Foundational Studies in Mathematics

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

  1. Essential Algebra
  2. Real Valued Functions
  3. Differentiation
  4. Integration

Assumed Knowledge

HSC General Mathematics, or MATH1001, or equivalent.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignments

Formal Examination: Examination

Quiz: Class quiz

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term