# Applied Mathematics

Previously MUR-MAS120

Learn how to use maths methods to solve problems in science and technology. Topics include the derivative, complex numbers, and the trigonometric functions. Gain confidence applying maths to engineering, science and economics.

Study method

100% online

Assessments

100% online

Entry requirements

Prior study needed

Duration

13 weeks

Start dates

• 29 May 2023
• 28 Aug 2023

Price from

\$1,040

Upfront cost

\$0

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

### What you'll learn

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

1. Use the basic ideas, rules and techniques of differentiation and integration
2. Analyse problems and use a range of calculus techniques to solve them
3. Apply differential equations to mathematical models of physical and biological phenomena
4. Use simple differential equations to describe growth and decay and to solve problems
5. Use trigonometric functions in various applications
6. Express complex numbers in Cartesian and polar form and do basic algebra of complex numbers
7. Present coherent written solutions to various problems related to the material in the unit
• Algebra reference
• Linear functions
• Nonlinear functions
• The derivative
• Calculating the derivative
• Graphs and the derivative
• Applications of the derivative
• Exponential and logarithmic functions
• Integration
• Further techniques and applications of integration
• Differential equations
• The Trigonometric functions
• Complex numbers
• This subject provides an introduction to differential and integral calculus, and basic ordinary differential equations. The concepts and techniques will be motivated and illustrated using mathematical models in engineering, the physical and biological sciences, commerce, economics, and the social sciences. Other topics include complex numbers and their applications.

You are strongly advised NOT to enrol in MAS182 and MAS164 at the same time. In order to successfully complete MAS182, you will require the knowledge gained from the successful completion of MAS164.

Murdoch University advises that students who do not successfully complete MAS164 before attempting MAS182 usually fail MAS182.

Students who did not study mathematics at school, did not receive good marks, or have not studied mathematics in a long time should enrol in MAS164 before attempting MAS182.

All enrolled students may access Murdoch's Maths Refresher Program. You are advised to review the worksheets in this program before beginning MAS182.

Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.

• The assessment consists of regular assignments and a final examination. All forms of assessment are based on examples covered in the unit notes, lectures and the textbook. Students get feedback on their submitted assignment work during the teaching period. Students are also able to get help and feedback outside of the assessments from tutors during the teaching period.

• Assignments x 4 (40%)
• Timed Online Exam (60%)
• For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).

• This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 25,000 students and 2,400 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.

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QS Ranking 2023: 27

Times Higher Education Ranking 2023: 31

## Entry requirements

### Prior study

You are recommended to have completed the following subject(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:

### Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

• MUR-MAS120-Applied Mathematics (no longer available)

### Others

You are strongly advised NOT to enrol in MAS182 & MAS164 at the same time. In order to successfully complete MAS182, you will require the knowledge gained from the successful completion of MAS164. Murdoch University advises that students who do not successfully complete MAS164 before attempting MAS182 will usually fail MAS182. Students who did not study mathematics in Year 11 and 12, did not receive good marks, or have not studied mathematics in a long time should enrol in MAS164 before attempting MAS182. Some equivalent pre-requisites to MAS164 are: Year 11 Introduction to Calculus, along with a final scaled score of 55% or more in TEE Applicable Mathematics, OR a final scaled score of 55% or more in ATAR Mathematics Methods or WACE Mathematics (3C/3D).

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