with the mathematical foundations important for advanced statistics methods, data modelling and analysing large data sets. Ordinary differential equations, multi-dimensional integration and change of variables. Orthogonal matrices, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization, method of least squares, singular value decomposition. Multivariate Gaussian & related techniques including principal component analysis. Taylor series, maxima, minima and saddle points in N-dimensions. Lagrange multipliers for constrained optimization. Examples from statistical methods will be used to illustrate application of the methods. Computational software will be used throughout this course.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable