Lectures: you should attend two hours of each lecture stream each week, making a total of four hours.
Tutorials: you should attend one tutorial each week.
Workshops: available for students wanting to see more examples and ask further questions. Attendance is strongly recommended.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
The main text for this unit is:
Mavron, et al, Mathematics for Economics and Finance, Springer.
It can be found here. The book can be downloaded when using an academic internet connection, such as using your student login details at university.
There are a variety of texts that cover the content of the unit:
- Jacques: Mathematics for Economics and Business, any edition, Pearson. Library call number HB135 .J32 2015.
- Bradley: Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business, Wiley, 4th edition, 2013. Library call number HF5691 .B7 2013.
There are many books in the library with a similar orientation.
The following texts are also useful for this unit, and are available from the CO-OP Bookshop on campus, and are in the Library.
- Stewart, Redlin and Watson; Precalculus: mathematics for calculus, 5th edition
- Hughes-Hallett and Gleason; Calculus: single and multivariable, 4th edition
- Numeracy Centre notes on introductory concepts and techniques that are assumed knowledge for MATH123. These notes also cover some of the material in MATH123. Students who have not studied maths for several years, or who did HSC General Mathematics often find these notes helpful.
Technology Used and Required
Students are expected to have access to an internet enabled computer with a web browser and Adobe Reader software. Several areas of the university provide wireless access for portable computers. There are computers for student use in the Library.
In order to complete the group work video assessment task, students will need access to a device capable of recording video and audio, such as a smartphone or computer with a webcam. Students who do not have access to such devices will be assisted in joining a group that does.
Difficulties with your home computer or internet connection do not constitute a reasonable excuse for lateness of, or failure to submit, assessment tasks.