Foundational Studies in Mathematics
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1, Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009
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.
A 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
1. Essential Algebra
2. Real Valued Functions
Students can take either MATH1001 or MATH1002, whichever is appropriate
HSC General Mathematics, or Math1001, or equivalent.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term