Mathematics for Science
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- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- perform calculations involving pre-Calculus Algebra and apply these to problem solving
- interpret, solve and analyse linear and quadratic equations and their applications
- sketch and analyse polynomials as functions including, linear, quadratic, cubic and exponential functions
- apply introductory trigonometric skills
- construct, analyse and interpret Network and flow diagrams as an introduction to introductory linear algebra including matrix theories.
- Number theory and basic Trigonometry
- Linear Equations & finding sides of right triangles
- Linear functions and further right triangles
- Exponents, polynomials and the Sine Rule
- Simultaneous Equations and the Cosine Rule
- Factorisation and the Area Rule
- Roots, radicals, surds and Trig Bearings
- Quadratic Equations 1 and 2D composite shapes
- Quadratic Equations 2, Networks and Matrices 1
- Derivatives, Networks and Matrices 2
- Sketching cubic & higher-order functions and vectors
- Probability, Uni & Bivariate data and Vectors 2
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
The subject covers basic algebra: application and transposition of formulae, indices, solution of equations, and Trigonometry. It will also cover Functions: polynomials, exponential, logarithmic; Trigonometric transformations of function, Linear Algebra, and introduction to Matrices.
This subject has been developed in order to meet Curtin University’s requirement to enter Science based courses. The subject meets the minimum mathematical pre-requisite for Curtin degrees requiring WACE Mathematics Applications and may not satisfy requirements for certain study areas requiring Mathematics Methods, Advanced Mathematics or Mathematics Specialist as pre-requisites. We advise all prospective students to liaise with third party institutions as to the suitability of the UNR07 subject meeting specific entry requirements.
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- Standardised Test (20%)
- Investigation (40%)
- Invigilated Examination (40%)
Textbooks are not required.