Fundamentals of Mathematics
Get credit for uni level maths and multiple your maths knowledge. Prepare for study success in higher level maths subjects. From algebra and matrices, to calculating exponential and logarithm functions. Get equated with maths and add to your skills.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Solve a variety of mathematical problems related to the Unit Content. In particular, students should be able to: a. solve systems of linear equations using a variety of methods; b. find function asymptotes, limits, and rates of change; c. use trigonometry to model periodic behaviour; d. find derivatives from first principles as well as apply the multiplication, quotient, and chain rules of derivatives; e. model exponential growth and decay; f. use the first and second derivative of a function to find and characterise relative extrema; and g. carry out a variety of other analyses.
- Explain conceptually the various methods covered in the unit their correct usage.
- Straight lines and linear functions
- Systems of linear equations and matrices
- Precalculus review
- Functions: their graphs and limits
- Trigonometric functions
- Slopes of curves and derivatives
- More on derivatives
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
- Higher order derivatives and applications
Mathematics up to year 10 in Australian high schools provides sufficient background. UniSA's subject, ENR102 Essential Mathematics 2: Calculus, is considered as an equivalent of this subject. Students who have successfully completed a mathematics unit of the standard of ATAR Mathematics Specialist, WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or TEE Calculus (or higher) may not enrol in this unit.
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This for-credit subject is a preparatory mathematics subject intended for students who have not completed secondary school mathematics and who have insufficient background for the more advanced mathematics required for success in MAS162, MAS120 and MAS130. The topics covered include algebra; polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs; matrices; basic concepts of differential and integral calculus and applications.
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.
- Assignments x 4 (40%)
- Open book timed online exam (60%)