Undergraduate Study

MATH1923 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (Advanced)

General Information

MATH1923 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the Advanced Mathematics stream.

  • Credit point value: 3CP.
  • Classes per week: Two lectures and one tutorial.
  • Lecturer(s) in 2018: James Parkinson
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Information sheet for MATH1923

All students should read the information sheet. The information includes (for example) details of the assessment procedure, including dates of assessment tasks.

Answers to frequently asked questions

See the main junior mathematics page for information relating to all junior mathematics units, and see in particular the Junior Maths FAQ page.

Class representatives

Cole Scott-Curwood, Hamish Dodd and Mai Le have volunteered to be your class representatives. They will meet shortly with the Head of School. We would like to know what you like about the unit and where things can be improved. If you have any issues you would like discussed, please email your representatives and let them know your views.

Online Resources

Friday's lecture of Week 3

  • There was an audiovisual problem in Friday's lecture, and the lecture was done on the whiteboard. Therefore the lecture recording for this lecture only has audio, and no visual.

Text/reference book for MATH1923

  • The text Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems by William Trench will serve very nicely as a reference book for the differential equations component of this course, and also for future mathematics courses in differential equations. This text is freely available from the American Institute of Mathematics online text initiative. Of course this text contains much more than we cover in lectures, and I encourage you to read some of the extra material to enhance and broaden your understanding of the topics!

Consultation times for MATH1923

  • Thursdays 9:05-9:55am, Carslaw 614, James Parkinson (Weeks 2-13)
Resources Canvas Lecture recordings Ed Discussion
Thursday lectures Friday lectures Tutorials Assessment
Week 1
Lecture 1-1 Lecture 1-2
Week 2
Lecture 2-1 Lecture 2-2 Tutorial 2 questions
Tutorial 2 solutions
Assignment 1 - questions
Week 3
Lecture 3-1 Lecture 3-2 Tutorial 3 questions
Tutorial 3 solutions
Assignment 1
Due 11:59pm, 16 August
Week 4
Lecture 4-1 Lecture 4-2 Tutorial 4 questions
Tutorial 4 solutions
Assignment 1 - solutions
Week 5
Lecture 5-1 Lecture 5-2 Tutorial 5 questions
Tutorial 5 solutions
Quiz 1 - sample
Quiz 1 - sample (solutions)
Week 6
Lecture 6-1 Lecture 6-2 Tutorial 6 questions
Tutorial 6 solutions
Quiz 1
4 and 6 September
Week 7
Lecture 7-1 Lecture 7-2 Tutorial 7 questions
Tutorial 7 solutions
Week 8
Lecture 8-1 Lecture 8-2 Tutorial 8 questions
Tutorial 8 solutions
Assignment 2 - questions
Mid-semester break
Week 9
Lecture 9-1 Lecture 9-2 Tutorial 9 questions
Tutorial 9 solutions
Assignment 2
Due 11:59pm, 4 October
Week 10
Lecture 10-1 Lecture 10-2 Tutorial 10 questions
Tutorial 10 solutions
Quiz 2 - sample
Quiz 2 - sample (solutions)
Assignment 2 - solutions
Week 11
Lecture 11-1 Lecture 11-2 Quiz 2
16 and 18 October
Week 12
Lecture 12-1 Lecture 12-2 Tutorial 12 questions
Tutorial 12 solutions
Week 13
Lecture 13-1 Lecture 13-2 Tutorial 13 questions
Tutorial 13 solutions
Check your marks

MATH1923 students: please check that your marks for Assignment 1 Submission and Quiz 1 have been recorded correctly by pressing the "Check marks" button.

Please note that any corrections to Assignment 1 Submission marks must be made by Friday, Sep 28.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz 1 marks must be made by Friday, Sep 28.

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