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Written by Leon

Notes I've used to study for my exams. This is a concise version of the lectures

16 pages, 4510 words

Handwrite Notes on A4 papers---clear, concise, and VERY helpful

Written by Lavender

It was done before the cheat sheet is done. It contains much more contents than the cheat sheet and...

10 pages, 2500 words

Ron

$70 per hour

I am a tutor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the University of Melbourne. I am c...

Michael

$35 per hour

I'm a Chancellor's Scholar doing my BCom majoring in Actuarial Studies. I'll help you do well in you...

Leon

$45 per hour

I just graduate from University of Melbourne, bachelor commerce major in Actuarial Studies. I can he...

Steven

$50 per hour

I am now finishing up my master's degree in mathematics. I graduated in 2016 with a bachelor of sc...

Bastian

$30 per hour

I am a PhD student at The University of Melbourne. I have graduated with Master of Engineering (Elec...

Reviews

Definitely a hard subject, I scraped through though I enjoyed the experience thoroughly. Aihua is an incredibly humble man and a great lecturer who always made the theatre laugh though he is also an unforgiving exam writer. Subject is dense in content, though it is less heavy in the first and last topics. Common criticism is there are not enough examples on the slides and the lecturers don't cover as many as you would expect coming from Calc2 and LA. The subject aims to build an intuition, rather than become another that you learn to apply formulas with. However this is a bit annoying when they have stuff like Taylor series and proofing methods that are not properly covered in the pre-reqs, so it can be a bit daunting if you haven't done vector calc/real analysis. And as always, exam scaling is your best friend.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

Hard but rewarding. Although I was warned by other people how hard this subject could be, I still changed from MAST20006 to MAST20004. Probability is more theoretical and in-depth than probability for statistics. Aihua is a funny lecturer and makes jokes in every lecture. The exam is pretty standard, a little harder than 2018. The content is really heavy, around 630 notes. But you will be amazed by how much you have learned when you do your revision.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2019

Interesting in general but concepts are broad. It requires a lot of thinking to read between the slides to understand the logic behind the topics. Also, I personally didn’t like the way the subject was taught; there was not enough examples and whenever there was, Mark would just write down the answers and skip many steps. My advice is to ask questions in tutorials and watching video consultations also really helped.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Really interesting and intellectually stimulating subject with great lecturers. Really tough exam, but it was scaled quite generously

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

Nathan Ross is awesome. Just keep up to date on problem sheet and tutorial questions then you will be fine.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017

Fairly doable subject if you've done Vector Calculus and Accelerated Maths. Fairly difficult otherwise because there are multiple integrals and Taylor series involved. However, it is a very interesting introduction to probability that provides a solid working foundation for other probability subjects. Would suggest keeping up to date on tutorial questions. Nathan Ross is a funny guy but he loves his proofs; be wary of that if you don't.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

Fairly difficult subject. Make sure you keep up to date as everything builds on previous work. Also, learn the proofs if you want high marks!

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

The content in this subject is hard! There seems to be a lot of assumed knowledge from other second year subjects especially Real Analysis and Vector Calculus which certainly wouldn't help if you haven't done those yet! The lectures were interesting, but not great, and were quite confusing at times. The tutorial lab components, while also interesting, were not particularly useful, and also the classroom tutorials were less useful than in other maths subjects. Be warned! The assignments were VERY hard, and the exam was too! At least the marking was quite generous.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

Awesome! Peter Taylor is my best lecturer so far in nearly 3 years at uni! Great subject!

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2013