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Principles of Mathematics
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On completion of this course students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Solve mathematical problems using arithmetic and algebraic approaches
- Apply mathematical skills to real-life situations across disciplines
- Solve mathematical problems involving polynomial, rational and radical equations
- Communicate mathematical principles through algebraic and graphical approaches.
- Algebra and trigonometry
- Polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithm and trigonometric functions
- Sequences and systems of linear equations
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Principles of Mathematics covers the important basic concepts in algebra and trigonometry that a tertiary student is expected to master to undertake advanced mathematical concepts at upper level mathematics courses at the University of Notre Dame. The course is designed to further the knowledge of students in the fields of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithm and trigonometric functions. The student is also expected to understand and apply trigonometric identities and functions to solve practical mathematical problems. The course also covers analytical geometry and topics in matrices, sequences and systems of linear equations. Overall the course provides a strong grounding in algebra and trigonometry at a tertiary level for further advanced mathematical studies. This course is an essential part of the mathematics program and is specifically designed in consultation with education providers to meet the needs of teacher training for Education students.
Continuous Assessment- 50% Final exam- 50%
- In-class Test (50%%)
- Final exam (50%%)