Undergraduate | UNE-MTHS120 | 2024
Calculus and Linear Algebra 1
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- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 24 June 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 16 weeks
Calculus and Linear Algebra 1
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- apply the concept of limit to a range of infinite sequences, and relate this to the concept of continuity in the context of specific functions;
- relate the concept of derivative to variable rates of change in natural processes, identify and apply appropriate techniques of differentiation to a range of functions, locate and classify maxima and minima of functions, and apply all of these to one-variable problems of optimisation;
- relate the concept of definite integral to area, volume and the general accumulation of a quantity prescribed initially in terms of density, compute integrals of functions via elementary anti-differentiation and elementary changes of variable; and
- solve systems of linear equations, and classify the solution sets as being either uniquely determined, underdetermined, or overdetermined.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In an increasingly data-driven world, the importance of quantitative skills has never been greater. This unit is ideal if you do not have a strong mathematical background or you would like a refresher in foundational topics. Developing your mathematical understanding of core quantitative skills and the importance of mathematics to science, this subject will empower you to confidently apply basic mathematics as a scientist, and ensures you have the knowledge needed for beginner-level university maths. Building on topics from NSW’s HSC General Mathematics (or equivalent), we start with a solid foundation in algebraic concepts and functions before moving on to more advanced subjects. You will learn to graph functions and solve a range of equations (e.g. linear, quadratic, polynomial and rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic), and find and apply inverse functions. Other topics include working with fractions and percentages, and rules for indices/powers.
Assessment 1 to Assessment 9: Notes - Mathematical calculations and problem solving assignment. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4;
Final Examination: 2 hrs 15 mins. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4.
Notes - The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. It is mandatory to pass this examination in order to pass this unit. To obtain a distinction in this unit, a student must obtain a distinction in the examination.
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Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Assessment 1 (4%)
- Assessment 2 (4%)
- Assessment 3 (4%)
- Assessment 4 (5%)
- Assessment 5 (4%)
- Assessment 6 (5%)
- Assessment 7 (4%)
- Assessment 8 (5%)
- Assessment 9 (5%)
- Final Invigilated Examination (Online) (60%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UNE-INF-DIP-2024 - Diploma in Information Technology
- UNE-DSC-DIP-2024 - Diploma in Science
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required if students choose to attend the Non-Mandatory Intensive School. Trimester 1 dates: There is no Non-Mandatory Intensive School for Trimester 1. Trimester 2 dates: The Trimester 2 Intensive School dates are to be advised.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses