Applied Mathematics Foundation
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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Read and communicate in relevant mathematical language and notation.
- Use numerical calculations to solve real-world problems.
- Graphically represent and interpret experimental data.
- Solve systems of linear equations using matrices.
- 1. Introduction and Expected Prior Knowledge
- 2. Set Theory
- 3. Linear Algebra
- 4. Trigonometry
- 5. Logarithms and Exponentials
- 6. Sequences and Series
- 7. Probability
- 8. Statistics
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Mathematics, equipped with the powerful tools logic and reasoning, is the key ingredient that enriches all areas of education. A sound knowledge in mathematics not only opens up numerous carrier options, but also helps to understand the world in which one operates. The subject aims to provide the necessary basic knowledge that is essential to undertake tertiary studies, which require pre-tertiary background in mathematics and statistics. A brief look at basic concepts and notation of sets will lead us to the study of linear algebra and systems of linear equations related to graphs of linear functions. We will then study algebra with indices, logarithms and trigonometry. The concept of sequences and series will be introduced through arithmetic and geometric progressions. The subject will conclude with studies of probability and statistics. We look at dependent and independent events, conditional probability and probability tables. We will also discuss permutations and combinations. Finally, we will investigate collecting data, presenting categorical and discrete data, data distributions and correlations between variables.
- Mid-Semester Hurdle Test (10%)
- Final Exam (40%)
- Assignments (50%)
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