MATH1540  University Mathematics for Financial Studies  2015/16
Course Name:
Teacher:
Course Year:
2015/16
Term:
1
Announcement
 The Final Exam covers all course material (lectures, lecture notes, coursework, homework) of the entire term, *except* polar integration.
General Information
Lecturer

CHAN, Ping Shun
 Office: LSB 209
 Email:
 Office Hours: By appointment.
Teaching Assistant

ZHANG, Zhu
 Office: LSB 232
 Email:
 Office Hours: Mo 10:00  13:00, Tu 14:00  17:00, We 13:00  15:00.

YAM, Tsz Chun
 Office: LSB 222B
 Email:
Time and Venue
 Lecture: Tu 8:30AM  10:15AM, YIA LT7; Th 12:30PM  1:15PM, YIA LT6
 Tutorial: Th 5:30PM  6:15PM LSB LT5
Course Description
This course is designed for students who wish to specialize in mathematics related financial studies. It is especially suitable for those who have a mathematics background similar to that of HKDSE Mathematics Extended Module I or II. The students are to acquire further cognition and stronger skills from their original training. It leads to the command of knowledge and operation of higher algebra. By this course, the students will have a smooth transition into studying the essential mathematics for financial studies.
Summary of Topics Covered:
 Basic linear algebra:
 System of linear equations
 Matrices
 Row reduction
 Determinants
 Multivariable Calculus:
 Vectors
 Dot and cross products
 Functions in two or more variables
 Partial derivatives
 Taylor Series
 Local Extrema
 Multiple integrals
Textbooks
 Thomas' Calculus, 12th edition (Pearson).
References
 Linear algebra with applications / Steven J. Leon.
 A First Course in Linear Algebra / Robert A. Beezer.
Preclass Notes
Lecture Notes
Assignments
 Homework Set 1 (DUE Oct 2, 2015)
 Homework Set 2 (DUE Oct 16, 2015)
 Homework Set 3 REVISED (DUE Oct 30, 2015)
 Homework Set 4 (DUE Nov 20, 2015)
 Homework Set 5 REVISED (DUE Dec 9, 2015)
Quizzes and Exams
Solutions
 Coursework 1
 Coursework 2
 Homework 1
 Coursework 3
 Coursework 4 Revised
 Homework 2
 Coursework 5
 Coursework 6
 Homework 3
 Coursework 7
 Coursework 8
 Homework 4
 Coursework 9
 Coursework 10
 Coursework 11
 Homework 5
Assessment Scheme
Scheme 1  
Tutorial and Homework Assignments  5%  
Test 1 (Oct 15)  20%  
Test 2 (Nov 12)  20%  
Final Exam  55%  
 
Tutorial and Homework Assignments  5%  
Best of Tests 1, 2  30%  
Final Exam  65%  