Undergraduate | USA-MATH1077 | 2024
Essential Mathematics 2: Calculus
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Combine algebra, geometry, and limits to solve maths problems dealing with changes and rates of change. By studying calculus, you’ll unlock powerful tools for use in physics, engineering, and economics. Covers differential and integral calculus.
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- 100% online
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- Start dates
- 1 Apr 2024,
- 16 Sept 2024,
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- No prior study
- 10 weeks
Essential Mathematics 2: Calculus
About this subject
By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Apply elementary manipulative skills to solve mathematical problems.
- Formulate simple applied problems in mathematical language.
- Use the principles of elementary differential and integral calculus in the solution of applied problems.
- Graphs of equations and functions
- Limits and continuity
- Slope of a line and the derivative
- Properties of derivatives; maximum and minimum problems
- The chain rule; implicit differentiation and the sign of the derivative
- Rectilinear motion; related rates and higher-order derivatives
- Graph sketching and sine and cosine functions
- Graphing sine and cosine & other trigonometric functions
- Antiderivatives and the definite integral
- The fundamental theorem and area and arc length
- The natural logarithm and the exponential function
- L'Hôpital's Rule; Exponential Growth and Decay and Trigonometric Substitutions
Calculus concerns the rate of change of a function with respect to its variable, which is geometrically represented by the slope of a curvilinear trajectory. All of science and engineering, including economics and finance, use calculus as a main tool. Understanding the technical aspects of today's information technology is not possible without calculus, and calculus has and will continue to have a crucial role in the development of the technologies of the future.
The main devices in calculus are limits of real functions and their properties. The use of limits enables us to understand change simply and precisely. This is how areas of irregular shapes can be computed exactly, and how physical processes involving change can be fully understood.
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This is a course from UniSA Online’s Associate Degree in Engineering. When studying this course as a "single subject", prior knowledge from MATH 1076 or equivalent will support your success.
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- Problem solving exercise, Test/Quiz (50%)
- RPNOW Exam (Online) (50%)
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