|Course code EPMATH302||Units 20||English Language & Foundation Studies Centre|
This course is an intermediate level mathematics course which will cover the introductory concepts as in Introductory Mathematics as well as further skills in algebra and further practice in problem-solving. The course content includes skills in numeracy, algebra, linear function, graphing, probability and statistics and also covers non-linear functions, exponential and logarithmic theory and further probability and statistics including binomial theorem and correlation and regression. The course aims to provide a sound foundation in a wide range of mathematical concepts and skills and in their application to problem solving.
Recommended for degrees in Business, Commerce, Information Technology and the Sciences, including the Health Sciences, Behavioural Sciences and Social Sciences.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||In this course students will:|
1.obtain a background in algebra, functions and graphs, descriptive statistics and probability, and exponential and logarithmic theory.
2.demonstrate a broad understanding of the subject area suitable for the commencement of undergraduate study in the degrees of Business, Commerce, Economics, Information Technology, Science, and degrees in the Health Sciences.
|Content||The course covers:|
1. Number theory
2. Basic algebra: simplifying algebraic expressions; solving equations; using formulae.
3. Exponential and Logarithmic Theory
4. Graphing: linear and non-linear functions
5. Probability: sets; counting techniques; probability distributions; tree diagrams; permutations and combinations; binomial theorem.
6. Statistics: summation notation; graphical presentation of data; measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion.
7. Correlation and Regression
|Assumed Knowledge||Advanced or Intermediate Level School Certificate Mathematics or equivalent.|
Students who have not studied mathematics for some time may wish to take a Mathematics Bridging course before enrolling in this course.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for EPMATH302|