Essential Mathematics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry
Round up your maths skills and increase your confidence. Summarise and graph trigonomic and algebraic identities, functions and properties. Measure the relationships between angles, lines, symbols and letters. Find sides to solve equations.
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- 31 Aug 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply elementary manipulative skills to solve mathematical problems
- formulate simple applied problems in mathematical language
- use the principles of elementary trigonometry and linear algebra in the solution of problems.
- Mathematical Preliminaries, Polynomials and exponents, Rationals, Radicals and Complex numbers
- Linear and Non-linear Equations, Linear and Non-Linear Inequalities, Analytic Geometry
- Functions, Linear Functions, Systems of Linear Equations, Quadratic Functions
- Trigonometric Functions and Trigonometric Graphs, Angles, Trigonometric Identities and Equations, Trigonometric Formulas, Triangles
- Matrix Algebra, Matrix Multiplication and Inverses
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - Audio headset with microphone are required to access weekly consultation and help desk facilities.
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To pass this subject a student must achieve 50% in the overall assessment and a minimum of 40% of the available marks in the final examination. Students will require Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.
This subject aims to increase confidence and ability in mathematical skills, to provide an introduction to the understanding of mathematical principles of algebra and trigonometry and to introduce systematic problem solving techniques. It includes a review of basic algebra; involving introduction to algebraic functions and their graphs; trigonometric functions, properties and identities; elementary matrices and linear algebra.
- Assignment 1 (20%)
- Assignment 2 (20%)
- Invigilated Exam (50%)
- Online quizzes: 5 (10%)
Schaum's Outline of Precalculus 4th Ed.
Foundation Maths 5th Ed.
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