• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Areas of interest Mathematics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Neil Montgomery
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, in the context of calculus.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Understand the use of vectors in representing different coordinate systems.

Other Information

Secondary School Prerequisite: ACT Mathematical Methods or NSW HSC Mathematics or equivalent. 

Indicative Assessment

  1. Workshops/quizzes (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Mid-semester test (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Final Examination (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

There are no course-specific inherent requirements.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously studied MATH1013 or MATH1113 or MATH1115

Prescribed Texts

Essential Calculus (2nd edition) by James Stewart

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4050
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3471 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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