The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

Gives students a firm grounding in the main ideas of algebra and calculus. In algebra, students learn concepts and symbolic manipulation used 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 Mathematics and when creating and using mathematical models in Science, Engineering and Commerce.

All students whose degree requires first-year mathematics may take MATH1210 in preference to MATH1110. There is substantial overlap between MATH1110 and MATH1210; students' performance on this common material is compared and used to scale the marks to ensure that comparable students achieve comparable grades.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. To develop a firm foundation for later studies in algebra and analysis, the two main branches of mathematics.

2. To develop an understanding of high school mathematics by developing a more rigorous approach.

3. To develop students' capacity for effective reasoning, and their ability to use their mathematical skills elsewhere.


Content

  1. Limits, continuity, differentiation.
  2. Integration, calculation of areas and volumes.
  3. Complex numbers.
  4. Vectors and their products.
  5. Matrices and systems of linear equations.

Requisites

To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed MATH1002.

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;

- a pass in BOTH MTH001A and MTH002A (NIC courses) 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.

* If your NSW HSC result were completed more than two years prior to enrolment please contact enrolments@newcastle.edu.au with proof of your grade and you will be granted permission to enrol.

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


Assumed knowledge

MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1Gives students a firm grounding in the main ideas of algebra and calculus. In algebra, students learn concepts and symbolic manipulation used 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 Mathematics and when creating and using mathematical models in Science, Engineering and Commerce.

All students whose degree requires first-year mathematics may take MATH1210 in preference to MATH1110. There is substantial overlap between MATH1110 and MATH1210; students' performance on this common material is compared and used to scale the marks to ensure that comparable students achieve comparable grades.FSCITFaculty of Science724School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences1010005940Semester 1 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019HSC Mathematics Extension 2 or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band 4) or equivalent.

Students who do not have this assumed knowledge are advised to take MATH1110. Limits, continuity, differentiation. Integration, calculation of areas and volumes. Complex numbers. Vectors and their products. Matrices and systems of linear equations. YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1To develop a firm foundation for later studies in algebra and analysis, the two main branches of mathematics.2To develop an understanding of high school mathematics by developing a more rigorous approach.3To develop students' capacity for effective reasoning, and their ability to use their mathematical skills elsewhere. To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed MATH1002.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;

- a pass in BOTH MTH001A and MTH002A (NIC courses) 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.

* If your NSW HSC result were completed more than two years prior to enrolment please contact enrolments@newcastle.edu.au with proof of your grade and you will be granted permission to enrol.

** Please note that only one attempt at this invigilated quiz is permitted.Written Assignment: AssignmentsFormal Examination: Examinations CallaghanLectureFace to Face On Campus4hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0TutorialFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for11Weeks0


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignments

Formal Examination: Examinations


Contact hours

Callaghan

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 11 Weeks