## MATHS 1010 - Applications of Quantitative Methods in Finance I

### North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023

Together with MATHS 1009 Introduction to Financial Mathematics I, this course provides an introduction to the basic mathematical concepts and techniques used in finance and business, highlighting the inter-relationships of the mathematics and developing problem solving skills with a particular emphasis on financial and business applications. Topics covered are: differential and integral calculus with applications; separable differential equations; functions of two real variables; Lagrange multipliers; sample spaces, conditional probability; an introduction to Markov chains; probability distributions (binomial, normal) and expected value.

• General Course Information
##### Course Details
Course Code MATHS 1010 Applications of Quantitative Methods in Finance I Mathematical Sciences Semester 2 Undergraduate North Terrace Campus 3 Up to 5.5 hours per week Y MATHS 1009 ECON 1005, ECON 1010, MATHS 1004, MATHS 1011, MATHS 1012, MATHS 1013 Not available to BMaSc, BMaSc (Adv), BMaCompSc or BCompSc students Ongoing assessment, exam
##### Course Staff

Course Coordinator: Dr Adrian Koerber

##### Course Timetable

The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

• Learning Outcomes
##### Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts in calculus, relating to differentiation, integration and differential equations.
2. Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts in probability, relating to conditonal probability, markov chains, and probability distributions.
3. Demonstrate understanding of concepts in two variable calculus.
4. Employ methods related to these concepts in a variety of financial applications.
5. Apply logical thinking to problem solving in context.
6. Use appropriate technology to aid problem solving.
7. Demonstrate skills in writing mathematics.
##### University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

all

Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

4,5,6
• Learning Resources
##### Required Resources
Outline Course Notes for use in the course will be provided via MyUni.
##### Recommended Resources
1. Harshbarger, R.J. & Reynolds, J.J., Mathematical Applications for the Management, Life and Social Sciences 12th ed. (Cengage Learning).
##### Online Learning

This course uses MyUni extensively and exclusively for providing electronic resources, such as course notes and videos, assignment and tutorial questions, and worked solutions. Students should make appropriate use of these resources. MyUni can be accessed here: https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/

Students are also reminded that they need to check their University email on a daily basis. Sometimes important and time-critical information might be sent by email and students are expected to have read it. Any problems with accessing or managing student email accounts should be directed to Technology Services.

• Learning & Teaching Activities
##### Learning & Teaching Modes
This course relies on videos to guide students through the material, a workshop for further discussion, tutorial classes to provide students with small group and individual assistance, and a sequence of written assignments to provide formative assessment opportunities for students to practise techniques and develop their understanding of the course.

We provide additional support via discussions on MyUni and via "drop-in" help.

The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

 Activity Quantity Workload hours Course Notes & Videos 1 set 72 Workshops 12 12 Tutorials 11 11 Assignments & Practice 11 55 Mid Semester Test 1 6 Total 156
##### Learning Activities Summary
The two topics of calculus and probability detailed below are taught in parallel. The tutorials are a combination of the two topics, pertaining to the previous week's lectures. (The section on two-variable calculus is actually taught at the end of the probability stream.)

Topic Outline

Calculus
• The Derivative
• Rates of change, the derivative.
• Rules for differentiation.
• Critical points, concavity.
• Applications of the Derivative
• Marginal cost/revenue/profit.
• Min/max problems.
• Integration
• Upper and lower sums.
• Definite integral, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
• Techniques for integration.
• Trapezoidal rule.
• Differential Equations
• Introduction and separable DEs.
Probability
• Probability
• Sample spaces, odds, unions, intersections.
• Conditional probability.
• Bayes' Formula, Law of Total Probablity.
• Markov Chains
• Introduction to random processes.
• Transition matrices, steady state.
• Probability Distributions
• The binomial distribution.
• Expected value and variance of a probability distribution.
• The normal distribution.
Calculus of Two Variables
• Functions of two variables, partial derivatives.
• Critical points and classification.
• Lagrange multipliers.
• Assessment

The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

##### Assessment Summary
 Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Hurdle criteria Learning Outcomes Written Assignments Formative and Summative 25% all Mid Semester Test Summative and Formative 15% 1,2,3,4,5 Final Exam Summative 60% 40% 1,2,3,4,5,7
##### Assessment Related Requirements
The final exam has a hurdle requirement: students must achieve at least 40% on the final exam in order to pass the course.

An overall score of 50% is required to pass the course.
##### Assessment Detail
Assignments are due every fortnight, with the first due in Week 3.

The Mid-semester Test is an in-person test conducted in a computer suite.
##### Submission
Written assignments are to be submitted online on MyUni.

Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
FNS   Fail No Submission
F 1-49 Fail
P 50-64 Pass
C 65-74 Credit
D 75-84 Distinction
HD 85-100 High Distinction
CN   Continuing
NFE   No Formal Examination
RP   Result Pending

Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

Replacement and Additional Assessment Examinations (R/AA Exams)

Students are encouraged to read the University's R/AA exam information on the University’s Examinations webpage here:
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