This is a course covering the elementary 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.
The course will cover functions, trigonometric identities, vectors, limits, continuity, derivatives and integration.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, in the context of 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 the sciences.
- Explain the significance of the derivative and integration and be able to apply techniques for differentiation and integration to situations in economics, engineering and the sciences.
- Understand the use of vectors in representing different coordinate systems.
Secondary School Prerequisite: ACT Mathematical Methods or NSW HSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent.
- Workshops/quizzes (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Mid-semester test (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Examination (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
• Face-to face component which may consist of 4 x 1 hour lectures per week (48 hours) as well as 15 hours of workshop time.
• Approximately 67 hours of self-study per semester which will include preparation for lectures, quizzes and other assessment tasks.
There are no course-specific inherent requirements.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Essential Calculus (2nd edition) by James Stewart
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3654||19 Feb 2024||26 Feb 2024||31 Mar 2024||24 May 2024||In Person||N/A|