OnlineSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Consolidates and expands a student's knowledge of the calculus of a single variable. Topics include functions and limits, techniques of differentiation, methods of integration and infinite series. Applications to a wide range of fields will be considered.

Unit content

Functions and limits (Topic 1) - Exponential and logarithmic functions. Inequalities. Functions. Limits and their evaluation. Continuity

Differentiation (Topics 2 to 5) - The first derivative and rates of change. Formal definition of the derivative. Rules of differentiation. Second and higher order derivatives. Implicit differentiation. L'Hopital's rule. Mean Value theorem. Rolle's Theorem - Applications of differentiation

Integration (Topics 6 to 8) - Antidifferentiation and indefinite integrals. The definite integral. Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus. Rules and methods of integration. Numerical methods for evaluating definite integrals. Improper integrals - Applications of definite integrals

Sequences and series (Topics 9 and 10) - Sequences. Series. Convergence of series. Tests of convergence. Power series. Taylor and Maclaurin series

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Hughes-Hallett, D, 2008, Calculus: Single and multivariate, 5th edn (or 6th edn), Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (8)
Exam: closed book50%

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Fee information


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