Foundational Studies in Mathematics

Course code MATH1002Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Many relationships in the real world can be modelled via a function. The course MATH1002 introduces common functions used in the sciences, equips students with the tools of differential and integral calculus to analyse the properties of functions and develops an understanding of the role of functions and calculus in real-world systems.

This course is suitable for students with a background in high-school algebra but who have not studied, or who have not succeeded in, the 2-Unit or higher mathematics courses at the HSC level.

MATH1002 cannot be counted for credit with MATH1100
MATH1002 cannot be counted for credit with MATH1110 or MATH1210 unless taken before these courses.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
ObjectivesA student successfully completing this course will have
1. Mathematical skills in algebra, differential calculus and integral calculus
2. An understanding of how functions are used to specify relationships between variables.
3. Knowledge of the properties of the common mathematical functions of a single real variable
4. An appreciation of the applicability of mathematical theory and skills
Content1. Essential Algebra
2. Real Valued Functions
3. Differentiation
4. Integration
Replacing Course(s)MATH1100
TransitionStudents can take either MATH1001 or MATH1002, whichever is appropriate
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHSC General Mathematics, or Math1001, or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MATH1002