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UON Prep Bridging Courses

PREP9300 - Introduction to Undergraduate Mathematics

This course is aimed at students undertaking an undergraduate degree which will involve mathematics and, in particular, calculus. The focus is mainly on an introduction to trigonometry and calculus, both of which are central to all physical sciences and form the basis of most first year mathematics courses. The course is ideal as a refresher for students who may have studied mathematics at this level previously.

Competency in simple arithmetic and algebra is a prerequisite for this course. Students are expected to be able to manipulate fractions, surds and indices, and solve simple equations including simultaneous and quadratic equations. Students wishing to take the course, but without these competencies, are strongly advised to consider taking the preliminary course Foundation Mathematics beforehand.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Review of algebra, including algebraic fractions
  • Trigonometry: in right triangles, on the circle, sine and cosine rules, radians, graphing, identities
  • Differentiation: definition, product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, common functions
  • Exponential and Natural Logarithm
  • Applications of calculus to dynamics, optimisation and graphing, exponential growth and decay
  • Integration: definition and fundamental theorem of calculus, method of substitution

Note: Students will require a Scientific Calculator for the course.





Monday 6 to Friday 10 FebruaryLecture - 5pm - 8pm
Tutorial -  8pm - 9pm
 (20 hrs)
Lecture - V101 Mathematics Building
Tutorial - V103 Mathematics Building
Newcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 13 to Friday 17 FebruaryLecture - 9am - 12pm
Tutorial - 12pm - 1pm
 (20 hrs)
Lecture - V101 Mathematics Building
Tutorial - V103 Mathematics Building
Newcastle (Callaghan)
Monday 6 to Friday 10 February 1pm - 4pm (15 hrs)CS218 Classrooms SouthCentral Coast (Ourimbah)

Enrolments will open Monday 9 January 2017