Previous courses


   Math 113, Spring 2011

   Math 284, Spring 2011

  Math 51 (2010, 2009,            


   Math 113 (2010)

   Math 109 (2010)

   Math 171 (2008)

   Math 106 (2008)


   Math 112

   Math 115

   Math 120

Why study calculus and linear algebra together?  I’ve taught two classes which combine calculus and linear algebra (1014 at ANU, Math 51 at Stanford).  There are lots of reasons to study these topics together, but here’s my favourite:

A new driver will quickly observe

It’s simpler to go straight than to swerve.

We make use of that

And use things that are flat

To study objects that curve.

I wrote the text Differential Vector Calculus which is used in Math 51.  Errata for early versions of the text are listed below, and further feedback is always welcome. 

Fall 2010                 Fall 2009                 Winter 2010                  Spring 2010                 Spring 2011


I’m teaching Math 1014: Mathematics and Applications 2 during Semester 1 of 2013.  The best place to find course information (lecture notes, resources, assessment criteria) is on Wattle. You can also email me with questions at joan-dot-licata-at-anu-dot-edu-au.  I try to respond to emails within 24 hours during the week, especially if you put “1014” in the subject.

My office hours this semester are in JD G16 on

               Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00,

               Thursday 2:00 - 3:30,

or by appointment. 

Chocolate in some form is always provided!


Honors Projects:  If you are interested in an honours project in geometric topology or contact geometry, please email me to discuss possible topics.