Unit convenor and teaching staff 
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Unit Convenor
Frank Valckenborgh
Contact via frank.valckenborgh@mq.edu.au
12 Wally's Walk (E7A) 6.13
23 pm Tuesday or by appointment
Lecturer
Adam Sikora
Contact via adam.sikora@mq.edu.au
12 Wally's Walk (E7A) 7.21
23 pm Tuesday or by appointment
Adam Sikora


Credit points 
Credit points
3

Prerequisites 
Prerequisites
MATH132 or MATH135

Corequisites 
Corequisites

Cobadged status 
Cobadged status

Unit description 
Unit description
The ideas related to systems of linear equations introduced in MATH135 are further developed to study ideas related to linearity, including matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors and diagonalisation in Euclidean spaces. Complex numbers, polynomials and rational functions are covered in reasonable detail. The study of differential and integral calculus is taken further by the discussion of additional techniques of integration and the study of firstorder and secondorder ordinary differential equations, and the notion of a limit is enhanced by the study of sequences and series and their convergence. Finally, we will discuss some aspects relating to the continuity and differentiability of functions of two real variables.

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Name  Weighting  Hurdle  Due 

Assignments  30%  See iLearn site  
Posttutorial Homework  15%  Weekly  
Class Test  15%  See iLearn site  
Final examination  40%  No  University Examination Period 
Due: See iLearn site
Weighting: 30%
Three assignments
Due: Weekly
Weighting: 15%
Posttutorial homework problems based on the previous tutorial class
Due: See iLearn site
Weighting: 15%
Mid semester class test conducted in tutorials
Due: University Examination Period
Weighting: 40%
Final exam
Lectures: You should attend all four lectures each week, making a total of four hours.
Tutorials: You should attend one tutorial each week.
Workshops: The Numeracy centre provides these for students wanting to see more examples and ask further questions. Attendance is strongly recommended. Registration is not required.
The required texts for MATH136 are
Week 
Topic 

1 
Complex Numbers 

2  Matrices and matrix algebra  
3 
Determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors 

4  Diagonalization and applications  
5  Linear transformations in the plane  
6  Polynomials and rational functions  
7  Partial fractions  
8  Ordinary differential equations  first and second order linear equations  
9  Linear systems of differential equations  
10  Sequences and series  
11  Power series and Taylor series  
12  Functions of several variables : limits, continuity and partial derivatives  
13  Revision 
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