- Code MATH1003
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Mathematics
- Areas of interest Mathematics
- Academic career UGRD
- Neil Montgomery
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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This is a course covering the elementary algebraic and calculus methods necessary for mathematical modelling. Emphasis will be placed on developing facility, technique and use in applications. Modelling of processes and phenomena which occur in economics, engineering and the physical, environmental and life sciences will be used as a vehicle throughout. This course also provides a pathway to higher level mathematics courses.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, in the context of algebra and calculus.
- Describe the algebraic and graphical properties of elementary functions (linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and their inverses) and their applications to engineering, economics and sciences.
- Explain the significance of the derivative and integration and be able to apply techniques for the derivative and integration to situations in economics, engineering and sciences.
- Develop an appreciation of matrix models in economics, engineering and the physical, environmental and life sciences.
Other InformationSecondary School Prerequisite: ACT Mathematical Methods or NSW HSC Mathematics or equivalent.
Assessment will be based on:
- Workshops/quizzes (20%; LO 1-4)
- Mid-semester test (30%; LO 1-4)
- Final Examination (50%; LO 1-4)
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WorkloadThree lectures per week and regular workshops.
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