Mathematics 1

Course code MATH1110Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Covers the parts of calculus and algebra which have proved fundamental to all of mathematics and its applications. It is the first of a pair of courses, MATH1110 and MATH1120, designed to cover a range of mathematical topics of importance to students in the Sciences, Engineering or Commerce.

In algebra, students learn concepts and symbolic manipulation when calculating with large numbers of variables. In calculus, they learn concepts used when working with continuously changing variables. Both ways of thinking are essential in the mathematics met by students in the Sciences, Engineering and Commerce.

This course has a prerequisite, either being
 - band 5 or better in the NSW HSC course "Mathematics" (Commonly known as "2 unit mathematics") or;
 - completion of extension 1 or extension 2 mathematics in the NSW HSC or;
- completion of at least A Level Mathematics in UK or Singapore CGSE, or;
- completion of PSB Foundation Studies Diploma including Engineering Mathematics 1 and Engineering Mathematics 2, or:
 - a pass in MATH1002 or;
 - a mark of 10/20 or better in an invigilated sitting of the MATH1110 Math Placement Test*, or;
- or equivalent qualifications as approved by the Head of School, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

* Please note that  only one attempt at this invigilated quiz is permitted.

Not to be counted for credit with MATH1210.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion fo this course students will have
1. gained the necessary background to study further university level mathematics as required in their program of study.
2. gained mathematical knowledge and skills in the areas of calculus, functions, vectors and complex numbers.
3. improved their analytical ability, in particular their skills at problem-solving.
Content1. Differentiation
2. Optimization
3. Riemann integral
4. Exponential, logarithmic, and hyperbolic and trigonometric functions
5. Techniques of integration
6. Complex numbers
7. Polar coordinates
8. Vectors, dot and cross products
9. Lines and planes
10. Systems of equations
11. Geometry of curves.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThis course has a Prerequisite as outlined in the Course Description.
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
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MATH1110