Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jennifer Flegg(Clayton); Mr Nader Kamrani(Malaysia)


Complex analysis: introduction to functions of complex variables and the manipulation, differentiation and integration of complex functions, line integrals in the complex plane. Integral transforms: introduction of Laplace transforms and their application to ordinary differential equations. Statistics: probability density function and distribution function of random variables, joint density function of multivariate random functions, expectation and confidence limits of random variables.


On completing this unit, students will be able to manipulate elementary functions of complex variables (eg multiplication, division, root finding); manipulate exponential and trigonometric functions of complex variables; calculate derivatives and integrals of elementary functions of complex variables; calculate line integrals on the complex plane, apply Cauchy's integral theorem; employ simple Laplace transforms to solve ordinary differential equations; appreciate the representation of random variables through the distribution and density functions; calculate the expected value of a random variable; find the joint distribution of a multivariate random function; develop inference and confidence limits of random variables; calculate linear regression and correlations.


Assignments and test: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 2 hours practice classes and 7 hours of private study per week

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Chief examiner(s)


ENG1091 or (MTH1030 or MTH1035 for students studying double degrees with science)


MAT2731, MAT2901, MAT2903, MAT3901, MTH3020, STA1010